This weekend, it’s all about Mom! And, if you’re looking for some fun ways to celebrate, check out our weekend roundup of fun, which includes a mommy and me tradition, a super duper bike swap, a day with some adorable pups, a rockin’ kids concert, a play date for dads and tots, and a scenic trip aboard an old fashioned steam train. Or, take the Littles to the Tacoma Dome to see Elmo and the entire Sesame Street gang in Elmo Makes Music. This rockin’ show (designed for tots!) will teach your lil’ one how to make and enjoy music using items found around the house (think rubber duckies, trash can lids, and even cookie jars!). Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Red Tricycle!


Mom & Me at the Zoo
Celebrate Mother’s Day at this annual event featuring animal encounters and feedings, zoo keeper talks, puppet shows, story times, elephant poo papermaking, live entertainment, and much more! Insider Tip: All moms will receive half price admission. Sat. 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Seattle. $11.50 to $17.75 (2 and under free; moms half price). All ages. Event details.

Kids Bike Swap & Festival
Just in time for the summer riding season (and National Bike Month), swap your child’s outgrown bike for a bigger one and enjoy a Family Bike Expo, kid-friendly bands, food, and free helmet fittings and helmet giveaways. Sat., 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Mom, Me and the Big Blue Sea
Park your car for free and hang out at the Seattle Aquarium with a new mama and her baby otters. Sun., 9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. $13.95 to $19.95 (3 and under free). All Ages. Event details.


Kids Cove Concert
Take in a full-fledged pop-rock concert with singer-songwriter Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies! We guarantee you and your little ones will be movin’ and groovin’ to the catchy tunes! Sat., 11:00 am. Bellevue. Free. All Ages. Event details.

Dads Meet-Up
Dad and the kiddos can meet up with other dads for Museum exploration and a special activity while Mom enjoys a little me-time! Sat., 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Bellevue. $7 to $8 (under 1 free). All ages. Event details.

Mothers Ride Free
Take Mom on a scenic 75-minute round-trip excursion through the Cascade Foothills and to Snoqualmie Falls aboard an antique railway coach. Insider Tip: All moms ride free with a paying child. Sat. and Sun, 11:00 am – 4:45 pm. North Bend. $10 to $15 (under 2 free). Tickets required. All Ages. Event details.

–Kristina Moy