It’s Mother’s Day Weekend and we’ve put together lots of fun ways to celebrate the special moms (and grandmas) in your life. Consider: a wild day with the animals, a festival with tons of kids’ activities, a scenic train ride and a relaxing day in the gardens. If you’re looking for even more mom-themed weekend happenings, scroll down and be sure to check out our Mother’s Day activity guide. Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Red Tricycle!

photo: Woodland Park Zoo


Mom & Me at the Zoo 
At this annual Mother’s Day event, get wild and crazy with the animals at Woodland Park Zoo. In addition to animal encounters and zookeeper talks, enjoy fun activities in the North Meadow, sponsor booths, special event attractions and zookeeper talks focused on the zoo moms and babes out this spring. Bonus: All moms will receive half-price admission. Sat. Event details.

Seattle Maritime Festival
This annual festival will include tons of family fun along the shore and on the water. Take a boat tour through the Ship Canal, pilot a tugboat, try your hand at welding, mend a fishing net, participate in the survival suit races and enjoy kid’s activities, demonstrations, workshops, interactive displays and more. Sat. Event details.

Mother’s Day at the Aquarium
This year, celebrate moms of all types (animal and human) at the Seattle Aquarium. Give mom the ultimate Mother’s Day on the waterfront by enjoying diver shows, special exhibits, story times, hands-on activities and more. Psst…Aquarium members can take advantage of an early opening at 9 a.m. and a special Mother’s Day gift. And everyone can pick up a free four-hour parking voucher upon arrival. Event details.


Mother’s Day Train Rides
Take mom and grandma on a scenic excursion between Snoqualmie and North Bend aboard a historic railway coach. In addition to the scenic train ride, browse the Victorian depot and look at the awesome train books in the bookstore and explore the town of Snoqualmie. Bonus: All moms ride free with a paying child of any age. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day at Cedar River Watershed Education Center
Celebrate all the mothers in your life, as well as in the watershed, at this annual event. Bring the entire fam and enjoy drinks and snacks while strolling the grounds of the Education Center and savoring the spectacular views of Rattlesnake Ledge. Along the way, discover fun tidbits about moms – both human and wild – who have raised their families in the watershed. Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day at Bellevue Botanical Garden
This Mother’s Day, treat mom to a delightful afternoon at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. In addition to exploring the expansive 53-acre garden, families can enjoy live music, posy-making, ballroom dancing demonstrations, art displays, refreshments, shopping and more. Sun. Event details.

What fun things do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

—Kristina Moy


13 Activities to Make Your Mother’s Day Special

7 Urban Trails to Hit This Mother’s Day

8 Sunday Brunches to Make Any Weekend Special

And Then There Were…9 Babymoon Escapes You Can Drive To