Mamas, we love you! We want your day to be special whether you’re hanging out with your mom, spending time with the kids, celebrating with your mama squad or squeezing in some quality alone time. Below you’ll find some of our top suggestions for a lovely Mother’s Day in Austin.

–> What to Do with Your Mom:

Sit back and relax on a sightseeing cruise down Lady Bird Lake.

–> What To Do with Your Kids:

  • Go out for breakfast. Skip the fancy brunch for something that appeals to kids and parents. Click here for our list of Best Family-Friendly Brunch.
  • Make a splash. Everyone loves a little fun in the sun. Take a dip in Barton Springs or Deep Eddy Pool.
  • Make keepsakes. Get crafty with the kids and make some memories with clay creations or art to cherish at Cafe Monet, the Art Garage, or Painting with a Twist.
  • Get some freebies. Several places are offering special free treats for mom on Mother’s Day such as Playland Skate Center where moms can roller skate for free, and Punch Bowl Social is offering free arcade play for kids at “to give moms a few minutes of peace”, Monster Mini Golf in Round Rock invites moms to golf for free, and High 5 in Lakeway is offering a brunch and bowl special.  Pluckers invites moms in to eat for free at all Texas locations, and the Delysia Chocolatier Culinary Center is offering complimentary chocolate tasting and a mimosa bar.
  • See a family show. Get tickets to Disney On Ice: Frozen, or the final performance of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at ZACH Theatre, or to the Pokemon Detective Pikachu Family Party at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline.
  • Go for a hike. Get out and enjoy the fresh air on a trail that you and the kids can navigate together. Check out our picks for 10 Best Hikes for Families.
  • Go on a picnic. Skip the fuss for a fun, hassle-free day in the park. Pack up some food, a blanket, frisbee, etc. for an easy-going family time. Here’s a list of some of our favorite picnic spots in Austin as well as our favorite playgrounds. And take note that free Family Day at the UMLAUF takes place on Mother’s Day this year, and the gardens will be buzzing with art activities, a puppet show, music and more.

Enjoy a perfect setting PLUS puppet show, art activities, sing-along and more at the UMLAUF from 12-4 p.m. Photo courtesy of the UMLAUF.

–> What To Do with Some Alone Time: We’re pretty sure you don’t need a lot of ideas when it comes to this rare opportunity. But if Dad and the kids are offering you the chance to take a break and go have some quiet time to yourself, here’s a few suggestions.

Relax with friends! Photo from AWAY Spa at the W

–> What To Do with Your Friends: Gather your mama tribe and celebrate each other. Whether this happens on Mother’s Day or sometime in the near future, don’t forget to give love to the ladies who keep you going.

Moms of the Do512 office encourage you to go have some fun with your mama friends!

For a list of other special events and Mother’s Day brunches, please click here.

No matter what you choose to do, we hope you have a very
Happy Mother’s Day!