Mom deserves the absolute best! Plan to make her Mother’s Day super special. Here’s some ideas on where to go, what to do, where to brunch, play, picnic and more. But of course, don’t forget the most important thing — show Mom how much you care.


—-> For Fun Family Time:


Picnic time

— Pack up some lunch (or get take-out) and head to a picture-perfect spot where the kids can play and mom can enjoy some fun, outdoor time. Here’s our top picks for Best Places to Picnic in Austin.

— Enjoy a Mother’s Day special at Safari Champ in Round Rock on Saturday, May 9. They are offering $3 admission all day long for the kids (Moms are always free). Mamas will get complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries, and the first 20 customers will get a gift card for a free collagen mask. Click here for more details.

— Lace up those ice skates and head over to Chaparral Ice where Moms can skate for free on Sunday, May 10 with any full-price paid admission from 12 – 4 p.m.


Blazer Tag

— For the mom who wants to run around with the kids and play, Blazer Tag is offering $5.50 laser tag games all day on Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

— Let Mom immerse herself in Austin’s artistic community with some time on the West Austin Studio Tour, a free self-guided tour of working artists’ studios. To see what would be fun for the kiddos, check out these Family Friendly events at WEST.

— Mom might like a little theatre and dance on Sunday. Consider getting tickets to see Ashes, Ashes at the Scottish Rite Theatre at 2 p.m. Or check out The Big Bolt, a play geared for kids ages 3-7 at the Long Center at 2 p.m. Or get tickets to Ballet Austin’s classic Swan Lake at the Long Center at 3 p.m.


Concert at the Capitol

— Take Mom to a free concert at the Texas State Capitol on Sunday, May 10 from 7-8 p.m. The band will perform well-known tunes, including marches and musical numbers, that you and your Mom are sure to enjoy! Get there early to select the best seating.

— Have fun with mom and do some good at Gateway Church for their Laugh Away Hunger IV event on Saturday, May 9 at 6 p.m. Come help fight hunger in our community as some of Austin’s funniest improvisors band together to perform in this family friendly show. Similar to the popular TV series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, improvisors will perform scenes based entirely on audience suggestions. The show starts at 7 p.m. with food trucks serving food at 6 p.m.

—-> Brunch Ideas

— Enjoy a special Sound of Music brunch at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane on Sunday, May 10 at 11:55 a.m. Or a Mamma Mia! brunch at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline on Sunday, May 10 at 11 a.m. Mom will love either classic musical on the big screen while enjoying some delicious food and drinks. For ticket info, click here.


Crawfish boil

Mother’s Day Crawfish Boil @ Spider House Cafe
On Sunday, May 10, Spider House is having a Mother’s Day Crawfish Boil from 3-6 p.m., featuring music from Mike and the Moonpies. The event is free and all ages, so grown up kids can invite their mamas and mamas can invite their young’ns. Dancing is not mandatory, but dancing shoes (i.e.cowgirl boots) are advised. $12 per 3 lb plate (while they last!).

Moms & Mullberries @ in.gredients
Stop by family friendly Manor Rd. spot, in.gredients for a Mother’s Day celebration starting at 11 a.m. featuring mulberries picked fresh from their very own mulberry tree. They’ll have mulberry sangria, mulberry and cheese pairings on a special Mother’s Day cheese plate and more. Let mom relax while the kids play in the fenced-in area (with a playscape).

Mother’s Day Brunch @ Omni Barton Creek
Treat Mom to a swanky brunch featuring a special menu full of the freshest fruits, vegetables, salads and seafood, and features chocolate dipped strawberries for Mom. Brunch is offered from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Reservations are required, so call (512) 329-7906.

— There are SO MANY more great options for brunch in Austin! Here’s more ideas on Where to Take Mom for Brunch.

MothersDaycoupon––> Last-minute Gift Idea: Printable Mother’s Day Coupons
We know that we’d appreciate the kids filling these out with promises to wash the car, clean up their toys without complaints, water the garden, etc. But let your kids have a go at these and see what surprises they might offer you. Click here to get the printable coupon page.

For even more Mother’s Day ideas, click here!

No matter what you do, we hope you and Mom have a great time!