Where Dad Can Take Mom on Mother's Day (With or Without the Kids)

Hey Dads - want to get the kids out of Mom's hair for Mother's Day or take her somewhere special? Read on.


While many places are offering free admission for mom (Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Beardsley Zoo and Quassy Amusement Park) or a nice breakfast for the family (at the Bridgewater Firehouse on Saturday plus various brunches), I am a fan of relaxing at home without the demands of motherhood.

Of course, another ideal day for mom may involve heading out to a special event, in which case these can easily be fun for the entire family.

For a full day of fantastical fun, this is the opening weekend of the Robin Hood Festival in Guilford. If Mom wants to join in the fun, there will be a Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 13.

My husband has often gifted me with a day of peace and quiet by taking the kids fishing. They bring a bike and a book, and, in the case of my little guy, a backpack with some toys. Woodbury residents can even participate in a fishing derby on Saturday morning.

Saturday is National Train Day. Dad and the kids can enjoy rides and activities at the Danbury Railway Museum

Mom can also enjoy a free walk at Flanders learning about wildflowers with the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club.

Perhaps Mom and Dad can get away to enjoy a train ride from the Railroad Museum of New England to Haight-Brown Vineyard.

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