Things To Do On Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it’s one more great opportunity to celebrate the mother figures in your life! Whether your mom likes quiet time at home with her loved ones or wants to be celebrated loud and proud, we have pulled together some suggestions for great things to do on Mother’s Day in Burlington and Hamilton!

We live in a perfect location for celebrating Mother’s Day with the important moms in our lives. Below you’ll find recommendations for indoor and outdoor places to take the one you love, as well as restaurant deals just for Mother’s Day.

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Indoor Destinations for Mother’s Day in Hamilton

May weather can be unpredictable so play it safe and plan an indoor activity with Mom. Here are some suggestions from the moms in our community.

Visit Gage Park Greenhouse – The tropical greenhouse in Gage Park is like a mini-vacation and an ideal destination for moms who love gardening, plants and flowers. Hundreds of plants and flowers, plus koi fish and turtles swimming about. It’s such a tranquil location. Entry is free, and donations are gratefully appreciated. A top-rated spot to visit on Mother’s Day in Hamilton.

Art Gallery of Hamilton is one of our fave spots to visit with all 3 generations of our family. School-age kids will love the exhibits on the 2nd floor and there will be lots of discussion about that cool VW Bus! Multiple floors of art and installations will keep your eyes entertained all Mother’s Day in Hamilton! AGH website.

Indoor Destinations for Mother’s Day in Burlington

Royal Botanical Gardens – RBG is hosting Under The Canopy right now, and part of your admission includes free access to their indoor gardens, which are stunning. RBG is a long-time favourite of our “Gramma” and I think yours will love visiting on Mother’s Day. Pre-booking is required, and so is parking until June.

Art Gallery of Burlington is home to various exhibits in an assortment of mediums. The gallery is wheel-friendly and spacious. There is a small greenhouse with a relaxing water feature. Large windows make the gallery bright and airy. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. ABG website.

More Indoor Things To Do on Mother’s Day

Take Mom To The Movies at a local, indie movie theatre like Film.ca in Oakville, Landmark Cinema in Jacksons Square, the 100-year-old Playhouse Cinema, or at CineStarz in Downtown Burlington. Smaller theatre sizes equate to lower ticket prices, but the concessions and quaintness are big big big!

Get Creative – Got an artsy mama? Take them to paint some pottery at a local paint-your-own-pottery studio. It’s a great activity for families, and she’ll get a mini-masterpiece to remember the day by. Find a local PYOP studio here.

Find more indoor ideas for the fun and fabulous moms in your life right here. Everything from rock climbing to museums to indoor play centres that let mom sit and relax while the kids entertain themselves!

Outdoor Places To Take Mom

Royal Botanical Gardens is home to some of the most stunning gardens and green spaces in southern Ontario and how lucky are we to live nearby! If the weather plays in your favour, take Mom and the whole family to walk through the grounds and see the magnolia trees in bloom and the beginnings of the cherry blossoms! Bring your camera because photographic opportunities are plenty here! You need to pre-book your parking because this destination gets popular!

Spencer Smith Park is a popular destination in Burlington. Stroll the paved, wheel-friendly waterfront trail all the way to the lift bridge, check out the cherry blossom trail and enjoy some time at the playground if you’ve got little kids with you. Located in Burlington’s downtown core, you’ll find great lunch and dinner options, for instance, brunch at Spencer’s at the Waterfront, and lots of coffee and dessert shops, too! Parking is free on weekends and there’s lots of it in the parking complex at Lakeshore and Locust Street. Find shops and restaurant details here.

Play Some Mini Golf – Mini Putt is a perfect sport because it requires very little talent and causes lots of laughs! Some of the best local courses are open for the season, find them here.

Nature Walk and Talk – Take your favourite mom on a walk, stroll or hike in Hamilton or Burlington. We have a list of family-friendly spots to walk to help you choose the trail that suits your group the best. Click here and grab your shoes!

Park and Play Time – If the mom in your life loves seeing kids smile, laugh and show off their skills, then she will love taking the kids to a new-to-them playground! Choose from one of our Burlington or Hamilton playground reviews and you’re sure to choose a winner!

Visit A Local Garden Centre

Mom will love anything you give her, but why not take her to the garden centre and enjoy a few hours in a plant lover’s paradise? We asked our friends with green thumbs which garden centres are worth a visit, and here’s what they recommended:

  • Burlington’s Centro Market is home to a garden centre and farmers market, and the market opens for the season on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022
  • Holland Park in Dundas is a popular spot to find plants, flowers, and fresh-made arrangements
  • Visit Harper’s Garden Centre in Ancaster. Their website boasts 15,000 unique items to choose from!
  • Wildhagen Greenhouse opens this weekend and is a great place to stroll through. Located in Milton
  • Winona Gardens is a local favourite and a 3rd generation family-owned garden centre
  • Terra has greenhouses in Milton, Burlington, Hamilton and Waterdown and is a trusted garden centre for many.

Restaurants Hosting Brunch on Mother’s Day in Hamilton and Burlington

There are great Facebook groups I turn to for everything restaurant-related. They are filled with helpful patrons and restauranteurs there they are an excellent spot for recommendations for everything from buffets to sushi. I’ll link them here: ONRestaurants+ Burlington and ONRestaurants+ Hamilton. Each group has over 25,000 members! There is also one for Oakville ONRestaurants+ Oakville with 8000+ members. Search Mother’s Day Brunch and you’ll find dozens of options for each city!

Special Events Moms Will Enjoy

Looking for more things to do on Mother’s Day in Burlington and Hamilton? Our calendar has a few events you might like to experience with the mamas in your life, so if you are hosting an event, add it to our calendar here.

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In short, you are not short on things to do on Mother’s Day in Hamilton and Burlington, and beyond. No matter what your day looks like, make or buy the moms in your life a card, and maybe a small gift, but most importantly, call them on Sunday!

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