Still having trouble deciding what to do for Mother’s Day? My family usually visit the beach or have a nice lunch at home. If you’re like me and want to try something different, I have plenty of ideas to help with planning this special day. There are countless things that you can do in the Tampa Bay area. There’s something for moms who enjoy staying active, a foodie, or lover of the arts and crafts. Here’s my selection of ways to have a nice Mother’s Day celebration in Tampa Bay with your family.
Glazer Children’s Museum: Free admission begins at 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Children Under Age 1 FREE / Children Ages 1-12 $10 / Adults $15 / Active Military, First Responders, Educators and Seniors $12.50
Tampa Bay Museum of Art: All mothers receive free admission to the Museum, plus complimentary mimosas at the Riverwalk Cafe. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Adults: $15 / Seniors 65+: $7.50 / Military & Florida Educators: $7.50 / Students: $5 / College Students with ID: Free / Children 6 & Under: Free
The Florida Aquarium: Moms get in free with the purchase of a full paid admission purchased at the Aquarium ticket office. 9:30 am – 5:00 pm; Adult: $29.20 / Child: $24.95 / Senior: $26.45 / Children 2 and under are FREE.
Dinosaur World: Mom receives free admission with a fully paid child’s admission at the door. See website for daily rates and excavation rates.
ZooTampa: All moms get in free with the purchase of one full-priced, single-day admission. Adult: $36.95 Ages 12+ / Child: $27.95 Ages 3-11 / 2 and under are FREE.
Imagine Museum: Moms get free admission and 15% off in the gift shop. Adults: $15 / Seniors (65 +): $13 / Military with ID: $13 / College Student with ID: $10 / Child (Age 7-18): $10 / Child (Age 6 and younger): FREE
Morean Arts Center: Moms visit free with one paid Chihuly Collection admission. The tickets also include access to the Morean Glass Studio, Morean Arts Center and Morean Center for Clay. Adults $19.95 / Seniors $17.95 (Ages 65+) / Students $12.95 / Children 5 & under FREE!
FITNESS FOR MOM
The Great Mother’s Day Race Tampa 5K Run/Walk: This race is held at the Al Lopez Park near the Raymond James Stadium. You’ll receive free race pictures, dry-fit shirt, race medal, custom bib, and goodie bag. There’s also awards and prizes as well as food and drinks available. $25 for children 8-14, $40 in advance (Online registration closes at 6 pm on May 10), $45 day of the race. Stroller-friendly race.
The WOW Medal Mother’s Day 5K: This race is held at the Palm Harbor New England’s Ale House. A free Michelob Ultra for everyone over the age of 21 is included in your registration, as well as a RUN FLORIDA promotional tech shirt, finisher’s medal, and post-race snack. The Mother’s Day 5K is limited to 300 participants of any age or ability and is completely paved. Registration is $30.
Third Annual Mother’s Day Goat Yoga: Bring your yoga mat and enjoy a beautiful and serene setting with some friendly baby goats. Each ticket purchased gets you: One entry to Grady Goat Yoga, complimentary champagne, mimosas, Bloody Mary drinks (21+) and bottled water served before and after class, lunch (vegetarian options) and a Grady Goat Foundation or Grady Goat Yoga sticker. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. $55 per person. Grady Goat Farm, 12551 Franklin Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 495 5083.
DINING WITH MOM
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise: Treat the special mom in your life with delicious food and nice views of the Tampa Bay area. Early brunch cruise is offered at 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Late brunch cruise is offered at 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The buffet is $59.95 plus $2 marine fee and sales tax / Child: $39.95, plus $2 marine fee and sales tax. Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999.
PDQ Sweet Deal for Moms: Moms Eat FREE with the purchase of any meal, bowl or salad at all PDQ locations on Sunday, May 12th, 2019. The free meal for Mom includes your choice of one Free Meal, one Free Salad with 20 oz. beverage OR one Free Bowl with 20 oz. beverage with the purchase of any Meal, Salad or Bowl (Free Meal of equal or lesser value).
Mother’s Day Champagne Buffet: Mom can enjoy a delicious buffet of applewood smoked prime rib, rack of lamb, crab legs, caviar, raw bar, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Mary bar, photo booth and more. ADULTS $75 / CHILDREN $35 / Children 5 and under eat free! Rusty Pelican Tampa Restaurant, 2425 N Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 281-1943. 9:30 am- 4:00 pm
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Winery: All mothers can enjoy a FREE drink of choice and a delicious buffet. It’s $29.99 per guest and tickets are available online. Keel and Curley Winery, 5210 W. Thonotosassa Road, Plant City, FL 33565 (813) 752-9100.
Mother’s Day Brunch: Enjoy a delicious breakfast including chef-attended omelet and carving stations, salad bar, hot buffet, and beautiful dessert display. Bottomless mimosas are included in the price. $45.95 for Adults / $16.95 for Children 5-12 / FREE for children four and under. 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602. (813) 229-7827. Seating at 11 am, 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
FUN WITH MOM
Mimosas with Mom: Enjoy mimosas and painting at Color Me Mine for Mother’s Day. Moms pay no studio fee with a paid painter(s), $10 per painter plus the price of pieces.
Mothers Skate at Astro: Mothers skate free and receive free Starbucks. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Sparks at the Park: Enjoy live music and fun photo-ops. Florist Fire will also be there to treat all the lovely moms. 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602
Mother’s Day Workshop: Join for a fun DIY wood project including a NEW bath tray, plank wood sign, Lazy Susan, wood photo frame or pedestal tray. Also, you’ll receive a free all natural, non-toxic bath bomb with the purchase of this class. 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Check the website for pricing. AR Workshop Tampa, 2414 S. MacDill Avenue Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 515-0833.
COOKING WITH MOM
Italian Mother’s Day Celebration: Celebrate that special mother figure in your life, with a menu straight from Tuscany. 1:00 pm. $50 per seat. Publix at Shoppes of Citrus Park, 7835 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33626, Cooking School: (813) 926-0974
Mother’s Day Macarons: Treat that special mother in your life to homemade macarons. Learn all the essential steps, from mixing batter and baking crisp shells to making raspberry buttercream and chocolate ganache. 9:00 am. 14 and older. $59 per seat. Sur La Table, 711 South Dakota Ave Tampa, Florida 33606 (800) 243-0852
Mommy & Me: Let’s Bake: Join for a fun class of baking with your kids while someone else does the dishes. Practice whipping egg whites for meringues, fudgy brownies and buttery scones drizzled with a lemon glaze. 1:00 pm. 8 and older. $49 per seat. Sur La Table, 711 South Dakota Ave Tampa, Florida 33606 (800) 243-0852