5 Fun-filled Ways to Celebrate Mom

Looking for an extra special way to show mom she’s the best mom ever? Don’t delay―Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, so start planning now with these top five ideas for a memorable weekend that mom and the whole family will enjoy!

Barrel Wine Tour
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Woodinville Wineries, pick-up downtown Seattle and Bellevue locations

Treat mom to Seattle’s premier wine tasting experience with a Barrel Wine Tour. Offered most Saturdays, you’ll meet the winemakers, tour their cellars, and taste outstanding Washington wine from the barrel at four to five of Woodinville’s best wineries. Plus, enjoy a multi-course wine-paired meal and tour in comfort. If you’d like a private tour for your group, they specialize in that, too!

Mother’s Day Brunch, Blake Island Cruise with Argosy Cruises
May 10, 11:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
from Pier 59, Seattle Waterfront (ticketing near Aquarium Entrance)

Celebrate family this Mother’s Day with a cruise to Blake Island, featuring a wonderful buffet with Tillicum’s famous salmon. Guests will also see the regular Tillicum Village show, a one-of-a-kind stage performance and imagery combining Coast Salish storytelling and live traditional Native American dance-plus moms receive a special champagne toast. Add chauffeured Seattle town car service to and from the pier to make getting there convenient and enjoyable!

Mom & Me At The Zoo
May 9 at 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phinney Ridge, Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., Seattle
Celebrate with the Woodland Park Zoo’s 25th annual Mom & Me event. The whole family can enjoy the animal exhibits, sponsors’ booths, and special activities. The North Meadow and zookeeper talks will focus on the zoo moms and babies out this spring.

Seattle Maritime Festival: Family Fun Day
May 9 at 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
South Lake Union , South Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle

This annual family festival is chock-full of maritime demonstrations, boat races, vessel tours, free music, food and beer garden, and the grand Fireboat Display and WorkBoat Parade. Kids can enjoy free boat building, face painting, arts and crafts and bouncy houses.

Nature’s Nurturers: A Celebration of Mothers
May 10 at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, IslandWood, 4450n Blakely Ave. N.E., Seattle
Hike the trails and learn about the lives of wild animal mothers and the work they do to nourish, teach and protect their young at this annual IslandWood event. Interpretive stations will be set up in the woods with activities for the whole family. After your hike, come back and relax with afternoon tea and a lunch, including quiches, smoked salmon, wraps, chocolate tortes and more.

For more ideas and links, visit Red Tricycle’s great list of events and activities. If you need transportation for Mother’s Day, or any special occasion, let Shuttle Express take care of you–email us at sales@shuttleexpress.net, or call 425-981-7000, option 5. Happy Mother’s Day!