Make Mom Feel Extra Special!

From brunches with bowling to boat rides with views, Washington Parent make is easy to find the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day in the DMV. Many events include something special just for Mom!

Washington, DC

May 13: Mother's Day Brunch Cruises
On the Potomac
Early Brunch: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Afternoon Brunch: 3-5 p.m. $$ Tickets. Delicious buffet menu, private table, amazing views of iconic D.C. sights, onboard entertainment and interactive games. Complimentary drink and flower for each mother. Departs from Pier 4, 600 Water St., SW, Washington, DC. , 866-302-2469.

May 13: Mother's Day Garden Tour
Tudor Place
9-10 a.m. All ages. $$ Register. Treat the ladies in your life to an exclusive Tudor Place garden tour. All participants take home a gift. Tudor Place, Washngton, D.C. , 202-965-0400.


May 12-13: Mother's Day Weekend
Clark's Elioak Farm
10 a.m.-5 p.m. All ages. $$ Free Hayrides for all mothers and grandmothers accompanied by a child. Enjoy our wonderful baby animals and their moms! Kids can make a craft for their mothers and grandmothers. Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD. , 410-730-4049.

May 12: Mother's Day Card Making
Meadowside Nature Center
10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3+. $$ Registration. Create a nature-inspired card for Mom, or another someone special! Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville, MD. , 301-258-4030.

May 13: Lakeside Mother's Day Pontoon Ride
Black Hilll Regional Park
6:30-8 p.m. Ages 1+. $$ Registration. Bring mom out for a sunset tour of Little Seneca Lake and let her enjoy the beauty around the people she loves. Black Hill Visitor Center, Boyds, MD. , 301-528-3492.

May 13: Mother's Day Tours
Darnall's Chance House Museum
Noon-4 p.m. All ages. $$ Complimentary tours of the museum to mothers and grandmothers when accompanied by a paying child or grandchild. Children have the opportunity to make a Mother's Day card for their mother. Darnall's Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro, MD. , 301-952-8010.

May 13: Mother's Day in the Garden
Riversdale House Museum
12:15-3:15 p.m. All ages. $$ Treat your mother, or other special ladies to a free guided tour of the mansion. Cap off the afternoon with a glass of lemonade and stroll through the garden. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park, MD. , 301-864-0420.

May 13: Woodsy Workshop Painted Pots
Locust Grove Nature Center
1-4 p.m. Ages 4+. Free. Registration. Make Mom a personal gift this Mother's Day with a hand-decorated flower pot. A Native Plant Sale will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - shop to find the perfect plant to fill your pot. Locust Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD. , 301-765-8660.


May 12-13: Mother's Day Tours
Prince William County
Does your Mom enjoy history, visiting beautiful historic houses, picturesque gardens and hearing juicy, dramatic stories of the past? Then treat her to a tour of Prince William County's historic sites for Mother's Day! complimentary tour. Free refreshments as well. All County owned historic sites: Rippon Lodge, Woodbridge, VA; Ben Lomond Historic Site, Manassas, VA; Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Bristow, VA. , 703-792-4754.

May 12-13: Mother's Day Weekend at Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon
9 a.m.-5 p.m. All Ages. Tickets. Join the Mother of our Country, Martha Washington. Stroll through Mount Vernon's magnificent gardens in bloom. Lady Washington will give lavender sachets to all mothers on the Mansion piazza (while supplies last). George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA. , 703-780-2000.

May 13: Mother's Day Brunch
The Ritz-Carlton
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All Ages. $$ Reservations. Cherish your mother this Mother's Day with an elegant brunch to celebrate with family and friends. Live entertainment and activities for the children. Take home a group portrait to remember the day. The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean, VA. ,

May 13: Mother's Day Museum Open House
Gadsyb's Tavern
1-5 p.m. All ages. $$ Gadsby's Tavern Museum offers free tours for all visiting mothers on Mother's Day. Notable visitors (other than your beloved Mother) include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Guided tours at 2 & 4 p.m. ,

May 13: Mother's Day Tea
Carlyle House
12 & 2:30 p.m. All Ages. $$ Registration. Treat your mother, grandmother, or special woman in your life to an elegant afternoon tea. Relax in the beautiful setting of our Magnolia Terrace and enjoy personalized tableside service. Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA. ,

May 13: Mothers' Day Tea
Green Spring Gardens
1 p.m. All Ages. $$ Reservations. Celebrate the special day with afternoon tea and a reading of classic poems about motherhood from the emotional to the entertaining. Prize drawings and favor bags included. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. , 703-941-7987.

Multiple Locations

May 13: Mother's Day Brunch & Bowling
10 a.m.-4 p.m. All ages. $$ Treat Mom to an expansive bottomless brunch fit for a queen! Special "Kids Corner" station. Stay for a family game of bowling (or bocce) afterwards. Pinstripes-Georgetown, NW, DC., 202-625-6500 & Pinstripes-Bethesda, North Bethesda, MD, 240-630-3222. ,

Mother's Day Giveaway
One Lucky Mom will win a one-hour portrait session at Dorie Howell Photography Studio including 10 final prints. See specific details and how to enter to win at