presents our list of 
Mother's Day Ideas
Mother's Day is just around the corner.  Time to plan that special time with Mom. Instead of flowers or chocolates, why not treat Mom to a day she will never forget.  And to help you plan this special day we have put together a list of Mother's Day events happening around Northern Ohio.
Plam your day with Mom!
Cleveland Zoo - Mother's Day at the Zoo
(Cuyahoga County)
May 12, 2013 - 10 am to 5 pm
Want to create a memorable day for your mom this Mother's Day? Bring her to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when all moms receive HALF-PRICE Zoo admission.
For more information website.

Hower House Mother's Day Tea & Program

HowerHouse(Summit County) 
May 12, 2013 - Time: 2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Create a memory while sharing elegant tea fare with Mom, Grandma, daughters, and/or best friends. Delicious hot tea, savories and sweets, and a program, walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store. Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children 8-12 
For additional information: 
Cleveland Botanical Gardens - Mother's Day Brunch
(Cuyahoga County)
May 12, 2013 - Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Treat Mom or grandma to an unforgettable feast in the beautiful setting of the Garden, where she'll be surrounded by thousands of spring blooms just as stunning as her. Brunch seating times are every thirty minutes between 10:00am-2:00pm with the last seating at 2:00pm. Please make reservations in advance by calling 216.721.1600 x100 and specify preferred arrival time.
$40/member adult; $18/member child
$48/non-member adult; $20/non-member child
Children 2 and under are complimentary, however please make reservation and specify any booster or high chair requests.
For additional information: 
Northcoast Grapevine Tours - Mother's Day
Winery Tours
Looking for a unique gift for Mother's Day? Why not show her how special she is by taking her on a day long tour of the local wineries along the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Wine Trail. You can spend a relaxing day traveling the countryside, enjoy a nice lunch while sipping wine. What better way to show her just how much she is appreciated!  Our special is in conjunction with our first ever WINE TOURISM DAY celebration!  The special includes a visit to 4 wineries, tastings at each of them and lunch at a designated winery. Special prices are for two Saturdays, May 11th and May 18th.  For more information website. 

Akron Zoo - Mother's Day Breakfast & Garden Party
akronzoologo (Summit County) 
Mother's Day Breakfast 
May 12, 2013 - Time 9-10 am 
Treat mom and grandma to a yummy Mother's Day breakfast buffet they will never forget! Each mom or grandma will receive a special gift for attending. This event includes admission to the zoo for the day following the breakfast, so plan to spend the day together at the zoo.

Mother's Day Garden Party 

May 12, 2013 - Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

For additional information and to make reservations
500 Edgewood Avenue, Akron, Ohio  

Mother's Day Tea in the Garden 
(Wayne County) 
Enjoy samples of our extraordinary teas by Tea Forte. Free classes on Container Gardening. After class design your own container garden.  
Deborah's Garden Market  
1494 East Smithville-Western, Wooster, OH 

Medina County Park District - Birds and Breakfast 
(Medina County) 
Location will be disclosed at time of registration, 7:30am, ages 10+, learn how to identify neotropical migrants through the area, bring your binoculars and field guide, register online at by May 11th.

Mohican State Park Lodge - Mother's Day Buffet  
(Ashland County) 
Treat mom and the entire family to our scrumptious buffet with an incredible selection of appetizers, entrees, and fantastic desserts at the area's famous annual Mother's Day celebration. Enjoy the great cuisine and dine in the splendor of nature at Mohican State Park Lodge. Reservations recommended. 
For more info call 419-938-5411 or go to 

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
CVSR (Cuyahoga County)
May 12, 2013 - Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Honor Mom on her special day by taking a leisurely train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley. Moms ride free with two paying family members. Fee: $12 per person ages 3 and older. See page 4 for descriptions.
Rockside Station, Independence 11 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.
Peninsula Depot, Peninsula 12:25 p.m.
To register visit
Quail Hollow Resort - Mother's Day Brunch
(Lake County)
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
The Cost is:
-Adults: $32.95*, Seniors 55 and Older: $27.95*, Children Ages 4 to 12: $15.95*
-Children 3 and Under are Complimentary
Join Us for Delicious Food and Cash Bar!

The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake - Mother's Day Buffet 
(Ashtabula County) 
Treat mom to an unforgettable day on the shores of Lake Erie! Give her the ultimate experience with our stylish buffet and you to celebrate with! Call 440-415-1546 for pricing and reservations. 
4888 North Broadway, Geneva-on-the-Lake 

Ma & Pa's Buggy Ride
(Geauga County)
Come experience the Geauga County countryside in a buggy! Through the woods and the fields and then on the back to the Cabin for a true Amish experience. Our buggy's are authentic and driven by their owners. Rides are 1/2 hour about three miles long.  
20 Minute Rides are also available. Rides are available Tuesday thru Saturday 11am-5pm. Rides are NOT available on Sundays. For additional information website. 

Mother's Day Morning Bird Walk 
(Erie County)  
May 12, 2013 - Time: 9:00 am 
Bring mom and your binoculars for a short birding walk at Eagle Point then take her for brunch at a local restaurant. Registration appreciated. 
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, 3819 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky 

Schedel Gardens & Arboretum - A Special
Mother's Day Treat
(Ottawa | Sandusky County) 
May 12, 2013 - Time: 12-3 pm 
19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore 
Admission is free for all mothers from 12-3 pm.  
The gardens will be open until 4 pm.

Cleveland Aquarium - Mother's Day Beach Blanket Breakfast 
(Cuyahoga County) 
May 12, 2013 - Time - 8am-10am 
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium invites guests to join us for a special Mother's Day on May 12th from 8AM-10AM. Guests will enjoy a discussion on maternal habits of some of our animals, followed by a breakfast on a beach blanket located next to our beautiful shark exhibit. Tickets are on sale now; to purchase tickets guests must call 216.862.8803. 

Spring Canal Boat Ride 
(Stark County)
May 11 - 12, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)- Time 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
St. Helena III Canal Boat
125 Tuscarawas St., Canal Fulton, Ohio 44614

Nautica Queen - Mother's Day Cruise
(Cuyahoga County) 
May 12, 2013  
Brunch 11:00am to 1:30pm 
Early Dinner 4:00pm to 6:30pm 
Treat Mom like a Queen without having to work like a dog!


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens 
(Summit County) 
May 12, 2013 - Mother's Day 
10 am to 4:30 pm 
Mothers get complimentary admission for a self-guided tour 
Invite Mom to enjoy a leisurely Mother's Day at Stan Hywet. All mothers receive complimentary admission to the Estate, including a self-guided Manor House tour. Note: The Manor House will only be offering self-guided tours on this date. 


Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage - Mother's Day Brunch 
(Cuyahoga County) 
May 12, 2013 - Time 11:30 am to 2:00 pm 
Price $18 
This Mother's Day celebrate your Mom and join us for brunch and conversation with local Holocaust survivor Erika Gold as she shares the story of her mother's courage during the war. Reservations required by May 8.    
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