Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show your love and appreciation for the special woman in your life than by treating her to a day full of memorable experiences and quality time together? If you’re looking for inspiration on how to spend the day with your mom in Halifax, we’ve got you covered. From scenic walks and delicious brunch spots to pampering spa treatments, there are plenty of options in this vibrant city. So, without further ado, let’s dive into our Family Fun Halifax Mother’s Day Guide.

Mother’s Day Foodie Events:

Cafe Lunette: If you are looking for a fancy, upscale experience, check out the Mother’s Day menu at Cafe Lunette from 9 am – 3 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Carleton Broadway Brunch: From 1 – 2:30 pm on May 11, 2024, check out Broadway Brunch at the Carleton. You’ll enjoy a wonderful time with delicious food and entertaining Broadway tunes.

Chocolate Lake Hotel Afternoon Tea:  Find a delightful tea at Chocolate Lake Hotel on May 11 – 12, 2024. (But this event sells out very quickly.)

Delta Halifax Brunch: Plan a Mother’s Day Brunch at the Harbour City Bar and Grill at the Delta Halifax.

Hatfield Farm Lunch: Hatfield Farm is hosting a classic Mother’s Day lunch. Enjoy a  1/4 Country Chicken Dinner with all the fixings and horse-drawn wagon rides.

Shelby Ranch Picnic: Make the drive to Scotsburn and visit Shelby Ranch for a special Mother’s Day picnic on May 11, 2024.

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More Ideas:

Go for a hike: If you’re looking for a great way to spend a day outdoors with your family, there are few activities better than hiking or walking. Luckily, if you’re in the Halifax area, you have plenty of options. Within 50 km of downtown Halifax, you’ll find a variety of trails that range from leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes. Check out our list of Walking Trails within 50km of Downtown Halifax.

Discovery Centre: Head to the Discovery Centre for a science-filled day of fun! Mothers and mother figures get free entry on May 12, 2024.

Take Mom out for a show: If popcorn and films are your speed, you are sure to find something at your local Cineplex. Keep an eye on the Park Lane Movie Theatre, they usually have unique indie films you won’t find at other locations.

Visit a spa or do some pampering at home: Whether you are looking for a day at a Nordic spa (we recommend Nature Folk Wellness), a simple facial and massage, or just a quiet moment together, Halifax is home to incredible, high-end spas and wellness centres. Simply pop on Google and take your pick! If you would rather stay in and DIY, grab a few face masks at your local drug store or whip up an all-natural beauty concoction with ingredients you have in your pantry.

Learn something new together: “Paint Nights” and “Paint & Sips” were all the rage before Covid hit. While you may still be able to find the odd Paint Night event, there are plenty of paint-along options online. Try YouTube and Facebook to find one that is right for you — we’ve found this beginner acrylic painting tutorial online. Keep your eyes peeled for fun learning opportunities throughout the city –  Props Floral Design offers floral creation workshops that provide all the tools, materials and expert instruction to make your own floral vase arrangement.

Explore Halifax Public Gardens: Take a lazy stroll through the gardens and observe the fresh signs of spring as the gardens begin to bloom. If you are looking for something more organized, you can take an audio tour and learn about how the gardens connect to the Royal Family or the connections between Halifax and Japan.

No matter which event you choose, your mom is sure to feel loved and appreciated on her special day. So go ahead and make some plans, and don’t forget to give your mom a big hug and a thank you for all she does! Happy Mother’s Day!