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Mother’s Day Brunches and Activities Around the Main Line

To all the moms out there — it's time to be celebrated!

Brunch place setting with a pancake that says Mom on it.

Celebrate mom for all that she is and all that she does! We’ve gathered some Mother’s Day ideas to help you plan something special for your mom, grandmom, your spouse — or yourself! So read on to find a lovely brunch or another special Mother’s Day activity to celebrate that very important person.

For more Mother’s Day destinations in the city, check out Philly Family’s guide to Mother’s Day Events & Brunches in Philadelphia. Want to venture into Buck’s County for the day? Visit Mother’s Day Events for Bucks County Families.


Mother’s Day Brunch at Elmwood Park Zoo

May 13 & 14, 2023
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Avenue, Norristown

Mama Inka and her cubs and the Elmwood Park Zoo

Treat mom to an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and a day at the Elmwood Park Zoo! Their annual Mother’s Day Brunches will take place on Saturday, May 13th and Sunday, May 14th, with three timed seatings available each day. Your ticket includes admission to the Zoo, brunch, and an animal meet and greet!

Stove and Tap’s Mother’s Day Brunch

May 13 & 14, 2023, 11 am–3 pm
158 W Gay Street, West Chester

Stove and Tap is hosting Mother’s Day brunch on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th with food and drink specials.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Paradocx Vineyard

May 14, 2023, 10 am–1 pm
Paradocx Vineyard, 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg

Paradocx Vineyard is an area winery situated in the rolling hills of southern Chester County. Its name comes from the fact that the winery is owned by two couples, all of whom are doctors. (Pair of docs, get it?) On Mother’s Day, the winery restaurant is hosting a family-friendly brunch buffet. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Reeds

May 14, 2023, 10 am–4 pm
The Reeds at Shelter Haven, 9601 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ

Plan an extra-special, Sunday outing to the Jersey Shore and join the Reeds for their annual Mother’s Day Brunch buffet. Reservations required. Call 609-796-7022 to RSVP.

Brunch at Amada

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 11:30 am–3 pm
Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

Chef Jose Garces’ Amada, a Tapas restaurant

​Take a trip into the city and treat Mom to a special brunch at Jose Garces’ Amada this Mother’s Day. The restaurant will be featuring classic brunch dishes along with featured specials.

Mother’s Day at the Melting Pot

May 14, 2023, 12 pm–8 pm
244 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia

Just ‘due it at The Melting Pot.

Would mom like a unique fondue dining experience of The Melting Pot in King of Prussia? On Mother’s Day, this family-friendly restaurant is offering a four-course prix fixe menu for $64 per person. With the prix fixe, moms get a mom-osa, champagne, or non-alcoholic beverage on the house. Kids 12 and under may order from the kids menu. 

Mother’s Day Activities

Mimosas with Mom

Saturdays & Sundays in May 2023, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm
Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

A carefully curated selection awaits at Chadds Ford Winery.

Make a date at Chadds Ford Winery for a celebration of Mom with fresh sips and artisan bites. Mimosas with Mom is happening each weekend in May, when the winery will be honoring Moms with bubbly specials and seasonal pours. This intimate and educational 60-minute experience takes place in the newly renovated Barrel Room and provides access to some of Chaddsford’s latest wine releases. Each session will begin with a brief, classroom-style presentation by a Chaddsford wine educator. After the pairings are introduced and explained, your group will have an hour to enjoy the carefully curated selections. During your session, food truck fare from Common Good Pizza will be available. Guests under 21 years old are not permitted to attend.

Mother’s Day Market

May 6, 2023, 11 am–7 pm
Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield

Find the perfect gift for mom with 20 vendors, crafters, and bakers at Springfield Mall on the second floor!

Pre-Mother’s Day Kids Event

May 9, 2023 at 4 pm
Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, 106 Black Rock Road, Oaks

Kids! Go get crafty at UNOs flower pot decorating event and show Mom or Grandmom how much she means to your family! Reserve your seats and flower pots today by calling the restaurant at 610-539-8300 or privately message the restaurant via Facebook.

Masterpieces for Mom (Ages 6–12)

May 10, 2023, 4–5 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd

Join Miss Hannah and make a masterpiece for mom or any other special person in your life! Children are invited to come paint a masterpiece; art supplies will be provided. It could be a messy event, so please dress appropriately. Online registration required, appropriate for ages 6 to 12.

Mother’s Day Crafternoon (Ages 3–6)

May 10, 2023, 4–6 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so stop into the Gladwyne library on Wednesday, May 10th, from 4–6 pm and create a flower card for mom! Head down to the Junior Room on the basement level, where the library will have colorful paper, stickers, and markers to decorate your masterpiece for mom. For ages 3–6. Registration is not required.

Longwood Gardens Mother’s Day Weekend

May 11–13, 2023, 10 am–10 pm
May 14, 2023, 10 am–6 pm
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

Lots of flowers in bloom at Longwood Gardens for Mother's Day.
Soak in the beauty of spring with Mom at Longwood Gardens.

Join Longwood Gardens for Mother’s Day Weekend and celebrate the opening weekend of Festival of Fountains with the return of daily fountain performances. Take in a spectacular Illuminated Fountain Performance, Thursday through Saturday evening when the gardens are open until 10 pm, or enjoy a flower-filled Sunday stroll when the gardens are open until 6 pm. On Sunday from noon to 3 pm, enjoy guitar duo Chris Braddock and Dan Graper in the Conservatory. There’s dining in the 1906 restaurant and The Café, as well as drinks in the Beer Garden.

Mother’s Day Craft

May 12, 2023, 3–5 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rod, Bala Cynwyd

Pop into the library any time between 3–5 pm on Friday, May 12th and make a craft and card for the special mom in your life. Geared for ages 5+, but all ages are welcome.

Mother’s Day Celebration at the Barn

May 13, 2023, at 11 am–5pm
Sycamore & Stone Farm, 1251 Conestoga Road, Chester Springs

Sycamore & Stone Farm is an historic, five-acre property with a retail space, woodshop, and 1800’s stone house. On Mother’s Day weekend, stop in to the barn for a special gift for mom! Shop hand-made gifts or make your own from the bouquet bar, or create a make-it and take-it stamped craft.

Sesame Place Mother’s Day Celebration

May 13 & 14th, 10 am–6 pm
Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne

Bring the family to Sesame Place for a special Mother’s Day Dine with Elmo & Friends. Take a spin on the rides, catch the Sesame Street shows and parade, then enjoy a delicious buffet meal with your favorite furry friends. All moms will receive a free flower. Dine with Elmo & Friends is an additional charge and reservations are required.

Tea on the Colebrookdale Railroad

May 14, 2023, 11 am & 3 pm
Colebrookdale Railroad, 64 S. Washington Street, Boyertown

All aboard for a Mother’s Day adventure on the Colebrookdale Railroad! Two excursions are running on May 14th with Dining Class, First Class, or Deluxe Coach seats available. Dining class service includes tea sandwiches, pastries, scones, premium teas, and mimosas. First Class Parlor tickets include a complementary tapas plate, a dessert, and the beverage of your choice. Light, a la carte fare is available with Deluxe Coach tickets.

Evansburg Vineyards Afternoon Concert

May 14, 2023, 4 pm–7 pm
Evansburg Vineyard, 3857 Germantown Pike, Collegeville

While this is not an official “Mother’s Day” event, an afternoon at the vineyard is a fabulous idea for any mom who appreciates wine! Start your visit in the tasting room with a sample of their wines and a peek into their winemaking space. Then grab a seat on the deck or on the lawn, and enjoy a performance by local musician, Bronwyn Beth. A Philadelphia-based violinist, she earned her master’s degree in classical violin performance, but she grew up playing folk and bluegrass music. Whether she is performing a Vivaldi concerto, fiddling a bluegrass tune, or covering Boyz II Men, she strives to bring the joy and healing power of music to every audience.

Lead photo by iStock.com/jenifoto.

Main Line Parent Writer & Calendar Editor. Email beth@familyfocus.org.