Happy Mother’s Day to all our fabulous Lubbock moms and all the ladies in our lives who inspire and support our kids!
Making memories and having fun together is always our goal … but what will be the Mother’s Day outing that will make Mom happy as well as the fam? To help the search, we’ve gathered a playlist of ideas that will appeal to many different types of Mamas around the Hub… and her peeps! And we’ve also included some special deals being offered just for Mom!
(See our Mother’s Day Section for the latest and greatest activities and deals to make Mom’s weekend brilliant!)
Moms who like to Play
Of course, one of the most playful places in town is Joyland! And on Mother’s Day, moms ride free with a paying child from 2 PM – 8 PM. Fun! Buffalo Springs Lake is also launching their first “Float-In” Movie event the Friday of Mother’s Day weekend on May 8th - you can pull up on your boat, float on an inner tube, or sit in the grass, and watch a family movie together to kick off the weekend.
Moms who like to Learn
The great thing about educational events with kids… they’re also fun… even for moms! The Science Spectrum is a local treasure and if you haven’t had a chance to take in the exhibits and the pirates, then it’s the perfect time! Regular rates apply. They are also featuring a special pirate event Saturday 5/9 called the “Pirate School! Swashbuckling Show” at 1:30pm & 3:30pm. $3/child & $4/adult.
The 2015 Wolfforth Water Conservation Exposition also takes place Saturday at Frenship High School from 10:30am-4pm where everyone can learn more about about water conservation and enjoy fun activities for the kids too! The Texas Tech Museum on Saturday offers the popular Dino Day event from 1-4pm… free and fun and a great learning experience! And of course, a stroll through the Windmill Museum, Silent Wings Museum, Lubbock Lake Landmark, or the Bayer Museum of Agriculture always offers a great day together and they are all open Mother’s Day Weekend.
Moms who like the Theatre and Musicals
There’s a “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” treat for Mom (and her kids!) Mother’s Day weekend this year: Moonlight Musical’s performance of Mary Poppins! Shows are Thursday May 7 through Sunday May 10 at the Civic Center Theatre.
And on Mother’s Day, another musical treat… the Lubbock Alamo Drafthouse has a special Broadway Brunch featuring of The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews at 3pm Sunday.
Moms who are Foodies
There are several nice Mother’s Day Brunches & deals being offered locally:
The Overton Hotel is presenting their popular Mother’s Day Brunch.
At Beef ‘O’ Brady’s moms eat FREE on Mother’s Day with a purchase of equal/greater value.
And perfect for moms with little ones ages 3-7, it’s a special Moms and Muffins “A Mother’s Day Event” at Hodges Community Center on Saturday 5/9 from 9-11am. And perfect for the entire family, there is and Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Maxey Community Center 9-11am Saturday benefiting the Girl Scouts.
Moms who are Artsy
There are several paint-your-own pottery/craft places that are featuring mom & child pieces through the month. The Mud Room has their Kid’s Day Saturday 5/9 where kids receive 15% off, Clay Café is featuring mom prints, Painting with a Twist is having a 1pm Mom & Teen “Gratitude” painting session on Saturday before Mother’s Day, and Art & Company is having a class on Saturday. Whether creating a surprise for Mom or with Mom, there are several chances to create priceless, precious works of art and some memories!
Moms who are Health Conscious
There is a great Child Safety fair this weekend…. making it the perfect outing for moms who love to stay up on all the latest for healthy families… and have fun with the kids! The community-wide Healthy Summer Festival @ Safety City (46th & Ave. U) is Saturday 5/9 from 10am-1pm featuring tons of activities for the family including free children’s immunizations (bring shot records), car seat safety checks, bike rodeo, carnival games, entertainment, free health screenings, free fitness classes, demonstrations, dog agility and door prizes.
Moms who like Nature
The Second Annual Scales, Tails & Trails G.O. (Get Outside) event at the Lubbock Lake Landmark is the perfect family activity for the mom who enjoys learning about and experiencing the beauty of our West Texas home. It’s a FREE outdoor education event for all ages Sat. 5/9 from 10am-2pm that features freebies and fun activities including a scavenger hunt, fish prints, live animals and face painting. The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is also holding their Second Saturday event 5/9 at 10am where moms and kids can learn more about gardening in West Texas – “Gardening in Small Spaces” is the theme Mother’s Day weekend.
Moms who like to Run
Saturday 5/9, Frenship High School is having their Second Annual Frenship Spirit Fun Run 5K from 8:30-11am starting at Tiger Stadium/People’s Bank Stadium Parking Lot. Proceeds benefit the Frenship PTSA.
Moms who like to Pitch-in for a Good Cause
Saturday 5/9, is Lubbock Lemonade Day. Moms and little entrepreneurs will be able to spend some nice quality time together, pitching-in together making their own family business for the day! Saturday is also the 2nd Annual Duck Derby & Family Fun Fest sponsored by the Legal Aid Society at Buddy Holly Recreation Area. Fun Fest is 11am-4pm and the Ducks drop at 2pm. Prizes include great family packages including a Carnival Cruise and Schlitterbahn and Texas Ranger tickets.
So many ways to enjoy Mother’s Day – fast & slow! See our Calendar for more ideas on how to make Mom’s weekend rock!
Do you know of any other Mother’s Day deals or freebies? How do you celebrate Mother’s Day? Add your favorites and other Mother’s Day events here and share with us!