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Mother's Day in Orlando 2024 - Things To Do with Mom

Updated: May 13

Mother’s Day will be here before you know it, and now is the perfect time to plan the perfect day, and the perfect way to spoil mom here in Orlando.

The Best Thing's To Do for Mother's Day in Orlando

Mother's Day is the perfect day to pamper mom and show her just how appreciated she is, right here in Orlando! Treat the most important ladies in your life with our top recommendations, activities, special offers, and more.


This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 14, and we’ve brought together the best ways to help treat Mom to a wonderful day, from picnics in the park, and swan boat rides, to water park fun, and theme park events, and so much more. You can treat Mom to a spa day, an indulgent brunch, or a night at the theater, there is so many ways to celebrate such an important day.



Check back often as we add even more things to do for Mother's Day in Orlando!



Mother’s Day Activities


Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour on Mother's Day


Enjoy A Scenic Boat Tour

Tour the Winter Park chain of lakes with mom this Mother’s Day weekend on a Scenic Boat Tour. The boat tour offers hour-long, guided cruises through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow manmade canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.


On any given tour, participants may observe large cranes swooping waterside to snag a large fish or a lazy alligator languishing on a nearby bank, enjoy swaying palms, towering cypress trees, lush ferns and a variety of flourishing sub-tropical flowers. Breathtaking views of opulent private homes and exquisite estates sprawling along the shores are also a key feature of the scenic cruise.


Mother's Day shopping in Orlando

Treat Mom To A Shopping Trip

Who doesn't love to shop, this Mother's Day why not treat your Mom to a little (or a lot) of shopping here in Orlando!


Central Florida really is a shoppers paradise with something for every Mom, a very popular spot of course, is Disney Springs where you can shop, treat your Mom to brunch, and even treat her to show at Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil.


Obviously outlet shopping is very popular here in Orlando and we're lucky to have our fair share of outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets which has two huge locations featuring over 360 stores all offering amazing savings including Orlando's only official Walt Disney World outlet stores, you can find Premium Outlets locates on International Drive and Vineland Avenue.

 

Mall shopping continues to be ever popular here in Orlando with The Florida Mall, the areas largest shopping destination, featuring over 270 retail stores, then of course there is The Mall at Millenia, a world class shopping destination boasting 150 of the finest stores in Orlando.


Treat Your Mom To A Spa Day In Orlando

Treat Your Mom To A Spa Day In Orlando

This Mother's Day, indulge your Mom in a relaxing spa day, where she can get soothed, refreshed, rubbed and scrubbed at some of the most amazing spas anywhere.

 

In Orlando’s International Drive area you can experience many upscale resort spas, for example at Hilton Orlando you can indulge with locally inspired therapies at Eforea Spa while The Spa at Hyatt Regency Orlando offers a refined oasis in the heart of Orlando’s main tourism area.Also, The Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes provides bespoke treatments using herbs grown in The Ritz-Carlton Orlando's s very own garden! The Spa at Rosen Shingle Creek offers restorative treatments that draw on Florida’s indigenous flora. 


Universal Orlando Resort hosts the world famous Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, while at Walt Disney World check out Senses, A Disney Spa, designed to delight the senses. Another fabulous spa awaits at Four Seasons Resort Orlando and for the ultimate indulgence, the Waldorf Waldorf Astoria Orlando Spa boasts a treatment using gold-enriched creams and precious stones.


Gaylord Palms’ Relâche Spa invites guests to experience the new Therabody RESET Suite. This touchless treatment creates the ultimate sensory experience to help relax guests’ minds and reset their bodies by supporting mental and physical well-being, stress relief and improved sleep.



Free Orlando Museums and Galleries

Visit Orlando's Museums And Galleries

Orlando has a wonderful selection of museums, and galleries, and Mother's Day is the perfect time to enjoy some down time with Mom, and explore all Orlando's cultural attractions have to offer out and enjoy all our museums have to offer.


Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art is one of the oldest and most renowned in the Central Florida area, featuring nationally recognised exhibits, the Orlando Museum of Art was founded in 1924 and continues to be a must-go for locals who want to learn about the rich history within Orlando, while gazing upon historical and modern pieces of art.


Rollins Museum of Art

The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public free year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection.


Mennello Museum

Paintings of American Impressionism and Realism from the Mennello Museum collection alongside important works from prestigious Florida museums.


Orange County Regional History Center

The Orange County Regional History Center housed in a historic courthouse in the heart of downtown Orlando, offers four floors of exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida’s rich heritage.


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Morse Museum in Winter Park is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of dazzling works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.


Artlando

Grab a map from the DT Orlando Information Center and go on a self-guided tour of downtown Orlando's streets to discover the contemporary sculptures which are Art Orlando. Not only will you get to know Downtown as you walk around, you’ll be seriously impressed by these stunning works of art.


Wild Florida airboat safari

Enjoy The Great Outdoors On Mother's Day

Orlando offers a whole world of unique outdoor activities, and recreational options for Mom to enjoy this Mother's Day in Orlando.


For those seeking adventure you an treat Mom to a ride an airboat through the swamps in search of gators at both, Wild Florida or Boggy Creek Airboat Rides, or soar above the trees on zip lines and tarzan ropes at Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park!


Come on out and enjoy all the alligator awesomeness of a day at Gatorland, “The Alligator Capital of the World!” There isn’t a better place to see alligators and crocodiles of all sizes, from babies, also known as grunts, to the 14-foot monsters that call our Breeding Marsh home.

 

See more than 500 animals, including rare and endangered species at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, as well as 23 acres of lush natural beauty. The City of Orlando rents pedal-powered swan boats on historic Lake Eola so guests can view the park from the lake and enjoy the fountain up close.


Family having fun at ICON Park Orlando on Mother's Day

Celebrate Mom At ICON Park

ICON Park is a great choice for Mother's Day, located in the heart of the Orlando Entertainment District, the complex encompasses entertainment attractions, over a dozen world-class restaurants and bars, nightly live music, retail stores and an outdoor marketplace – all anchored under the 400-ft icon of the Orlando skyline, The Orlando Eye.


In addition to The Orlando Eye, you can visit Madame Tussauds Orlando, here you get up-close and personal with the hottest celebrities and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Hollywood life. Next door is SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium where you come face-to-fin with thousands of fish, sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, and many more.


Also at ICON Park you can enter the fascinating world of illusions at the Museum of Illusions Orlando, plus discover Max Action Arena, featuring free-roam Virtual Reality, Axe Throwing, Adventure Rooms, Escape Room and more.


You won’t go hungry at ICON Park, either, thanks to amazing restaurants including Blake Shelton’s Ole Red, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Tin Roof, and Yard House, plus Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips and legendary Key West saloon Sloppy Joe’s.  


Celebrate Mom at Island H20 on Mother's Day

Cool Off In An Orlando Water Park

Experience miles of lazy rivers, massive wave pools and some of the most thrilling water slides imaginable this Mother's Day.


Highlights include Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World, and the amazing South Pacific themed Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando, while SeaWorld Orlando of course specializes in all things aquatic and their water park Aquatica is amazing.

 

LEGOLAND Florida's Water Park features Lego of course and is so much fun, while over at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay you'll discover Adventure Island, and for lots of splashing fun in the sun, enjoy a day at Island H20 Water Park at the Margaritaville Resort in Kissimmee.


Having fun on International Drive Orlando

Have Fun On International Drive

On International Drive you can treat Mom and the family to a fun day of attractions! First up, experience flying at iFly Indoor Skydiving where you can feel the adrenaline rush of flying in a fun, safe environment, or go even higher and see Orlando and its world famous attractions from a helicopter ride on Air Force Fun.

Also near I-Drive, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games offer adrenaline fueled indoor karting fun for the whole family, while Topgolf Orlando features fun and competitive golf games for all ages, climate-controlled playing "bays" similar to a bowling lane.


Enjoy a game of put put at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf or Lost Caverns Adventure Golf. At Kings Dining & Entertainment enjoy upscale bowling and billiards, while over at Ripley's Believe It or Not! explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable, then experience over 100 interactive exhibits at Orlando's only upside-down attraction, Wonderworks.


For thrills and spills, head to Fun Spot America to race the day away on their multi-level, outdoor go-kart tracks, thrill rides, arcade games, roller coasters and more!


Celebrate Mom at Disney Springs

Chill Out At Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to waste away a few hours or more on Mother's Day, and it's free to visit, and parking is free too.


Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store, M&M's World, Lego Imagination Center and more.


Enjoy the free entertainment at multiple locations throughout Disney Springs, with musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, oh and Raglan Road usually has free live music on their patio most nights.


The kids will love the interactive fountains, perfect to run through and cool off on a very hot summer day! Another great free things to do is jump on the free Water Taxi from Disney Springs to Port Orleans or Old Key West and back, along the Sassagoula River.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Visit An Orlando Area Farmers Markets

If you’re looking for fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, honey, meats and other foods, the best place to visit is a local Central Florida farmers market, and on Mother's Day you will discover a variety of locally grown foods, handmade crafts, seasonal plants and much more.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Mother's Day Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Mother's Day, Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm.


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from on Mother's Day, Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Mother's Day. Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is openMother's Day, Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Visit Leu Gardens on Mother's Day

Enjoy Orlando's Parks and Gardens

Orlando is blessed with an abundance of parks, gardens, and the chance to escape the tourists and enjoy the great outdoors where you'll get the chance to become one with nature.


The variety of parks, gardens, nature trails, bike trails and more here in Orlando is breathtaking, get outside and enjoy!


Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is a must visit, located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, with a sidewalk that circles the lake 0.9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running


Relax amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline and the gorgeous Lake Eola, enjoy the swans and other birds inhabiting the park, or you can check out a free concert, movie or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater.


Harry P Leu Gardens

Explore an amazing botanical oasis nearly 50-acres minutes from Downtown Orlando. Harry P Leu Gardens features landscaped grounds and lakes, with walking trails all shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. Free entry days at Leu Gardens are offered on select Mondays throughout the year, check the website for details.


The UCF Arboretum

The Arboretum of the University of Central Florida is located on the main campus of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, United States. Covering 80 acres, it contains more than 600 species of plants, including more than 100 bromeliads, in cultivated gardens.


Mead Botanical Garden

With 47 acres to explore in Winter Park, your senses will come alive with the sights, sounds, and scents of the garden. Mead Botanical Garden offers hiking trails, creek, boardwalk, tall pine trees, greenhouse, butterfly garden, and pond that’s home to turtles, fish and wading birds.


Orlando Urban Trail

The Orlando Urban Trail is located near Downtown Orlando and is considered the spine of Orlando’s trail network.


The trail is approximately three miles long and runs from Lake Highland through Loch Haven Park, to Mead Garden in Winter Park. Highlights include connections to six lakes, Orlando Cultural Park, and the Gaston Edwards Trail.


West Orange Trail

The West Orange Trail is a 22-mile long multi-use rail trail. The paved trail passes through downtown Oakland, Winter Garden, and Apopka with most of its length built on old railroad alignments.


Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

The Lake Nona Sculpture Garden is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections, The Lewis Collection.


Orlando Wetlands Park

The Orlando Wetlands Park is a man-made wetland designed to provide advanced treatment for reclaimed water from the City of Orlando and other local cities. The Park is 1650 acres in size and located in Christmas, Florida. Visitors can visit the Park seven days a week, between sunrise and sunset, to enjoy primitive and passive activities including, Photography, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding, and Guided Tours


Dr. P. Phillips Community Park

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park provides a range of amenities for the whole family to enjoy, including playgrounds, splash pad, plus sports fields, picnic areas & a dog run



Mother's Day Events


vISIT EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival on Mother's Day

EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
February 28 - May 27, 2024

Attend a springtime event abloom with brilliant gardens, fresh flavors, lively entertainment and more! The popular Garden Rocks Concert Series features favorite tunes at the America Gardens Theatre. And of course, fresh flavors are on the menu at Outdoor Kitchens and other food and beverage locations throughout the park, among other delights.


Seven Seas Food Festival at SeaWorld Orlando
February 2 - May 19, 2024

Oceans of flavor and fun are waiting at SeaWorld. Everyone will find tasty delights among more than 200 distinct offerings. Explore more than 50 fresh global cuisine choices to pair with over 75 refreshing wine, cocktails, and craft brews. Plus, add a taste of rock, country, Latin, or throwback sounds at live music shows every weekend.


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival
March 9 - May 19, 2024

A world of taste awaits at the annual Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food & Wine Festival with a delicious menu and drinks as dynamic and unique as the park's thrilling roller coaster collection. Guests can sip & savor their way through flavorful eats and mouthwatering treats before finding their new favorite brew or cocktail. Park guests can explore a variety of flavors while enjoying a diverse concert lineup, including acts for all tastes.


Always...Patsy Cline at Garden Theatre
April 26 – May 19

Always…Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down-home country humor, sincere emotion, and a heart-warming look at a special friendship, includes many of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as“Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “Walking After Midnight”…27 songs in all.  The show’s title was inspired by Cline’s letters to Seger, which were consistently signed “Love ALWAYS… Patsy Cline.”


Mommy & Me Spa Day
May 5

Come with your children and enjoy a day full of relaxation and fun at Sparkling Diva Mini Spa in Kissimmee!! The prefect gift for that special mom and the perfect way to spend time with your love ones creating unforgattable experiences together. Treat yourself and your little ones with a mini spa experience that includes a mini manicure (no cutting), hands exfoliation with mini massage, hand nails paint, hydrating water mask and cucumber for eyes relaxation, makeup, hairstyle, craft station to create mommy & me bracelets, snacks station, beveareage station, music and entertainment. This event is the perfect opportunity to bond with your child while enjoying some much. Don't miss out on this incredible day of relaxation and connection with your kids!


Mommy and Me
May 5

Join Chick fil A Lee Vista for Mommy & Me Tea Party event, for a delightful afternoon and evening filled with laughter, bonding and, of course, tea!


Dream Finders Homes Mother’s Day 5K
May 11

Dream Finders Homes Mother’s Day 5K takes place at Orlando Health Horizons West Hospital Parking Lot and includes: All 5K participants will receive a chip timed race, t-shirt, and finishers medal. All Kid race participants will receive a race medal and bib. Distances vary between 50 yard to 200 yard dashes depending on the age and ability of your child.


Mother's Day Paint and Sip at Ivanhoe Village
May 11

We're celebrating all Moms with our special event paint and sip workshop. Includes every thing you need to create a one-of-a-kind work of art, sweet snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments and groovy tunes. Get details here.


Mother's Day Mommy and Me Yoga in the Garden
May 11

Enjoy a special yoga class in the midst of beautiful Mead Botanical Garden to help celebrate mom's with their kids! $20 per family. (Mom + children). Bring a yoga mat and water.


Mother's Day at Island H20 Water Park

Mother's Day at Island H20 Water Park
May 11 - 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Island H2O Water Park! On May 11 and 12, Moms can treat themselves to a signature “Momosa” at Tag Shack, embark on a scavenger hunt adventure to win a prize, enjoy the relaxation of Private Domain, and enjoy a day of making unforgettable memories with their family at Island H2O Water Park’s Mother’s Day Celebration!


This special event is included in admission and is only available on May 11th and 12th! Bring your mom and have some fun celebrating her!


Music at the Casa: Blue Bamboo Presents Don Soledad Trio
May 12

Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts partners with the historic venue Casa Feliz to present a monthly series of concerts "Music at the Casa"


Guitarist and recording artist Don Soledad has been a mainstay in the US and Florida talent pool since his move from the San Francisco Bay Area. His dedication to the art of flamenco guitar started under the tutelage of flamenco guitar maestros living in the US, as well as in Andalucia, Spain.



Mother’s Day Dining


Mother's Day Brunch at Lowes Hotels, Universal Orlando Resort Hotels Orlando

Treat Your Mom To Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate Mother's Day the most delicious way possible, by brunching! Orlando offers an amazing selection of resorts and restaurants that offer decadent dining specials to celebrate Mom's.




Mother’s Day Offers


Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms

Leu Gardens Celebrates Moms!
May 12

Enjoy this special day with your mom in the beautiful 50-acre gardens. Explore the amazing art of Alex Heveri’s Glass in Flight 2, an outdoor exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects and birds. Each piece captures the essence of flight. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Stroll the winding pathways and discover all the various gardens including the amazing butterfly garden and you can join in the fun with our butterfly hunt!  Moms receive free admission on this very special day.


Mother's Day In Bok Tower Garden

Mother's Day In The Garden
May 12

Why stop at a flower bouquet when you can give Mom an entire garden? Bok Tower Gardens is offering free admission to all mothers in celebration of Mother’s Day. Families are encouraged to give the living bouquet of landscape gardens created by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. to the special mothers in their lives. 


Central Florida Zoo
May 12

Take Mom to the Zoo on Mother's Day! Mothers and Grandmothers will get in FREE with the purchase of one single-day admission to Central Florida Zoo.


Free Admission for Caregivers at Orange County Regional History Center
May 12

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all the important women or caregivers in our life. It might be your mom, your grandma or anyone who has played an important role. On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to any caregiver accompanied by their loved one (of any age)!


Moms Get in Free at Brevard Zoo
May 12

Moms are treated to free admission to the Zoo on Mother’s Day at Brevard Zoo! Parents must be accompanied by a paying child of any age. Tickets can be purchased online or in person.


Mother’s Day at the Promenade at Sunset Walk
May 12

Promenade at Sunset Walk’s tenants will offer specials for Moms of Central Florida. Discover Naples Soap Company’s Mother’s Day sale at the Promenade at Sunset Walk, featuring premium products that are formulated to stimulate the senses, soothe the skin and pamper the soul, these natural products are the perfect pampering gift for mothers. See HERE for full details on gift sets, starting at $25.50.


Over at Rock & Brews, Moms will be gifted a free cupcake during Brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brunch features a unique fusion of comfort food and craft brew, plus a selection of handcrafted mimosas and bloody marys.


BOGO Orlando Auto Museum Passes
May 12

On Sunday, May 12, guests can take advantage of buy-one-get-one-free passes to the Orlando Auto Museum. For each children’s pass purchased for the Orlando Auto Museum, guests can receive a free adult ticket. That means even If Mom isn’t a car enthusiast, Dad can bring the kids and give Mom a day all to herself. To redeem this offer, tickets must be purchased in person.


To learn more about Dezerland Park, visit https://dezerlandpark.com/.


Mother's Day at Fun Spot
May 12

Celebrate Mother's Day by giving Mom a day of fun on Fun Spot! On May 12th, Mom gets a free Single Day Fun Pass with the purchase of a regular-priced Single Day Fun Pass. Enjoy a day filled with thrills and create family memories that’ll last a lifetime!


Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
May 12

This Mother’s Day, give mom the gift of authentic Mexican flavor and expertly crafted cocktails at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, where she'll receive her choice of a complimentary margarita, and kids under 10 years old will enjoy a free dessert!


Guests can expect a full sensory dining experience, complete with upbeat music while savoring cuisine that embodies the true spirit of Mexico. With over 300 varieties in the tequila library, diners can choose the perfect pairing with Rocco’s famous homemade Margarita sour mix.


Jeremiah's Italian Ice 
May 12

Receive a free Mother’s Day “card” with any purchase at Jeremiah's Italian Ice on Mother’s Day that entitles Mom to a free Flavorite at her next visit. Guests must mention this promotion at checkout to receive the card. 



How will you be celebrating Mother's Day this year? Let us know in the comments below.


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