What are you doing for your mom this Mother’s day? Are you looking for something more special than just a card and a present? Saint John is home to many fun, relaxing activities and events happening this Mother’s Day, so there is something for every mom. Listed below are 15 ideas of what you can do to celebrate Mother’s Day with your Mom.
18th Annual Spring Dinner and Auction ‘A Maritime Barn Bash’
A Maritime Barn Bash is back for its 18th year at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. It is an amazing option to celebrate mom with a gourmet dinner and live entertainment by the Homemade Bread Band. There will be a live auction, so you can pick up great gifts for Mother’s Day.
1 Market Square
May 10, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm
$120, with a $60 tax receipt
Engage all mom’s 5 senses at the Element5 Spa. She can start with a relaxing cup of tea before getting her personalized rituals and signature treatments. They are specialists in spa services, make-up, and hair, so you can be sure that mom will look and feel her best when her appointment is done.
1 Market Square, Level 2
Varies depending on services received
Mother’s Day Sign Workshop & Tea
Moms love seeing what their children can make, and you can make your own Mother’s Day gift at the Mother’s Day Sign Workshop & Tea that is being held at the Home Décor Paint Store. It is also a fun thing to do together, especially if you have a crafty mom. The workshop includes workshop space, paint, supplies, one sign to create together and refreshments.
125 Station Street
May 11, 2019 at 2pm
Brunch at Saint John Ale House
Take Mom out for brunch at the Saint John Ale House where their motto is ‘Fresh is best’, and the chefs are passionate about food and creating dishes from fresh local ingredients. The menu changes daily, so the menu displayed on their website is a general feeling for the food and drink of that day. On the weekend, they have an amazing brunch along with their daily menu and 32 local beers.
1 Market Square
May 11, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2 pm
A La Carte Pricing
Cherry Brook Zoo
Does your mom love animals? Then why not take her to the Cherry Brook Zoo this Mother’s Day. The zoo is home to over 35 species of exotic and endangered animals. Mom can spend a relaxing day out seeing the animals.
901 Foster Thurston Drive
May 10, 2019 from 8:30 to 4:30 pm
$10.50 to $26.50
Uncorked Saint John
Take Mom on the original ‘Uncorked Saint John’ food and drink tour this Mothers Day’s. The Uncorked Saint John Tour explores Uptown’s amazing food and drink scene, and takes you behind the scenes to take a closer look at how your favorites are made. During the 2.5 hour tour, you can sample great beer, wines, and ciders.
Uptown Saint John
May 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm and May 11, 2019 at 3 pm.
$39 to $74
Take a break and challenge your mom to a game of billiards this Mother’s Day at Fairville Shooters. This is place to relax and shoot some pool while having some drinks and snacks.
638 Manawagonish Road
May 11, 2019 from 10 am to 2 am and May 12, 2019 from 11am to 2 am
Varies depending on activity
Nature Spa Chance Harbour
Nature Spa Chance Harbour Spa offers thermos-therapy to help you and your mom relax and refresh. You can cool down in the bay, or waterfall. Make sure to visit the Polar Bear Café for a snack or meal. The unique experience is fun for all ages.
110 Cranberry Head Road, Chance Harbour
May 10, 2019 from 12pm to 8 pm, May 11, 2019 from 1 am to 8 pm, and May 12, from 10 am to 6 pm
$40 for a Day Pass
Vegas Family Entertainment Centre
The Vegas Family Entertainment Centre is fun for the whole family, including mom. You can test your skills and challenge your mom to mini bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, arcade and much more.
10 Portland Street
May 11, 2019 from 10 am to 10 pm, and May 12, 2019 from 10 am to 7 pm
Varies depending on the activity
Go Bowling at Bowlarama
Challenge your mom and family to a game of bowling this Mother’s Day. Saint John’s Bowlarama is a place where getting a little exercise turns into a lot of fun. Along with bowling, they also have arcade games and laser tag to keep the fun going.
248 Lancaster Avenue
May 10, 11 & 12, 2019 from 9 am to 12 am.
Varies depending on the activity
Saint John City Market
The Saint John City Market offers an original experience every time that you visit. Vendors from across New Brunswick come to the market offering a wide range of produce to make a great meal, or a special item that will make a great Mother’s Day. You are never sure what you are going to find at the oldest continuing market in North America.
47 Charlotte Street
May 11, 2019 from 7:30 am to 5 pm
Varies depending on the item purchased
Shawn Barker – A Tribute to Johnny Cash
Is your mom a huge Johnny Cash fan? If so, you should take her to see Shawn Baker’s Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Imperial Theatre. Shawn Baker is back from Las Vegas with his brand new show, where he accurately recreates the American music icon’s hits: Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Jackson, just to name a few.
Imperial Theatre, 12 King Square South
May 11, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm
$44 to $55
Rocking Rib Madness 2019
Rocking Rib Madness is back at Buccanneer’s Pub and Eatery this year for the whole month of May. This year, they have a new and improved menu for you and Mom to enjoy.
Buccanneer’s Pub & Eatery
May 10, 11 & 12, 2019 from 10 am to 10 pm
Varies depending on the item ordered
Saint John Theatre Company: Little Shop of Horrors
If you cannot get together with Mom on Mother’s Day, and still want to take her to a show, the Saint John Theatre Company may have you covered. They are putting on Little Shop of Horrors from May 15 to the 19. The Little Shop of Horrors is an iconic musical.
May 15 to 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$38.50 to $49.50
Playing outdoors is not just for kids anymore. Re-opening for the season in May, TimberTop Adventure will challenge your skills as you make your way to the next platform and zip around on the Ziplines. Get active with mom and see how many of the 11 courses you can conquer.
730 Dominion Park Road, Dominion Park
Opening for the season on May 11
$34.99 to $44.99