Mother’s Day

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and whether you’re looking to treat your own mom to something special or you’re planning on conveniently texting this link to someone in your life for a little reminder, we are sure there will be something on this list for everyone.

WHAT TO DO

There are a number of places hosting specials for moms on Mother’s Day. Here are a few:

YOGA SHACK

Yoga Shack on Ann St is having family yoga at 2pm on Sunday. Kids 5+ welcome, $5 each with all proceeds going to Africa Yoga Project. They’re also having a sale on passes for Mother’s Day, on now until Sunday. Treat yourself or your mom!

MOKSHA YOGA

All current pass members are invited to bring their mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, or mom-figure with them to class on Sunday for free! One guest per Mokshie.

STORYBOOK GARDENS

Moms and Grandma’s get into the park free on Mother’s Day! There will also be special Train Par-Tea with free lemonade served to passengers. Train tickets are $2/person (babies free).

EAST PARK GOLF GARDENS

East Park is open for Mother’s Day! They are offering mom’s a free round of mini-golf with a paid partner at the adult rate. Golf activities are open from 9:00am to dusk on Sunday.

LONDON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Mom’s get into the museum for free on Sunday! The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.

WHERE TO EAT

PALASAD

Mom’s eat free ALL WEEKEND (yes! starting today!) at Palasad. Kids must be there with you and someone has to order something more expensive than your meal. While you’re there, enter to win a Spa Day.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

A number of places will be hosting special brunches for Mother’s Day. Make reservations as soon as possible because it is a popular event no matter where you’re going! These are only a few of the places doing something special; call up your favourite restaurant (or your mom’s!) and see if they have something special going on.

Ramada Inn

Idlewyld Inn and Spa

Fanshawe Pioneer Village

Eldon House

Elm Hurst Inn & Spa

Western Fair District, Top of the Fair

Best Western Lamplighter Inn, Shelly’s Tap and Grill

Delta London Armouries Hotel

Hilton London, blakes

STAY AT HOME

Make Mother’s Day a stay-at-home, family day. Have a staycation in your own backyard or living room. Stay in your PJ’s, watch movies, snuggle, have a Wii marathon, take a long bath, have someone give you a manicure, and do whatever else you want to do with your kids – MOM gets to make all of the decisions, including making none of the decisions if that’s what suits you. Make sure everyone is aware of it the day before – no gifts needed, just their presence to make the day special. Or kick them out of the house and have the staycation all to yourself. It’s your day.

This Weekend in London

Dec 11

It’s the last weekend before the kids are off for the holidays. Looking for something to do other than shopping or decorating? We have some suggestions…

LONDON KNIGHTS

The Knights are playing twice this weekend! The puck drops at 7:30pm on Friday, December 12 and again at 2:00pm on Sunday, December 14. Go cheer on the boys in green!

HUNTER HAYES

The young country sensation is coming to the Bud this Saturday, December 13 at 7:00pm. There are a few tickets still available if you act fast.

SNOWYBOOK VILLAGE

Santa Claus, crafts with the elves, marshmallows over an open fire, outdoor skating… this is the place to be for families this weekend!

ELDON HOUSE CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

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This Weekend in London

Dec 4

If you’re not overwhelmed with Christmas parties, shopping, and decking the halls, then here is a few options to have some fun this weekend in our beautiful city,

STORYBOOK GARDENS SKATE TRAIL

Storybook Gardens skate trail opens this Saturday, as long as the weather continues to cooperate! Skating is from 10:00am to 8:00pm Saturday and 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday. Admission is $4.25 for adults, $3.25 for children, or $13.00 for a family (2 adults, 2 children).

CHRISTMAS WITH AMABILE CHOIRS

The Amabile Da Copa Choir and Junior Amabile Singers will definitely get you into the holiday spirit with their performance of Storytellers this Saturday, December 6, at 6:00pm at St. James Presbyterian Church.

SANTA PHOTOS

If your kids can’t wait until the big day to sneak a peek at the big guy, have their photo taken in support of the London Defeat Depression Campaign this Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at La Noisette Bakery on Oxford Street East. For more information, see their Facebook Event. If you can’t make it, see our rundown of the mall hours HERE.

DIRKS BENTLEY AT BUDWEISER GARDENS

Country star Dirks Bentley is coming to the Budweiser Gardens this Saturday night. Randy Houser and Tim Hicks are opening; the show starts at 7:30pm. There are a few rare tickets still floating around for sale, so if you are interested act fast!

CHRISTMAS TEA AT THE ELDON HOUSE

The Eldon House is opening their doors for a festive tea and tour of the house during their Victorian Christmas Celebration. There will be two sittings this Sunday at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.  Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. To register call 519-661-5169.

 

If you have an upcoming event that you want to share with LondonMoms, send me an email at jill@londonmoms.ca

 

 

 

This Weekend in London

Weekend

It’s a weekend full of ghouls and ghosts as the countdown to Halloween is on!

Here is our rundown of what is happening October 24-26:

Blue Suede Shoes

Elvis is rocking the main stage at the Grand Theatre now through November 1. With tickets starting at just $29.95 you can sing along with the world champion Elvis impersonator Roy LeBlanc as he relives the life and career of Elvis Presley.

The London Baby Expo

It’s back at the Western Fair District’s Progress Building on October 25, 9am to 4pm and 26, 10am to 3pm. Admission is $7, children under 12 are free. There will be plenty of door prizes at this event which features exhibits and sponsors to guide you from bump through childhood.

VegFest

A vegan festival is coming to the Western Fair District’s Canada Building this Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Admission and parking is free for this event for the whole family. Come eat delicious food from their many vendors, explore clean living, watch cooking demonstrations, learn about animal rights and let your children try out free yoga classes or play in the children’s activity area.

The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt

Is this old London landmark haunted? Come find out from 1-4pm on Sunday. The whole family is invited, $5 per person.

Octoberfest

The German Canadian Club is celebrating this annual tradition Friday and Saturday. Advanced tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.

Do you have any big plans this weekend? Want me to talk about your event? Let me know anytime  jill@londonmoms.ca