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How to celebrate MUM in Downtown Stratford

What is there to do in Downtown Stratford for Mother’s Day? Oh… we can think of many ways to embrace and celebrate all the moms, mums, and mothers in your life… while recognizing this means many different things to people. Not all moms want to be celebrated the same. Click the link to join us in the various ways we suggest you enjoy this day – regardless of whether you’re a mama, you have a mama, and you admire the moms in your life.

BRUNCH: Mother’s Day has become synonymous with brunch. Is it because we know moms should have at least one day of the year they get to sleep in – and breakfast is far too early? Maybe! But regardless of whether you take in fancy brunch downtown, or buy your ingredients here for the ultimate breakfast-in-bed… we have what you need!

  • CAFE BOUFFON usual brunch deliciousness
  • BRCH & WYN all-your-can-drink Mimosa/Caesar Bar 9-2pm (dessert features)
  • THE PARLOUR INN brunch buffet
  • MERCER HALL brunch fun (AND dinner features)
  • FULL HOUSE moms get FREE DESSERT all day
  • OLD MAN brunch fun for mum
  • THE COMMON “proper brunch” with all the mimosas, bellinis, sangria
  • REVIVAL HOUSE brunch buffet 11:30-2:30
  • REVEL brunch baskets (order before they SELL OUT)
  • BRAAIBAR opening special for brunch
  • RAJA Sunday Buffet returns, including Mother’s Day (brunch with a twist)
  • BLUEBIRD 3-course menu addition
  • ROCKWELL LOUNGE high tea – 2 seatings
  • BUTCHER BAKER offering all your breakfast-in-bed needs
  • THE LITTLE GREEN GROCERY offering breakfast-at-home items

(this list will continue to be updated)

Stratford Sunday Market

SPECIAL MARKETS or OPEN HOUSES: We all know spring is basically here. And with it lie so many wonderful mom gift ideas (or ideas for yourself – let’s be honest). A fun way to spend a day with mamas in your life while shopping for them, too.

  • WILLS & PRIOR May 13th Mother’s Day Market bringing some beautiful brands, teas, tastings, samples, flowers and FREE GIFT with purchase over $100
  • BRADSHAWS May 7th Spring Launch Event, 11-4pm with tastings/samples, and gift ideas
  • FESTIVAL SQUARE MARKET is new on the scene and hosting a market May 13th, 11-4pm
  • SUNDAY MARKET in downtown’s Market Square BEGINS its season on May 13th, 10-2pm

(this list will continue to be updated)

Pastry Class at Stratford Chefs School

EVENTS & TO DO’S: Grab mom by the hand and head out on an adventure for Mother’s Day. There’s plenty to do the day-of downtown – other than shopping and brunch!

  • STRATFORD CHEF’S SCHOOL Open Kitchen Introduction to Pastry School class, May 14th, 10-2pm https://www.exploretock.com/stratfordchefsschool/event/407772/open-kitchen-pastry-series-introduction-to-pastries
  • DESTINATION STRATFORD Culinary Trails like Chocolate Trail, Bacon & Ale Trail – and their ALL NEW TRAIL launched just in time for Mother’s Day https://visitstratford.ca/savourtrail/
  • AL FRESCO DINING or PICNIC with takeout from one of your favourite spots
  • AVON BOAT HOUSE river cruise or boat rentals
  • MERCER HOTEL PACKAGE getaway or staycation
  • THE LITTLE PRINCE CINEMA take your mama to the World’s Tiniest Theatre
  • COFFEE on the patio to take in downtown (revel, Balzacs, The Livery Yard)
  • HIGH TEA create your own with beautiful teas from Distinctly Tea, ingredients for goodies from our downtown grocers, baked goods from one of the cafes, and served in gorgeous tea cups from Watsons – or enjoy it at Rockwell Lounge on Mother’s Day

(this list will continue to be updated)

Many cool gift ideas coming soon

GREAT GIFT IDEAS for Mom’s of ALL TYPES in our Mother’s Day Guide!

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