Happy Mother’s Day! Every mama wants to celebrate in her own way and Austin has something for everyone. Here are some great Outdoor Mother’s Day ideas in Central Austin.

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Self-Care Sunday at Waterloo Greenery | Meredith Heritage Tree Deck on Trinity between 15th Street and 12th Street

The new and improved Waterloo Greenway is amazing! It’s a 1.5 Mile park system with 35 acres of connected green space around Waller Creek. Please go and check it out. It is beautiful! They have concerts, and on Sundays they present “Mindful Movement”-what mama doesn’t need that!

Zilker Botanical Garden Picnic | 2220 Barton Springs Rd

The Botanical Gardens are magnificent and magical and they always have fantastic events going on. Pack your own picnic or order from one of our fantastic local restaurants in Central Austin. 

Barton Springs Pool | 2201 William Barton Dr

Sorry mamas, but it is supposed to be scorching hot this weekend. Take a dive in Barton Spring Pool. Grab your towel, sunscreen, and your kiddos and get some Vitamin D while cooling off from the mad weather.

Meanwhile Brewing Market | 3901 Promotory Point Dr

Alright, this may be a little more South Austin than Central, but it’s worth it! I have been intrigued by this brewing company and the fact they are having a market at their awesome brewery with a playground, soccer field and food trucks! I love a market promoting local peeps!

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower | 4801 La Cross Ave

Disclaimer: I grew up in Austin and I still think of anything “Lady Bird” as local Central Austin. You get there so fast down Mopac and it is so worth it! Order fast and grab yourself an Easy Tiger meal and Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Come on Mamas!

Mother’s Day Market | 1023 Springdale Road 6A

Another market for Mamas to shop! It may not be completely outside however anything local and indulging, is a great time for a hardworking, exhausting however loving every minute mama!

Mother’s Day Teapot Planting Party | 2058 South Lamar Blvd

An indoor activity making tea pot planting party! Who doesn’t love a good succulent? I have half of a green thumb BUT still love plants and teaching my children about taking care them. Such a beautiful lesson. 

Mommy and Me at the Hearth | 2727 Exposition Blvd

You can choose to participate in a dance class or a jewelry pop up and polaroid session with your little! This is so cute and a fun mommy-and-me time.

Peace Park Conservancy | 1100 Kingsbury St.

What an amazing improvement. When my son was younger this was always a favorite Central Austin park however now it is top notch. Go and explore–even if it is hot, there is a lot of shade and a simple splash pad that looks natural!

Peter Pan Putt Putt Golf | 1207 Barton Springs Rd.

Oh, the joys of a good put put golf game! Peter Pan Putt Putt is such a staple of Central Austin. We love playing at this magical place and the location is spot on to grab a bit to eat at Chuy’s or the new Austin Eastciders!

Deep Eddy Pool | 401 Deep Eddy Ave

After a nice heated game at Peter Pan Putt Putt Golf, take a dip at Deep Eddy Pool. One of the oldest swimming pools in Texas, man made and spring fed! Love this pool! They have a great green lawn to lay out on under shade trees or in sun. The pool is a great depth for walking and wading and has lanes for lap swimmers as well as an area to grab a little snack!

Abigail Head is a native Texan living in Central Austin with her hunky husband, Chad and their two strong willed rugrats. Their 6 year old son, Teak, is a true walking miracle and a strong force to be reckoned with. Sloan, their spunky firecracker and 2 year old daughter, is a fearless monkey on the playground. Abby loves chocolate, antiques, being creative, authentic people, and lots of coffee! She has been in the real estate business for over a decade however these days keeps busy wrangling her two little redheads and tries to find time to do something else she loves, write. Follow her and her family's shenanigans in the little squares on Instagram @theheadhouseatx or her little blog www.theheadhouseatx.com.


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