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Check out these Mothers Day deals and freebies in Tampa.  First, mothers Day is this coming Sunday and you can treat mom to a special day without spending a ton of money.  Second, there are a bunch of places in and around the Tampa Bay area that have good deals going on to celebrate Mothers Day.  Finally, whether you spend the day celebrating, grieving, or acting like it’s another Sun-day Fun-day, you can take advantage of this year’s Mother’s Day food deals and freebies.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Every mom who dines at a BJ’s Restaurant during Mother’s Day weekend will receive a complimentary stemless wine glass to take home. Also, from May 1 through June 18, guests who buy a $50 eGift card will receive an additional $10 gift card. In addition to this, the bonus cards can be redeemed between June 19 and July 9, 2023.


Purchase $25 in gift cards and get a $5 reward card redeemable from June 19 through August 31, 2023.  Also, from now through May 14, get $5 off any round cakes ordered on DoorDash, Grubhub, or Uber Eats.


Between May 10th and 14th, customers can purchase a “Nuggets of Appreciation meal,” which consists of their choice of 8 pc. Extra Crispy chicken tenders or chicken on the bone, two large homestyle sides, four biscuits, and KFC dipping sauces. . Orders must be placed via the KFC mobile app or kfc.com.

Noodles & Company

From May 5—14, get $10 off any order of $40 or more. Plus, make a $25 purchase online (at noodles.com) or in restaurants between May 8 and June 30 and earn a $5 bonus card.

TGI Fridays

From now through July 3, guests can get $15 in Bonus Bites Cards for every $50 spent on gift cards, or $5 in Bonus Bites Cards for every $25 spent on gift cards.  Bonus Bites Cards are redeemable between July 4 and August 31, 2023.


Purchase an adult meal between Friday, May 12 and Sunday, May 14 via the Zaxby’s app and get a free kids’ meal.

Pirate Water Taxi

The Pirate Water Taxi is offering free rides for moms on Mother’s Day with the purchase of a child or other adult ticket. Cruise the Hillsborough River with mom this year, stopping at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park or Ulele for a bite to eat.

Henry B. Plant Museum

From noon to 5, moms get free admission to the Henry B. Plant museum on Mother’s Day. The museum is a 19th century hotel turned historic landmark.


Bok Tower Gardens

All mothers will get free admission on Mother’s Day. Be sure to stop by to hear the Carillon Concerts at 1 pm and 3 pm.


Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

Mom, grandma, and moms-to-be get half-off admission to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with the purchase of any other admission ticket. Offer is only available at the ticket booth. You can even upgrade your visit with a fun animal encounter like a photo with a dolphin!


Florida Aquarium 

The Florida Aquarium is offering a BOGO deal for Mother’s Day weekend. The offer is one free admission for one paid admission. You must purchase tickets at the Aquarium to take advantage of this deal.


5 Favorite Summer Camps For Kids In Tampa

It’s crazy to think that most schools will be out in a few weeks. Then what do you do with your kids all summer?  It’s a good idea to start planning now.   Here are 5 favorite summer camps for kids in Tampa.

A summer program provides a safe environment for children to develop social skills, decision-making skills, and experience the great outdoors.  Socialization during childhood is good for growth and development.

Lots of parents send their kids to camps to keep them active and busy and off the iPad’s and phones.

Most communities have their own summer camps to help out busy parents, but we complied a list of our favorites.   We also dig some digging and found so many opportunities.  There are so many different types of events that you can get involved in Tampa.  Programs for your children during off school months can help out working parents and also keep kids engaged through out the summer.  It’s a good idea to keep kids active and moving so that returning to the school year isn’t so hard on them.  Plus it is a great opportunity to expose them to new ideas and activities.  Keeping them active helps as they return to the start of the school year.

If your child loves sports, the outdoors, crafts or cooking, there are many programs and summer camps you can get your kids involved in.

Most parents have already planned, but for those of you who haven’t,  check out this list of 5 favorite summer camps in Tampa.  There are more summer camps you can check out HERE.

  • 1. YMCA Summer Camp

    Kids ages 6 to 15 years old can explore a wide variety of activities each day in a safe, fun environment.  Activities include swimming, science, arts and crafts, nature education, games, team building and more.

  • 2. Summer at Mathnasium

    Students lose a lot of what they’ve learned in math class over summer break.  Summer at Mathnasium helps your kids retain math skills  and expand their STEM knowledge all summer long by using activities that revolve around legos, algebra, geometry and robotics.



  • 3. Camp Osprey

    Camp Osprey is filled with kids 7-15 years old. Activities include horseback riding, paintball, high ropes, giant swing, ziplining, ninja warrior obstacle course, Blob, Redneck slide, BB guns, archery, hiking, trail biking, kayaking, swimming, tubing and more.


    5 Favorite Tampa Summer Camps



  • 4. Eckerd College Summer Watersports Camp

    If your kids love the water, this is perfect.  These activities include watersports, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, saltwater fishing for students ages 5-17.


    Eckerd Summer Watersports Camp

  • 5. Marine Science Camp at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    Week-long K-12 camps featuring their rescued dolphin, river otter and sea turtle friends! Camp options feature snorkeling in seagrass beds and sand flats, kayaking through local estuaries and discovering fascinating marine creatures in their natural habitat. Each summer camp program is a one-week session and runs Monday through Friday. 


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