Make Mother's Day special

If you want to spoil mum this Mother's Day, why not treat her to a special day that she'll never forget? Spend some precious time together as a family and help make Mother’s Day even more memorable.

Whether you decide to have a delicious afternoon tea, take a springtime stroll or make your very own gift, you can really treat mum and show her just how special she is on a day out with us.

Here are a few Mother’s Day top spots for inspiration:

    North East

    Gibside, Tyne and Wear - Mum’s Weekend, 29-30 March 2014, 11am–3pm
    Spend some quality time with mum and bring her to Gibside for a beautiful springtime walk in the walled garden, explore the orangery or take a longer ramble through the woods. Treat her to a tasty cream tea in the potting shed café, listen to enchanting live music in the chapel and visit Gibside’s resident artists at the stables where you can make her a unique gift to help her remember this special day.

    Cragside, Northumberland - Mother’s Day lunch, 30 March 2014, 11am - 4pm
    Make it a special day and enjoy a wonderful afternoon lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Cragside. Booking essential.

    Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire - A day out of discovery
    Set in acres of beautiful countryside, there are plenty of things to discover and enjoy at Fountain's Abbey, Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site.

    North West

    Sizergh, Cumbria - Mother's Day, 30 March 2014, 11am-5pm
    Treat mum to a day out at Sizergh Castle

    Speke Hall, Liverpool
    Bring the family along for afternoon tea at Speke Hall.

    Sticklebarn Pub, Great Langdale, Lake District
    For good food and open fires book a table for you and mum at Sticklebarn Pub. We're running it ourselves to give you the tastiest local food and ales and we make sure that every penny we make goes back into looking after this magnificent valley.

    East of England

    Blickling Estate, Norfolk - Mother's Day afternoon tea, 30 March 2014, 3pm–4.30pm
    Gather the family together at Blickling Estate and experience a delicious afternoon tea served in the beautiful surroundings of Lord Lothian's Study. Booking essential.

    Houghton Mill, Cambridgeshire - Mother's Day gift making, 29 March 2014 11am-4.30pm
    Visit Houghton Mill and create a gift for mum.

    Peckover House and Garden, Cambridgeshire - Afternoon tea, 30 March 2014, 12pm-4.30pm
    Make mum's day extra special with afternoon tea at Peckover House and Garden.


    Upton House and Gardens, Warwickshire - 1930s beauty parlour, 30 March 2014, 1pm–4pm
    Bring your mum to Upton House for a special 1930s' beauty and fashion makeover.

    Croome, Worcestershire - Mother's Day carvery lunches, 29-30 March 12pm-2pm
    Spoil mum on her special day with lunch in the RAF 1940s style canteen at Croome.

    Afternoon tea, 29-30 March, 2pm-3pm and 4pm-5pm
    Mother's Day afternoon tea served in the Tapestry Tea Room in the Court at Croome. Reserve your table for either: 2pm or 4pm. Booking essential.

    Brockhampton Estate, Herefordshire - Tussie Musie, 30 March 2014, 11am-4pm
    Visit Brockhampton Estate and make mum her very own Tussie Musie (posy making). Selection of craft activities ' make your own Mother's Day card, flower pressing, bracelet making (thread/ribbon), tissue paper flowers. Special gift offers in shop, mum's day-off lunch offer.

    Hanbury Hall and Gardens, Worcestershire - Mothering Weekend with Lady Georgina, 29 March 2014, 1pm–4.30pm
    Go back in time to the year 1890 and meet Sir Harry, Lady Georgina and their family as they celebrate the role of mothers and how they play a significant role in everyone’s lives at Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

    South West

    Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire - Mother’s Day tours, 30 March 2014, 12pm–12.45pm and 1:30pm–2:15pm
    Join Dyrham’s conservation assistant on a special mothers-only tour of Dyrham Park house. There are two tours available on the day with 15 places available on each tour (for mums only). Tickets available on the morning of the tour from the visitor centre and are not pre-bookable.

    Tyntesfield, North Somerset - Mother's Day, 30 March 2014 10am-6pm
    Seasonal specials in the Cow Barn kitchen at Tyntesfield, spring blooms on display in the formal gardens and musical entertainment to keep mum happy on Mother's Day.

    South East

    Ightham Mote, Kent -  Make Mum's Day, 30 March 2014, 11am–3pm
    Spend this Mother’s Day at a Ightham Mote, a moated manor house that medieval knights and courtiers to Henry VIII used to own. Come and make something special for your mum and why not  treat her to a lovely meal in the restaurant?

    Mottisfont, Hampshire - Making Mother's Day, 30 March 2014 10am-11am
    Get creative at Mottisfont and make a fabulous flower brooch for mum or pay a visit  to the Lichfield exhibition, with over 50 portraits of the royal family from the 1960s onwards.

    Stowe, Buckinghamshire - Mother's Day crafts, 30 March 2014 10am
    Join us at Stowe for a day of bulb planting and card crafting.

    Winkworth Arboretum, Surrey - Mother's Day concert, 30 March 2014, 2pm-4pm
    Treat mum to something a little different. Homemade cream tea and entertainment from the ever popular Surrey Hills Ukulele Big Band at Winkworth Arboretum.


    Bodnant Garden, Conwy - Mother's Day stroll, garden and tea-room open 10am-4pm
    Nestling in the foothills of Snowdonia in North Wales, Bodnant Garden is one of the world’s most magical gardens - with dramatic mountain scenery, historic plant collections and horticultural styles from the formal to the pastoral to exotic. Take mum on a stroll of the gardens this Mother’s Day for an experience she’ll never forget.

    Plas Newydd, Anglesey
    The enchanting mansion and gardens of Plas Newydd have stunning views across the Menai Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia - perfect for a peaceful Mother's Day treat.

    Northern Ireland

    Mount Stewart, County Down, 30-31 March 2014, House open 12pm-5pm, gardens open 10am-5pm
    Take your mum to Mount Stewart and visit one of our most inspiring and unusual gardens. Treat her to lunch in our award-winning Bay Restaurant, which is served between 12pm-2.30pm.