Plan the perfect Mother's Day

Family exploring the garden at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Mother’s Day 2019 is on Sunday 31 March. We’ve got lots of ideas to help you say thank you to a special someone. Spend some precious time together as a family in beautiful surroundings, join in with Mother’s Day activities, or cook some tasty treats.

Whoever you’re celebrating this Mother’s Day, there are plenty of ways to show them how special they are to you. 

Why not get the whole family together for a stroll at one of their favourite places? The gardens we care for are full of colour at this time of year, from beds of colourful tulips to delicate blossom. For those who appreciate a bit of luxury, how about afternoon tea or a spa day at a historic hotel? From great gifts to relaxing weekends away, find a treat she’ll love.

A grandmother holding her granddaughter

Mother's Day events 

This year the places we care for are planning some very special events over Mother's Day weekend. If your mum loves gardening, how about joining a guided garden tour? For foodie fans, you could treat her to brunch or afternoon tea. Or you could drop in to a craft event to make your own special gift. From snowdrop planting to craft workshops, there are lots of events to choose from.

Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Cotehele, Cornwall

Explore spring gardens 

The gardens we care for are coming to life at this time of year. Why not visit one of our gardens this Mother's Day and see the colourful spring flowers in bloom?

Soft furnishings from the National Trust Grasslands shop collection

Gifts she'll love 

If you're looking for gift inspiration this Mother's Day, you could treat her to the best new gifts from our online shop. From exclusive homeware inspired by the wildflower meadows we care for, to jewellery, fashion accessories and UK-made food and drink, find the perfect gift.

Grandparents and grandchildren and parents on family visit

Gift membership 

This Mother’s Day, give that special someone in your life a year of unique experiences you know they’ll love. With gift membership she can enjoy special moments and create lasting memories throughout the year.

Freshly cooked Chelsea buns on a tray with a dusting of icing sugar

Tempting treats 

Why not say thank you to the special lady in your life by cooking a Mother’s Day feast? From sticky Chelsea buns, to our hearty cauliflower cheese gratin, we’ve got lots of delicious recipes to inspire you.

The exterior of the Water Tower, Cornwall

A special getaway 

What better way to tell Mum how special she is than to take her away on a surprise holiday? Take your pick from sprawling country manor houses, cosy hideaways for two and fairy-tale towers.

A group of women laugh over afternoon tea at Hartwell House and Spa

Spa breaks and afternoon tea 

For those who like a little luxury, how about a spa day at one of our historic hotels? Spend quality time together and enjoy relaxing treatments and a swim in the pool. Or you could go for a luxurious afternoon tea.