Plan the perfect Mother's Day

A family walking in the gardens at Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Mother’s Day 2021 is on Sunday 14 March. We’ve got lots of ideas to help you say thank you to a special someone, even if you can't celebrate together or enjoy the usual Mother’s Day events at National Trust places due to lockdown restrictions.

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

Even if you can't visit a place in our care, there are still things you can do at home to make her day. From beautiful bakes to that perfect present, we've got lots of ideas for a memorable time.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Subject to government confirmation, we're planning to reopen houses in England and Wales from 17 May, and in Northern Ireland from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Recipes and treats for Mother's Day

Bringing that special someone breakfast in bed on Mother's Day or creating your own afternoon tea party is a wonderful way to spend the day and treat a loved one. Try out a simple classic, like scrambled eggs on toast, or have a go at making something sweet, like some yummy rhubarb and ginger cheescake pots. If you're not together on the day, why not try out some of our recipes for a virtual tea party?

Find more tempting treats to inspire you Browse our recipes
A Meissen Berlin Tea Service

Discover the history of high tea 

Take a look at the history of our favourite brew. Discover when the tea-drinking craze first started, how fashion was inspired by afternoon tea and where the first National Trust cup of tea was served.

Flowers blooming around Mother's Day
Gifts for Mother's Day
Mother's Day gift ideas

Gifts she'll love 

If you're looking for gift inspiration this Mother's Day, you could treat her to some wonderful new gifts from our online shop. From essential gardening tools, 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.