7 holiday ideas to treat your mum

Looking to give your mum an extra special treat for Mother’s Day? Or perhaps there’s a big birthday on the horizon? Why not take her on a getaway to one of our characterful holiday cottages? From a cultural break at a historical house to a walking adventure in the mountains, here are seven ideas to suit every mum.

Visitors at Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

Explore a heritage site 

Stay on the doorstep of a medieval castle, wake up every day in the heart of a World Heritage Site or play Lord and Lady at a Tudor manor. Our holiday cottages offer the perfect location for exploring the nation’s rich heritage. Many even have their own intriguing stories to uncover.

Exterior of White Edge Lodge

Holiday to a film location 

From costume dramas to blockbuster action movies, the special places we care for have featured in countless films and TV shows. Some of our holiday cottages have even made star appearances. Book a trip to one of these cottages and you could walk in the footsteps of the stars.

Two children camping at night

Sleep under the stars 

If your mum prefers to be out in the fresh air, how about a trip to one of our campsites? Wake up to spectacular sunrises and the fresh, salty sea air at Gupton campsite in Pembrokeshire. Or go off the grid for a night of wild camping at Wicken Fen – our oldest Nature Reserve.

Walkers on Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons

Discover the great outdoors 

Whether you’re a fan of mountain climbing and extreme biking or just enjoy a relaxing walk, our holiday cottages are ideal for an active getaway.

Children kayaking at Brancaster Activity Centre, Norfolk

Go on a family adventure 

Looking for somewhere extra special to celebrate a big birthday or family milestone? We have over 30 holiday cottages that can sleep 8 or more people. Take your pick from sprawling country manor houses, cliff-top perches with far-reaching views and stylish waterfront villas.

Outside the Water Tower

Try something unique 

Spot dolphins from a working lighthouse, ascend Rapunzel’s tower, go back to Victorian times or stay in an old wireless station – our quirkiest cottages will guarantee a memorable stay.

Exterior of Priest's House and White Garden

Uncover literary history 

With historical links to treasured writers and poets, a holiday to one of our cottages offers plenty to inspire any bookworm or budding writer. Discover the real-life inspiration for Doctor Frankenstein, visit the Lakeland that inspired Beatrix Potter or stay in Agatha Christie’s holiday home.

Ready to book?

Tempted to book a stay with us or intrigued and would like more information on a National Trust holiday? Visit our holidays website