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Top 15 Ideas and Events for Mother's Day

Sunday 26th March 2017

 

mothers day great ideas of things to do

It is Mother's Day on Sunday 26th March so time to plan a lovely, spoiling day for your 'Best Mum in the World'.

Mother’s unite it is your day! We know that you’re here to find places to go with your kids and how to keep them happy and entertained on a day out. But stop. This day is about you. So whilst you’re planning a fantastic day out to your favourite attraction, the one where your child can’t stop smiling and talking about how much fun they had, we’ve pulled together some of the best attractions offering YOU something special on the day out.

Whether your little ones are at the age where they know what the day is and want to do something special for you or if they’re a little too young to quite understand and need a little prompting from you, these days out can be planned by you to get the best for the whole family. Each attraction is fully equipped to please your child’s needs and offer them fun and laughter, whether on a ride, looking at animals, or learning something new. But what they also do on this special day is offer you something, maybe a free entry, a complimentary cup of tea or a discounted day. We know you work hard all year round so it’s a little reward, whilst still sacrificing what you might really want to do, for a day out that your kids love.

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1. MOTHER'S DAY STEAM AND CREAM AT THE BODMIN AND WENFORD RAILWAY
26 March 2017


For a wonderful family outing for Mother's Day, dress up in your best clothes and experience a 1950s steam train journey whilst enjoying a delicious cream tea on board! You will travel in First Class and be shown to your seat by uniformed stewards. Relax in style and experience a leisurely 13-mile round trip, through beautiful countryside, taking in all the interesting sights. Enjoy all the delights of a Cornish branch line in the 1950s, as it reveals itself during the course of your journey!

Bodmin and Wenford Railway,
General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1AQ 01208 73555


Bodmin Railway mothers day

2. MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND AT WOODLANDS FAMILY THEME PARK
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017

For a fun-packed Mother's Day weekend visit Woodlands Family Theme Park on Saturday or Sunday, where all the Mums will be able to gain entry for £5 if they are accompanied by a paying child! Remember to purchase your tickets online before you go. You could have double the fun and stay for both days at the nearby Woodlands Grove Caravanning and Camping Park! Once you get to the Adventure Park, Mum can become a superhero, as you all tackle a world of adventure.

 

Woodlands Family Theme Park
Blackawton, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DQ 01803 712598



Woodlands mothers day

3. MOTHER'S DAY AT LEE VALLEY PARK FARMS
26 March 2017

It's a special time of the year down on the farm and a very special day for Mums. All the family can enjoy a day out at Lee Valley Park Farms, where Mums can get in for free! Join in the fun as the Farm celebrates all of the amazing animal mothers. Spend time visiting all the lovely animals and find out more about the farmyard parents and their sweet little babies.

Lee Valley Park Farms
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN2 9HG 01992 892781

Lee Valley Park Mother's Day

4. MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND AT HEVER CASTLE
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017

Take your Mum to Hever Castle for a wonderful weekend of activities. Children can decorate a flower pot to give Mum on her special day in a free craft workshop, or they can join in the yummy fun at a biscuit decorating workshop! There will also be opportunities to take Mum for a pre-booked lunch or afternoon tea. For all the details, prices and to book for tea or lunch, please visit the website.


Hever Castle and Gardens
Hever, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7NG 01732 865224

 

Hever Castle Mother's Day

5. MUMS CAN DO AT AMBERLEY MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE
26 March 2017

Enjoy this special day of hands-on activities, including crafts for children. Mums can enjoy the crafts, as well as pottery and train driving experiences (subject to availability). With steam trains running and birds of prey displays from Hawking About, there will be lots to entertain the whole family. For this day only there will be free entry for one Mum with each accompanying paying child (not in conjunction with any other offer).

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre
Station Road, Amberley, Sussex, BN18 9LT 01798 831370

 

Amberley Museum Mother's Day

6. FAMILY DAY OUT FOR MOTHERING SUNDAY AT TATTON PARK
26 March 2017 

When you are planning a day out with your favourite member of the family why not visit Tatton Park in Cheshire where Mum will be delighted to spend time at the new exhibition that has just opened in the Mansion House. Discover the beautiful craft work inspired by the landscape and gardens of Tatton Park that has been lovingly created by the members of Altrincham, Chelford, Manchester and Warrington Branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild. The exhibition forms part of the countrywide celebration of the 300th anniversary in 2016 of the birth of ‘Capability’ Brown, who designed part of the gardens at Tatton as well the landscape of many other stately homes the length and breadth of Britain. The Embroiders Guild Members have used a variety of mixed media and amazing stitching techniques to create unique pieces of textile art based on the beautiful gardens and landscapes of Tatton Park. This wonderful exhibition would make an ideal day out with Mum and Granny and they can join in with one of the workshops to create a small piece of embroidery. Visit the exhibition between 1pm-5pm with last entry at 4pm in the Mansion House. Enjoy the rest of Mother's Day discovering the riches of the Mansion House, the wonderful gardens, the parkland and include a delicious afternoon tea in the Stables Restaurant. If you have time, the kids would love a session in the children's playground or visit Tatton's Farm with the kids. There is so much to choose see and do, a perfect family day out is guaranteed for all the family. Normal admission charges to the Mansion House apply, however entry to the exhibition is free of charge. Charges apply to the Farm and Gardens but the parkland and playground have free entrance.


Tatton Park
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN 01625 374400

Tatton Park Mother's Day

7. MOTHER'S DAY TREAT AT THE WORLD OF BEATRIX POTTER
26 March 2017

Don't forget that it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 26th March so plan your day out with all the family to thank your Mum for all the things she does. Take the chance to show your appreciation with a visit to The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. On this special day all Mums will have free entry when accompanied by a child under the age of 16 years. Mums and Grannies will be able to wander down memory lane as they remind themselves of their own favourite stories from the Beatrix Potter collection, was it characters such as Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs. Tiggywinkle and Mr. Tod? Step into the Peter Rabbit Garden designed by Chelsea RHS Gold medal winner Richard Lucas and discover the juicy lettuces that Benjamin Bunny nibbled and the gooseberry bush where Peter got caught in a net as he tried to escape Mr. McGregor! The Tea Room will be serving a special Mother’s day mini Afternoon Tea of delicious treats which comes with a glass of bubbly prosecco for just £10.95. There’s lots of interesting things to see and do that will entertain all the family and don’t forgot to look out for the Peter Rabbit™ Centenary clock which chimes every 30 minutes and see what animals you can spot?

 

The World of Beatrix Potter
Crag Brow, Bowness–on-Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BX 0844 504 1233

fiBeatrix Potter Mother's Day

 

8. CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY AT FLAMINGO LAND
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017 

There's plenty to entertain all the family at Flamingo Land Resort on Mother's Day weekend with the Winter Zoo, Keeper Talks, 5 rides for young children, animal shows, parts of Dino-Stone Park and the Pirates of Zanzibar. If you plan to go on Sunday 26th March you can book a table in the Mansion House for a special celebration lunch to show Mum just how much she is appreciated. Book tickets online for the park and telephone to book your Mother's Day lunch early to avoid disappointment.


Flamingo Land Resort
Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX 0800 40 888 40

Flamingo Land Mother's Day

9. MOTHER'S DAY BOAT TRIP AT STANDEDGE TUNNEL
26 March 2017 

Remember that it is Mothering Sunday on 26th March this year so why not treat Mum and Granny to a unique day out with a guided boat trip that takes you into Britain's longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel. Forget about the routine chores and relax on a fascinating boat trip. Known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Waterways discover this amazing Yorkshire underground attraction where the guides will recount entertaining tales of the folk who designed, built and worked in the three and a quarter mile tunnel. The boat trip lasts about 30 minutes and the visitor centre exhibits display a wealth of information about the history and engineering struggles it took to build the tunnel that was opened in 1811. Afterwards enjoy a delicious afternoon tea overlooking the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, tickets prices are £20 for adult all inclusive ticket and £10 for children's tickets with picnic box alternative to the afternoon tea if preferred. Pre-booking is essential by telephoning or emailing the visitor centre at standedge@canalrivertrust.org.uk  Longer trips of two hours can be booked on other days of the year if you would like to experience the whole length of the tunnel.

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre
Waters Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire, HD7 6NQ 01484 844298

Standedge Tunnel & Visitor Centre Mother's Day

  

10. MUMS FOR A FIVER WEEKEND! AT WHEELGATE PARK
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017 

Mum can enjoy entry for just £5 when you plan a fabulous day out over Mother's Day weekend at Wheelgate Park in Nottinghamshire. Have a superb time in the indoor and outdoor areas, the rides, slides, and Animal Farm Activity areas. Allow Mum some time to browse in the Treasure Trove Gift Shop and find all your refreshments in the catering outlets so Mum really gets a proper day off. Purchase tickets at the gates on arrival for your Mum but remember to purchase the rest of your family and friends tickets online to get the best discounts, just miss off Mum's ticket and receive entry for £5 for her on arrival.

Wheelgate Adventure Park
White Post Island, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8HX 01623 882773

Wheelgate Mother's Day

11. MOTHER'S DAY TEA PARTY AT TRENTHAM MONKEY FOREST
26 March 2017


Enjoy a fun day out at Trentham Monkey Forest near Stoke-on-Trent this Mother's Day and find out all about the fantastic Barbary macaque mums. Do you know how many great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers live at Trentham, that babies are usually born at night in the trees and that new arrivals take their first steps at around two weeks? There will be a free tea or filter coffee for each mother buying a slice of cake. Also on the Trentham Estate are beautiful Trentham Gardens and high ropes adventure course Aerial Extreme – perfect extra treat for an adventurous mum and her family! Please see the website for further details.

Trentham Monkey Forest
Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST12 9HR 01782 659845

Trentham Monkey Forest Mother's Day

12. MOTHER'S DAY TREATS AT FARMER GOW'S
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017


Why not celebrate Mother's Day 2017 with a special day out for the whole family at Farmer Gow's near Faringdon? Mums and grannies can look forward to some complimentary treats as well as lots of springtime fun on the farm. There will be tiny lambs or goat kids to cuddle, fluffy chicks, wriggly piglets to tickle, fresh eggs to collect, a treasure hunt, farm-themed Mother's Day quiz for children and a complimentary cuppa and piece of cake for mothers and grandmothers in the cosy tearoom. Please see the website to find out more.

Farmer Gow's
Fernham Road, Longcot, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 7PR 01793 780555

Farmer Gow's Mother's Day

13. MATRONALIA AT CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA
25 March 2017 - 26 March 2017


Step back to the past on a family day out at Chedworth Roman Villa near Cheltenham over Mother’s Day weekend and learn more about daily life in Roman times. On both days, in celebration of Mother’s Day, there will be Roman make-over demonstrations illustrating beauty secrets of Roman times, from hair and dress styles to make-up. Children will be able to make a special present for their mothers at craft activities. Don't go home without treating Mum in the café. Please see the website for times, prices and other details.

Chedworth Roman Villa
Yanworth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3LJ 01242 890256

 

Chedworth Roman Villa Mother's Day

14. MOTHER'S DAY DREAM CAR DRIVES AT HAYNES INTERNATIONAL MOTOR MUSEUM
26 March 2017


Perfect Mother's Day treat for mothers (and grannies) who enjoy driving! Plan a day out with the kids at Haynes International Motor Museum in South Somerset and give Mum the chance to get behind the wheel of an iconic car on real roads. The choice includes a Bentley Continental and a Ferrari California. The whole experience will last about half an hour including a briefing and time at the end for photographs - so don't forget your cameras and mobile phones. Afterwards take Mum to Café 750, ideal for a pit stop. Please see the website for more information and to book.

Haynes International Motor Museum
Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH 01963 440804

Haynes International Motor Museum Mother's Day

15. MOTHER'S DAY - SMILEY SUNFLOWERS! AT RSPB CONWY NATURE RESERVE
26 March 2017


Get creative on Mother's Day at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve in North Wales. In the afternoon, between 2pm and 3pm, mothers and their children can get hands on with planters and sunflowers. Take your creations home and wait for the sunflowers to bloom later in the year. This event must be booked in advance and is suitable for children aged 4-8 years and their mothers. Why not plan a whole day out and spend the morning spotting wildlife on the reserve before treating Mum to lunch in the Waterside Coffee Shop? Please see the website for prices and other details.

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve
Llandudno Junction, Conwy, LL31 9XZ 01492 584091

RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

 

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