Mother’s Day is this weekend and hopefully, the weather will resemble Spring more than recent days. I won’t lie. I dream of a day of leisure without interruption, but spending the day with my family trumps any time I would spend drinking wine and eating chocolate!
There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in and around Ryedale with the kids and plenty of special deals about for the big day/weekend too.
Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Castle Howard – Saturday 10th March and Sunday 11th March.
The first of our beautifully themed Afternoon Teas is here for 2018, starting with Mother’s Day! Indulge in a unique Afternoon Tea experience in our elegant Grecian Hall on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March. Specially created by our Head Pastry Chef, commended at the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards our Afternoon Tea events showcase the freshest seasonal produce.
Your Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea ticket includes entry to the Gardens so make the most of your day with a spring walk and admire the seasonal beauty of our landscapes and Gardens. Book here
Piglets Adventure Farm are giving free entry to all mums on 10th & 11th March for Mother’s Day (when accompanied with a paying child). Visit the website here
Nunnington Hall this weekend
Saturday 10th March 10.30am to 4pm – Mother’s day ceramic mug decorating
Come and decorate a special ‘Best Mum Mug’ ready for the big day! After all your hard work there’s plenty of sweet treats to enjoy in the tea-room.
Booking not required. Normal admission applies but the event is FREE.
Sunday 11th March 10.30am to 4pm – A LUSH treat for Mother’s day
Mum’s the word, and we have a treat instore for you! Indulgence and pamper your Mum silly this Mother’s day with ‘LUSH’ cosmetics before enjoying afternoon treats in the tea-room. Booking not required. Normal admission applies but the event is FREE.
Flamingo Land – Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday 11th March at either their country pub, The Coach House or the Mansion House & Tea Rooms. Book your table on 0800 40 888 40. Admission ticket to Winter Zoo is also required so you can make a great day of it, visiting Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground, Sea Lion Show, Bird Show, Dino Stone. A selection of rides for younger children will be open and of course the animals will be there for all to see.
Sunday Lunch at The Balloon Tree – all mothers will receive a little potted Viola on arrival just to add something slightly more special to a standard Sunday Lunch.
Gate Helmsley, YO41 1NB. 01759 373023
Experience Afternoon Tea as a family, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to places in Ryedale. For Mumbler recommendations of child-friendly places for Afternoon Tea, click here (Pre-booking advised).
We have lots more Days Out ideas on the website here including Walks, Yorkshire Beaches as well as lovely things to do in and around Ryedale.
Alternatively, you may wish to stay at home and have a lovely day as a family. Here are some craft ideas if you need them before the day to make Mum or Grandma a special gift or on the day to fill some time!
If you want to share ideas with other Mumblers why don’t you join the Ryedale & The Coast Mumbler Chat Group.
*Check all event listings prior to visiting in case of last minute changes.