Are you stuck for where to celebrate Mothering Sunday again? Say thank you in style this year with our top 10 things to do in Yorkshire this Mother’s Day. These great ideas will make her feel truly special and appreciated, earning you some extra brownie points!
1. Take her for a spa afternoon in Harrogate
Pedicure? Back massage? Or a just a half day relaxing in the hot rooms? Surround her in luxury at the historical Turkish Baths in Harrogate. With entry from just £15.50 for a half day session, you don’t have to break the bank to show her how much you care.
2. Enjoy a walk together through Otley Chevin
The beautiful Chevin Forest towers over the town of Otley in green splendour. With spectacular views across the valley, spots for horse riding, rock climbing and more, plus the availability of 5 free car parks, it’s the perfect place to take your Mum if she loves the outdoors and it’s free to boot!
3. Treat her to a delicious roast in Leeds
There are plenty of tasty roasts to book in for in Leeds for Mother’s Day, from legendary roasts at Whitelock’s Ale House, to the new The Black Swan on Call Lane. Fancy something a bit different? Go Italian at Bibi’s Italianissimo - book in early though to avoid disappointment on a day trip to Leeds.
4. Take her on a tour around historical York
There’s something for every Mum in York; from delightful boutiques, historical sites such as York Minster, to the wealth of delightful cafes for afternoon tea. Spend a day there together, reconnect and get lost in it’s pretty winding streets.
5. Enjoy a sumptuous tapas lunch with her at Pulpo
The delights of London’s famous Pulpo Tapas has arrived in Leeds on Harvey Nichols’ top floor. With small plates from £3-£4, this Venetian style eatery will feed all the family on
6. Explore Scarborough seaside together
Take her to the seaside and delight in a walk along the seafront, and over to the Sealife centre for a spot of nature watching. Finish off the day with the best fish & chips that Yorkshire has to offer!
7. Treat her to a visit to Harlow Carr
These stunning, timeless gardens on the edge of Harrogate are home to not only one of the best collections of flowers in the country, but also, it’s very own Betty’s Tearooms - perfect for an afternoon treat!
8. Whisk her away to YSP
If she loves art and the outdoors, whisk her away to Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the outskirts of Wakefield. With a timeless collection of pieces from famous sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth sitting alongside visiting artists such as KAWS, this is the perfect place for her to feel inspired.
9. Show her the natural beauty of Malham Dale
This stunning village on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales is home some of the most breathtaking views in the county. There’s a wealth of walks to explore together, including sites that are home to waterfalls and gorges, plus farmhouse shops and foodie pubs.
10. Take her deer watching at Fountains Abbey
Does she know her stags from her hinds? Take a trip for the day over to Fountains Abbey and stalk the deer, enjoy the peaceful greenery of the estate and indulge in some tea and treats at one of the estate’s cafes.