Mother's Day is the time of year when you can show your mum just how much she really means to you, and because there's so much to see and do in Yorkshire, there's something different for everyone.

If you're stuck for ideas and don't want to buy the usual box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers. Or maybe you just need a little bit of inspiration to get you started. Plan a day out in Yorkshire and make it one to remember!

Afternoon Tea

Why not treat Mum this year to a delicate and sumptuous Vintage Afternoon Tea at Rowley Manor, with their very own resident pianist. Give Mum the treat she deserves whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of fizz and a traditional selection of finely cut finger sandwiches. Enjoy your tea with lovely views over the open countryside or alternatively if it’s a bit chilly (in Yorkshire?!), be warmed by the indulgent open fires.

Overlooking the beautiful gardens of Oulton Hall, Head Butler and his passionate team wait on you hand and foot while you enjoy not any old Afternoon Tea, but an Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire. Afternoon Tea at Oulton Hall is unlike any other, it’s a very fine dining experience indeed, not least for the main ingredient itself – the tea! These teas are carefully selected to compliment the full array of sandwiches, cakes and scones.

At the Feversham Arms enjoy a secluded luxury retreat, nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley. Inside you will be welcomed by beautiful lounges, open fires and a snug, where you can find your favourite spot to enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea complete with finger sandwiches and a chef’s choice of sweet treats.

This Mother’s Day join Rossington Hall for the perfect refreshment, served in the traditional way and offering a range of homemade, mouth-watering sandwiches, cakes and scones along with a selection of teas and beverages in the refined drawing room, a perfect setting to enjoy such excellence.

Spa Treatment

If Mum fancies more of a lazy day, a day in the spa being pampered for all her help and support she’s given you throughout the year, take her over to Rockliffe Hall in Hurworth. The award winning spa provides the perfect environment to relax, unwind and indulge in a luxurious manner. Start the day with a delicious two course brunch on arrival, slip into the complimentary robe and slippers and enjoy the facilities to their fullest with a Mud Rasul Ritual and a luxury manicure.

This mothering Sunday, The Coniston is hosting a Mother & Daughter Spa Day where you can enjoy quality time together in the most luxurious surroundings. With full access to the all singing, all dancing thermal experience you will also enjoy a 50-minute signature spa treatment, a two course lunch and an opulent spa gift to take home.

Smallshaw Spa, a quaint, revitalising rural retreat, north of Sheffield is the ideal haven of relaxation. Situated in a beautiful countryside location with breath taking views of the Peak District, Smallshaw Spa includes the very latest in luxury spa facilities and also features a rustic sauna, foot spas, tropical experience shower, herbal sauna, chill out room and double treatment/nails room. As always, the idyllic way to finish off your experience is to unwind in the chill out room, accompanied by a cold glass of Prosecco.

The Dram Spa experience at Gomersal Park starts the moment you enter, the serene atmosphere, relaxing music and the professional staff setting the tone for your experience. If you’re looking to spend a special spa day with your Mum in the west of the county, then look no further than their ‘Mum and Me Spa Day’ package. Fizz, facial, food and full access to the extensive spa facilities, it’s bound to bring happiness to that special lady in your life.

Great Outdoors

Get the family outdoors to celebrate this Mothers’ Day at Brimham Rocks. Discover the 400 acres of dramatic moorland and weird and wonderful rock formations on the ‘Mothers’ Day Trail’. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the labyrinth of paths through the unique landscapes with your loved ones. A great day out for families, climbers or those wanting to enjoy fresh air and magnificent views of Nidderdale.

If you’re looking for an active day on two feet, two wheels or four hooves the Yorkshire Wolds won’t disappoint. The Yorkshire Wolds presents amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages, plenty of stop off points for a lovely break along the way.

Spectacularly restored to their full Victorian splendour, the gardens of Brodsworth Hall are home to a collection of grand gardens in miniature, filled with colourful seasonal plantings and displays. Stroll through the statue walks, the fern dell grotto and the beautiful wild rose dell. Take in the beautiful views of the formal gardens and pleasure grounds from the restored summerhouse, and enjoy the period bedding plants in the Flower Garden.

Ilkley is the perfect place to explore the Yorkshire countryside and appreciate some beautiful views from Ilkley Moor, which provides a panoramic backdrop to this charming town. Ilkley Moor is the perfect place for walking, hiking and pony trekking, and the famous Cow and Calf Rocks are the ideal place to scramble or rock climb, if that’s what the mother is in to!

Mother's Day Lunch

Looking for the perfect way to show your mum how much she means to you? This Mother’s Day why not treat her to lunch at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley. Served from 12.30pm until 3pm, lunch will be served in The Gallery and Garden Room restaurants, with live music to accompany lunch from The Gershwin Gang duo and a gift for all mothers.

Book now for Mothers Day and look forward to a three course lunch or dinner in the fine surroundings of Holdsworth House. This grand Jacobean Manor was built in 1633 and is a four star, independently owned hotel, packed full of character and history. Their Mother's Day menu includes a host of tasty-sounding dishes such as a roast striploin of Yorkshire beef which can then be followed up by a deconstructed Black Forest gateau. Yum!

Once a coaching Inn in the Saxon Village of Sancton, and a haunt to the local farming community in the wonderful and idyllic Yorkshire Wolds, why not treat your mum to a delicious lunch at The Star Inn at Sancton. On Mother's Day they've got a special menu on for lunch so this is well worth exploring.

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