10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with the Family in and around Wharfedale & Craven.
Mother’s Day is late this year falling on the 31st March. Fingers crossed, by then the warmer weather will be back in full force! I won’t lie, I dream of a lie in followed by breakfast in bed, but spending the day with my family trumps anytime I would spend lounging!
There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in and around Wharfedale & Craven with the kids and plenty of special deals about for the big day/weekend too. We have done a handy roundup of 10 ways you could celebrate Mother’s Day as a family, some require booking so don’t leave it too late to make plans (or share this post with other halves!)
1. Mothers Day Specials at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway – Sunday 31st March 2019
Image from Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway
Treat Mum to a fantastic steam railway journey through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside and make Mother’s Day even more special with First class service, and either a very special Mother’s Day breakfast or a sandwich selection served a delightful Cream Tea, topped off with either Prosecco or Champagne!
The Dales Dining catering train is running and you will have a choice of First Class dining in the historic Mark 1 carriages or the very special Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Royal Saloon.
There are five options available for 2019 Mother’s Day, full details can be found here. Tickets must be booked in advance – simply choose ‘Mother’s Day’ tickets from the menu on the ticketing website.
Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF Phone:01756 710614
2. Mother’s Day Music and Makers Market at Harewood House – 30th & 31st March
Harewood House is a fun day out for the whole family, with lots to explore, from the house and it’s collections, to the rare bird garden, penguin feeding, farm experience, adventure playground and over 100 acres of garden to explore.
Mother’s Day Weekend at Harewood House is the first big celebration date in the diary since reopening for 2019 (Re-opens 23rd March). Enjoy their new exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, showcasing 26 of the most exciting British-based makers today. The Makers Market will be in The Courtyard, and you enjoy live music from Leeds rock-band Hope & Social. You can also reserve a table for the new Spring Afternoon Tea in the Billiard Room.
Normal admission applies.
Harewood House, LS17 9LE
3. Mum’s go FREE at Thornton Hall Country Park – Sunday 31st March
Image from Thornton Hall Country Park
Visit Thornton Hall this Mother’s Day and they will make sure to help you spoil those special mums and grandmas – in fact they will let them in for free! Enjoy Afternoon Tea (available to pre-book. Call 01282 841148.) and all the usual Farm Fun!
Open from 10 am.
Normal admission applies. (1 free mum/grandma admission with 1 paying child.)
Other offers / free passes are not valid when mum/grandma receive free admission.
And why not tie it in with a Sunday Roast at a local pub!
5. Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Spring – Saturday 30th March
Join in a family springtime sculpture walk on Saturday 30th March. Discover sculptures, draw outside and notice the natural world waking up from its winter slumber! Make some memories as a family celebrating the start of spring.
Sessions at 11 am and 2 pm. Booking required. Suitable for ages 6+.
West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
6. Singalonga Greatest Showman at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
Enjoy a family treat and experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – a singalonga at Leeds City Varieties on Sunday 31st March. With lyrics on the screen so all the family can join in and there will also be a live host to teach everyone a unique set of dance moves and show you how to use the interactive prop bags!
City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW
7. Mother’s Day Weekend at Temple Newsam Estate – Sunday 31st March
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at the elegant setting of Temple Newsam Estate. Treat mum to a pot of tea and cake in the Courtyard Tea Rooms, stroll around the beautiful gardens, explore the house, playground and visit the animals on the farm. There will be a Blooming Bouquet’s craft activity specifically for Mother’s Day and from the 30th March their new exhibition Fantastical Beast’s starts, with lots of beastly activities going on around the house.
Normal admission applies.
Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE
8. Mother’s Day Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr
Enjoy a family stroll* around the gardens, hopefully taking in the delightful spring flowers! Let the kids burn off some steam on the adventure playgrounds and finish off with afternoon tea or a Fat Rascal in Bettys! (*The Easter garden trail also starts on the 30th March.)
Normal garden admissions apply.
Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
9. Mother’s Day Specials
There are quite a few attractions running Mother’s Day Specials including:
Kirklees Light Railway Mother’s Day Special: Treat mum’s to an all-day rover ticket for HALF PRICE! The ticket for Mum will be valid all day on all trains, so you can make it a memorable family day out! (Valid 31st March only)
Swithens Farm Shop: Every Mum gets a free cuppa and a delicious bun on paying entry into the farm. Children can enjoy the usual fun on the farm and special Mother’s Day crafts in the picnic area. (Valid 30th & 31st March only)
BOOMCHIKKABOOM – Fun Time Mum Time: Spend quality family time together at White Rose Shopping Centre and enjoy some light pampering, frame making craft and your very own photo together. Join Boomchikkaboom on Saturday 30th March from 10am-6pm and Sunday 31st March from 11am-5pm.
Mother’s Day Kids’ Card Making at Hobbycraft: Children can visit Hobbycraft at Crown Point in Leeds on Saturday 30th March for a FREE in-store workshop to make the perfect Mother’s Day card. For more details click here.
Thorp Perrow: Enjoy a family day out at Thorp Perrow on Mother’s Day, and Mums can enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake for FREE with a valid entry ticket. (Valid 31st March only)
10. Afternoon Tea
Why not all have a treat and have Afternoon Tea as a family! We are spoilt for choice when it comes to places in Wharfedale & Craven, for Mumbler recommendations of child-friendly places for Afternoon Tea click here (Pre-booking advised).