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Treat Mum this Mother’s Day with these Events Picked by Visit Nottinghamshire

As Mother’s Day approaches, Visit Nottinghamshire, the official tourism board for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, have picked out the top things to do with mum in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this March.

Top things to do:

Stay at Southwell Holiday Cottage’s – Lavender Cottage

Treat your mum to a stay at the lovely Lavender Cottage at the picturesque market town of Southwell anytime in March for 3+ nights and you’ll find breakfast, bubbly and flowers waiting for you. They’ll also leave special personalised gifts for any children joining for the stay.

  • From £125/night.
  • Date: March anytime.
  • Address: Park Terrace, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0LQ

Enjoy a Debbie Bryan Crafternoon

For the mum who loves arts and crafts there are a number of Crafternoons at Debbie Bryan’s Lace Market Studio. With candle making, felt brooch crafting, afternoon teas and breakfast scones aplenty, a visit to Debbie Bryan is a great way to spend some time on Mother’s Day Weekend.

  • From £22 depending on workshop.
  • Date: Various.
  • Address: 18 St. Mary’s Gate, Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1PF.

Afternoon Tea fit for a Queen at Belvoir Castle

A beautiful Mother’s Day treat awaits in Belvoir’s Regency-styled Aviary Tearoom, with a delicious range of dainty finger sandwiches, luxurious desserts and a glass of fizz to toast to the special lady.

  • Prices from £15.
  • Date: 18th and 19th
  • Address: Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Grantham, Leicestershire, NG32 1PE.

Plant Hunter’s Fair at Southwell Minster

This one is for the mum who loves spending an afternoon gardening! The Spring Plant Hunter’s Fair at Southwell Minster brings together 20 different nurseries and garden artisans and is a great place to pick up a couple of new plants for their garden sanctuary.

  • Suggestion entry donation of £2 per person.
  • Date: Sunday 19th
  • Address: Archbishop’s Palace, Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD.

Enjoy a Stroll at Rufford Country Park

Enjoy a stroll with Mum and spend some quality time together soaking in the picturesque surroundings of Rufford Abbey Country Park. Walk the lake together and take some time to escape from all the hustle and bustle of modern life. Whilst there explore the Cistercian Abbey for which the estate is famous.

  • Free entry with a small charge for parking.
  • Date: Various.
  • Address: Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton NG22 9DF.

A Sketch of Chet Baker at Peggy’s Skylight

How about a night at one of Nottingham’s very best live music venues, Peggy’s Skylight? This much-beloved Nottingham venue is serving up a Mother’s Day treat with ‘A Sketch of Chet Baker’ for their Sunday afternoon Jazz & Mezze session.

  • Admission £10.
  • Date: Sunday the 19th
  • Address: 3 George Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3BH.

Head to the Opera at the Theatre Royal

Treat Mum to a special night out that she won’t forget at the Theatre Royal Nottingham. See Puccini’s production of Tosca which has become one of the world’s most popular operas. Puccini’s high-octane score is at times soaring and tender, at others brutally powerful and is a must see.

  • Tickets from £22.
  • Dates: Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th
  • Address: Theatre Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5ND.

Tea at Ye Olde Bell Spa

Spoil mum with afternoon tea at the wonderful Ye Olde Bell Spa and Hotel. This classic afternoon tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Why not book mum in for spa treatment whilst she’s there?

  • Prices from £35pp.
  • Date: 18th and 19th of March at various times.
  • Address: Barnby Moor, Great North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS.

A Sweet Treat for mum from Doughnotts

Nottingham’s ever-growing independent doughnut company, Doughnotts, is selling some delicious special edition doughnuts to celebrate Mother’s Day! You can either buy from their three special addition doughnuts in-store or purchase their Mother’s Day doughnut box, which is delivered straight to your door.

  • Costs: various
  • Date: Mother’s Day weekend
  • Address: 14 King St, Nottingham NG1 2AS

“There are some amazing things to do throughout Nottingham and Nottinghamshire this Mother’s Day and we’re encouraging both visitors and residents to visit our local businesses and spend some quality time with their mums,” said Kinga Kapias, Marketing and Communications Manager at Visit Nottinghamshire. “Whether you want to treat your mum to a special day out or just spend some quality time together, there’s something for everyone in our amazing city and county.”

Posted on 03 March 2023

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