The Best Mothers Day Outings Near You 2023

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Looking to spoil your mom this Mother’s Day? Of course, you are! She’s been your best friend and backbone all your life, right? She deserves to be treated, whether you take her out for her favourite things, have her feel pampered and refreshed or you leave the house so she can have some time for herself. Here are our best Mother’s Day days out!

Naturistic Mother’s Day Days Out

Is your mom an explorer? Does she love being out in the open and can always have the perfect time venturing outdoors? Why not take her out for some outdoor adventures? Whether it’s hiking in beautiful locations, visiting a farm with cute animals, tractor rides and tasty treats or heading out for some punting!

a mother walking with her child in the forest

Mother's Day Walk at RSPB Rainham Marshes, Purfleet

Feel the fresh air on your face, hear the calls of birds and have a sense of achievement once your walk is finished! It’s the perfect spring day out, where you’re fully immersed in the environment while taking in new sights, sounds and smells of early spring.

Bring the whole family along and go butterfly spotting! How many will you find and what colours are they?

Then afterwards, head to the cafe for some delightful treats and a Mother’s Day cake special!

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New Tank Hill Road,
RM19 1SZ

Opening Times

19th March 2023


Moms go free!

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mother and daughter paddling in a boat

Paddle on the Beaulieu River, Hampshire

Board a boat and have a paddle on the beautiful Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities!  Enjoy a peaceful guided route through the stunning Beaulieu River Nature Reserve and take in all the idyllic surroundings.

Hear the calls of nature around you as you enjoy a wonderful paddle through the gentle waters, feel the sun on your face and gaze happily at your mom’s smiling face! Before heading to the Master Builder’s pub for a glass of bubbly by the riverside.

You can even enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in New Forest!

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New Forest Activities,
Bailey's Hard,
Bailey's Hard Lane,
SO42 7YF

Opening Times

19th March 2023
10:00 - 11:30
12:30 - 14:00
15:00 - 16:30


£19.00 per ticket

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a flower making workshop

Make A Mother's Day Posy at Stourhead, Wiltshire

The ultimate peaceful activity that your mom will love – if she loves flowers! Head to the Discovery Centre with a handful of beautiful blooms, like fresh spring flowers and foliage! Maybe even some beautiful spring blossoms!

You can enjoy this humble activity with the family and then explore the rest of the National Trust Property!

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Near Mere,
BA12 6QD

Opening Times

18th - 19th March 2023
10:30 - 15:00


£6.00 per posy making kit (plus admission prices)
Adult £19.00
Child £9.50

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mother and son punting in cambridge

Embark on a Punting Tour, Cambridge

Punting is a traditional activity in Cambridge, if you’ve not done it before, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to test out the waters! Especially with their punting tour – a 45 minute tour around the gentle river.

You’ll be guided alongside and you can listen in to fascinating historical facts about the stories behind Cambridge. It’ll be super cosy too because you’ll be provided with cushions, fleecy blankets and raised seats with tables too!

To top it all off, your tour will include a seasonal bouquet for the very lucky mom. Watch her smile with glee!

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Jesus Green Moorings,
Quayside Boardwalk,

Opening Times

19th March 2023

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Visit the Eden Project, Cornwall

Our mom’s spark a brightness in us, so why not brighten up her day with a trip to the Eden Project? You’ll find beautiful gardens bursting with colour and beautiful spring blooms.

Explore biomes with towering trees, abundant with leaves and flowers adorning every corner. Cross wooden bridges, hear the trickle of water features and take a deep breath as you take in the beautiful surroundings.

It’s a chilled-out day for someone who always works too hard.

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PL24 2SG

Opening Times

19th March 2023
10:00 - 16:00


Moms/Grans go free!
The rest of the group will need to pay admission:

Adult £32.50
Child £11.00

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bewilderwood crafts

Go wild at BeWILDerwood, Norfolk

All mommas will enter BeWILDerwood Norfolk for FREE with a special buy one get one free special offer. So, the family can enjoy an adventurous day out in the open where everyone can enjoy themselves!

Whether it’s the kids swinging on ropes and climbing ladders or moms enjoying flower crown workshops, satisfy their adrenaline bug with zooming zip wires and big swings or face painting! Who doesn’t want a little bit of sparkle on their face? With so many fun activities to do on Mother’s Day, the entire family can have a great day out!

It’s a no-brainer – big family fun day, for a little price!

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BeWILDerwood Norfolk
Horning Road
NR12 8JW

Opening Times

19th March 2023


Tickets from £19.50

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Sit and Sip – Relaxing Mother’s Day Days Out

Whether you’re looking for afternoon tea ideas or a hushed environment to spend some quality time with your special ladies. We’ve rounded up the best ones, so you don’t have to!

edinburgh afternoon tea on a tour bus

Sparkling Afternoon Tea with Red Bus Bistro, Edinburgh

Has your mom been meaning to visit Edinburgh for a while but has never had the chance? Well, look no further than Mother’s Day! Make a weekend trip out of it and stay in Edinburgh for the weekend, and what’s one of the best ways to see a city? By a tour bus of course!

With Red Bus Bistro from Buyagift, they’ll be holding an afternoon tea bus tour! Enjoy a glass of bubbly, delicious sandwiches, sweet scones, pastries and tea and coffee!

And with a bus tour, you’ll be able to enjoy an afternoon of relaxation as you take in the iconic sites of Edinburgh!

Psst with our membership, you can score 15% off experiences. Saving you a little more!

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday at either 12:00 or 15:00


£78.00 for two

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freshly made scones with cream and jam

Munch With Lunch at Millets Farm Centre, Oxfordshire

A Lakeview suite, relaxing atmosphere, a glass of prosecco or a warming cuppa. You can’t help but just go ahhh… 

Your mom surely will, when she feels relaxed and enjoy her day out at Millets Farm Centre! Spend quality time with each other as you munch on homemade savoury delights, crumbly fruit scones and a selection of sweet treats. Not forgetting a fresh pot of tea or coffee!

Whether your mom loves a glass of bubbles or a soothing mug of coffee, it’ll be a much-needed break for her. Hopefully, it’s sunny too!

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Millets Farm Centre,
Kingston Road,
OX13 5HB

Opening Times

19th March 2023
from 13:30 - 15:30


£24.95 per person (adult)
£29.95 per person with prosecco
£12.95 per child

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Mother's Day Lunch at Apley Estate, Shropshire

Looking for an afternoon of serenity? Some may say the perfect gift idea is something that feeds the soul…like food! And for a 3-course lunch, you’ll truly be spoilt.

At the Apley Estate, treat your mom or motherly figure to an afternoon of sensational food. A lunch made with only the finest ingredients, butchery and fresh produce. You’ll both have full bellies and happy faces!

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Apley Farm Shop
TF11 9EF

Opening Times

19th March 2023
12:30 or 14:00


Adult lunch £28.50
Child lunch £15.00

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london afternoon tea

London Landmarks Afternoon Tea at Town House, London

Welcome to a lush London-themed afternoon tea! For all those lovers of London, this is the one to gobble up! Treat your mom out to a weekend or day out in London and end it on a high – high tea!

Presented on a cute London-eye-themed tea stand, alongside delicacies that match up to some iconic London landmarks. From Big Ben, The Shard and the Gherkin to a classic London telephone box! From sweet and tangy treats like rhubarb mousse and tart lemon-curd tarts to dark chocolate ganache, white chocolate and delicious carrot cake.

It can’t get more British than that. Don’t forget a glass of bubbly and a pot of tea!

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109-113 Queen's Gate,
South Kensington,
London SW7 5LP


£42.00 - £54.50

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paddington bear afternoon tea bus tour

Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, London

Does your mom have a soft spot for a marmalade-loving bear? Well, did you know there’s a dedicated afternoon tea just for Paddington Bear? Thanks to Brigit’s Bakery, you can enjoy a beary cool afternoon cruising past all the famous landmarks in London on a bus!

Enjoy sweet delicacies like the best marmalade sandwich ever, chocolate macarons, lemon tarts, finger sandwiches and mini pizzas. Plus, so much more! Don’t forget your glass of bubbles, a pot of tea or a nice coffee brew.

Sit back and relax.

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Meet up point is near Trafalgar Square at:
8 Northumberland Avenue,

Opening Times

Wednesday to Sunday
13:45 or 17:30


Adult £45.00
Child £35.00

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Unique Mother’s Day Days Out

Looking to treat your mom with a totally different experience? Does she like to be creative and think outside of the box? Is she a little bit of an adrenaline junkie? Well, then we’ve gotta find the best Mother’s Day days out experience for her!

a candlelight concert

Candlelight: A Tribute to Beyonce, London

Now, what mom doesn’t like Beyonce? Does she belt the words out and dances around like there’s no one watching?

How about treating her to a totally new experience, a multi-sensory experience and a string ensemble of Beyonce’s top hits? Sit back and relax amongst a sea of warm glows from ethereal candles gently flickering. Then take in the music from the very first stroke of a bow and feel goosebumps as the music resonates!

It’s a truly enchanting experience and one that your mom will remember.

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Glaziers Hall,
9 Montague Cl,

Opening Times

18th March 2023
18:30 and 20:30


Zone B £35.00

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someone making Kokedama with soft moss and soil

Craft a Mother's Day Kokedama at Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Have you got a mom that has a knack for all things crafty? How about attending a botanical workshop? It’s lighthearted, calming and you’ll get to spend some real good quality time together, and have a giggle too!

With this unique day out, you’ll be using Kokedama, a soft ball of soil covered in moss and hung up for decorating! You can also plant some dainty spring flowers like pansies in your Kokedama, it’s a beautiful way to brighten up your house.

It may be unusual but it will make you smile knowing you made that as a family! Did you know it’s a Japanese gardening concept?

Why not try out this brilliant family workshop that everyone can get involved in?

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Chelsea Physic Garden,
66 Royal Hospital Road,

Opening Times

19th March 2023
10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00


Tickets from £25.00

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Mother's Day Rave with Big Fish Little Fish, Sheffield

Now, this is something completely out of the box! Do you fancy a little or should we say BIG boogie?! Join this fantastic rave with the whole family and dance to the music! With grown-up and kiddie music, bubbles, balloons, confetti cannons AND snow foam – it’s going to be a party like no other!

There are also ball pits and craft tables – fun for everyone. So, if you have a mom who is in touch with her youth and loves to be free, this is the Mother’s Day days out for her.

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14 Matilda Street,
Sheffield City Centre,
S1 4QD

Opening Times

19th March 2023
14:00 - 16:00


Tickets up to £9.00

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Perfume Making Experience for Two, Nationwide

Some people can be difficult to buy perfumes for…they don’t want something too floral, anything too strong, it can’t give them a headache. We wouldn’t want to buy a perfume the recipient wouldn’t like. So, why not treat mom to a perfume-making experience?

She can make the scene exactly to her liking! You’ll embark on a sensory journey along with your nose. With an expert who will teach you the ins and outs of choosing a fragrance and the world of 21 exclusive perfume brands!

You can each take away a 5ml bottle that has been hand blended and presented in a lovely gift bag.

sweet Mother’s Day day out for someone super special.

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Opening Times

Experience lasts 2 hours


£98.00 for two

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Let’s end on a high note…

hot air balloon high in the sky on a clear day

Hot Air Balloon Ride, Nationwide

Now, this is truly an extraordinary Mother’s Day treat that will blow her away! From spectacular views, a unique experience and a memory of a lifetime – boy this will be hard to top in the future!

With panoramic views as you lift off at sunrise, peak over and see the gorgeous orange hues as you drift effortlessly over some of the best British countryside the country has to offer. Then after an hour, you’ll head back towards solid ground with a glass of champagne waiting for you!

It’s definitely a unique and adventurous gift idea that moms with a heart of steel will thoroughly enjoy!

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Opening Times

Check for dates when booking


Experience from £140

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We hope you’ve found some lovely and truly unique Mother’s Day days out that will knock your moms socks off. They all deserved to be pampered, well and truly spoilt and feel like they’re on top of the world.

Looking for more Mother’s Day inspiration? Check out these Mother’s Day offers you can get or browse some of these sweet afternoon tea attractions!

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