Spending Mother's Day at Bamburgh Castle

Things to do for Mother's Day in Northumberland

Celebrate Mother's Day
Treat your mam to a Mother’s Day to remember in Northumberland. This one’s for the mams, the grans, the aunts and the Mother-in-Laws out there who deserve to be celebrated this March.

She gives the best hugs, makes unbeatable Sunday lunches, can remove any stain from your cycling kit, and she has the miraculous ability to do it all at the same time. No matter how old you are, you still find yourself picking up the phone to ask for her advice on just about anything and, for that, she deserves the world.

While you can’t give her exactly that, you can give her a Mother’s Day to remember in Northumberland. This one’s for the mams, the grans, the aunts, the Mother-in-Laws and any mother figures out there who deserve to be celebrated this Mother’s Day, Sunday 10th March 2024

Better than a bunch of flowers

There aren’t many mams who don’t appreciate a good flower, especially the bright and breezy daffodils that flood Northumberland at the end of March. Seaton Delaval Hall's stunning lawns, The Alnwick Garden's cherry orchard, Howick Hall Gardens & Arboretum and Warkworth Castle are just a few of sites that glow with golden daffodils in spring. Or, head to Wallington Hall's romantic walled garden to admire the Crocus lawn. Inspired by your visit to one of these beautiful historical sites? Pick up a floral treat at one of the region’s local garden centres for your mum this mother’s day.

  • Treat her to a spa day

Nothing says 'I love you' more than the gift of complete relaxation and a spa day in Northumberland will do just the trick. Luxurious Northumberland hotels such as Doxford Hall, Linden Hall and Matfen Hall are all fantastic choices for spa days or spa vouchers to give to your mum. Plus, they all sit within areas with staggering scenic views, rural Northumberland countryside landscapes, so you can enjoy a brisk walk and some exploration alongside your family day out.

Let her eat cake

  • Take your mum for afternoon tea

Northumberland is lucky to be home to a wide array of cafes and tearooms, all offering local produce and sweet treats. Why not treat your mum this mother’s day to a special day out to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in Northumberland. Some of our favourites include the Lord Crewe Arms in the fairytale village of Blanchland, Chesters Tea Room at the Roman fort of Chester along Hadrian’s Wall, as well as the Carriages at Bellingham Golf Club. So whether it is afternoon tea or mothers day lunch in Northumberland, there are so many options to choose from.

Get outdoors

  • Explore Northumberland National Park

Take a hike through the spectacular landscapes of Northumberland National Park by choosing one of its picturesque routes and trails. Find the hidden waterfall Linhope Spout nestled within the Breamish Valley, get your own picture perfect snap of the iconic stretches of Hadrian’s Wall, or discover the beauty of one of the region’s most dramatic castles, including Alnwick Castle captured over the years in popular film and television series, such as Harry Potter

Whisk her away for the weekend

  •  Extend your stay

Make a weekend break of it and whisk mum away to a B&B by the sea or a rural countryside retreat, such as beautiful Wydon Farm B&B. Let her feel like royalty in the opulent rooms of Eshott Hall or converted castle hotel Langley Castle. Take your pick by having a look at our accommodation page.

If self-catering is more your style, book a cosy cottage by the coast or a countryside hideaway with Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages and make breakfast in bed extra special. Stunning sea views, crackling log burners, flower-pot-filled terraces and cosy bedrooms all feature in Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages selection of self-catering holiday homes that make a perfect Mother’s Day getaway.

Live and learn

  •  Mother’s Day on the Milky Way

Take your mum to the telescope and open her eyes to the wonders of Northumberland’s dark skies by joining one of Kielder Observatory’s or Battlesteads Observatory's extraordinary astronomy events. Their late night events give you the best chance of seeing constellations with the naked eye in an especially intimate experience with the stars while experienced astronomers are there to answer all of your celestial questions.

Whatever you choose to do, whether it’s exploring one of Northumberland’s hidden gem destinations, enjoying a spot of shopping in one of the many independent gift shops, whiling the time away in a museum or art gallery, or celebrating the day with food and drink at one of the regions pubs or restaurants, make sure to tag us in your Northumberland adventures at @visitnorthumberland or use our hashtag #endlessexperiences.

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