Things to do for Mother's Day in the Peak District & Derbyshire
Mother's Day is on Sunday 19th March 2023 and there are some wonderful events happening across the Peak District and Derbyshire.
Mother's Day is on Sunday 19th March 2023 and there are some wonderful events happening across the Peak District and Derbyshire, from Sunday lunch and afternoon teas, to memorable days out and unique experiences.
Scroll down for some of the best events, special offers and places to visit across the county to get you inspired.
The perfect treat for animal lovers, mums go free from 18th-19th March with any full paying adult or child at Peak Wildlife Park. Set on the edge of the Staffordshire Peak District, Peak Wildlife Park offers a unique and immersive animal experience with large walkthrough exhibits that allow you to come face-to-face with exotic and endangered animals from across three continents.
Whether you love lemurs, have a passion for penguins or want to wander with the wallabies (and feed them with your hand!), it's the ultimate family day out. Plus, the Peak Cafe is a great spot to enjoy stone-baked pizzas, paninis, wraps or salad a cup of tea or coffee, and of course a lovely piece of homemade cake!
Enjoy a three-course lunch at The George in Hathersage on Sunday 19th March and treat your loved one to a meal to remember. The 500-year-old building, once frequented by Charlotte Bronte, has been returned to its former glory as a contemporary coaching inn offering the best of both worlds, with cosy surroundings and characterful touches.
Dine in the contemporary restaurant, relax in the lounge and grab a drink at the bar, before exploring the nearby village of Hathersage, known as the Peak District's 'outdoor hub'.
Take the family on a flight across the spectacular Derwent Valley and give mum a real relaxing day out with fresh air, open spaces and great things to see and do. Head underground on two guided cavern tours through the Great Masson Cavern and the Rutland Cavern with a new crystal clear lighting installation.
Then, dine in the Vista restaurant, which has great views across the valley (reservation recommended for Mother's Day weekend).
Whether you want to treat your Mum, a special loved one, or get the whole family together, the beautiful settings of Van Dyk's provides the ideal backdrop for a special occasion on Sunday 19th March. On the outskirts of Chesterfield, this luxury 4-star, 1 rosette hotel is just a short distance from the historic market town of Chesterfield and its iconic Crooked Spire too.
Celebrate Mother's Day at Gulliver’s Kingdom and discover fun for the whole family. Enjoy 50% off adult tickets throughout Mother’s Day weekend at all Gulliver’s Theme Parks (including Matlock Bath and Rother Valley) on both Saturday and Sunday.
Experience a wonderful weekend that’s full of family rides, shows and attractions. Plus, Gully and the gang will be here to help you create some magical memories that mum can treasure too!
Treat your loved one to fine food in the bright and airy Garden Room of the Red Lion Restaurant, with stunning panoramic views over the surrounding fields, and indulge in a four-course menu.
Alternatively, for a special treat book into the chandelier-decked Oak Room to enjoy a three-course menu served banquet style. Both menus feature the highest quality seasonal produce, much from their own Walton Lodge Farm Estate. These lavish celebrations will be accompanied by live music from a Michael Bublé tribute act too! Click here to find out more.
Bring the whole family along to Matlock Farm Park to enjoy a day of animal, craft and playtime fun this Mother's Day. All mums will receive a free gift on entry, plus there are free craft sessions in the Ark building (10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00) for children to make something special for their mum or loved one.
Of course, there'll be all the usual animal fun of the farm park too, with time to see the ‘sheep and lamb maternity ward’, small animal handling, sheep racing, wallaby encounter, ferret racing and meerkat talks.
When booking Mother's Day Sunday Lunch at The Wheatsheaf, in the heart of Bakewell, Mum's receive a free glass of fizz to enjoy too! This family and dog-friendly pub serves fresh, homemade, locally-sourced food, just a stone's throw from the town's many attractions including the nearby Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop, birthplace of the famous Bakewell Pudding.
Be the first to taste The Scotsman's Pack's brand new spring menu and enjoy fresh, home-cooked food in the heart of the Peak District's outdoor hub of Hathersage. Enjoy new dishes including delicious roasts, and enjoy a bracing walk on nearby Stanage Edge, regarded as one of the best ridge walks in the UK. Even better, Mums get a free cupcake when you book in advance!
Discover local crafts and gifts galore at Cromford Mill's monthly Artisan Market, which champions local makers, artisans and producers. The market runs each third Sunday of the month in the historic mill yard, where the world's first water-powered cotton spinning mill originated. Take a relaxing stroll on Cromford Canal, once a buzzing hub of Derbyshire’s industry, and explore the Mill Yard itself, where attractions include tours, a visitor centre, and the immersive Arkwright Experience.
Why not treat your Mum to a glorious afternoon tea on the beautiful Thornbridge Estate near Bakewell? Book in for afternoon tea in the Great Hall & Music Room and enjoy a glass of Prosecco, followed by a walk around the scenic hall, entrance to the award-winning gardens and get a special gift to take home too!
Book a table at the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop on Sunday 19th March and receive a free glass of fizz for Mum! Sample sweet treats and delicious local produce in the cosy surroundings of the shop's charming cafe, situated on the first floor, then explore the much-loved Peak District town of Bakewell.
Mums get a free Prosecco on arrival when you book a table in advance at this cosy English pub, just a stone's throw from the Chatsworth Estate. Enjoy 2 courses for £22
or 3 courses for £28, and tuck into fresh, seasonal local produce, much of which is sourced from the local area.
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