Top 10 Mother's Day weekend getaways, days out and city breaks to spoil your mum on her special day

Mum deserves the very best, so make Mother's Day a great celebration and take her out on a proper break - from mother and daughter days out ideas to free tickets

Weston Park, Telford, Shropshire

You only have one mum so make her day and spoil her rotten with one of these special breaks.
Because every Mum deserves the very best, why not slash out and make Mother's Day a great celebration by whisking her away for the day - or if you're feeling really flush the whole weekend.
Whether she loves to be pampered, enjoys being at one with nature or loves to sample top notch cuisine, we've found a weekend break or day out she'll love.

1. Weston Park, Telford, Shropshire

From £27.50pp

Refined Victorian tea at Weston Park

Indulge Mum in the fine British tradition of afternoon tea in a Victorian Orangery at this 17th century stately home on the border of Staffordshire and Shropshire.
Set in 1,000 acres of parkland designed by Capability Brown, she can drink in the views looking out across the Italian Gardens and the rolling countryside beyond, while sipping tea from fine china and nibbling dainty finger sandwiches of cucumber with cheese, smoked salmon and roast beef.
There are sweet treats too, from scones with clotted cream and jam to jasmine tea custard tarts and lemon drizzle cake. Then walk it off with a stroll round the gardens, which are just starting to bloom for spring.

The deal

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea costs £27.50 or £33.50 if you want to splash out on a glass of prosecco or a Gin Fizz. Price includes admission to the grounds.

2. The Torridon, Highlands

From £192.50pp
Head for the hills from The Torridon, Scotland
If your mum is the adventurous type, take her to the Scottish Highlands and bag a Munro (a mountain over 3,000ft). Liathach, one of 16 Munros in the Torridon Hills, is rated one of the country’s finest mountains.
You can always set your sights lower and tackle a Corbett, Graham, Donald or a Marilyn (with heights ranging from 500ft up to 3,000ft).
The Torridon, a turreted retreat on the edge of a sea loch surrounded by forest, is an ideal base. It has an activities team to tailormake a day to remember for you and your mum.
Back down to earth you can reward yourself with a splendid afternoon tea in the drawing room and toast your achievement with a glass of bubbly.

The deal

One night’s B&B at the Torridon starts at £192.50pp including afternoon tea and the full day guided climb with guide and equipment.

3. Luton Hoo, Beds

From £48.50pp
Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire
Luton Hoo Hotel in Bedfordshire
Jazz-loving mums are sure to get into the swing of it at the special Sunday lunch in the atmospheric Adam’s Brasserie, dining to live music.
The Mothering Sunday menu hits all the right notes, with mouthwatering mains including ribeye of Scottish beef and whole lemon sole, and delectable desserts such as dark chocolate fondant or raspberry and vanilla cheesecake.
Just 10 minutes’ drive from Luton, the Grade I listed mansion house is on a 1,065-acre estate, with plenty of walking trails along with a 50-acre lake and a luxurious spa and golf course.
Royal connections include Queen Elizabeth who was a regular visitor when it was a stately home and even spent part of her honeymoon here.

The deal

The Mothering Sunday Jazz Lunch costs £48.50pp for three courses and half-price for children (under 14).

4. Seaham Hall, Durham

From £90pp
Enjoy plush pampering at Durham's Seaham Hall
A well-deserved double treat is in store for both mother and daughter at this five-star spa hotel.
Set in 37 acres of landscaped gardens, perched on a cliff the 18th century property has stunning views over Durham’s Heritage coast line and is just 14 miles from the historic city.
Slip into robes and slippers and make the most of the facilities in its award-winning Serenity Spa (from 1pm to 5pm) including a 20-metre pool, a hammam with walk-in snail showers and outdoor hot tubs. By then you’ll be ready to enjoy a tasteful afternoon tea in the Ozone – with a glass of fizz of course.
Not forgetting a soothing 45-minute treatment with a choice of either tension-relieving Serenity Signature Massage or a Sundari prescriptive facial.

The deal

The Mum and Me Afternoon Tea package cost from £90pp including drink on arrival and one spa treatment.

5. Batsford Arboretum, Glos

Free for mum
The whole family can celebrate with mum and branch out to Batsford Arboretum, where they’ll find Britain’s biggest private collection of trees and shrubs. In the heart of the Cotswolds, near the the charming market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, the 56-acre arboretum and gardens is home to magnolias and giant redwoods.
And this is the time to go to catch stunning sight of Japanese flowering cherries in spring bloom.
Best of all, on March 26, entry is free for mums. So you can spoil her rotten and treat her to lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Cafe or a gift from the plant centre and garden shop to make it a day to remember.

The deal

Admission to Batsford Arboretum from £7.20 adults, children £3.50. Free for mums on Mother’s Day (when accompanied by a paying child).

6. Belmond British Pullman Train

From £245pp
Luxurious lunch on board the Belmond train
For a memorable Mother’s Day this train trip is just the ticket on board a luxury Belmond train, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Stepping into one of the beautiful vintage carriages with exquisite marquetry and art deco designs is sure to transport her back to the golden age of train travel.
After being shown to your table, set out with white linen, sparkling glassware and fine china, sit back and let this historic train take the strain over a sumptuous lunch. This is one Mother’s Day she’ll dine out on for a long time to come!

The deal

The round trip departing from Chester, Crewe, Liverpool and London on March 26 starts at £245pp including three-course lunch, half a bottle of wine, coffee, tea and petits fours through Superbreak.

7. Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa, Cardiff

From £69pp
Indulge mind and body at Holland House, Cardiff
Whisk mum away to the Welsh capital for a pampering day of indulgence in the spa of this four-star hotel in the city centre.
Take your pick of two soothing treatments included in the special spa package for mother and daughter which includes a facial, back massage, manicure or pedicure, scalp massage or massage/scrub for legs.
Make the most of the relaxation lounge or ease tired muscles in the hydrotherapy pool. If you’re feeling active there’s a state of the art fitness suite. And you can celebrate over a delicious lunch with a glass of vino of course.

The deal

The Mother and Daughter Day costs from £69pp including two 25-minute treatments each, lunch and glass of wine until March 31.

8. Picture Perfect Present

From £24.50 for two
If you can’t be with mum on her special day, a voucher for a mother and daughter makeover and photoshoot means you can promise to make a date to spend quality time together being spoilt and pampered.
Enjoy star treatment from the moment you arrive at the studio for the three-hour experience which begins with a consultation followed by a professional make-up session and a hair style that’s on trend.
After top professionals have created your perfect look you’ll be ready to step in front of the camera for your photoshoot. Return a week later to choose your favourite portrait picture (one 10x8 or two 5x4 images) which will be ready to collect four weeks later.

The deal

The mother and daughter makeover and photoshoot voucher is offered by Great Little Breaks at 50 per cent discount of £24.50 with locations across the UK.

9. Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire

From £14.20pp
Float across the fens in Cambridgeshire
Get mum on board a gentle boat ride through the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve and England’s most famous fen, soaking up the tranquility of the river.
As you glide along Wicken Lode be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife – springtime is when you might catch sight and sound of cuckoos and if you’re lucky booming bitterns. As one of the most important wetlands in Europe it’s home to 9,000 recorded species including rare plants, birds and dragonflies.

The deal

The hour-long trip on March 26 departing at 11.30am and 2pm costs £7.25 with a glass of bubbly for adults and £4.50 for children with a soft drink. Book is essential. Admission to Wicken Fen from £6.95 adults, £3.40 children, £17.30 family ticket. Car parking £3.

10. Ston Easton Park, Somerset

From £40pp
Arrange a bouquet at Ston Easton Park, Somerset
When a last-minute bunch of the service station’s floral offerings won’t cut it, book yourself into The Mother’s Day Flower Workshop at this flamboyant country house hotel set in 36 acres of spectacular parkland.
After watching demonstrations from resident florists Elly Blane and Jude White, you can put your new-found techniques into action to create your own blooming beautiful arrangement to take back to present to your mum.
To set you there will be a two-course lunch and glass of wine served in the Georgian oak panelled Sorrel Restaurant before beginning in the workshop. And you can admire each other’s work over a tea or coffee at the end of the day.

The deal

The Mother’s Day Flower Workshop on March 23 costs £40pp including lunch, glass of wine, coffees and floral arrangement.