Are you stuck for ideas on how to treat your mum this Mothering Sunday?
Instead of buying your mum flowers, perfume or the usual bits and bobs you get her every year, why not do something a little different and spend some quality time together exploring Durham?

Say thank you in style this year with our top things to do in Durham this Mother’s Day, which will make your Mum feel truly special and appreciated.

Wine and Dine Her

The Rose and Crown

Why not indulge in some fabulous food with a traditional roast at the Rose & Crown? This charming 18th century Coaching Inn is located in the picturesque Durham Dales village of Romaldkirk which boasts charm and character.

If your mother is a foodie, then the á la carte menu at the Rose & Crown will have taste buds tingling. Head Chef; Dave Hunter and the dedicated Rose & Crown kitchen team create great tasting food which utilises the best local produce and ingredients.

Pazzo Italian Restaurant

Or why not visit Stanley’s newest Italian restaurant Pazzo? Where Mum’s eat free on Sunday 11th March! Their delicious Sunday Lunch is served from `12pm – 6pm with two courses starting from only £8.95.

Re-connect with Mother Nature

Life can be busy, and it can seem hard to spend quality time together with family, especially your Mum.

A break together exploring the outdoors and getting a dose of fresh air can do everyone the world of good, so why not uncover the beauty of the Durham Dales with your Mum?

Durham Dales

Home to stunning scenery, the Durham Dales is a great place to pull on your walking boots for a scenic walk along Low Force to High Force Waterfalls or experience the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO Global Geopark on two wheels with some of the UK’s best off-road cycle routes.

Low Force

And if your Mum is not only a mother but a grandmother then this could be a great way to get the children outdoors to blow off some stream after been coped up over the winter months. Especially recently when it felt like the whole country had cabin fever thanks to the ‘Beast from the East’ hitting the UK with the worst snow storm for 50 years!

The highway rat trail at Hamsterley Forest

At Hamsterley Forest the whole family can enjoy a forest adventure when you follow the Highway Rat Trail. Complete fun activities and spot characters from the story as you follow the panels. It’s a great way for the little ones to get active and explore Durham's great outdoors.

The Durham Heritage Coast

If you prefer coast to countryside then blow away the cobwebs and enjoy spectacular views from the Durham Heritage Coast as you walk along the rugged cliffs and imposing headlands. Finish off your trip to the coast with some of the best fish and chips that Durham has to offer at Downey’s fish and chips in Seaham.

Pampered Princess

What better way to show your Mum you care than by treating her to a luxury spa break at one of Durham’s many award winning spas? With a whole host of special pamper deals to choose from, you and your Mum are definably in the right place to relax and recharge.

Ramside Hall Spa

At the bright and modern Ramside Hall Spa, you’re spoilt for choice of spa packages that will really lift your spirits. The Happy Mother’s Day package which includes use of spa facilities 10am – 4pm, 60 minute nail treatment, sparkling afternoon tea in the Fusion restaurant and complimentary use of fluffy robes and spa flip flops.

Mother and Daughter enjoying spa break in County Durham

Head to Headlam Hall for the amazing ‘Champagne Sundays’ pamper break. A great value break for two from only £99 per person which includes accommodation in a Main Hall, Mews or Spa double or twin room, English breakfast, Three-course a la carte dinner, a bottle of Testulat Carte d'Or Champagne in your room and use of the spa from 2 pm on day of arrival until 11 am on day of departure

Tea Time for Two

Afternoon Tea in Durham

If your Mum has a sweet tooth, then how about a classic afternoon tea?

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the splendid surroundings of Lumley Castle. Choose from an assortment of finger sandwiches, scone and cakes.

Crook Hall and Gardens

You could also trade a brew for a glass of bubbles and have your Mum feel like a lady of luxury by pre-booking a sparkling afternoon tea at the stunning Crook Hall and Gardens. A Medieval Manor House in the heart of Durham City, surrounded by 5 acres of magical gardens.

Step Back in Time

Beamish the living museum of the north

Beamish - The Living Museum of the North will be telling the story of Mothering Sunday throughout history. Visitors will be able to discover the origins of Mothering Sunday and get involved with lots of family activities including creating quilled flower pictures, sing-a-longs with the Beamish Volunteer Choir and paper flower making.

It won’t be long and Summer will be here, so why not plan ahead and treat your Mum to Kynren tickets?

Kynren at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland

Kynren - An Epic Tale of England returns to Durham for 17 world class performances from Saturday 30th June - Saturday 15th September 2018. Surprise someone special by treating your friends and loved ones to an unforgettable breath-taking adventure this summer!

Book your tickets before 15th March and take advantage of their early booker offer: 20% off all tickets.Click here for more information.

Shop Till you Drop! 

What mum doesn’t like a good shop? Mother’s Day comes but once a year, so make it a day to remember at Dalton Park Shopping Outlet.

Mother and Daughter shopping at Dalton Park

Take a trip to Dalton Park, the biggest outlet shopping centre in the region. At Dalton Park you can have it all and save up to 50% off high street prices on your favourite high street and designer labels. There are over 60 outlet shops to visit, selling over 200 brands and designer labels, a great selection of restaurants and food outlets to re-charge or unwind after a full day shopping and even a 7 screen cinema.

If you’re visiting on the 10th or 11th March Dalton Park will be marking the occasion by handing out bunches of daffodils to lovely mummies throughout the day.

From afternoon tea, to great walks, spa pamper breaks or shopping trips, you can plan a Mother’s Day treat or getaway with a difference this year in Durham.




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