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Mother’s Day in York 2023 – Things to do and gift ideas

Brew and Brownie York

How is it Mother’s Day already? With Mother’s Day coming up fast, it’s the ideal time to say thanks to the mums and mother figures in our lives for everything they’ve done in the last 12 months. While most of us would be delighted with a lie-in and a homemade card, Mother’s Day is a good opportunity to support a local York business by buying a meal to enjoy together at home, ordering a hamper, getting crafty or enjoying a cake that someone else has made. Here’s our selection of the best gifts and experiences for Mother’s Day 2023 in York.

Doe Bakehouse York

Donut decorating at Doe – Here’s something different – head to Doe Layerthorpe for some donut decorating! Two donuts per person to decorate with the best toppings. Visit the website for more info.

Mother’s Day tapas at Ambiente – Mums can enjoy a 125ml glass of cava on Mother’s Day at York’s top tapas venue when you book using the code MUM23 for March 19th. Visit the website for more info.

Middletons Hotel York

Mother’s Day at Middletons Hotel – Middletons is one of York’s loveliest hotels and they’ve got some fab Mother’s Day packages starting at £110 per person for a one-night break including champagne. There’s a selection of afternoon tea options, too, including traditional, sparkling and children’s afternoon tea options. Find out more

Spark York

SPARK* Cinema Club presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical – Join SPARK* Cinema Club at Spark:York for a screening of a delightful, contemporary take on the family classic, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. Enjoy the story of an extraordinary young girl rebelling against mean-spirited grown-ups. It’s FREE for children under 16, but they need to be accompanied by an adult ticket payer. Pre-book online.

Pairings wine bar york

Mother’s Day Takeaway from Pairings Wine Bar – Experience Pairings in the comfort of your own home with their March takeaway offer: a deli platter and a bottle of wine for only £35. Enjoy Pairings’ finest selection of three meats, three cheeses, pork pie, Haxby Bakehouse sourdough slices, gordal olives, chutneys, crackers, cornichons and a bottle of wine. Serves 2. Gluten-free available on request. Book online.

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia at Everyman York – Head to Everyman for a special Mother’s Day screening of Mamma Mia! Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile, Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Everyman York, 3pm – Visit the website

Mothers day cake bettys

Mother’s Day Cake from Bettys – While nothing beats a homemade cake, dodgy icing and all, this lovely one from Bettys will save your kitchen from chaos. Or why not take a trip to the tea room for afternoon tea or an indulgent breakfast? Visit the Bettys website for more

York's Chocolate Story

Mother’s Day Masterclass at York’s Chocolate Story – Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a delicious chocolate masterclass at York’s Chocolate Story. Upon arrival, enjoy one of their signature hot chocolates before delving into the world of chocolate. You will have the opportunity to pipe with chocolate, do some truffle rolling and experiment with chocolate patterns. Visit the website to book.

No1 York afternoon tea

Afternoon tea at No.1 York – Take some time together over No.1 York’s deliciously decadent Afternoon Tea in the glow of The Marmalade Lounge. The perfect afternoon tea combines savoury and sweet treats. Ours honours that noble tradition but brings playful flavours together to give it a twist for today. Available daily from 12.30pm to 5.30pm – visit the website

Takeaway afternoon tea from No.1 York – No1 is offering afternoon tea wrapped up and ready to go so you can enjoy it wherever takes your fancy this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a selection of homemade sandwiches, scones, jam and cream, cakes and sweet treats, all boxed up and packaged into a GuestHouse tote bag for £19 per person. Pre-book online.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Free entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park – There’s free entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for mums, stepmums and grans this weekend (18th and 19th March 2023) accompanied by a pre-booked child, adult or a pre-booked annual member. Follow Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Facebook for the details.

Askham Bryan Wildlife Park

Visit Askham Bryan Wildlife Park – On Mother’s Day, all adult tickets will be at the concession price of £5.95 All family tickets (2 adults, 2 children) are 15% off at £19.12. Follow them on Facebook for the details.

Dalby Forest

Go for a family walk – Why not head out for a walk this Mother’s Day? We’ve got plenty of ideas for walks around York, with something for all ages and abilities. Read our handy guide to family walks near York.

We’ll continue to update this guide with Mother’s Day ideas from York businesses in 2023, so keep an eye on our website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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