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Mother’s Day in York 2024 – The best things to do

Mother's Day York

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 having a day out or enjoying a cake that someone else has made. Here’s our selection of the best things to do on Mother’s Day in York and the surrounding area.

Mother’s Day in York

askham bryan wildlife park

Free entry to Askham Bryan Wildlife Park – Mothers go free at Askham Bryan Wildlife Park this Mother’s Day! The keepers will be discussing motherly behaviour during their talks, too. Tickets can be pre-booked, and only one Mother’s Day ticket can be purchased with a paid child ticket. Follow them on Facebook for the details.

Piglets Adventure Farm

Free entry to Piglets Adventure Farm – Mums, stepmothers, grandmothers and carers all enjoy free entry to Piglets during Mother’s Day weekend. They get FREE admission when accompanied by a pre-booked child, adult, concession ticket or Piglets annual membership holder on 9th or 10th March. Have a go at lamb bottle-feeding, take a trailer ride to the indoor play barn or even relax at the beach! Book online.

Afternoon tea No1 York

Mother’s Day afternoon tea by No.1 at GuestHouse – Enjoy an afternoon tea fit for a Queen…or your mum! Booking slots available at 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 3.00pm & 3.30pm. The perfect afternoon tea combines savoury and sweet treats featuring our dainty sandwiches, scones and cakes. To book, follow this link, click on the date of the 10th March on the calendar and select Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea option, then click next to go to payment. All mums will receive a special gift from GuestHouse to take home on the day.

William’s Den Mother’s Day

Free entry for Mums to William’s Den – All mums go free at William’s Den on Mother’s Day on March 10th 2024, so you get to have fun with the kids, tuck into some outrageously good food, and have a day to remember for free! (Outrageously good food not included, sadly!). Visit the website for more info.

Mothers Day Cake 2024

Mother’s Day Cake from Bettys – While nothing beats a homemade cake, dodgy icing and all, this lovely one from Bettys in York 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. Roll, dip, and decorate truffles, personalise your own chocolate lolly, and even customise a chocolate bar with handwritten messages. Visit the website to book.

Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Castle Howard – Treat yourselves to a delightful experience at Castle Howard, with afternoon tea served in the historic Grecian Hall. Seasonal ingredients and local craftsmanship are at the heart of this lovely experience, with dainty sandwiches and hand-baked scones created by Castle Howard’s expert chefs, and cakes created in Malton by master pâtissier Florian Poirot. Visit the website for details and to book.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Free entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park – There’s free entry to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for mums, stepmums and grans this weekend (9th & 10th March 2024) accompanied by a pre-booked child, adult or a pre-booked annual member. Find out more

Candlelit Mother’s Day – Experience a magical Mother’s Day celebration filled with the melodies of the best West End & Broadway shows. Set in the medieval splendor of St Olave’s Church, treat Mum to an enchanting evening of show tunes performed by the Ebor String Quartet. Bathed in the light of a thousand candles, you’ll also enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz. 10th March 2024, 5.30pm – Visit the website

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 2024, so keep an eye on our website and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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