Find the perfect way to treat your mum this Mother's Day in York

Mother's Day, also known as Mothering Day or Mothering Sunday, is coming up fast. Mother's Day in the UK is on Sunday 31 March this year. So now is the time to start planning your day out in York for a special treat for your mum.

We've found some of the best ways to spend time with your mum on Mother's Day in and around York. Whether she loves cooking or eating fine food, shopping or exhibits, there's something to treat the more important woman in your life.

Tours and Exhibits

Beningbrough Hall Mothers Day

For gin loving mums, take a tour around Cooper King's Distillery and find out how their gin and whiskey is made. They run tours every other Saturday, with one running the Saturday before Mother's Day, the perfect early present.

If your mum is Yorkshire through and through, the new exhibit at Beningbrough Hall is perfect for her. Take a stroll through the beautiful gardens and then through the house and see the Yorkshire! Achievement, Grit and Controversy exhibit.

Take in the views and enjoy a family day out at Kirklees Light Railway and for one day only this Mothering Sunday, mums travel half price!

Cookery Class

The Cookery School at The Grand, York Mothers Day

York is making a name for itself as a foodie hotspot, but that's not limited to just restaurants. Step up to the pans in a cookery class for any ability.

Sharmini's half day hands on Indian cookery class is a great way to learn how to make delicious and authentic Indian food on Saturday 30 March.

If your mum might like to try her hand a range of different dishes or cooking styles, The Cookery School at The Grand, York has you covered. With a range of classes from beginner to advanced and even parent and child classes, there's something for any level.

Both Sharmini and The Cookery School at The Grand, York have gift vouchers available.

Afternoon Tea

Goddards House Afternoon Tea Mothers Day

Plan Afternoon Tea at the former home of the creator of the Terry's Chocolate Orange. Goddards House is a beautiful stately home with a chocolaty history. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the drawing room plus take a look around the house.

Doesn't your mum deserve to sip prosecco and listen to a live swing band in York's only 5-star hotel? That's exactly what she can do at The Grand, York's Mother's Day 'Swing' Afternoon Tea.

Eating out

Jamies Italian York Mothers Day

Amongst the diverse range of restaurants in York, these places are offering special Mother's Day offers or menus.

The Ivy Brasserie - Delicious special Mother's Day menu available plus afternoon tea.

Jamie's Italian York - Special Mother's Day menu and a free glass of fizz for your mum!

Brunch at Nunnington Hall - Lovely Mother's Day brunch and a special 'Ladies of the Hall' tour.


Shopping in York Mothers Day

If you can't decide what to buy your mum for Mother's Day, then take her out for a day of shopping so she can pick her own present! As well as all of the eclectic shops around York, there are also some special events on Mothering Sunday. 

Stroll around the Markers Market in the Shambles Market and find some unique jewellery or clothes made by local indie designers.

For a mum with vintage style, the Antique Home and Vintage Fair at York Racecourse is a must. ​You'll find treasures galore from 20th Century fashion and jewellery, to Victoriana, silver, retro and furnishings.

If you're sticking around York city centre, pop into The Antiques Centre York and view their beautiful range of jewellery. Your mum will even get a free glass of Bucks Fizz.


Jack Parker Music Mother's Day

Have a good laugh with your mum at Daniel Sloss' new show X. The Scottish comedian has made a name for himself with a Netflix comedy special and multiple sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe and in London.

As a Mother's Day treat, take your mum to listen to Jack Parker live at The Basement. The Folk singer, armed with a 5-peice band, has an energetic style with a witty humour delivery.

Book a relaxing night away for your mum in York! With over 200 accommodation providers right here, you can find the perfect place for her.