7 Activities in the UK to do on Mother’s Day

March 17th, 2022

Our Mums have always been there for us, which makes it a challenge to find a way to express our gratitude fully. What if we told you that we have the secret to a guaranteed successful Mother’s Day gift? We’re happy to spill the beans: it’s spending time together.

There are many more exciting things to do on Mother’s Day than going out for brunch. Having trouble coming up with something special? We’re here to help! From foodies to adventurers, there’s an activity to be found for every type of Mum. Choose one of these 7 activities to do on Mother’s Day that will give your Mum a day to cherish forever.

1. Afternoon tea cruise on River Thames

Afternoon tea and scones activity
Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a wide selection of sandwiches, pastries & scones while cruising along the most iconic attractions of London, such as the Tower of London, Big Ben and City Hall. The welcoming crew is ready to pamper Mum with her favourite tea and delicious treats while the only thing she has to do is enjoy the view. When the weather allows it, you can visit the open-air upper deck, giving spectacular views of the city’s riverside landscape and those breathtaking photos.

Book your afternoon tea cruise with Mum here.

2. Windermere, Lancaster and the Lake District small-group day tour from Manchester

Lake District for an activity on Mother's Day
Take your Mum away from her busy daily life and let her unwind in the most famous national park in England. Let the mountains take her breath away, the lakes brush her worries away and its quaint houses fantasise about a long-forgotten age. Your day will be so much more than just the Lake District. You’ll visit the best spots in Windermere while hearing the tales of this lake and marvelling at the medieval architecture of the ancient town of Lancaster. If Mum wants to be captivated by enchanting scenery and escape into nature, this tour is for her!

Book your Lake District trip here.

3. Leeds heritage beer tour

Leeds alley beer tour
Let’s hear it for the Mums who love a pint! Who said this tour is just for friends? Going on a beer tour with your mum can be a fun and memorable experience. Join ‘Beer Evangelist’ Mike on an award-winning, enjoyable and immersive tour of Leeds, learning about the rich history of beer in the city, whilst sampling fine ales along the way. Prepare for a hilarious day where you’ll visit multiple breweries that all have a fascinating story to tell.

Book her next favourite beer tour in Leeds here.

4. Ultimate London cheese crawl

Cheese crawl in London
Does a crawl sound fun, but is your Mum not much of a drinker? Follow this savoury route! This 2-hour walking tour stops at all of London’s finest cheeses. This ultimate London cheese crawl will bring Mum to the best cheese-tasting places all over the city, including London’s iconic blue cheese at Fortnum & Mason, Baked Camembert from Champagne and Fromage, Gorgeous Prosecco cheese from Lina Stores, and much more.

Book the London cheese crawl here.

5. Chocolate tour at the Chocolatarium

Chocolate tour Edinburgh
Does your Mum have more of a sweet tooth? This chocolate tour at the Chocolatarium in Edinburgh will be one she’ll still be dreaming of for a long time. This chocolate tour will take her all the way from chocolate tree to chocolate bar with more than enough tasting along the way. After learning about the interesting process of chocolate making, it’s time to put your own skills to the test by making your very own Scottish-themed chocolate bar.

Book Mum’s chocolate tour here.

6. The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults Tour

Is your Mum an adrenaline junky? This activity is not one for the faint-hearted. Edinburgh is a city steeped in history. It’s breathtaking, quaint and traditional. But there’s also a dark side to this city, one that’s not often talked about. But you and your Mum are invited to get to know it. Visit Edinburgh’s underworld, which includes a series of vaults under the South Bridge which date back to the 1700s. Having been home to notorious criminals as well as the poorest within society, plenty of people died in the Vaults, so it’s no wonder that they are said to be rife with paranormal activity. Hear about ghostly activity and maybe even experience some first-hand.

Book the Haunted Vaults Tour here.

7. Pen y Fan 3-hour sunset hike

Sunset hike mountains
One more national park hike tip, just because you can never experience enough breathtaking nature. Bring Mum along on a hiking adventure at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park as you climb up the highest mountain in South Wales, Pen y Fan, just in time for sunset. Enjoy a 6km walk with a 460m ascent up this iconic Welsh mountain. During this trip, you’ll be accompanied by a friendly guide who knows the most interesting stories to tell about this area while you enjoy the impressive sunset over the Black Mountain.

Book the Pen y Fan sunset hike here.

What would your Mum love to do? We’re sure that as long as it’s with you, she’ll love every activity.

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