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Mother's Day is just around the corner, landing on 31st March for 2019. If you're looking to treat your Mum to something extra special this year, we have plenty of ideas, all reachable with Stagecoach.
It doesn't matter where you are in the UK either: whether it's Scotland, Manchester, Yorkshire or even Wales, our services can help you plan an amazing day out with your Mum.
Spa break, afternoon tea or the ultimate shopping experience, whatever you have in mind - we can make this the best Mother's Day yet!
Cumbria is home to some of the most breathtaking countryside views, so make the most of it and book a cabin in the Lake District. Extend the Mother's Day celebrations and spend a long weekend here to show your Mum just how special she is. You'll find Stagecoach services running across the area, and the 599 will pick you up right outside the Windermere train station and take you wherever you need to be.
If your Mum loves a challenge, why not take her to an escape room? You'll find a great one in Lancaster right by the bus station where loads of our services, including our number 10 and 7 buses, stop. Lancaster Escape offers something a little bit different for Mother's Day, and we recommend Fun at the Fair or Framed for beginners. Both rooms are suitable for children aged 8 to 12 too, with extra clues added if you'd like young ones to join in.
The North East is bursting with options for Mother's Day adventures, with areas like Newcastle and Middlesbrough serving up some fantastic offers and a wide range of local foodie hot spots on your doorstep! In Teesside, take services 36 or 52 through Norton and call in for Sunday Lunch at 12 Hartland Place, one of the many lovely eateries in the area.
Heading further north? Visit a local favourite, The Botanist in Newcastle, and treat your Mam to a lunch she's guaranteed to love, thanks to the free Molton Brown goodie bag you'll get thrown in! To get here, take any Newcastle service via city centre and jump off at Monument (Blackett Street).
Fancy spoiling your Mum with a shopping trip? Don't let her linger over that complimentary glass of fizz for too long! Slip into Intu Eldon Square and splash those Mother's Day vouchers in Fenwick's or one of her favourite shops, all just a short stroll from your bus stop.
You'll find a whole bunch of pubs and bars in the area but Newcastle is also a fantastic option for a spot of culture! Why not spend some time enjoying the beautiful architecture of Grey Street before heading to a show at the Theatre Royal? Afterwards you can even enjoy a few cocktails in Pleased to Meet You and Decantus. You can even get here from Sunderland and South Shields with the X24 and X34.
Home to some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK, why not spend Mother's Day in Yorkshire at Newmillerdam Country Park and Boathouse. Based in Wakefield, you and your Mum can enjoy a historic visit to the boathouse that was built in the 1820s, take a casual stroll around the Newmillerdam Arboretum and then sit down for a Mother's Day meal at the nearby La Fortezza or The Fox and Hounds. Simply catch the 59 from Barnsley interchange - it'll take you to Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse for just £5.00 with our five for a fiver ticket.
Alternatively, why not head to Tankersley Manor - the perfect setting for a luxurious Mother's Day? This hotel, restaurant and spa is located in Barnsley and offers the ultimate relaxation experience for Mums, with a swimming pool, gym and sauna available on top of the many specialist spa treatments offered here. Jump on board the 67a from Barnsley interchange.
For those near Chesterfield, the Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa is a wonderful choice for Mother's Day. The 4-star hotel is a stunning 19th century manor house in Brimmington, and afternoon tea (served between 3pm and 5pm) is available with a special gift as part of the mother's day offer. Take the 70a, 71 and 77 buses to reach the hotel.
Treat your Mum to that much-needed break she definitely deserves and book dinner at the White Hart Hotel in Lincoln. The renowned Grille restaurant has won endless awards, and a special Mother's Day menu is available. 4 delicious courses cost just £22.50 per person, and children aged 4 to 11 can eat for half price. Those under 3 can even eat for free, so it can be a treat for the entire family too. Reach the White Hart Hotel on the 7 or 11 service.
If you’re looking for something super child-friendly, The Deep is a spectacular aquarium with over 3,000 creatures calling it their home. Walk around at your leisure on Mother's Day, or book a 1:1 experience and make this a day your Mum will never forget by giving her the opportunity to feed a grey reef shark - it's certainly not for the fainthearted. The 86 bus will drop you off nearby.
Do something different this Mother's Day, and book a punting tour for your Mum in Cambridge. The private tour will last for 50 minutes, travelling along the back of the city's most famous colleges. Learn about the history of Cambridge, take in the views and, if you fancy, add a picnic to the tour for an additional fee. Take Q or R bus service to the corner of New Square Park, or the 13A or B to Drummer Street and walk up towards the River Cam along Bridge Street to start the tour.
If you still have room after your picnic along the river, or if you've spent the day simply exploring Cambridge with your Mum and you'd like to treat her to dinner, head to Trinity Restaurant. If you'd rather celebrate on the Saturday evening, reserve a table at Midsummer House. With a beautiful riverside location, this French eatery offers fine dining at its best, and is closed on Sundays. Any of our city centre services around Cambridge, such as the 11, B and PR5 will take you close by, dropping you off on Drummer Street.
For Mother's Day, make the most of Manchester's amazing restaurant offering. Book in advance to make sure you're not disappointed, and take your Mum to Fazenda, Tattu, Globe or Umezushi. There's something to suit all tastes, so whatever your Mum's favourite cuisine is, Manchester city centre will deliver. Type in your preferred location into our journey planner to find the best Stagecoach service to catch, we have multiple buses running throughout the city.
You could also take your mum to a classic afternoon tea at the The Plaza in Stockport. You can treat your mum to a glass of fizz on arrival, then indulge in some traditional English tea and cakes.
Give your Mum the gift of uninterrupted relaxation and book her an afternoon at The Spa at The Midland. There's a swan neck foundation to ease shoulder pain, an alder wood sauna with a Himalayan salt block wall and incredible hanging pop cocoons alongside an endless list of treatments. Reach The Spa at The Midland by catching the 250 and get off at Chinatown. The spa is just a short walk from here.
There are so many amazing places to take your Mum this year on Mother's Day around Merseyside, and nothing can beat a tasty Sunday lunch at The Florist Liverpool. Enjoy bottomless prosecco as you dine and sit back and relax - there's no need to wash up today! Our 82C route runs close by, get off at Bold Place and walk towards Rodney Street.
Fill the 31st March with laughter and take your Mum to Hot Water Comedy Club. They're running a Mother's Day special triple headline show, with Freddy Quinne and three special guests providing laughs all night long. Doors open at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Take the 86C service and exit the bus on Hanover Street.
Take a trip to Charlecote Park with your Mum this Mother's Day, and spend the 31st exploring Warwick's natural beauty. The X17 bus route will stop right outside the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel, and from here you'll be able to explore the Victorian home of the Lucy family, discover the kitchen and outbuildings and take a walk through the parklands. Keep your eyes peeled, if you're lucky you'll be able to spot deer the park is so well known for.
For the perfect laid-back Mother's Day, why not enjoy shopping in Coventry before stopping for a bite to eat at the delicious Miller and Carter. When you book, you'll receive £10 off a bottle of Möet & Chandon Imperíal to spoil your Mum with, and you can choose anything off of the a la carte menu. Again, the X17 will let you off along Kenpas Highway nearby.
Stuck for ideas for Mother's Day in Oxfordshire? Blenheim Palace in Woodstock is a lovely day out, and easy to reach via the S3 and 7 from Oxford or the 233 from Witney.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site built between 1705 and 1722, the palace, park and gardens will keep you and your Mum entertained all day. Inside you'll find a range of exciting exhibitions and guided tours, and there are plenty of options for a bite to eat. We recommend The Orangery Restaurant, where a quintessentially English afternoon tea is served between 2pm and 5pm. For an extra special treat, opt for the Champagne Afternoon Tea option and enjoy a glass of fizz.
A trip to Bicester Village is also ideal for Mums who have an eye for designer clothing, but also love a bargain. Visit alone before Mother's Day to pick up an amazing present for your Mum, or use our S5 service from Oxford and head to Bicester Village for a spot of retail therapy together on Mother's Day instead.
Make sure you don't miss the Mother's Day event at the delightful West Dean Gardens. Your Mum will receive a free Spring Pass (which will provide her with free entry until 31st May 2019) and a bunch of daffodils, and together you can both enjoy the gardens together. From Victorian Glasshouses to a 300ft Edwardian pergola, there's loads to discover. The number 60 stops near the entrance.
The Portsmouth Harbour is also a brilliant spot to spend a relaxed Mother's Day, and while you're there taking in the sea air make sure you stop by the Emirates Spinnaker Tour. This 170-metre landmark isn't just for observing either, you can enjoy high tea up in the air or, for Mums who love adventure, you can abseil down the side of the building instead. There are a range of buses you can catch, including the 20 and 23, that'll stop at Gunwharf Quays.
All aboard! This Mother's Day, book tickets to ride the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
Spoil your Mum with a ploughman's lunch or afternoon tea as you travel through the picturesque countryside, and enjoy the views as you hurtle along in a steam train from Tenterden to Bodiam and back. Reach the railway via Stagecoach on the 312 service which will drop you off near Station Road.
For creative Mums, you can't beat a craft weekend at Bodiam Castle in Hastings. The 14th century castle itself and its stunning grounds are great fun to explore, and for Mother's Day a special workshop is in place. Pick your favourite potted plant, and go to town decorating it as you please. It makes a wonderful gift for the 31st March. Take the 349 from Hastings train station to reach Bodiam Castle via Stagecoach.
For theatre-loving Mums, a trip to see a show at Plymouth's Theatre Royal promises a lovely day or evening out. Visit on Mother's Day itself or book tickets as a gift for a later day. Whenever you visit, treat your Mum to dinner too at one of the many surrounding restaurants - our 14 service will take you there with ease.
Make Mother's Day fun for the whole family at Woodlands Park. Mums go free when tickets are booked online, and the day promises to be jam-packed full of thrills and laughter. There are rides for all ages, and the zoofarm and falconry are sure to be a big hit with Mums and children alike. The X64 runs regularly and stops right outside the park.
Spring is a beautiful time to walk around Rococo Gardens at Painswick House, with the daffodils finally in full bloom and the gardens full of colour. Jump on the 66 gold and spend some time taking in the countryside views before stopping for a delicious slice of cake with your Mum at the on-site café.
Prefer a sit-down meal somewhere special? The Ivy in Cheltenham can't be beaten. Open all day, treat your Mum to breakfast, lunch or dinner or even afternoon tea! Take the 98 or 10 and enjoy as many cocktails as you both please.
In the Cardiff area on the 31st March? Take a trip to Castell Coch in Tongwynlais. Open from 9am until 5pm, this picturesque location is ideal for Mums who'd like to get outdoors, but fancy a chilled Mother's Day. Our luxury 132 service will take you there, and make sure you remember to look up as you explore - the intricate ceilings are something to behold.
A seaside town with plenty of history, spend your Mother's Day in Porthcawl. Our 172 service will take you there, and you can book a special Sunday lunch that’s accompanied by lively cabaret at Hi-Tide! It promises to be great fun and only costs £15.95 per person!
Does your Mum love to shop? You can't beat an afternoon of retail therapy this Mother's Day in Edinburgh. Every store you could dream of will be yours to explore, with the main shopping area, Princes Street, being easy to reach via our X54, X55, X56, X58 and X59 services.
St. Andrews is a wonderful seaside town on the east coast of Scotland, and it's easy to simply while away the hours here discovering more about the history and culture of the area. Make the visit super special by booking a sophisticated afternoon tea at the Old Course Hotel. An award-winning experience, you'll be seated in the stunning conservatory where pastries, cakes and pink Champagne preserve will all be served. Catch the Taylink 99, X24 and X59 to get here by bus.
Live closer to Dundee? You're in luck, because your Mum is sure to adore brunch with a view at the V&A Dundee. Brand new last September, it's Scotland's first ever design museum, and visitors can easily spend hours exploring here. Book a spot at the Tatha Bar and Kitchen, which boasts spectacular views across the River Tay, and enjoy freshly prepared dishes that use local produce. Services 44, 77, 99, X7 and X54 all stop nearby.
Glasgow is one of the most vibrant cities in the West Scotland region, and it's a fantastic choice for anyone wishing to treat their Mum to a day trip on Mother's Day.
For a relaxing morning, why not take the X77 and jump off near the University of Glasgow. A short walk will take you to the breath-taking Glasgow Botanic Gardens, which open as early as 7am. Enjoy a leisurely stroll and take in the gorgeous flora and fauna, and don't forget to stop by Kibble Palace on the grounds. Afterwards, enjoy a bite to eat at The Gardener - a delightful restaurant where you can find fresh artisan coffee, botanically inspired cocktails and delicious small plates.
Alternatively, if you're looking for somewhere to take your Mum for dinner that's a little bit different, stop by the Kelvingrove Café. It's great for cocktails and with an ever-changing menu, you'll have plenty of choice. Take Bus 4 and get off at Glasgow Central Station and head towards Argyle Street.
Afternoon tea is always a wonderful activity for mothers and their children, and you won't regret booking the 18th century KingsMills Hotel afternoon tea experience in Inverness. Served between 2pm and 5pm, there's a selection of both sweet and savoury treats. You can even add a glass of bubbly if you fancy making the day extra special. Take the 4 to Wimberley Way to reach the location with Stagecoach.