Mother’s Day is late this year (31st March). Hopefully, by then the warmer weather will be back in full force! I won’t lie, I dream of a day of leisure without interruption, but spending the day with my family trumps anytime I would spend by myself drinking wine and eating chocolate!
There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in and around North Leeds with the kids and plenty of special deals about for the big day/weekend too. We have done a handy roundup of 10 ways you could celebrate Mother’s Day as a family, some require booking so don’t leave it too late to make plans (or share this post with other halves!)
1. The Greatest Singing Circus Show with Rascals Entertainment
On Saturday 30th March, award-winning entertainment company Rascals Entertainment is hosting a family show of live singing to your favourite songs, an audience sing long, circus performers with world class juggling and one of the all time favourite Britains Got Talent semi-finalists “The Hoop Guy” performing on stage.”
Suitable for all ages over 3 years.
Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
For more details click here.
Soothill Hall, Green Lane, Harrogate HG2 9JP
2. Mother’s Day Music and Makers Market at Harewood House
Harewood House is a fun day out for the whole family, with lots to explore, from the house and it’s collections, to the rare bird garden, penguin feeding, farm experience, adventure playground and over 100 acres of garden to explore.
Mother’s Day Weekend at Harewood House is the first big celebration date in the diary since reopening for 2019 (Re-opens 23rd March). Enjoy their new exhibition Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters, showcasing 26 of the most exciting British-based makers today. The Makers Market will be in The Courtyard, and you enjoy live music from Leeds rock-band Hope & Social. You can also reserve a table for the new Spring Afternoon Tea.
Normal admission applies.
Harewood House, LS17 9LE
3. Grass Roots Muddy Boots Family Forest School at Meanwood Park
Do something different for Mother’s Day and enjoy a woodland treat with the family at Meanwood Park on Saturday 30th March.
Activities include making a Mother’s Day gift, campfire cooking, making toasted marshmallows, den building, a bug hunt and lots of play!
For more information and to book click here.
4. Outdoor Family Time
If you fancy a leisurely day we have lots of ideas for Child and Pushchair Friendly Walks in North Leeds as well as Family Bike Rides.
And why not tie it in with a Sunday Roast at a local pub. We have Mumbler recommended places for child-friendly Sunday roasts listed here.
5. Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Spring
Join in a family springtime sculpture walk on Saturday 30th March. Discover sculptures, draw outside and notice the natural world waking up from its winter slumber! Make some memories as a family celebrating the start of spring.
Sessions at 11am and 2pm. Booking required. Suitable for ages 6+.
West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG
6. Singalonga Greatest Showman at Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
Enjoy a family treat and experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – a singalonga at Leeds City Varieties on Sunday 31st March. With lyrics on the screen so all the family can join in and there will also be a live host to teach everyone a unique set of dance moves and show you how to use the interactive prop bags!
Screenings are at 10am, 3pm, 7.30pm; booking is essential.
City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds LS1 6LW
7. Mother’s Day Weekend at Temple Newsam Estate
Celebrate Mother’s Day in style at the elegant setting of Temple Newsam Estate. Treat mum to a pot of tea and cake in the Courtyard Tea Rooms, stroll around the beautiful gardens, explore the house, playground and visit the animals on the farm. There will be a Blooming Bouquet’s craft activity specifically for Mother’s Day and from the 30th March their new exhibition Fantastical Beast’s starts, with lots of beastly activities going on around the house.
Normal admission applies.
Temple Newsam Road, Leeds, LS15 0AE
8. Mother’s Day Weekend at RHS Harlow Carr
Enjoy a family stroll* around the gardens, hopefully taking in the delightful spring flowers! Let the kids burn off some steam on the adventure playgrounds and finish off with afternoon tea or a Fat Rascal in Bettys! (*The Easter garden trail also starts on the 30th March.)
Normal garden admissions apply.
Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
9. Mother’s Day Specials
There are quite a few attractions running Mother’s Day Specials including:
Kirklees Light Railway Mother’s Day Special: Treat mum’s to an all day rover ticket for HALF PRICE! The ticket for Mum will be valid all day on all trains, so you can make it a memorable family day out! Valid 31st March only
Swithens Farm Shop: Every Mum gets a free cuppa and a delicious bun on paying entry into the farm. Children can enjoy the usual fun on the farm and special Mother’s Day crafts in the picnic area. Valid 30th & 31st March only
BOOMCHIKKABOOM – Fun Time Mum Time: Spend quality family time together at White Rose Shopping Centre and enjoy some light pampering, frame making craft and your very own photo together. Join Boomchikkaboom on Saturday 30th March from 10am-6pm and Sunday 31st March from 11am-5pm.
Mother’s Day Kids’ Card Making at Hobbycraft: Children can visit Hobbycraft at Crown Point on Saturday 30th March for a FREE in-store workshop to make the perfect Mother’s Day card. For more details click here.
Thorp Perrow: Enjoy a family day out at Thorp Perrow on Mother’s Day, and Mums can enjoy a cuppa and piece of cake for FREE with a valid entry ticket. Valid 31st March only
Thornton Hall Farm – Mum’s Go FREE on Mother’s Day: Lots of farm fun to be had – including animal feeding, animal petting, egg collecting and much more! Valid 31st March only
Mother’s Day at Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym Club: Members’ mum’s can use the facilities for FREE all day and Whack Thai have put together a special menu, available from 2 – 6pm Sunday 31st March. Pre-booking required. For more details click here.
50% off at Jump Inc: Jump Inc are saying a big THANKS for everything to mums by having 50% off on all open jump sessions on Mother’s Day. Pre-booking required. Use THANKSMUM at the check out. Valid 31st March only
Treats at the Tetley: This Mother’s Day in The Tetley Bar & Kitchen, they’re rewarding all the great mums with a free glass of Prosecco or Clover Club cocktail with their Sunday Roast! Pre-booking required. For more details click here. Valid 31st March only
Celebrating Mothers Crafts Weekend at The Arium: On Friday 29th, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st March bring your little tots to create a free handmade gift to take home to celebrate a Mother or motherly figure.
10. Afternoon Tea
Why not all have a treat and have Afternoon Tea as a family! We are spoilt for choice when it comes to places in North Leeds, for Mumbler recommendations of child-friendly places for Afternoon Tea click here (Pre-booking advised).
We have lots more Days Out ideas on the website and if you want to share ideas with other Mumbler’s why don’t you join the North Leeds Mumbler Chat Group (for mums, dads and carers).
*Check all event listings prior to visiting in case of last minute changes, details correct at time of publishing 9th March 2019.