Mother’s Day is your opportunity to show how much your lovely Mum means to you. If you are looking for inspiration on where to take Mum or what to buy her this Sunday here are a few Yorkshire treats and suggestions to suit all budgets.
For a perfect bouquet
Why not treat Mum to a beautiful bouquet of flowers from one of Yorkshire’s best independent nurseries, Braithwaites near Bedale. This well stocked nursery is well known for growing quality plants. Their knowledge and guidance for plants to buy and excellent value for money means you will be spoilt for choice.
A classic Yorkshire Roast
The North York Moors is blessed with fine establishments to stay and eat in. The beautiful village of Levisham has an excellent pub called The Horseshoe Inn which is a very special place to eat and stay. Surrounded by excellent walks and views it is an ideal base for exploring the Moors and Coast and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs through the neighbouring valley .
Situated in the centre of York is Russells Restaurant, which excels at Sunday lunch and is another perfect venue. Their carvery boasts an array of roasted meats and fresh vegetables and vegetarians are also catered for with an excellent menu. York is also home to Foster's Jewellers which not only has a fine selection of beautiful jewellery on sale but is branching out into amazing vases and ornaments. Not far away is the Pyramid Gallery which is a veritable cornucopia of fabulous things, created with love by talented artists.
If you fancy a trip to the Dales and want to combine Sunday lunch with an activity then look no further than the Black Sheep Brewery. They have an excellent brewery tour and it makes an interesting day out combined with lunch in their bistro. If you are really wanting to get her tiddly, take her to Theakston's Brewery too, for more of the same! You might have to carry her home though!
Another excellent venue nearby in the village of Galphay which has an excellent reputation with locals, is the Galphay Inn a hidden gem on the edge of Nidderdale. With a welcoming coal fire and varied menu they, or the Garden Rooms at Tennants near Leyburn, will be perfect for a delicious Sunday lunch. Whilst you are in Leyburn, don't forget to pop round the corner to Ceramic Inspirations where you can see the most amazing teapots being made and perhaps take one home!
The Black Horse Inn at Grassington is another perfect venue for a Sunday lunch. This picturesque village is surrounded by stunning walks to suit all abilities. A bracing walk will certainly hone your appetite! Helen Midgley is a great place to visit both for Yummy Mummys and comfy, cozy ones too. Their fabulous range of clothes, shoes and accessories will definitely bring a glow to Mum's cheeks!
For gift ideas then look no further that our on line shop which promotes a wonderful range of gift ideas and beauty products all made in Yorkshire as well as a selection of Yorkshire artists. However if you want to visit a local workshop then we would recommend internationally acclaimed glass makers Gillies Jones in Rosedale who creates beautiful glass bowls or Sophie Hamilton -pottery near Malton who creates beautiful but functional pottery. Yorkshire Lavender at nearby Terrington, isn't open on Mothers' Day but does have a great online shop, if you are organised.
Finally, for lots of discounts off Yorkshire’s top attractions and for more ideas, pick up a copy of this year’s Go Yorkshire Mini-Guide. Available from your local tourist information centre and available throughout the country in numerous outlets, this handy little guide is packed full of ideas and great discounts for great days out this summer, so that you can treat your Mum throughout the year.