15 Ideas to Spoil Mum in Norfolk this Mother's Day
Published date: March 2019
Are you looking to spoil your Mum, Grandma or the whole family this coming Mother’s Day? This year Mothering Sunday is on Sunday 31st March 2019 and in Norfolk there are many ways you can spoil the special lady or ladies in your life, from a coastal walk, to afternoon tea, a trip on the Norfolk Broads, a luxury spa day or a fantastic family day out at a top Norfolk attraction. If you haven’t already made plans and are looking for some help to organise the perfect Mother’s Day, the following information should hopefully give you the inspiration you need.
Blakeney Seal Trips with Beans Boats
Take a trip from Morston and get up close to the resident grey seal and common seal colonies. Relax and enjoy the beautiful Norfolk Coastline from one of their boats and look out for migrating birds, learn some local history and of course get close to the resident seals. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos, as inquisitive seals frequently pop out of the water around the boat. Fun for all the family.
Beans Seal Tips, Morston Quay, Morston, Norfolk, NR25 7BH
Tel: 01263 740505 or 01263 740038
Gin Tasting at the Gin Temple
If she loves gin, she is sure to love this gin tasting experience in Norfolk!
Treat Mum this Mothering Sunday to a gin tasting voucher from the Gin Temple in Norwich. This relaxed and informal location in the heart of the city is where an array of local Norfolk Gins can be sampled. Their 4 or 6 course gin tasting menus are a great way to learn about each gin, hear how they are made, understand which tonics go with each gin and learn the best garnishes and accompaniments to use.
Gin Temple, 6 Pottergate, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DS
Tel: 01603 944079
Mums are treated to a free trip to BeWILDerwood this coming Mother’s Day. One free Mum entry per paying person on Sunday 31st March 2019. When the children are happy, mums are happy! Take a family trip to BeWILDerwood this coming Mother’s Day and have fun exploring this award-winning forest. Enjoy a day outside full of adventure with treehouses, Wobbly Wires, Slippery Slopes, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles galore. There is storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and lots of good food to be had at BeWILDerwood. Full details are on the BeWILDerwood website.
BeWILDerwood Norfolk, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW
Tel: 01692 633033
Spa Day at Congham Hall
The Secret Garden Spa at Congham Hall will replenish and restore both body and mind, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind and be utterly indulged in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Afternoon tea is also available at Congham Hall, so why not go all out and book a spa day and afternoon tea treat – it’s the perfect combination.
Congham Hall Hotel & Spa, Lynn Road, Congham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1AH
Tel: 01485 600250
Pensthorpe Natural Park
Pensthorpe Natural Park is set in the heart of the Wensum Valley, in North Norfolk and is a multi-award-winning attraction and an outdoor adventure suitable for every generation.
With beautiful gardens, a whole host of stunning wildlife, adventure play areas, Discovery Trail, activities, well-stocked gift shop and café – it is sure to tick everyone’s boxes and is the perfect place to take mum and grandma on Mother’s Day.
Pensthorpe Natural Park, Pensthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 0LN
Tel: 01328 851465
Thetford Garden Centre
Taking a wander around a garden centre can be very enjoyable, especially if they offer great food too! At Thetford Garden Centre you can browse their great selection of indoor and outdoor plants, barbeques, garden pots, furniture, garden tools, landscaping, machinery, gifts, clothing, interiors, pets and aquatics and finish off with something delicious to eat. Their café, Lime Kiln Kitchen, is a hidden gem, serving many tasty cakes, savouries and lunches.
Thetford Garden Centre, Kilverstone, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2RL
Tel: 01842 763267
At Byfords in Holt, you can treat your mum or grandma to breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, all served in a warm and welcoming environment. 3 miles from the Norfolk coast, Byfords is the perfect place to stop off for exceptional food, before or after a bracing walk along the Norfolk coast. As well as providing a wide-selection of locally sourced food, they also offer gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian menus.
Byfords, 1-3 Shirehall Plain, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BG
Tel: 01263 711400
Spend Mother’s Day on the Norfolk Broads
Why not hire a day boat on the spectacular Norfolk Broads and take the whole family with you? With differing sized vessels, from basic through to those with the latest mod-cons, a day out on the Broads is a treat everyone will enjoy. Plan your route and stop off at a local pub or take a picnic with you.
Sutton Staithe Boatyard, Sutton Staithe, Norfolk, NR12 9QS
Tel: 01692 581653
Richardson’s Day Boat Hire, The Rhond, Hoveton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 8UG
Tel: 01603 782309
Martham Boats, Cess Road, Martham, Norfolk, NR29 4RF
Tel: 01493 740249
Coffee and Cake in Norfolk on Mothering Sunday
If you are looking for a less expensive treat, but something that is still very special, maybe you might like to go somewhere that offers excellent coffee and cake. Here are a few of the best places in Norfolk that serve fine coffee and delicious home-made cakes and savouries, and are sure to be open this coming Mother’s Day:
Hamptons, Dereham Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk, NR20 4AA
Folly Tearoom, Hoppers Yard, Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6LN
Dunes Café, Beach Rd, Winterton-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4AJ
Whitehouse Farm Café, Wroxham Road, Rackheath, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6LB
Art Café, Manor Farm Barns, Glandford, Norfolk, NR25 7JP
North Lodge Park Tearoom, Overstrand Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 0AH
One of Norfolk’s award-winning visitor attractions, Wroxham Barns is located in the stunning countryside close to the Norfolk Broads. There is plenty to see and so much to do, from the Junior Farm, talented craftspeople, shops, restaurant, farmyard café, indoor soft play, mini golf and traditional funfair. Wroxham Barns is somewhere the whole family will love this coming Mother’s Day and there are free gifts for mums!
Wroxham Barns, Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Tel: 01603 783762
Plenty of Mother’s Day Treats at Park Farm Hotel & Leisure
Park Farm is situated in 200 acres of unspoilt Norfolk countryside and has an array of treats available this coming Mother’s Day. From a delicious Sunday lunch, 20% off selected gift vouchers until the 30th March when using the discount code: MothersLove and special Mother’s Day afternoon tea, this exclusive country house hotel is the perfect setting for a Mother’s Day to remember. To find out more, visit their website.
Park Farm Country Hotel & Leisure, Hethersett, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 3DL
Tel: 01603 810264
Combat Paintball - Thetford
For those who are looking for some action this Mothering Sunday, could paintballing be the answer? Set in idyllic surroundings in Thetford Forest, enjoy running around the woodland, towers, tunnels, tanks, helicopters, forts and trenches and battle it out in this safe and well marshalled environment.
Thetford Forest Plot 2010, Thetford, Norfolk, NR16 2TH
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden
Explore the 130 acres of cultivated, wild and natural plantings which are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, gardeners and those who just love being outside in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. Walk woodland pathways and enjoy stunning views over their private Broad, take a boat trip and marvel at their eclectic mix of wild and cultivated plantings. Home to over 95 species of birds, many rare and only found in the broads, it might be a good idea to bring your binoculars. Book onto their Guided Tree Walk, Mothering Sunday, 31st March 11:00am - 12:00pm. Take a guided tour of the garden highlighting their trees with Forester Matt Jordan. Discover old oaks, chestnuts and beech and learn why these ancient trees are so important to the life at Fairhaven. Check out their tearoom, gift shop and plant sales too.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, School Road, South Walsham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6DZ
Tel: 01603 270449
Afternoon Tea at Barnham Broom
Treat your mum or grandma or both to a delightful afternoon tea this Mother’s Day at Barnham Broom. A warm welcome and outstanding 4-star experience awaits, in the heart of the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
Barnham Broom, Honingham Road, Barnham Broom, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4DD
Tell: 01603 334157
Weather permitting, a day at Thetford High Lodge takes some beating. These vast woods are the perfect place to get close to nature, run around, play, hide, bike, run, walk, picnic and enjoy some family time. With a number of play areas, walking and cycling trails, activities, Go Ape high ropes, Segways, restaurant and more, Thetford Forest is an ideal destination this coming Mother’s Day, especially if the weather stays dry!
High Lodge, Thetford Forest Centre, Brandon, Thetford, Norfolk, IP27 0AF
Tel: 0300 0674400