Mother’s Day 2017 | 11 Things to do and Places to go in the Peak District & Derbyshire

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There’s lots of places to go to celebrate with Mum on Mother’s Day in the Peak District and Derbyshire and treat her to something really special and maybe a little too different too – Afternoon Tea, historic houses and stately homes, Peak District tours, a historic fashion exhibition and lots more.

Here’s our pick of 11 best things to do and places to go on Mothers’s Day:

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day in style! Hamish Bowles, International Editor-at-Large at American Vogue, will curate this landmark show opening on Mother’s Day weekend and House Style will demonstrate the power of fashion and bring to life the captivating individuals from the Cavendish family, including Bess of Hardwick, one of the most powerful women of the 16th century and the 18th century “Empress of Fashion” Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire as well as many others. Layering art history, fashion, jewellery, archival material, design and textiles, the exhibition will be organised by theme. The show will also feature personal family collections, including items belonging to the current Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

Entry / Cost: Adult Tickets for House and Garden : £19.90 (exhibition entry is included in house entry ticket). Tickets for House and Garden entry + Afternoon Tea: £40

Treat your Mum to a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea in the Vista Restaurant with breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley. The cable car ride at The Heights of Abraham is an absolute must-do and perfect for a Mother’s Day treat with a difference.

Entry / Cost: Heights Afternoon Tea £13 per person, Add Prosecco for £18

The Devonshire Spa won Day Spa of the year in 2016 and it’s an ideal day out to treat your your mum to some serious relaxation and time out.

The award-winning thermal suite offers a hydrotherapy pool, essence-filled sauna, steam room, monsoon shower, ice fountain and reflexology foot baths and you can enjoy treatments in the beauty rooms. There’s also AfTEAnoon if you want to make it extra special. Set in the fantastic surroundings of the Grade II listed dome at the University of Derby, a visit to the spa would make Mother’s Day a lovely treat.

Entry / Cost: Check website for latest brochure

Treat your Mum to real luxury this Mother’s Day with the delicious Mother’s Day lunch menu at one of the Peak District’s best loved hotels at their AA Rosette awarded restaurant. Served from midday to 2pm on Sunday 26th March.

Entry / Cost: Three courses for £40

Situated between the picturesque villages of Ilam and Thorpe and nestled within the Staffordshire and Derbyshire Peaks, the Izaak Walton Hotel is an AA 3 Star converted 17th Century Country House Hotel offering history and stunning views across the Peak District. Enjoy Afternoon Tea in the AA Rosette awarded restaurant with breath taking vistas through the windows across pretty Doveldale Valley. Perfect spot to get away from it all for Mother’s Day.

Entry / Cost: Check menus online and at the hotel

Get outdoors for Mother’s Day and go and see some of the very best scenery the Peak District has to offer – all in the comfort of a luxury vehicle with Live for the Hills, who specialise in tours across the area. The Peak District tour lasts 3 hours and as well as opportunities to enjoy the stunning landscapes, the tour will also visit some of the famous, historic villages that line the valleys of the Peaks and you’ll learn about some of the areas fascinating history too. There’s some new tours for Spring 2017 on their website now. Don’t forget your camera!

Entry / Cost: Check website for pricing and booking

Explore nature at Hardwick on Mother’s Day with the arrival of Spring! Throughout the school holidays there are activities for all the family to enjoy and this way the little ones can help celebrate Mums’ special day.

Entry / Cost: Event is free to attend

One of the Peak District’s hidden gems located not far from Castelton and Hope, this 4-star hotel offer spa packages where you can enjoy the spa facilities, a meal in the restaurant and an overnight stay. You can of course always visit the spa for the day, enjoy the panoramic views across the Peaks and incorporate treatments into your visit. There’s a real get-away-from-it-all feel at Losehill House Hotel and Spa and you’ll be wise to book well ahead.

Entry / Cost: Refer to website

This 17th century country house hotel, located on the outskirts of Buxton is a lovely scenic spot to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea for Mother’s Day. There’s a few different variations to choose from too. Close to Dovedale and Hartington, it makes for a really pretty run out too and even a walk if the weather turns out ok.

Entry / Cost: Refer to website for menu

Make a gift for Mum this Mother’s Day at this craft activity event at the hall. Admission applies. Drop-in session between 12 noon and 3pm. There’s also a special Mother’s Day lunch served in the Tea Rooms at the hall, see website for menu options.

Entry / Cost: Refer to website

The Afternoon Tea here is an extra special luxury treat for Mum to celebrate her special day, with the Cavendish Hotel creating a slightly modern twist on this oh so of English traditions. Book ahead to avoid disappointment. The views from the Garden Room overlooking the estate and the Peak District are just lovely.

Entry / Cost: Refer to website