Mother’s Day in Buxton 2024 – What’s On and Things to Do

Mother's Day in Buxton

There’s a whole of host of ways you can treat Mum on Mother’s Day in Buxton! This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday 10th March 2024 and you may already be wondering how to treat that special person in your life. Buxton offers many luxuries to make any Mum feel special and EB is on hand to offer a few suggestions that will fit any budget.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in Buxton with out our round-up of the best things to do, what’s on and special events taking place:

1) Upgrade your Chocs!

A box of Milk Tray from the Tesco is alright but the additional effort of mounting the steep summit of Hall Bank will reward you with Buxton’s new kid on the block of chocolate.

Opening in 2023, Hot Chocolaterie did really well over Christmas and has already built up a loyal fan base. Using only the best ingredients and a passion for chocolate, this could be a good time to discover their range of deluxe creations. Plus you’re supporting the local economy.

2) Buxton’s finest florists 

Mother's Day in Buxton

If you want to bag some extra mummy points, those in the know will head to Renn Floristry, based in the very epicentre of luxury Buxton: The Buxton Crescent Spa Hotel. Here you will get a personal touch and some genuine artistry. They may be busy, in which case the brand new florist, opened just last week Peak Flowers (located at the bottom of Holker Road) who also have a colourful selection of potted plants. Failing that try other local hero The Spa Town Florist – a fully mobile florist (no shop).

3) Surprise Mum with a gift with a difference

Mother's Day in Buxton

For all we know, your mum might not like chocolates and flowers or you might just want to sidestep the obvious. The Buxton Trading Post on Spring Gardens is an Aladdin’s Cave of unique products showcasing local artists, a fantstic deli and more. Isla in the Cavendish Arcade is a cornucopia of design-led gift ideas, stylish homewares and original artwork.

4) Take Mum out for lunch or dinner

Mother's Day in Buxton

An established method of spoiling mum is to take her out for dinner and Buxton offers more choices than you can shake a baguette at. Two of the best Sunday roast choices in town are Lubens on Hall Bank who will be serving traditional Sunday lunch with a free glass of fizz for all Mums. The Old Sun Inn on the High Street will also be serving Sunday Roast on Mother’s Day and they’re also offering a FREE glass of fizz for all mums.

The Chakra Lounge on Spring Gardens is always a great choice for a lighter lunch too, in particular if you’re looking for gluten free or lots of vege options.

Pavilion Gardens will be serving a special Mother’s Day Carvery on Sunday 10th March. Prices are £16.95 per adult & £8.95 per child.

Just book make sure you book in advance!

5. Enjoy an indulgent Afternoon tea

Is there a better way to spend Mother’s Day than with a delicious Afternoon Tea? On Sunday 10th March the Pavilion Gardens Tea Room are offering every mum a free glass of Prosecco along with their delicious and freshly prepared Afternoon Tea.

The AT includes a selection of miniature cakes and macaroons, scones baked by The Bakewell Bakery served with Jam, Cream and Butter, a range of delicious fresh homemade finger sandwiches: Ham and Sun Blushed Tomatoes. Salmon, Cream Cheese, Chive and Pickled Cucumber. Egg Mayonnaise and Rocket. Your choice of hot drink and a free glass of Prosecco for Mum. Vegetarian and Kids options are also available. You can also upgrade your hot drink to some fizz for everyone. £22.50 per adult, £9 per child. More information and tickets can be booked here:

Alternatively the Palace Hotel are offering an indulgent Afternoon Tea experience accompanied with live music and fizz! if you prefer they are also serving a traditional three course Sunday lunch.

Treat your mothering figure to an Afternoon Tea made with local produce at Café at the Cavern at Poole’s Cavern! Choose from Afternoon Tea for either: 2 people, 3 people, 4 people, 5 people or 6 people at an available time slot. You will have the table reserved for 75 minutes. Why not extend your visit to a woodland walk (maps available at Visitors’ Centre) or book on to a guided tour of Poole’s Cavern. Please note this Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea booking DOES NOT include a guided tour of the cave. Click here to book.

6. Make Something!

Mother's Day in Buxton

If the penny pot is still recovering from Crimbo, it could be a case of less money and more time. The Green Man Gallery in Higher Buxton offers affordable art workshops. This upcoming Matisse inspired collage workshop sounds lots of fun! Louise Janetta on Dale Road also offers a unique workshop programme.  These institutions are welcoming and informal so you could pop in for a preliminary chat and/or some inspiration, or you could just buy some art from them.

The Gallery in the Gardens is just that, a gallery offering an extensive range of local artists’ work for sale where you can fine stunning but affordable original artwork for a unique gift for Mum.

7. Pamper you and Mum with a Spa day

It’s amazing how many people still haven’t put the spa in spa town yet. Re-opened in 2021, the stunning five star hotel Buxton Crescent Hotel has a menu of treatments, and access to eccentric facilities like an ice cave and a rooftop pool (read our review here) There is a special offer for Mother’s Day: both for Afternoon Tea and a Mother’s Day Spa Package (which also includes Afternoon Tea as well as access to the spa and a treatment Click here for more information.

Let’s also not forget stalwart Devonshire Spa, based at the Dome in Buxton. Less gimmicks and more affordable, this destination offers the pampering mum deserves. If you can’t get a booking on the day, they do offer gift vouchers. Blokes may feel a bit weird taking their mum to a spa but there’s no reason why they should; read our report on a man going to the Devonshire Spa here.

7. Go to a show at Buxton Opera House

If your mum is the kind of mum that likes to get up and boogy and after a few glasses of Chardonnay then Sunday 10th March (7.30pm) is the perfect opportunity to take her to the show at Buxton Opera HouseGet It On! promises to transport you back to a time dreams were made of! Featuring the biggest hits from T.Rex, Mud, Slade, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Wizzard, Sweet and many more. Tickets are £33.50.

8. Go and see a Film at Buxton Cinema

Don’t forget Buxton’s got a cinema. It’s a relaxed and friendly place that shows both the latest blockbusters and more independent titles. Although there isn’t actually a film on Sunday the 10th, if mum doesn’t mind waiting 24 or 48 hours, Buxton Cinema are showing The Colour Purple on the Monday and Tuesday evenings. The new version has received rave reviews although you might want to equip mum with a pack of hankies.

9. Get Mum in a Helicopter

In case you haven’t already noticed, just beyond Buxton lies the UK’s oldest national park, the Peak District and what better way to see the spectacular landscape than from the air? There are local companies that do pick ups from nearby including this one:

10. Don’t Get Mum in a Helicopter

The helicopter suggestion may be a bit silly and expensive for some people but it does highlight the viable option of the great outdoors, which you don’t actually need any money to enjoy if you do it on foot. See our list of best hikes and walks in Buxton local walks here:

Another option that costs £0 is to get round your mum’s gaff and get the marigolds on. Most mums would love chocolates, flowers, getting taken out to dinner, a stunning piece of artwork, some spa treatment, going to a show, a helicopter flight, etc. but at the end of the day, they may just want a chance to put their feet up with a cuppa! If you go for any of the options above and have feedback, we’d love to hear from you – comment on our socials 💐

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