Mothers Day in the Peak District & Derbyshire

Say thank you to your mum and treat her this Mother’s Day, on Sunday 31st March 2019. With afternoon teas, spa pampering, dining out – we’ve got it covered here if you’re wondering where to take her for her special day – here’s our best picks around the Peak District. Booking ahead is strongly advised. Enjoy…

New Bath Hotel, Matlock Bath

A special lunch is on offer for Mother’s Day, with a three-course menu for £24.95 per person. Main dishes include roast topside of beef, roasted chicken breast and wild mushroom tagliatelle. There’s also a special gift for mums on the day. You could always tie this up with a wander round Matlock Bath to and enjoy some fun of the seaside, except in Derbyshire – known for it’s candy floss, sticks of rock and slot machines; and on Sundays bikers who traditionally gather in Matlock Bath.

New Bath Rd, Matlock Dale, Matlock, DE4 3PX

T: 01629 340340

Opening times: Special Mother’s Day menu served between 12 noon and 6pm

The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow

The Cavendish Hotel has beautiful views across the surrounding Peak District and the attractive Garden Room overlooking the Chatsworth Estate is lovely. Afternoon Tea here is perfect for a Mother’s Day treat. The Cavendish Hotel creates a slightly modern twist on this English tradition – it’s all beautifully presented (see above). Book ahead to avoid disappointment.

The Cavendish Hotel, Baslow, Bakewell, DE45 1SP

T: 01246. 582311

Opening times: Garden Room & Garden Room Terrace Monday to Sunday: 12 noon – 5.30pm / Gallery Restaurant: Monday to Saturday 12 noon – 5.30pm & Sunday: 3pm to 5.30pm

The Heights of Abraham, Matlock

There’s a craft session in the craft tent where children can make mum / grandma / sister / aunty, a mothers day gift. A special Mother’s Day lunch will be served in the Vista Bar & Restaurant (please note they are now fully booked between 12.30pm – 1.30pm). Hot food will also be available in the Terrace Café or you can choose to go at a different time later in the afternoon to the restaurant. Booking ahead essential. Mother’s Day lunch starts from £11.95 per person.

Dale Rd, Matlock Bath, Matlock, DE4 3NT

T: 01629 582365

Opening times: Please check when making enquiry


Afternoon Tea in Peak District & Derbyshire

There’s a luxurious feel to the afternoon tea here and ideal for Mother’s Day. It’s well worth having a good look round the excellent shop while you’re there too. Traditional Afternoon Tea is from £21 per person. The selection of savouries such as salmon and asparagus tart and feta, pesto and pine nut vol-au-vent or sweet treats such as chocolate and pink grapefruit truffle and chocolate dipped strawberries, make this superb value for money and feels a little special.

Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

T: 01246 565300

Opening times: Main season opening times start 23rd March 2019 – check website for further information

Old Hall Hotel, Buxton

Mothers Day in Buxton 2018

The historic Old Hall Hotel in Buxton, dating back to the 1500s, are offering a special Mother’s Day traditional Sunday Lunch served in the elegant surroundings of their restaurant overlooking the Pavilion Gardens. The lunch is served from 12 noon until 2pm with 3-courses for £29.50 per adult, children under 14 years eat half price* and children under 7 years dine for free*. Alternatively, traditional afternoon tea is available; choose from Mary’s Afternoon Tea for £14.95pp or Sparkling Afternoon Tea for £19.50pp. While you’re here, weather dependent, you can always take a stroll around the pretty Pavilion Gardens and feed the ducks.

The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD

T: 01298. 22841

Opening times: Served between 12 noon and 2pm

Hassop Station, Bakewell

Peak District cafe tea room

Hassop Station is roomy and very family friendly and accommodates children really well. So if there’s a group of you wanting to enjoy a Mother’s Day lunch, this could be ideal. A special menu will offer two courses for £22 or three courses for £27, including coffee and chocs. There are 2 sittings available. They’re fully licensed too if you fancy a tipple. To book, email [email protected] or phone 01629 815668, or enquire at the counter at the café. If the weather is kind you could explore the area or just to enjoy a drive, it’s not far from Chatsworth or Bakewell.

Hassop Station, Hassop Rd, Bakewell, DE45 1NW

T: 01629 815668

Opening times: Monday – Sunday, 9am – 5pm

Royal Crown Derby, 1750 Tea Room

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As well as the visitor centre, where you can learn more about the world renowned fine bone china, the tea room is very pleasant and offers light lunches and afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea is £15 per person, which is very good value. The whole place does not open on Sundays so you could choose to go on the Saturday instead. It’s well worth a visit for something a little different and truly unique to Derbyshire’s heritage.

194 Osmaston Rd, Derby, DE23 8JZ

T: 01332 712800

Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Eastlodge Hotel, Matlock

Enjoy pretty gardens which surround the hotel in Matlock. The special Mother’s Day menu welcomes guests with a pre-lunch drink then a three-course meal featuring a wide good range of dishes, including starters such as leek and potato soup and haddock fish cakes, main courses such as roast Derbyshire sirloin beef and traditional roast turkey and deserts such as warm treacle tart with vanilla ice cream and blackberries and “Eton Mess” meringue. All for £39.95 per person – children under 12 will be charged ½ price. £2.95 per person for freshly brewed tea or coffee served with homemade Simnel cake.  For further details contact the Reservations team on 01629 734474.

Matlock Rd, Rowsley, Matlock, DE4 2EF

Opening times: Sundays, 12 noon – 4pm (may differ for Mother’s Day, please check when enquiring)

T: 01629 734474

Devonshire Dome Spa

Mothers Day in Buxton 2018

Give Mum a relaxing Mother’s Day gift and pamper her at the award winning day spa. Unwind in the sanctuary of the Devonshire Spa with a soothing treatment and full use of the thermal spa facilities. The spa is small and intimate but superb value for money, in particular this offer which gives you two full hours use of the spa facilities. Choose treatments between a full body scrub, scalp massage or express facial before relaxing in the tranquil spa lounge. This special Mother’s Day offer is £42 per person and booking is essential.

Devonshire Dome Spa, University of Derby, Devonshire Road, Buxton,

T. 01298. 338408

Opening times: Sundays 10am-6pm

Merchant’s Yard

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You could opt for a traditional Sunday roast, or, you could go for afternoon tea; with a slightly different take on this tradition, the afternoon tea includes miniature scones, a pork pie, carrot cake and chocolate brownie. All beautifully served on a miniature picnic table! You could always double up the afternoon tea with a walk down Tideswell Dale – the Spring flowers such as crocus and snowdrops should have appeared and the dale is a pleasant walk at any time of the year.

The Merchants Yard, St John’s Road, Tideswell, Derbyshire, SK17 8NY

T: 01298 872442

Opening times: Sundays – food served until 8pm

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