Ask most people and they’ll tell you that being a mum is probably the toughest job out there! That’s why we’ve selected the best ideas to recognise the commendable efforts made by mums’ day after day! Add Sunday 27th March to your calendar, make sure you’re prepared for the big day and really spoil the special lady in your life.

Mother’s Day at New York Italian Leicester

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a truly unforgettable experience at Marco Pierre’s New York Italian at the Mercure Hotel. The restaurant boasts a diverse American / Italian menu including some of Marco’s favourite Italian dishes.

Celebrate with a special three-course set menu made for sharing with the family or treat mum to a delicious Afternoon Tea. As an extra special treat all mums will be toasted with a free Lillet Spritz cocktail. Available from 20th – 23rd March.

Kilworth House Hotel

Take your mum away from the kitchen and treat her to a Mother’s day lunch she’ll remember in years to come.  Plus as an extra special treat every mum will be receive a gift of chocolates. Now that’s a sweet deal!

1620s House & Gardens

Enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the unique and relaxed surroundings of the 1620s barn and garden. The Afternoon Tea includes a selection of tasty sandwiches, cakes and scones served with hot or cold soft drinks. Each Afternoon Tea also includes an option themed craft and you can even upgrade your booking to an afternoon tea with Prosecco. Pre-booking is essential so make sure you get booked in advance.

Another great idea is to create a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s day. For families with small children this is the perfect activity where kids can make something handcrafted for Mother's Day. They will be able to source herbs and flowers from the beautiful garden to make a beautiful Tussie Mussie. There will also be Mother’s Day card making and flower pressing crafts available. This event is suitable for children of all ages, however not recommended for under 2s.

There are 2 sessions;

  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm and
  • 1 pm to  2pm

Mother’s Day Luncheon – Great Central Railway

How about a special Mother’s day treat aboard a steam locomotive and a leisurely journey through Charnwood’s glorious countryside. Now that’s a gift that won’t be forgotten! Treat mum to a four course lunch served aboard the first-class restaurant car and enjoy the Swithland viaduct with magnificent views across the reservoir to Charnwood Forest. The train departs Loughborough Central at 1pm returning at about 2.45.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea – Belvoir Castle

How about treating your mum like royalty for the day! Treat the special lady in your life to an indulgent Afternoon Tea experience at the enchanting Regency-styled tearoom at Belvoir Castle.

An Afternoon Tea booking includes access to Belvoir grounds, which will be bursting with stunning plains of daffoldils during March. You can also upgrade your visit to include a free flow tour around Belvoir's opulent state rooms and soak in the rich history of this extraordinary castle.

For an extra treat why not treat mum to some retail therapy at the charming Engine Yard shopping village. You’ll find a unique selection of not-on-the-highsteet clothing, homewares, gifts and artisan foods. Now that’s guaranteed to put you in the good books!

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Ivy Joy’s Tea Room

This new 1940s inspired tearoom was opened in May 2021 by a mother and daughter who share a passion for tea, cake, and vintage style!

Initially intended to help support those with dementia and their families by providing a recognisable environment from their youth, the tearoom has gained popularity with those who are looking for a slice of the 1940s (and cake!)

The tearoom, located on the main street in Kibworth, has been created to give the impression you have stepped into a home during WWII, and this continues in the garden area, which now houses an authentic Anderson Shelter. An old wireless plays songs and radio announcements from Churchill and others of the time and the staff dress in full vintage clothes every day. 

The old-fashioned menu offers locally made cakes and scones plus classics such as Spam sandwiches and Camp coffee! And of course, the classic British cream tea!

With old photos all over the tearoom of local families of the time, Ivy Joys has created a hub for all generations, and you will never pass a table without hearing a memory being shared.

So that’s our Mother’s Day round-up to help you make it as special as it should be!

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Great Central Railway
Heritage / Visitor Centre
Great Central Railway exterior bridge

A day return to the birthplace of popular tourism. Step back in time and ride the rails as you board a steam train straight out of classic literature. Relive the early days of tourism as you take the same journey as Thomas Cook’s first day trip passengers.

1620s House & Garden
Heritage / Visitor Centre
1620s House & Garden exterior

A house of plotting, witchcraft and enlightenment

Belvoir Castle
Historic House / Palace
Belvoir Castle Exterior

Leicestershire’s ‘Crowning’ Glory since 1066. The history of Britain is built into Belvoir Castle. The regency architecture and surrounding gardens which date back to William the Conqueror were used in The Da Vinci Code and as a backdrop for Netflix’s The Crown.



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