A week to go before Mother's Day 2019! Here are five great Mother's Day ideas if you're in a last-minute panic!

Mums go free at Drayton Manor Park

A fun-packed Mother's Day awaits at Drayton Manor Park, with a deliciously satisfying carvery at the Drayton Manor Hotel, followed by free entry into the theme park for mum!

Tuck into a two-course lunch, including an indulgent pudding, in the Parklands Restaurant, and stretch out that quality family time a bit longer on the rides and attractions of Thomas Land.

Selected family rides in the theme park will also be open, while a stroll in the peace and tranquility of the zoo is also on offer.

A memorable Mother's Day, guaranteed!

A Day of Nostalgia at Churnet Valley Railway

Sit back and relax as you travel in style into the stunning Churnet Valley, Staffordshire's Little Switzerland, courtesy of Churnet Valley Railway.

The Ipstones Service on Mother's Day features one of the steepest climbs on a heritage railway in the country, with beautiful panoramic views of the valley at the top.

Afterwards, discover more about the railway's history at the museum at Cheddleton Station, and enjoy a bite to eat in the delightful Signals Tea Room at Froghall Station.

The perfect Mother's Day for anyone who would love a trip back in time to the 1950s and 60s.

Mother's Day Sunday Lunch at World of Wedgwood

Choose from a host of locally-sourced delights at in The Dining Hall at World of Wedgwood, with the traditional menu full of favourites like roast dinners, and steamed toffee pudding.

After your indulgent dinner, get creative in the Master Craft and Decorating Studios, and make a unique souvenir of your visit.

For a Mother's Day to savour, explore the company's history in the fascinating, free-to-enter Wedgwood Museum, and admire the skills on the Wedgwood Factory Tour.

Or escape with a relaxing woodland walk through the neighbouring Hem Heath Woods.

Mothering Sunday Tasting Menu at The Boat Inn

There is something truly special for Mother's Day at The Boat Inn - a sumptuous five-course tasting menu at the Taste of Staffordshire Independent Restaurant of the Year.

Enjoy an unforgettable meal including roast sirloin of beef, cod loin & mussel chowder, and carrot cake & spiced fruit ice cream.

The Boat Inn is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the best eateries in the Midlands, with a stack of awards and great reviews under their belt already, despite only opening in 2017.

If your mum is a foodie, this is the only place to celebrate Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Dorothy Clive Garden

No Mother's Day round-up would be complete without an afternoon tea option, so how about a trip to the Dorothy Clive Garden?

The Enjoy Staffordshire Small Visitor Attraction of the Year has dainty finger sandwiches and home-made scones, washed down with tea or coffee - or Prosecco if you prefer!

Top off your afternoon with a saunter around the wonderful gardens, which are bound to be awash with colour as Spring begins to take hold.

And every mum will receive a floral gift to take home with them.

Still looking for Mother's Day ideas in Staffordshire?

This is just a snapshot of the ways you could treat your mum for Mother's Day this year. Check out our Mother's Day page for more ideas.


Drayton Manor Resort
Theme Park
Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas Land, Drayton Manor Resort, Staffordshire

Enjoy fun for everyone at Drayton Manor Resort; home of over 50 exciting rides and attractions including Europe’s only Thomas Land, epic family thrill rides and even a 15-acre zoo.

Churnet Valley Railway
Steam Railway
Churnet Valley Railway

The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the 1950s and 1960s. Take a break from busy urban life and hop on board a heritage steam train to ride through delightful countryside with riverside views and the Caldon Canal.  Why not join one of our First-Class dining train experiences? Choose from breakfast, lunch or afternoon cream tea.

World of Wedgwood
Pottery Visitor Centre
World of Wedgwood, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent

The World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food and visitor tours.

The Boat Inn
Gastro Pub
Tasty Crab

We have been very fortunate to be able to refurbish the pub so our guests can relax in comfort and one goal for the restaurant is to provide the highest quality, locally sourced produce cooked with great care and presented in an innovative style to please the eye and satisfy the pallet.

Dorothy Clive Garden
Laburnhum Walk and Arch

Covering a total of 12 acres with woodland, waterfall, spring bulbs, rhododendrons, fabulous borders, alpine scree and gravel garden. Delicious food served in the tea room with views of 3 counties.