Planning a day out with mum in Staffordshire
Make your mum’s day out extra special in Staffordshire, with its wonderful countryside, fabulous food, great town and country shopping, fun and adventure, fascinating history and museums as well as animal attractions, stunning gardens, lively events and festivals.
Mother’s Day is usually the one day of the year that your mother should not have any thought or concern about organising, preparing or cleaning up after a meal. But on any day, you can make your Mother’s day.
World of Wedgwood offers either brunch or afternoon tea before a woodland wander or try Weston Park which is opening up some stunning rooms for dining, and the beautiful gardens and parkland are perfect for a post-dining stroll. Mark the day with the perfect gift for her as a reminder of the day and your appreciation of her. A piece of home décor she can see daily, or perhaps a piece of jewellery.
Other great restaurants at interesting locations are the 1907 Restaurant at Uttoxeter Racecourse for fine dining from an a la carte menu. Chapters at Lichfield Cathedral is a tea and coffee shop with traditional home-cooked food served overlooking the medieval Cathedral with three spires or try the good cuisine at The Moat House Acton Trussell, The Red Lion Bradley, and The Woodlands Restaurant which are well worth a visit.
The Orangery, Ingestre
This beautiful building in a tranquil Staffordshire location overlooking Capability Brown landscapes is the perfect backdrop for the family celebrations of flower arranging, cream tea and prosecco. Fresh seasonal flowers and foliage will be supplied by Claire from Myrtle, Fox and Maude’s, or you can bring along any specific flowers that you would like to use.
Trentham Monkey Forest
Perfect for mum’s interested in conservation, the forest has successfully been raising awareness of the plight of the Barbary macaque, an endangered species. More than 90 babies have been born at the forest since it opened in 2005, so there are plenty of monkey mums in the forest to celebrate with.
National Brewery Centre: Take That and Michael Bublé tribute acts
Fans of Gary, Robbie, Mark, Howard and Jason will love the entertainment at the National Brewery Centre with a choice of a three-course meal followed by Could It Be Magic, a Take That tribute act for a high energy Saturday night or a free glass of bubbles on arrival on Sunday, a three-course meal and a show by Max Hutton in tribute to Michael Bublé’s own international chart hits including jazz, swing, blues, pop, soul and rock & roll.
Alton Towers has unleashed the ‘Power of the Towers’ with world-class rides and attractions including Wicker Man, a wooden rollercoaster experience, or experience the amazing G-force on Nemesis or the vertical drop of Oblivion, loop-the-loop on The Smiler’s 14 loops and so much more.
Give mum a chance to unwind for half-an-hour or half a day, at the resort’s luxurious spa with its relaxation rooms and indulgent treatments by expert therapists. There are complimentary robes and towels to use as well as herbal & fruit teas and fruit juices throughout her stay.
Churnet Valley Railway, Cheadle
Enjoy a first-class experience with a five-course lunch on a charming dining train at Churnet Valley Railway. Dine as you travel through Staffordshire’s Hidden Valley. Not only is this a wonderful experience, but it is also a way to be part of Staffordshire’s living history. The Churnet Valley Railway is a heritage railway that operates between Leekbrook, Cheddleton and Kingsley and Froghall stations.