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Mother’s Day Trips in Britain & beyond

As Mother’s Day approaches, many seek unique ways to celebrate and show gratitude to their mothers. From countryside retreats to city escapes, the UK offers a plethora of destinations where you can treat your mum to a memorable experience.

While traditional gifts might include flowers or chocolates, for a truly memorable Mother’s Day, why not whisk her away on a day trip?

The perfect excuse for some valuable family time, these getaway destinations are guaranteed to make Mum feel special. Here are some of the UK’s best places to take your mum for Mother’s Day.

Top 10 places to take your Mum in the UK


Start off at The Tower of London, where the White Tower looms over the impregnable fortress. With four floors packed full of history, it’s the perfect place to marvel at the Crown Jewels and take in the ancient armour. Another slice of history awaits just over the river, where Borough Market has operated since 1014! Buy fresh fish, veg and meat from its stalls before visiting Westminster Abbey, the resting place of several British royals. After all that exploring, you’ve earned a sumptuous afternoon tea – just remember to let Mum choose her favourite cakes!

A Panoramic of the London skyline

Fly in the Sky

While the London Eye is fun, the most unique way to see London’s skyline from above is the IFS Cable Car. Sit back, relax and take in 360-degree aerial views from almost 100 metres above the Thames to try before or after your river cruise. Some of the greatest London landmarks can be taken in all at once. Whether it’s the monumental architecture of Canary Wharf, the beauty of St Paul’s dome or the smooth bubble of the O2, the Air Line ride can be educational and fun.

cable car over the river thames in london


Crowned by the stunning Windsor Castle – the official residence of His Majesty the King – Windsor has it all. There’s a wealth of things to see and do, from the gently-flowing River Thames to the lively farmers’ markets, from cosy pubs to ancient churches. The castle is always the highlight, though. Enclosed within its giant walls are St George’s Chapel (home to the Knights of the Garter) and the magnificent State Apartments. Showcasing classical, gothic, Georgian and rococo styles, each part of the stronghold affords hours of entertainment.

Mother's Day Trips


Known for its picturesque villages, rolling hills, and charming countryside ambience, the Cotswolds is an ideal destination for a relaxing Mother’s Day getaway. Treat your mum to a stroll through idyllic villages like Bampton or Bourton-on-the-Water, where she can admire the honey-coloured stone cottages and blooming gardens.


Renowned for its elegant Georgian architecture and thermal spa waters, Bath is an amazing place for a family trip. Explore the city’s rich history with your mum, visit the Roman Baths and Georgian Pump Room, and wander around the charming streets lined with boutique shops and artisanal cafes.

roman baths england

Lake District

If your mum is a nature lover, embark on a scenic trip to the Lake District National Park on one of our rail tours from London, taking in panoramic views of the rolling hills and shimmering waters. Treat your mum to a boat cruise on Lake Windermere and enjoy a cream tea in one of these quaint villages.


Head to Yorkshire and spoil your mum with a river cruise along the Ouse, or delve into York’s heritage with a hop-on, hop-off tour or York Castle Museum. End the day with a delicious meal at one of York’s renowned restaurants, offering a taste of the region’s culinary delights.

york minster outside front view


As the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is a perfect journey through time with a visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and other historic landmarks associated with the Bard. Explore the charming streets lined with Tudor-style buildings and indulge in a delicious meal at one of the town’s cosy eateries.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Make your way to Edinburgh, the Royal City, and admire iconic landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. Enjoy some shopping time on Princes Street or explore the city’s vibrant arts scene with a visit to one of its many galleries or theatres.

edinburgh castle in scotland

Paris, France

Paris might be known for its romantic potential, but it’s also a fabulous family destination. Take photographs to remember in front of the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe, then explore the famous left bank with its quirky cafes and bookshops. Cruising down the Seine ensures visitors can soak up most of the City of Light’s sights and sounds in one go. Yet none will captivate so much as Notre Dame Cathedral, the spiritual heart of France.

Mother's Day Trips

Show appreciation for the special women in our lives by treating them to a memorable experience. We hope this article will help you find the perfect trip for you two, as there’s something for every mum to enjoy on this special day.