It’s not like we need an excuse to treat our mum’s every now and then, but Mother’s Day is definitely an occasion to be celebrated. Whether you like your gifts to be humble and thoughtful or you go all out on that special surprise, there’s nothing better than showing her how great she is. But, we don’t all have the budget to measure up, so to make it a little easier this year I’ve discovered five incredible Mother’s Day events and days out that will make mum’s day, and you won’t even have to pay for her.
One of the UK’s most incredible gardens, this award-winning Staffordshire attraction is offering free entry for mum’s visiting on March 30th. Home to stunning Italian-style horticulture and revived by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medallist Tim Stuart-Smith, it’s one of the largest contemporary perennial plantings in Europe. She’ll love strolling around this amazing collection of flowers, shrubs and trees in the spring weather.
If there’ll be little ones joining you on the day out, then make sure you take them on a fun trip to the zoo this Mother’s Day! Bristol Zoo are offering free entry to all mum’s visiting with a full paying adult or child, so she can see the likes of meerkats, gorillas and monkeys without it costing a penny. Make sure you download the voucher before you go.
With the Prince of Wales as their Royal Patron and more than 80,000 people visiting each year, Painshill Park is one of the most popular of its kind in the UK. These Grade I listed gardens have been home to some of the most spectacular, scenic displays since the late 1700s, and has developed into an award-winning planting and wildlife reserve. Again, mums go free when attending with their children so pack a picnic and grab your camera!
Gulliver’s Theme Park
The kids will love this one just as much as mum. This family theme park has been entertaining since it opened in 1978, and is perfect for those who are a little too small to enjoy the bigger parks. There’s a great range of awesome attractions to keep the kids entertained and special activities created just for mum, so there’s something for all of the family to enjoy. Mums go free when visiting with their little ones.
Home to more than 30 historic buildings and 19 acres of period gardens, this may not be the first place you think of when looking for a Mother’s Day day out. However, this incredible museum offers amazing insights into the life and times of days gone by with memorable activities and collections that will entertain you for hours. Especially for this year’s Mother’s Day, mums can enjoy an Edwardian high tea after their wander around the museum – and it’s all free!
Whatever you end up doing with your mum or with the family this Mother’s Day, make sure you don’t go overboard on the price by taking advantage of these free days out. There’s always plenty to do in your local area without having to spend a penny.