Treat Mum to a Nottinghamshire break
Mother’s Day will soon be here (15 March), and it’s your chance to whisk Mum away and treat her to a day (or even a break) to remember! Plan a weekend escape to Nottinghamshire, ideal for shopaholics, chocoholics, culture vultures and adventurists alike.
Theatre Royal Nottingham has a proud reputation of showing the best in music, theatre and dance, and in 2015 it will celebrate 150-years in residence with a soon to be announced programme of events.
Take a Magic Lantern back stage tour and go behind the scenes with the theatre’s resident ghost. Discover the different spaces within the building, as well as its grand history. Pull up a seat and enjoy the theatre’s pre-theatre afternoon tea before watching a matinee performance, or tuck into the delicious pre-theatre menu at Sinatras before enjoying a night of music or dance.
In-between make sure you find time to visit the original Paul Smith shop, situated on Byard Lane, or little hidden gem Debbie Bryan and treat mum to some quirky jewellery. Especially for Mother’s Day, indulge in afternoon tea before creating a fantastic and demure floral arrange.
Escape to a woodland cabin in the heart of Sherwood Forest . . . In a secluded woodland setting at Forest Holidays, enjoy a luxurious escape with an active twist.
Internationally linked to the county’s legend of Robin Hood, step back to medieval times and try your hand at archery before you witness the forest from above and swing between the trees and fly down zip slides at Go Ape at Sherwood Pines. With your feet on terra firma, a cycling trip through Sherwood Forest comes highly recommended, with cycle hire available from the Visitor Centre, or hop on a Segway and venture through the forest at your leisure.
Relax in your cabin with luxurious spa treatments and even your even personal chef before opening a bottle of bubbly in your own private hot tub.
Chocoholic? You’ll love an afternoon tea with a twist . . . Should you wish to celebrate Mother’s Day a few weeks later, plan your escape during Easter and take Afternoon Tea with a twist at Ye Olde Bell Hotel – a gorgeous hotel that dates back to the 17th century for an ideal retreat. No two rooms are the same and each has its own special features.
Tuck into a selection of dainty sandwiches with a frothy hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, homemade chocolate chip cookies, rich squares of chocolate cake, chocolate éclairs and mini chocolate Easter eggs – a chocoholic’s dream!
On your doorstep, explore Sherwood Forest and National Trust property Clumber Park, both offering guests an abundance of walking and cycling trails – a great way to walk off the chocolate (should you feel guilty!).
Visit our Mother’s Day special offers page for more inspiration on how to treat mum this Mother’s Day.