Top 5 Mother’s Day Lake District Activities

Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion dedicated to expressing appreciation for the incredible mothers in our lives. And what better way to celebrate than amidst the stunning landscapes of the Lake District? With its serene lakes, rolling hills, and enchanting villages, there are a plethora of Lake District activities to make Mother’s Day truly special. Whether your mum loves adventure, relaxation, or simply soaking in nature’s beauty, here are the top five Lake District activities to consider for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.

A mother and her two children in a Garden by a tree

Afternoon Tea with a View

The bliss and elegance of afternoon tea is, quite simply, an indulgence that every mum deserves. So why not go one step further and treat your mum to a delightful afternoon tea experience with a view of the terrific terrains of the Lake District? Quaint and quintessentially British cafes, tearooms, and hotels in the Lake District offer lavish afternoon tea menus featuring freshly baked scones, delectable sandwiches, and mouth-watering cakes. Choose a venue overlooking a picturesque lake or nestled amidst lush greenery for an unforgettable Mother’s Day gift.

The Borrowdale Hotel, in Keswick is offering a Mother’s Day afternoon tea experience that is not to be missed! Celebrate Mother’s Day in style by indulging in quality moments and delicious treats with the special women in your life over an exquisite afternoon tea. Show your appreciation and affection by treating them to this memorable experience at this beautiful location, conveniently located near Derwent Water. Pamper your loved ones with a relaxing atmosphere complete with a complimentary flower gift with each meal. Priced at just £33.50 per person, it is the perfect Lake District activity to make Mother's Day truly special.

Afternoon Tea

Scenic Railway Journeys

Embark on a scenic railway journey through the heart of the Lake District and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes from the comfort of a train carriage. When it comes to Lake District Activities this is one for the whole family to enjoy on Mother’s Day. The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, known affectionately as La’al Ratty, takes you on a charming ride through the scenic Eskdale Valley, while the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway offers a nostalgic journey from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, with stunning views of Lake Windermere along the way. Embark on a journey aboard one of England's oldest and longest narrow gauge railways, where each trip spans approximately 40 minutes each way. Traverse through the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, immersing yourself in its stunning scenery along the route. Sit back, relax, and let the beauty of the Lake District unfold before your eyes.

Steam Train in the Lake District

Wonderful day out at Walby Farm Park

For most mothers with young children, Mother’s Day isn’t always the most relaxing! Little children don’t always understand the concept of relaxation so Mother’s Day can require planning activities which will keep little adventurers occupied on this special day. Walby Farm Park understands this and so on the 9th and 10th of March, they are treating all mothers to free entry when accompanied by a paying child/child or with a valid Annual Pass. Wrap up your kids in John Norris' children's range, and simply arrive on the day with your pre-booked accompanying child/children ready to explore all the farm life activities. If mum already holds an Annual Pass, visiting on Mother’s Day grants her a FREE Adult Day Pass to bring a friend, valid until June 19th, 2024 (excluding Easter Eggstravaganza 2024). This outing offers the ideal Lake District activity for enjoying quality time with younger children on such a special day.

A boy and a girl feeding two cows

Spa Serenity

Out of all Lake District activities, a Spa Day is one of the most luxurious. Treat your amazing Mum to a well-deserved break this Mother’s Day with Falls Spa special package priced at £170 per person. Delight in 3 hours of spa access, available either from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, where you can enjoy a range of facilities including an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, salt steam room, and more. Indulge in a 50-minute treatment and take home a mini spa gift to cherish. Sip on a glass of fizz while enjoying your traybake of choice, followed by either a 2-course lunch or an early evening meal in Mizu, or opt for a delightful afternoon tea. Available on weekdays throughout March, this package offers the perfect opportunity for you and your Mum to unwind and create lasting memories together.

Another luxurious and highly rated Spa experience is Low Wood Bay Spa and Resort. With a wide variety of packages from their ‘Energise and Rejuvenate’ to their ‘Escape and Relax’ day package there is truly an experience for every mum’s taste. Whether your mum seeks a revitalising massage, a rejuvenating facial, or simply a peaceful sanctuary to unwind, this spa is dedicated to ensuring a bespoke experience tailored to her preferences. Immerse yourself in the soothing ambience of the state-of-the-art facilities, complete with lavish amenities and expert therapists dedicated to pampering you from head to toe. Let the stresses of everyday life melt away as you embark on a journey of self-care and rejuvenation amidst the serene backdrop of Lake Windermere.

Lady receiving a head massage

Lake Windermere Cruise

The Lake District is, of course, known for its lakes, so why not try something new and take to the water to celebrate Mother’s Day? Explore the Windermere Lake Cruises, one of Cumbria's most popular attractions, offering exciting cruises around the lake so you can see the area in style. You can choose from several different cruise routes spanning from 45 minutes to 3 hours or opt for the ultimate experience with the fantastic ‘Freedom of the Lake’ ticket, allowing you to spend the entire day on and around the lake. Whether you embark from Bowness, Ambleside, or Lakeside, this spectacular voyage offers breathtaking views of mountain scenery, secluded bays, and the numerous wooded islands dotting the landscape. To enhance your journey, explore some fantastic local attractions along the way, creating the perfect day out for all adventurers. Remember it can be cold and windy out on the water especially this time of year so bundle up and keep warm with our range of thermals and gloves.

Lake Windermere Boats


This Mother’s Day, escape to the tranquil beauty of the Lake District and treat your mum to an unforgettable experience amidst nature’s embraces. Whether you opt for a leisurely cruise on the lake, a scenic stroll along the shores, or a delightful afternoon tea with a view, these Lake District activities promise to make this Mother’s Day truly special.

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2 Sisters and a Mum on Mother's Day