Mother's Day 2019
This year, Mother's Day in the UK is on Sunday 31 March 2019.
Enjoy a day out with mum at a grand royal home, a majestic coastal fortress or tranquil formal gardens. Treat your family to an overnight stay at one of our historic holiday cottages, or find the perfect history-inspired gift online in our shop.
But for a gift that keeps on giving beyond the day itself, treat mum to a year full of historical adventures.
Places to Visit with Mum
A family home at its heart, this beauty spot is a perfect place to celebrate with your own family this Mother's Day. After exploring the lavish interior, explore the gardens and grounds - and perhaps paddle on Queen Victoria's private beach.
The 'Key to England' for over nine centuries, the mighty fortress of Dover Castle has plenty to fill a family outing this Mother's Day. From the Great Tower to the secret wartime tunnels, there's something for every history lover.
Boasting spectacular views from the Pennines to the Welsh mountains, Beeston Castle and Woodland Park is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing walk. We love the path around the base of the crag leading to Beeston's great sandstone caves.
Audley End House and Gardens
Enjoy a stroll around the Service Wing and find out about life 'below stairs' during the 1880s. After a visit to see our horses in the Stables, explore the gardens which were designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown and Robert Adam.
Perched on a hilltop in the Derbyshire countryside, this 17th century mansion was once intended solely for pleasure and extravagant display. Explore the cavalier Riding School, Little Castle and wall walk - and treat yourself to cake in the cafe.
Witley Court and Gardens
Reduced to a rambling ruin after a fire in 1937, Witley Court is now surrounded by glorious landscaped gardens. The spectacular lake, French Parterre and impressive Perseus and Andromeda fountain are just a few of Witley's highlights.
If peace and tranquillity are what you're looking for this Mother's Day, then head to Rievaulx Abbey. Set in a remote valley in the North York Moors National Park, explore the fascinating new exhibition before strolling through the abbey's soaring ruins.
Walmer Castle and Gardens
This coastal castle's beautiful (and extensive) gardens were created for the Queen Mother's 95th birthday, after she held the post of Lord Warden. Inside, you'll find a surprisingly home-y atmosphere and the original Wellington Boots.
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Shop for Mother's Day Gifts
Give your mum the royal treatment with one of English Heritage's unique Mother's Day gifts. From pretty jewellery to delicious preserves, if you're looking to show your love there's plenty to help you say it with style.
Book a Stay in a Holiday Cottage
Immerse yourself in England's colourful past by staying in one of our unique and historical properties. From cosy cottages to gatehouse towers to beachside retreats, make your next holiday a memorable one.
Gift of membership
Treat mum to a full year of historical days out this Mother's Day. An English Heritage membership is her unlimited pass to over 400 historic places across the country. You can even personalise your Gift of Membership with your own message.
Family Days Out
Days out for under £20
Looking for a great experience that won't break the bank? Here are our top picks for family days out on a budget, all across the country.
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Days Out with Dogs
Enjoy a great day out with your dog at an English Heritage property. There are plenty of dog-friendly sites across the whole of England for you to enjoy alongside your furry friends.