Mothers Day In Norfolk

Published: Thursday 27th Mar 2014

Written by: Laura Foster

Well it’s nearly Mother’s Day!The day we all need to show our mums how fantastic they are and spoil them rotten for the day.

If you are like me and lucky enough to have a truly wonderful mum, you may feel that the classic flowers and chocolates are not nearly enough of an effort to show them how special they are and how lucky we are to have them as our mum.

So here are some great ideas where to take your mum out for the day in Norfolk and spend some quality time with her.

Wroxham Barns looks like an excellent place to go to show mum she is one in a million, they currently have their spring / summer fashion event taking place with complementary wine and canapés on offer between 10am – 5pm. You can browse through stylish clothes, gifts for home & garden, plants and see a number of crafts on show such as wood turning, apple pressing, painting and pottery. Visit the Junior Farm to feed the lambs, cuddle the guinea pigs & chicks and groom the ponies throughout the day. Also with mini golf and a children’s funfair, there is something for all ages. 

Head to Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse which is a fabulous day out, set in a 50 acre site you can discover the historic workhouse, visit the museum of life on the land, see the traditional farm with rare breeds and take in the beautiful unspoilt grounds, also all mums can enjoy a free cream tea in the Mardlers Café!

Enjoy all the Family fun at BeWilderwood, the Twiggle team have a treat day so all mums go free and along with all the outdoor adventure, zip wires, treehouses and jungle bridges there will be craft making activities so the kids can make mum a fabulous brooch or a pretty decorated box.

How about taking mum on a river trip on the Broads, courtesy of Broads Tours, your skipper will give a live commentary explaining the origins of the Broads, whilst pointing out the fabulous wildlife and other points of interest along the way, also all mums will be given a free glass of wine to enjoy.

Sunday looks like it’s going to be a good day weather wise, so how about a spring walk at Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden, explore the area with head gardener Ian Guest, and see the predominantly yellow flowering plants of wild primrose, skunk cabbage and daffodils as well as wood anemones and camellias, also every mum will receive a Fairhaven Primrose.

Why not take mum to Blickling Hall, one of  Norfolk’s top visitor attractions, here you will find a Jacobean house, wonderful gardens and parkland area to explore, set in 5000 acres of land and whilst there treat mum to a delicious afternoon tea being served in the beautiful surroundings of Lord Lothian’s Study. 

Fancy a train ride? Join the Bure Valley Railway for a special train and lunch package. Starting at Wroxham, experience the magic of steam through nine miles of Norfolk countryside, following the picturesque Bure Valley, then arriving at Aylsham receive a complementary drink, enjoy a two course set lunch and every mum will receive a gift to take home.


Laura Foster
Laura Foster


Enjoys running, cycling, going to the theatre and supporting Norwich City Football Club.


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