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How to spend Mother’s Day: Breakfast spa days and afternoon tea ideas

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With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to start thinking of how you're going to treat your mum this year. Whether you're planning a fun day out or are simply looking forward to spending quality time together, we've listed a few ideas to give you a little inspiration.

Enjoy breakfast in Thirsk

The charming town of Thirsk is one of North Yorkshire's gems, with cobbled streets and quirky independent shops to admire. Nestled between the North York Moors and the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales, you'll receive a warm and friendly welcome if you're looking at places to go for Mother’s Day.

If you need an idea of where is good to enjoy a spot of breakfast with mum, take a trip to Yorks of Thirsk. This family-friendly café serves delicious, homemade food using local ingredients. You can also browse their tasty selection of cakes, which change daily.

Get pampered at the spa

Treat your mum to a relaxing spa day at The Grand in York. The hotel has its very own secluded and tranquil spa, offering a calming escape for you both to enjoy.

The spa's skilled therapists are well-equipped to provide you with the ultimate day of serenity. With massages that are tailored to remove every bit of tension and facials to reward your skin with long-lasting benefits, what are you waiting for?

From beauty treatments to a steam room and a 14-metre swimming pool, prepare to indulge in self-care on Mother's Day.

Afternoon tea at Betty's

Betty's Café and Tearooms in York is infamous for its afternoon tea offering. For Mother’s Day, it's a great idea to book a table in the historic and beautiful Belmont Room.

Enjoy a lavish selection of small sandwiches, miniature cakes and speciality teas. You'll be serenaded by a pianist and your tea and sandwiches will be replenished throughout. You'll leave feeling full!

Take a stroll at the beach

Why not head up to Sunderland to enjoy a steady stroll at the beach? Twin beaches, Roker and Seaburn, offer miles of stunning coastline for you to wander along, allowing you and your mum the perfect opportunity to unwind.

There's an open promenade with glorious views of the seafront – perfect for you to enjoy a peaceful stroll as you take in the sea air. Feel free to stop for refreshments at Roker's Pier Point – there are plenty of cafés and restaurants for you to grab a bite to eat (including an ice cream if the sun's out!)

Book a room in Doncaster

Why not pull out all the stops by booking a hotel to truly spoil your mum this year? The Hilton Garden Inn in Doncaster overlooks the racecourse and offers an excellent location if you're looking to go out for dinner and drinks in the city. Plus, Lakeside Village outlet is just 10 minutes away if you want to enjoy a little retail therapy.

If you're looking to book a restaurant for dinner, La Rustica brings authentic Italian dishes to the heart of Doncaster. Combining old favourites with a modern twist, you'll be sure to receive an exquisite dining experience.

If you'd like to grab a drink or two afterwards, Pincho's Bar serves a hand-crafted list of tasty cocktails and spirits in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Choose Grand Central to get you there

Wherever you're headed to celebrate Mother's Day this year, choose Grand Central to get you there. Make sure you secure the very best fares by booking your Advance tickets ahead of time, where you can potentially make savings of up to 80%.

If you really want to make the most of your day with mum, why not choose our Anytime tickets? That way, you won't have to stick to a schedule and can return home at your leisure.

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