Mother’s Day Specials in Norfolk

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Everyone has their own way of showing their love to their mum throughout the year. When it comes to Mother’s Day (also called Mothering Sunday), you might want to do something extra special. Don’t worry, many local business are here to help.

Let’s take a look at some of the Mother’s Day specials in Norfolk.

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When is Mothering Sunday in 2023?

This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday, the 19th of March.

Origin of Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday was originally celebrated as religious event in the 16th Century. It had no no connection to mothers at all as the word “mothering” referred to the “mother church” (i.e. the main church or cathedral of the region). On the fourth Sunday of Lent, people would return to their mother church for a special service.

By the beginning of the 20th Century, the tradition of Mothering Sunday had almost died out. Constance Penswick-Smith worked hard to revive interest. She wrote a book and founded the Society for the Observance of Mothering Sunday. Thanks to her efforts and the popularity of Mother’s Day in the USA, the tradition was restored with a focus on celebrating motherhood.

Mother’s Day Specials in Norfolk

If you are looking for a way to spoil mum, we have a few ideas for you. Some are even free!

*Details for some of the Mothering Sunday 2023 events have not been announced. Events with TBC – meaning to be confirmed – next to them means they happened last year but have not been confirmed for this year. I will update the post as the information becomes available.

Bure Valley Railway – Mum’s Ride Free

Mums can ride FREE 18-19 March on the Bure Valley Railway, which is Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge steam railway running from Wroxham to Aylsham. Just add a mums return at checkout to receive the discount. Note you can only include one mum per booking and there needs to be another full fare paying adult.

Get more information here.

Pensthorpe Park – Free Guest on Mother’s Day

Pensthorpe is extending their special Mother’s Day offer to all loved ones. You can take your Mum, Dad, sister, grandparent, partner or best friend along with you to Pensthorpe for FREE on 19 March. They will also have a special afternoon tea in addition to their lunch menu.

See all the terms and conditions here.

Hoveton Hall – Mums visit for Free

Take your mum to see the gardens at Hoveton Hall with its beautiful daffodil display for free on 19 March. The Garden Kitchen Cafe will be open for lunch and afternoon tea, but you will need to book.

Get more information here.

Mother’s Day at Carrow Road

This year, there are two options to celebrate Mum at Carrow Road. There will be a Mother’s Day Carvery at Top of the Terrace and a Really Special Mothering Sunday Lunch at Delia’s Restaurant. The special lunch includes canapes, a three-course lunch, coffee, homemade chocolates, and a gift for mum.

Get more information on the Carvery here and the Special Lunch here.

Mother’s Day Bottomless Afternoon Tea at St. Giles House Hotel

On Sunday March 19th, you and your mom can enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at the St. Giles House Hotel in Norwich, complete with unlimited cocktails and prosecco for 90 whole minutes! And as an extra sweet touch, you’ll even receive a special gift for mom to take home with you.

But don’t wait too long to book your spot – reservations are essential! The cost is only £35 per person.

Get more information here.

Sandringham Estate – Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

Spoil mum with an afternoon tea at Sandringham Estate, the much-loved country retreat of King Charles III. Along with a special afternoon tea, you also get access to the beautiful gardens at Sandringham on 19 March.

Get details here.

Buy One Get One Freeee at Bewilderwood

As a special treat, Bewilderwood is offering Buy One Get One Freeee* on aaaall day tickets on 19 Match for Mother’s Day. It will sell out so you need to book in advance. You will need to select “Freeee Ticket (Buy One Get One Free Offer)” for each paying ticket (the offer will NOT be automatically applied to your basket!).

Get details here.

Buy One Get One Free at Merrivale Model Village

Mums go free with one paying child on 19 March at Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth. You don’t need to book in advance. They are open 11:00 – 16:00 with the last entry at 15:30.

Get more information here.

Buy One Get One Free at Wroxham Barns

For Mother’s Day, you can get buy one get one free admission to Junior Farm & Fun Park on both 18 & 19 March (if you book online). There will also be 10% off adult clothing, gifts and accessories in Gallery Gifts and the Courtyard Cafe will be offering a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea (must be booked in advance with £5 deposit) with a glass of prosecco for Mum!

Get more information and book here.

Mums Travel Free on Sanders Coaches

This Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 19th, 2023, Sanders Coaches is offering free travel to all moms who are accompanied by a fare-paying child.

Get more information here.

Complimentary Prosecco at Ranworth Maltsters on Mother’s Day

On Sunday 19 March, they are offering a free bottle of Prosecco for every table reservation of a group of 4 or more for Sunday lunch and brings along their Mum.

Get details here.

Mother’s Day at Junkyard Market

You can celebrate Mother’s Day at Junkyard Market in Norwich where Mum’s can get a free glass of Prosecco. There will also be a range of different street food vendors, tasty cocktails and beers, and crafts for the kids!

Get more information here.

Mother’s Day at Bill’s

On Sunday, 19 March, Bill’ s Restaurant in Norwich city centre is offering all mums a little something extra special when they order a main course. That’s right, a complimentary sweet treat to indulge in!

Get details here.

Mother’s Day at The Plough Inn Marsham

The Plough has created a special menu for your mother. You can have two courses for £24.95 or three courses for £28.95. All moms receive a complimentary gift too.

Get details here.

Mother’s Day Carvery at The Crown Fakenham

Every mother that has a carvery at The Crown Fakenham will receive a free dessert. Their carvery is only £9.45 per person, but you should book in advance.

Get details here.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at Whitwell Station

Treat Mum to afternoon tea at Whitwell Station. It’s only £16.95 per person for a traditional afternoon tea or you want to include a glass of prosecco it is £19.99.

Vegetarian options are available. Pre-booking is recommended.

Get more details here.

Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Norfolk Mead Hotel

The Norfolk Mead Hotel will once again have a special four course lunch menu for Mother’s Day. All mums will receive a box of brownies too. It’s £45 per person and should be booked in advance.

Get more information here.

Mother’s Day Lunch at The Blue Bell Stoke Ferry

You can enjoy a Sunday roast (one, two, or three courses) with mum at the Blue Bell in Stoke Ferry. Each mum will receive a gift. Booking in advance is recommended.

Get more information here.

Mother’s Day Carvery at The Royal Hotel Mundesley

Enjoy a carvery lunch with mum at the Royal Hotel in Mundesley. All mum’s eating lunch will get a free gift. Booking is recommended.

Get more information here.

Free Dessert for Mums at The Coach and Horses

Every mother that dines at The Coach and Horses in Norwich will get a free dessert. Get more details here.

Mother’s Day at Church Farm Stow Bardolph

All mums will get a free go in the Mother’s Day lucky dip to receive a small gift. There will also be lambing sessions and train rides (£1 per person).

Find out more here.

Mother’s Day Menu at Broadland View Brewers Fayre

On 18 – 19 March, Brewers Fayre has carefully crafted a delicious 2-Course set menu to celebrate ALL the Mums out there. Starting from £14.49, the great value menu has a fantastic range of dishes every mum will love, whether she fancies a succulent steak of one of their famous Ultimate Sunday roasts.

For mums with a sweet tooth, add a third course for just £2 more and indulge in one of their tasty Sundaes. Take a moment to toast Mum with delish Mother’s Day drinks, from fruity sangria to a refreshing spritzer.

Get more information here.

Great Yarmouth Seafront Beefeater Mother’s Day Menu

Make Mum’s day by treating her to some quality time and a delicious meal she’ll love. Mums deserve the best, and expert chefs have carefully curated an exclusive menu from £16.95 for the 19th of March featuring all her favourites so you can show her how much she means to you. ‘Yum’ is the word, with a wonderful range of dishes from the Ultimate Sunday Roast to succulent steaks and more.

Get more information here.

The Warrener Whitbread Inn

Give Mum the gift of quality time this Mother’s Day by treating her to a delicious lunch in Thetford with the people she loves most. Get everyone together on the 18th or 19th of March to share a set menu for £17.99, or one of their hearty Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. The chefs have carefully curated a stunning menu with mum in mind, featuring show stoppers such as their Prawn Cocktail, succulent 8oz steaks and a delicious ice cream sundae with Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles for dessert.

Get more information here.

Gift Ideas for Mum

If you prefer to give mum a gift you can wrap, check out our Norfolk gift ideas for inspiration. Also, if she is a Norwich City fan, she might enjoy something from our list of gifts for NCFC supporters.

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