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Mother’s Day in Yorkshire…

Yorkshire has some of Britain’s most scenic countryside…
to discover with beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, and gorgeous architecture. Alongside its award-winning afternoon teas, posh pub grub, and Michelin-starred restaurants to impress!

Here are our Our Top 5 Afternoon Tea’s this Mother’s Day in North Yorkshire… 

This Mother’s Day, spoil your Mum

Treat her to a catch-up over a quintessentially British coffee and cake date

with one of Yorkshire’s finest afternoon tea experiences… It will be love at first bite!

Our Top 5 Afternoon Tea’s this Mother’s Day, recommended by locals, to celebrate this special day, promise an abundance of carefully crafted finger sandwiches, sugary sweet treats, and freshly brewed Yorkshire tea:

1. Bettys – Northallerton, York and Harrogate

You can’t talk about the best afternoon tea without mentioning the classic

Betty’s Tea Room. For 100 years people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys. Bettys is not only home to the perfect cup of tea, but it is also the place to enjoy fresh coffee, carefully crafted cakes, an extensive selection of teas, and even a pink champagne option for those wanting to upgrade an already fantastic experience, all served with a warm Yorkshire welcome. The perfect location to enjoy a classically British pastime. Don’t be put off by the queue of visitors at busy times – it is worth the wait!

2. Grantley Hall - Ripon

Grantley Hall offers a quintessentially British afternoon tea

Served in one of Grantley Hall’s elegant lounge areas, or on one of the beautifully landscaped terraces. Sample sumptuous scones, delicious homemade cakes, and pastries, created using only the finest Yorkshire produce – all served on delicate bespoke crockery, and with tea poured from sterling silver teapots, complimented perfectly by the sophisticated ambiance and elegant surroundings. This afternoon tea promises to be an unforgettable experience.

3. Rudding Park – Harrogate

Enjoy an afternoon of sophistication and elegance in the conservatory at Rudding Park

The perfect setting to admire the garden views whilst sampling a selection of sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats baked by the restaurant’s award-winning pastry chef. Upgrade your Mother’s Day with a glass of Tattinger Champagne or enjoy a local loose leaf mint tea. If the Spring sunshine is shining, take your afternoon tea al fresco in the exclusive Breeze House hideaway, perfect for the whole family!

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4. The Joiners Shop - Northallerton

Why not try something a little different this Mothers Day.

Challenge your Mum to get outdoors and enjoy one of England’s classic long-distance walks, the Coast to Coast. The two-week journey passes through three National Parks and over a real cross-section of England’s best landscapes. It begins in the Lake District, taking in deep-sided valleys, lakeshores and remote mountain passes. Next is the limestone country of the Yorkshire Dales, with the old market town of Richmond marking the end of the Dales, before the path crosses the Vale of York and rises over the rolling moorland hills of the North York Moors.

With plenty of pleasing pit stops en-route, one of our favourites is The Joiners Shop, an award-winning coffee shop, and kitchen offering fresh baking, breakfast and brunch as well as an Afternoon Tea menu including specialty coffee from all over the world, loose-leaf specialty teas and a selection of sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes, and macaroons.

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5. The Little Drummer Boy - Richmond

The Little Drummer Boy is a much-loved, award-winning local café in the heart of Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Offering a warm Yorkshire welcome alongside handmade fresh cream fancies, locally sourced lite bites or something more substantial, all served alongside a pot of Yorkshire tea!  The Afternoon Tea experience offers finger foods, freshly baked scones, and sweet treats with the option to add a glass/bottle of champagne! For those guests staying with us at Holiday at Home, we can arrange an Afternoon Tea delivery to your holiday home as an extra special surprise this Mothers Day! Get in touch today… 

Looking for ways to spoil your Mum this Mother's Day?

We have done the hard work for you this year and have made some recommendations for the perfect ideas to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day. Whether your mum enjoys sitting back and relaxing, or something to get her out and about, we’ve got some fantastic ideas to inspire you.

Other Ideas...

Afternoon Tea might not be what your mother is into, and that’s okay. Here at Holiday at Home, we are experts at what will put a smile on Mother’s face, no matter what she is into. Into pampers? We have spa day ideas. Active mum? We have walking ideas.

Gift Mum an experience this year.

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Spa Day

Nothing shouts luxury and quality more than a spa day! Leave all the stress from work and everyday life behind and put your Mum, yourself, and well-being first for a day. Enjoy being pampered at one of the very best Spas aroundRockcliffe Hall Spa. Feel content whilst having your mind, body, and soul treated for a day. You can even go the extra mile and choose one of Rockcliffe Hall’s spa breaks which include a stay in one of their elegant suites and fine dining. That would be a memorable experience and as they always say, memories last a lifetime. 

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Barningham Moor

Sometimes, just escaping from everyday life, getting outdoors, and clearing your mind is the greatest gift of all. The Barningham Moor walk will present you with views like no other whilst giving you time with your Mum on a very special day.   

The beautiful moorland walk winds its way from Barningham Village to the south-east of the village where you will be on the County Durham and North Yorkshire boundary. The mostly flat and track-based walking route will lead you to The Stang Forest where the views are simply breathtaking. After a short walk up the steepest part of the route, you will find yourself at Eel Hill which is the highest point of the route. Once again you will experience panoramic views looking over into County Durham.  

You will loop down back into the Barningham Village where there are both the Milbank Arms pub and also Coghlans tea rooms, where you can refuel before your journey home.  

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The Perfect Getaway

Why not make it a Mother’s weekend rather than day? At Holiday at Home our luxury holiday homes would be the cherry on top and make it an unforgettable experience for you, your mum and close family. With properties throughout North Yorkshire, Teesdale and County Durham we have the perfect holiday home for your family. Choose one of our properties in the heart of Richmond where you can be in the town centre in a few minutes. Or we have properties situated in the Dales where you can enjoy complete peace and quiet.   

Many of our properties include a Hot Tub so ensure you leave a little bit of free time to soothe any aches and pains from your walk or day trips in the Hot Tub with your drink of choice. Our holiday cottages for the summer are truly second to none.

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