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Mother's Day 2022: Where to Treat Mum in Preston

Posted: 1 March 2022

View of Samlesbury Hall on sunny day with daffodils in foreground.

This Mother's Day - Sunday 27 March - there are a variety of ways you can show your mum you care. Preston boasts the choices and diversity of a city, with rural elements and nature nearby. This makes the city a fantastic choice for days out and relaxing Sunday strolls. You will also find an abundance of places to eat and drink - each as unique as every mother out there - and many serving the failsafe gift of an afternoon tea.

When it comes to gifts, let us inspire you with an extensive choice of local businesses selling hampers and gifts expertly created by local artists and craftspeople.

Mother's Day events

Preston's historic locations and countryside retreats make an extra special day out at the best of times. Now, with these special Mother's Day events, you can push the boat out and give mum the ultimate treat. 

Nature Mums Trail - Brockholes

  • Dates: Saturday 26 March - Sunday 27 March
  • Times: 6am - 7pm (pack collection between 10am - 1.30pm)
  • Price: £3 online, £3.50 on the day

Explore Brockholes reserve to find out more about their wildlife mums that are busy looking after their families. There will be a Mother's Day treat for those completing the trail, and each trail pack includes full instructions, a Brockholes pencil, and a chocolate treat on completion.

To book your Mother's Day pack online visit Brockholes - Events and select your chosen day.

Special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - Samlesbury Hall

  • Date: Sunday 27 March
  • Times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm
  • Price: £25 (with glass of fizz)

Spoil mum with a special afternoon tea in Samlesbury Hall's historic rooms. Their scrumptious selection includes Samlesbury's homemade sweet treats and delicious savoury delights.

Special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - Bartle Hall Hotel

  • Date: Sunday 27 March
  • Time: 2pm
  • Price: £32 per person, £13 per child

What could be a more perfect way to say 'thank you, mum' than an indulgent afternoon tea in a timeless country house? Bartle Hall's afternoon tea includes a glass of celebratory bubbles and live music from the baby grand piano.

Special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea - Barton Manor Hotel

  • Date: Sunday 27 March
  • Times: 12pm and 2pm
  • Price: £16.95 per adult, £8.95 per child

Enjoy a traditional selection of freshly made sandwiches, cakes, and cream fancies. This special afternoon tea includes live entertainment and a gift for all mums. A sparkling afternoon tea upgrade is available for an extra £3 per person.

To book call Barton Manor Hotel on 01772 862551.

More Afternoon Tea locations in PrestonColourful afternoon tea arranged on tiered display at Happy Bunnies.

There is an ample choice of venues serving mouthwatering afternoon teas in Preston, including the popular Happy Bunnies and Hoghton Tower. See our Afternoon Tea blog for an exciting selection and how to book.

Days out

Preston has an amazing selection of venues that cater perfectly for Mother's Day, these include the old stately home Samlesbury Hall and the grand Hoghton Tower. Or, why not opt for a day out in the great outdoors to welcome Spring and get the whole family out in the fresh air.

Avenham & Miller Parks is one of Preston's most popular attractions and adds interest and luxury to a day outdoors, with its Japanese Gardens and numerous Victorian features. Thanks to the central location of the parks, a visit here can also be accompanied with a drink or meal at one of the city's cafes and restaurants.

The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre is an ideal indoors visit for Mother's Day. This flower-themed entertainment centre not only has a number of eateries to choose from, inside you will also find a cinema, curling, crazy golf, and bowling - all with an added pinch of luxury. And, if your mum is an avid gardener, the Barton Grange Garden Centre sits just opposite.

For even more things to do this Mother's Day. including tours for gin-lovers and locations for art and culture see our things to see and do section

Shop local gifts

Preston is perfect for your Mother's Day shopping needs, with its bustling high street, unique markets, and extra-special independent shops

Pickles of Preston hampers

Cheese lovers are catered for to the max with Pickles of Preston's tempting hampers. Hampers include chutneys, jams, nibbles, and regularly team up with local distillery Spirit of Garstang. 

You can call Pickles of Preston on 01772 930500, visit them at Preston Markets, or browse their selection of cheese-tastic hampers by visiting their online shop: Pickles of Preston - Cheese Hampers and Gift Boxes.

Green Pheasant Gifts

Located down the beautiful cobbled side street of Winckley Street, Green Pheasant Gifts is an independent gift shop packed with the perfect gifts and treats for Mother's Day.

You can visit the shop (Open 10am - 4.30pm, Tuesday - Friday, and 10am - 5pm Saturdays) or shop their special collection of Mother's Day cards and gifts online by visiting Green Pheasant Gifts.

Next to Green Pheasant Gifts, you will also find The Secret Garden flower shop. This shop is perfect for picking up a beautiful bouquet for mum as well as a number of house plants, including succulents, and a range of stylish plant pots. 

Balm & Co.

Balm & Co. is located along Fishergate High Street and is a recent addition to the city's independent shopping scene. The store stocks a range of wonderfully scented products for bathing, beauty, and the home. Their natural products and fresh aromas are perfect for some Mother's Day pampering.

You can visit Balm & Co. on Fishergate or shop their range online, including homeware items and other gifts, by visiting the Balm & Co. website.

The Harris Gift Shop

The Harris Gift Shop is temporarily located in Preston Guild Hall and stocks a range of Preston-themed gifts as well as unique and wonderful items created by local artists. Gifts include homeware and jewellery you won't find elsewhere, and a range of interesting books and artwork.

You can visit the shop in Preston Guild Hall or shop online by visiting The Harris - Gift Shop.

Once Was Lost gift shop

Located on Preston's Market Street West, Once Was Lost is a quaint gift shop where you can find unique items from local artists and craftspeople. From candles and beautiful homeware to sustainable items and beauty products, you're bound to find something to make mum happy.  You can visit the shop Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. 

To get a taster of what you can find visit Instagram - Once Was Lost Store.

Days out for paw-rentsWoman holding dog in woods as it licks her face.

Want to spend Mother's Day with your furbaby? We won't judge! In fact, there are more dog-friendly options in Preston than you can shake their favourite stick at. For dog-friendly places to eat and drink, accommodation, and days out see our Dog-Friendly Itinerary

Map addresses for Mother's Day 2022 in Preston

  • Brockholes, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG.
  • Samlesbury Hall, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UP.
  • Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Bartle, Preston, PR4 0HA.
  • Barton Manor Hotel, 746-768 Garstang Road, Barton, Preston, PR3 5AA.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Avenham and Miller Parks, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • The Flower Bowl Entertainment Centre, Garstang Road, Preston, PR3 0BT.
  • Pickles of Preston, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2LA.
  • Green Pheasant Gifts and Home Interiors, 6 Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AA.
  • Balm & Co., 1-2 Lune Street, Preston City Centre, PR1 2ML.
  • The Harris Gift Shop: Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1HT.
  • Once Was Lost - Store, 133 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB.


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