Great Days out for Mother’s Day | Visit Bradford

Mother's DayTreat your Mum on Sunday 11 March 2018 with a Mother’s Day trip to one of our special places or events.

See the first colours of spring!  Take a stroll around Lister Park to view sculpture and public artwork.  See Bingley based artist Marcus Levine’s steel clout nail sculpture ‘Hung Out to Dry’ and family favourite, fibre glass ‘Hochlandbew’ by Otmar Alt. Don’t miss the magnificent pure granite by Edinburgh based Jake Harvey, in the Moghul Garden.

Treat mum to a nostalgic ride on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway at the Spring Gala.  Step back in time on the Railway Children’s Railway in the heart of Brontë Country. Immerse yourself in the history of the railways and experience a really big, noisy adventure. Visit one of the greatest working steam railways and enjoy a steam filled action-packed day out for all the family!

Quality time with music and mum on Mother’s Day.  Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall at The Live Room, Saltaire.

Brush up on a bit of culture this Mother’s Day, check out our pick of the city’s best cultural offerings at Bradford Museums & Galleries.  Join Professor Vanessa at the Cartwright Hall  (Sat 10 March) for an illustrated talk on the charismatic and trail blazer women who have defined circus over the past 250 years covering performers across the centuries in feats of strength, agility and skill.

Flowers are the perfect way to say ‘I love you’, and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than planting flowers together and watching them grow and flourish.  Wrap up warm and join head gardener Jill at NT East Riddlesden Hall, give her a helping hand planting snowdrop bulbs and young primroses.  This drop-in activity is suitable for the whole family and is a great introduction to gardening for children. Expect dirty hands and happy faces – get closer to nature.

Mum’s the Word at the Broadway Bradford (10 & 11 March) shoppers are being invited to leave handwritten notes explaining why they believe their mum is ‘one in a million’ and attach them to a stunning ‘MUM’ art installation with padlocks, similar to the ‘love locks’ bridge in Paris.

Have a drink in the Woolpack pub and see the original Emmerdale farm.  The Woolpack Esholt is a lovely traditional country pub with a friendly atmosphere, Whether your mum’s an Emmerdale fan or not, she will love a top quality Mother’s Day Sunday lunch at the Wooly.

Our Hotpick! This is the moment you’ve waited for…sing-a-long screening of The Greatest Showman at the Picturehouse Bradford.  It’s your time to shine – have fun, sing loud and ‘Come Alive’ with the most entertaining film of the year and Golden Globe winner – It’s Showtime.

Gather the family together and enjoy a delicious 3-course Sunday lunchat the Midland Hotel  Or for a another indulgent treat this Mothering Sunday enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the Foyer Bar with a glass of Prosecco! What better way to make Mum feel special.

Sunday Fun Day! Impress your mum this Mothering Sunday and take her to Sunbridgewells tunnels in Bradford, where leisure and relaxing are the key.  Kick back and relax with a delish Mother’s Day Cocktail, Sunday is 2-4-1 cocktails at  the Alibi Bar!

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