Mummy, Mama, Mum, Moeder, Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means different things to different people.

Maybe you get a lie-in, maybe it’s just a normal day, maybe you get breakfast in bed, maybe someone takes the kids out, maybe you spend the day with them, maybe you go out for lunch, maybe you argue, maybe you cuddle.

Maybe you see your Mum, maybe you miss your Mum, maybe you’re super-happy, or terribly sad, maybe it means something else altogether or maybe it means nothing at all.

Whatever it means to you, Happy Mother’s Day! Here are some of the special events being laid on this year.

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March, 11am – 3pm
Lady of the Manor
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a glass of bubbly, sandwiches, soup, sweet treats and tea or coffee. Booking essential. Lyme Park, Disley, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme

Sunday 26 March
Mother’s Day at Churnet Valley Railway
Take the family on a journey through the beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire’s Little Switzerland. Churnet Valley Steam Railway, Cheddleton, www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk

Sunday 26 March
Cream Tea Special
A historical steam engine will take you on a trip through the Staffordshire moorlands. Volunteers will serve you a cream tea. Foxfield Steam Railway, Stoke-on-Trent www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk

Sunday 26 March 12.30pm Mother’s Day Afternoon
Tea in the Plaza Café
Treat a mother (or yourself) to a sumptuous champagne afternoon tea in the elegant Art Deco Café. Booking essential. Stockport Plaza, Stockport, www.stockportplaza.co.uk

Sunday 26 March 3pm
Youth Ensembles Concert
Join the joyously gifted members of all the Hallé’s Youth Ensembles as they present a matinee of music showcasing their talent. Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, www.halle.co.uk