Whether Mum is someone who loves outdoor adventure, or more inclined to coffee and a good read, there is something in the Lake District to make Mother's Day just right for her. Here are a few suggestions from English Lakes Hotels that you may not have considered yet...
An Afternoon of Opera
Sink into the comfy cinema seats at Fellini’s and be transported to the Royal Opera House to experience Carmen, one of the most famous operas ever composed. Part of the Royal Opera House encore screening series, the performance is in four acts, sung in French, with English sub-titles. The Director, Barrie Kosky, has given a whole new perspective to the opera, devising a far-from-traditional version. This lends a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.
Where: Fellinis, Ambleside
When: Sunday 11th March, 2.00pm
Price: Adults £17.50 Children 12 & Under £10.00
Head for the Hills
Something for the more adventurous family members. Sign up for a Beginners Navigation Course. This could be the start of a whole new Wainwright Bagging experience – either if Mum wants to escape to the hills solo, or discover a new found confidence to lead the whole family on weekend treks. A one-day practical navigation course where you will learn map reading, planning and following a route, how to use a compass and how to navigate in poor or limited visibility.
Where: To be advised on booking
When: Sunday 11th March, 10 am
Bike the Eskdale Trail
A family cycling day with a difference! Load your bikes onto a converted carriage of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, or more affectionately named, Lal Ratty. Then ride back down to Ravenglass past riverside pastures, meadows and the historic oak woods of Eskdale Valley. Fourteen kilometres of mostly easy pedalling, family fun and beautiful scenery. Look out for red squrrels, roe deer and buzzards.
When: Sunday, 11th March, from 10.25 am
Price: Adult and bike, £12.45; Child and bike, £9.10
(must be pre-booked 01229 717171)
The ultimate in relaxation at The Snug, Low Wood Bay. Greeted with complimentary robe, towel and slippers, enjoy 30 minute full body wrap followed by a personalised express facial. Then two hours to take full advantage of the Low Wood Bay Health Club facilities, including pool, hot tub, Jacuzzi and infra-red sauna.
Where: The Health Club at Low Wood Bay
When: Sunday, 11th March. Call 015394 39344 to make a reservation
Afternoon Tea Overlooking the Lake
Where: Low Wood Bay (015394 33338) or Waterhead (015394 30708)
When: Sunday 11th March, 1pm – 5pm
Price: £16.50 Low Wood Bay; £18.95 Waterhead