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Mother’s Day is fast approaching! Whether you call her mam or mum, you can make Mother’s Day special without spending a penny in the Tees Valley.

If you’re enjoying Mother’s Day on a budget or making last minute plans, we’ve come up with these free ways to spend Mother’s Day in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.

Brighten up mam’s day

Spring has sprung just in time for Mothering Sunday, so why not brighten mum’s day by taking her to see daffodils in some of the region’s amazing spots?

Head to the historic Skelton Castle for their annual daffodil show or visit Ormesby Hall to see pretty blooms from 24th until 28th March – If mam’s a history buff, head into the house to learn all about former residents, the Pennyman family.

Explore the grounds of Raby Castle to discover daffodils, and spot deer dotted around the Deer Park – Don’t forget to try their new Yurt Café, where you can a range of sweet and savoury treats.

Make your way to the medieval Gisborough Priory to enjoy snowdrops, daffodils, and a scent of wild garlic in the air. Local businesses like Maple & Dough and Thingy-Ma-Jigs Coffee House are located nearby on Bow Street, Guisborough, so you can treat your mam to a coffee and a sweet treat as you catch-up.

Make Mam feel on top of the world

Make mam feel on top of the world with these summits that offer the best views in the region and make the perfect pit stop for picturesque views.

Get your walking boots and wind your way amongst the trees in Guisborough Forest, before heading to Highcliffe or Hanging Rock to enjoy views for miles. Treat your mam to views across Teesside at Lazenby Bank and Eston Nab or make your way to Marske Sands Beach for serene coastal sights.

If you’re waning to treat mam to a flat level walk, why not discover the Low coniscliffe river tees route? Explore woodland and wildflowers, all whilst experiencing wonderful riverside views.

Why not grab your plastic cups and enjoy these walks with wine – After all, is there anything better conquering a climb and enjoying amazing views with your favourite drink in hand?*

*Please drink responsibly and check alcohol restrictions in the area you are planning to visit.

Find peace in a park

If your mam deserves to sit down and enjoy some peace and quiet, The Tees Valley is filled with pretty parks that provide the perfect setting. While away the day spotting nature, reminisce on childhood memories whilst feeding ducks, or simply watching the world go by together.

Head to Ward Jackson Park for wonderful scenery, enjoy gorgeous waterside views (and plenty of geese!) at South Park in Darlington or tour round pretty parks in Teesside, including Fairy Dell Park and Stewart Park in Middlesbrough, Locke Park in Redcar, and Ropner Park in Stockton-on-Tees.

Spend the day with Mother Nature

Spend Mother’s Day with Mother Nature and find a nice picnic spot to enjoy a spot of lunch.

Dine in the great outdoors at Summerhill Country Park in Hartlepool, potter around to find the perfect place to pop your blanket down, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this 100-acre beauty spot!

Get in touch with nature as you enjoy the open space at RSPB Saltholme, head to Wynyard Woodland Park for a picturesque picnic, or take to Tees Barrage for riverside views and walking routes – You can even provide your mam with the perfect combination of doughnuts and coffee thanks to SanSeb Coffee.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, head to our Mother’s Day blog for meals out, unique gift ideas, unmissable experiences and more ways to celebrate in the Tees Valley.

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