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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Stanwick Lakes

by | Feb 9, 2024

This Mother’s Day, celebrate in a memorable way at Stanwick Lakes. Discover a variety of activities tailored to make the occasion unforgettable, from indulging in a tasty afternoon tea to bonding over a mindful pottery painting session or enjoying a shopping experience at our Spring Craft Fair, all during the weekend of Saturday 9th – Sunday 10 March!

As Mother’s Day approaches, we understand that it can be a time of both celebration and reflection, recognizing that individuals may honour and remember their mothers in various ways, including those who have lost their mums.

We have planned a selection of options with the intention of offering experiences that all can enjoy, whether you visit with your mum, family or friends, or whether in your own company or in a group.

Treat Mum to Afternoon Tea (available 8th – 11th March)

Spoil the lady in your life with our tasty afternoon tea packages, designed to delight and create lasting memories. From the classic elegance of our Cream Tea to the sophistication of a  Sparkling Afternoon Tea, each option offers a delectable assortment of treats, to be enjoyed in our lakeside café. Savour freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, accompanied by a steaming pot of tea, a fragrant coffee, or even flute of something fizzy. It’s the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Cream Tea for Two:
Homemade fruit scones with strawberry jam & clotted cream, selection of cakes and pastries, pot of tea or specialty coffee.

Sparkling Cream Tea for Two:
Includes all the delights of our Cream Tea, plus a glass of Prosecco each.

Afternoon Tea for Two:
Homemade fruit scones, selection of cakes and pastries, selection of finger sandwiches, pot of tea or specialty coffee.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two:
Enjoy our Afternoon Tea with a touch of sparkle – includes a glass of Prosecco each.

*Advance booking required for these packages.*

To check availability and book an afternoon or cream tea, please email us at (Please note that a deposit of £10 per person is required to secure a booking).

Explore our Spring Craft Fair:

Bring mum along for a weekend of creativity and craftsmanship at our Spring Craft Fair, where she can discover unique, handcrafted treasures made by local artisans. Stroll through the charming stalls filled with exquisite jewellery, artisanal homeware, and thoughtful gifts and find that perfect something to reflect individual style and personality. Best of all, admission is free, so it’s the perfect opportunity to browse at leisure,  take your time to find a unique gift – mum approved!

You can also visit our gift shop, where you can find beautiful nature-inspired gifts that mum will love. From handcrafted jewellery to locally sourced treats, there’s something for every taste.

Get Creative with Pottery Painting:

Why not encourage mum to discover her inner artist with a relaxing pottery painting session, where she can express her creativity and unwind in a friendly atmosphere? Choose from a selection of pottery pieces, from elegant mugs to decorative plates, and with all materials provided, you can enjoy a fulfilling and enjoyable experience from start to finish. Plus, with prices starting from just £7, it’s an affordable way to create a personalised keepsake that you will cherish for years to come.

Time in Nature and Reflection:

Opting for a quieter celebration or a bit of reflection? Explore our stunning nature reserve with 7 miles of scenic paths, take in the tranquil surroundings, spot wildlife, and enjoy quality time and reflection. Perfect for a leisurely stroll with mum or memories.

Plan Your Visit:
Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of Northamptonshire, Stanwick Lakes provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable Mother’s Day celebration.

Pottery painting is a drop-in activity, with no need to book (although at busy times, there might be a wait. Our kitchen closes for hot food orders at 4pm, and the Visitor Centre closes at 5pm.
With its scenic walking trails, charming café offering delicious treats, and a diverse range of activities to suit every taste, it’s the ideal destination to show Mum just how much she means to you.

Parking charges apply.

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