The best places to visit on Mother's Day during lockdown in Nottinghamshire

Mother's Day may be a little different this year due to lockdown restrictions but that doesn't mean you can't mark the occasion and show that special someone you care.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 8:31 am

Restaurants and pubs may still be shut and indoor socialising banned but you will be allowed to meet one-on-one to socialise outdoors in public places and have a picnic or a coffee on a park bench.

It might not be the Mother’s Day we all had in mind but we want to help you make the most of the day. So whether you plan to meet up with your mum for a picnic for two or want to celebrate the day in your social bubble we have picked out the best outdoor venues in the region to provide the perfect backdrop for Mother’s Day 2021.

The perfect place for a catch up and a coffee with your mum. Enjoy a walk around the lake and a picnic. Please book your visit in advance and stick to social distancing guidelines,
Set in beautiful parkland, Rufford Abbey offers over 870 years of history and would provide the perfect setting for Mother's Day. There is plenty to explore with walks through the native woodlands, a lake and gardens. Book parking in advance at
Come and explore one of the Midland’s most well-known forests complete with activity trails, play areas, wild running and mountain biking. You  https:/can enjoy a walk and a well needed catch up with mum or enjoy a family day out in the fresh air. Visit Photo: Forestry England
Formed on the site of a former colliery, lying in the shadow of the headstocks of Clipstone Colliery this is the perfect place to enjoy incredible views and a take-away cuppa with your mum from Rumbles Café.
The visitor centre may be closed but the trails, car park and play area are all open and ready to welcome those wanting to celebrate Mother's Day in the great outdoors.
The house is closed but the formal gardens, café kiosk, shop and toilets remain open. A spokesman said: "With covid-safe measures in place, you can enjoy the park, its beautiful wildlife and the many facilities safely." A stunning place to celebrate Mother's Day.
Bestwood Country Park Circular is a picturesque 5.0 kilometre loop trail located near Hucknall. Beautiful woodland walks await and stunning surroundings to enjoy a picnic with your mum.