Get ready to pamper and indulge your mum at one of these Mother’s Day events taking place in Essex. From craft activities to full days out, we’ve rounded up the best mum-friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy.

Essex Mother’s Day Events

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
The classic afternoon tea is sophisticated and extremely tasty Mother’s Day tradition. We’ve put together a list of some great kid-friendly afternoon tea venues in Essex that often have separate menus for little ones.

Mother’s Day Workshop at Poplar Nurseries
Sat 10 March 2018, 10.00am-11.00am
Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex CO6 1HR
Calling all Dads! Create two lovely herb planters and a card ready for Mother’s Day. Price includes terracotta pots, plants and all the necessary messy bits to make a lovely card. Also includes a drink – being creative is thirsty work!
Cost: £9.99 per child

Mother’s Day Craft Drop-In at Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre
Sat 10 March 2018, 10.00am-12.30pm
Hornchurch Country Park, Hornchurch, Squadrons Approach, Essex, RM12 6DF
A drop-in craft event to celebrate Mother’s Day. Make something special for your Mum to keep in time for Mother’s Day. Suitable for ages 3+
Cost: Donation £3 per child

Mother’s Day Crafts at Essex Police Museum
Sat 10 March 2018, 10.00am-3.30pm
Essex Police Museum, HQ, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6DN
Make your own mother’s day card, paper bouquet and fingerprint art!
Cost: £2.00 per participant, free entry to museum

Mums Go Free! – Mother’s Day at Marsh Farm
Sat 10 March and Sun 11 March 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5WP
Join in the springtime fun and treat Mum to a fun family day out at the Farm. See the new lambs and other spring babies alongside fun Springborn activities; make a treat for mum in our Chicken Coup Crafts, take an exciting tractor ride through the Country Park, build a den, bounce on inflatables and explore our enormous indoor and outdoor play frames.
Cost: Mums go FREE with a full paying admission (online only). £10.99 online or £13.50 on the door. Under 2s go FREE

Mother’s Day Craft Drop-In at Belfairs Woodland Centre
Sun 11 March 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Eastwood Road North, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS94LR
Drop In Craft Day for children of all ages! Kids can make something lovely for mum or even come and do it together. No need to book – just go along!
Cost: There is a small charge per craft and children must be accompanied.

Mother’s Day at Lee Valley Park Farms
Sun 11 March 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF
Mums goes FREE this Mother’s Day! Join the fun and celebrate all of our amazing animal mothers and find out more about our farmyard parents and their babies.
Cost: £10.00 per person (mums go FREE), Under 2s FREE

Mother’s Go Free at Barleylands Farm Park
Sun 11 March 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2UD
Looking for somewhere to take your mum this Mother’s Day? At Barleylands, mums go free with a paying child!So why not spring into spring at Barleylands, it’s a great place to visit with all the family.Spoil mum with trip to the Farm Park, a tasty treat in our Tiptree Pantry and Tearooms or browse the shops and boutiques in The Village – open 10am until 4pm.
Cost: Under 2s and mums go free, normal entry applies to everyone else

Mother’s Day at Old MacDonald’s Farm
Sun 11 March 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 5AY
The Farm is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day. Expect to see some of our mothers looking after their newborns. Plus you can make a special present for mum with Mary Martin from ArtBound. Mums get a free cuppa when they present the Mother’s Day coupon (see website).
Cost: Normal admission applies

Mother’s Day Tea at Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Sun 11 March 2018, 1.00pm-4.00pm
Hawkswood Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1WT
Treat Mum to a cream tea and sit enjoying it looking at the beautiful view over the reservoir. Why not go for a walk through the nature reserve too, just as everything is starting to wake up for Spring!
Cost: £4.50 per cream tea including a hot drink.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Museum of Power
Sun 11 March 2018, 2.00pm &  3.30pm
Hatfield Road, Langford, Maldon, Essex CM9 6QA
Afternoon Tea sittings at 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Miniature steam train CLOSED for rides. ‘Astaria’ model village open. “Marshall” the Lilleshall pumping engine will NOT be running, other oil / diesel engines will be running. Prior booking required. Lines open 10.00am to 3.30pm. Call 01621 843183 and ask for Tea Room. Out of hours call Clare on 07535 458504.
Cost: FREE entry for Mothers; Adult £13.95; Children (5 to 15) £7.95 Children under 5 N/A

Mother’s Day Sparkling High Tea at Stow Maries Aerodrome
Sun 11 March 2018, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Hackman’s Lane, Purleigh, Essex, CM3 6RJ
Join the ladies of ‘Just Us’ for a Sparkling High Tea this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes plus a celebratory Kir Royale cocktail, whilst listening to the lovely harmonies of this live group. Starting at 2pm, until 4.30pm, with music from 3.30-4.15pm. Enjoy a stroll around the museums during your visit too.
Cost: £22.50 per adult, children under 16s £12