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03/20/2003 Entry: "Mother's Day Meals at National Trust Properties"


Mother's Day Meals at National Trust Properties
Mothering Sunday meals and other events will be on the menu on 30 March at twenty of the National Trust's spectacular houses and gardens in England. From Cornwall to Yorkshire, National Trust restaurants and tearooms will be offering a mouthwatering selection of three course and two course lunches or high tea, providing the ideal way to spoil mum on her special day.

Some properties also include a walk around the garden to see the glories of early spring, and a little treat for mum like a gift or a posy of flowers. There are also workshops for children to make their own Mothering Sunday surprises.

Details of all Mothering Sunday lunches and events at National Trust properties:

Buckland Abbey, Yelverton, Devon 30 March - Enjoy a Mothering Sunday lunch at 12.30pm followed by a walk through the estate. Details: 01822 853607

Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Devon 29 March - Children's Mother's Day card-making workshop, 11am to 1pm, and 2-4pm. 1 per child.

Knightshayes Court, Tiverton, Devon 29 March - Free gift wrapping service for Mothering Sunday presents bought in the shop or plant centre.
30 March: Free entry to the garden for all visiting mums.

Lanhydrock, nr Bodmin, Cornwall 29 March - Mother's Day Giftmaking - A chance to surprise mum on Mothering Sunday with your own special gift. 2pm to 4pm. No booking necessary. Normal admission rates apply.
30 March: Treat mum to a special three course lunch in the Servants' Hall. All mums will be presented with a posy of flowers and a free glass of wine. Details and booking on 01208 74331.

Trelissick Garden, Truro, Cornwall 30 March - A traditional three course lunch with all the trimmings in the Barn Restaurant. Free admission to Trelissick Garden for mothers who have been for lunch. Booking 01872 863486.

Tregwainton Garden, Penzance, Cornwall 30 March -Treat Mother to lunch in the Tea House where she will be presented with a camellia posy. 10 per person. Booking 01736 363148.

Stourhead, Stourton, Wiltshire 30 March - Mothering Sunday three course lunch served in the new restaurant includes a welcoming drink. Price 14.50 for adults, children's menu 7.50. Booking essential on 01747 842006. 30 March - Make home-made cards and pictures for mum in the Education Room between 2pm and 4pm. 4 per child. Booking essential on 01747 842012.

Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex 30 March - Indulge mother with a three course Mothering Sunday lunch.13.95 adults; 7.95 under 12s; free for under fives. Bookings 01798 342207 - FULLY BOOKED

Bodiam Castle, nr Robertsbridge, East Sussex 30 March - Traditional two course Sunday lunch . 7.50. Bookings 01580 830074

Bateman's, Etchingham, East Sussex 30 March - Traditional Sunday with free glass of wine, 6.95. Bookings 01435 883769

Ightham Mote, Sevenoaks, Kent. 30 March - Treat Mum to lunch at the brand new modern Mote Restaurant where a special spring menu includes a choice of cold or hot main dishes with desserts to follow. For more details, call 01732 811314.

Blickling Hall, Aylsham, Norfolk 30 March - Mothering Sunday three course lunches include a choice of roast beef for the main dish followed by dark and white chocolate mousse for dessert. Price 15.50 per person. Booking essential on 01263 738045.

Oxburgh Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk. 30 March - Three course lunches available for Mothering Sunday with herb baked chicken breast with spring vegetables as one of the choices for main course. Price 15.50 per person. Booking 01366 328243.

Wimpole Hall, Royston, Cambridgeshire 30 March - Three course lunch in the Old Rectory Restaurant include dishes using ingredients sourced from the estate's Home Farm. Price 25 per person. Booking 01223 208670.

Charlecote Park, Warwick 30 March- Mother's Day Tea in the Orangery restaurant from 2pm. High tea includes a present for mothers. Price 7.50 per person, Booking 01789 470448.

Coughton Court, nr Alcester, Warwickshire 30 March - Mother's Day lunch, 12.30 and 2.30pm. 14.95 per person. Booking 01789 400777.

Attingham Park, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 30 March - Ladies Day from 1pm until 4pm. For further details, call 01743 708123.

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire 30 March - Special Mothering Sunday lunches include a free gift for all Mums having a meal. Booking not necessary.

Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby 30 March - Mothering Sunday lunches being served from 12 noon until 2pm. Booking not necessary.

Nostell Priory, nr Wakefield, Yorkshire 30 March - The Head Gardener will lead a guided tour of the grounds followed by a traditional Mothering Sunday lunch. Starts 11.30pm, price 15 adults and 8 children. Booking essential on 01924 863892.

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