Derby City Council has some brilliant offers and ideas to celebrate Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday 26 March.

Our leisure centres – Springwood Leisure Centre, Derby Arena and Queen’s Leisure Centre – will be offering a free gym pass for mums to use with their son or daughter. The offer allows mothers to use the gym for one day without any cost, when accompanied by a family member. This is a great opportunity to spend quality time together whilst reaching fitness goals or taking up a new hobby, and a pass can be obtained on the Derby Arena website. Memberships are available from just £30 a month.

Derby LIVE has a busy timetable of shows to choose from, which would make great gifts for mothers this year. Frank Sinatra – The Movie Years will bring award winning singer Robert Habermann to Derby’s Guildhall Theatre to wow audiences with stories and songs from Frank Sinatra’s sparkling Hollywood film career. The Times London have called him ‘simply the best singer and entertainer we have today’ so his performance on Friday 31 March is not to be missed. Tickets are priced £13.75.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok will be making their way back to Derby’s Market Place to entertain audiences with their funniest show yet. Bringing their Who Runs the World! tour to the Sabai Pavilion between Friday 31 March and Sunday 16 April, the Lady Boys promise a night you won’t forget, with entertainment that never lets up from their cabaret like no other. Tickets are priced between £16 and £38.

For family entertainment, look no further than Derby’s Guildhall Theatre, where Sid’s Show and Bad Guys will be bringing plenty of laughs for the whole family to enjoy. Sid’s Show will take audiences on a magical underwater adventure with mermaids and sharks on Monday 10 April, led by Sid from CBeebies.

Tickets are priced at £13 for adults and £11 for under-16s. Bad Guys is a high energy, interactive family comedy show full of songs, silliness and slapstick. Join Derek, Ernie and Dick on their journey to becoming bad guys on Wednesday 19 April. Tickets are priced at £8.

Music enthusiasts will enjoy the huge shows coming to Derby Arena in May. Shawn Klush – Elvis World Tour gives fans an opportunity to get closer than ever, featuring original Elvis band members, orchestra and the world’s leading Elvis tribute act. Shawn Klush will be bringing the fun of Elvis to the stage on Thursday 11 May. Tickets are priced between £27 and £50.

Michael Jackson fans will be bowled away by King of Pop – featuring Jennifer Batten on Friday 12 May. Starring the world’s leading Michael Jackson tribute, Navi, and featuring Michael’s own iconic guitarist, Jennifer Batten, this will be an unforgettable experience featuring all the greatest hits performed by Navi and a live band. Tickets are priced between £23 and £30.

Tickets can be purchased through the Derby LIVE Box Office on 01332 255800 or on the Derby LIVE website 

They can also be purchased at the Sales and Information Centre, on the Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AH.

Published: Friday 17th March