Rather than just a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates, this Mother’s Day (March 31st, 2019) treat your mum to some cherished memories with a special day out.
Here are our 12 favourite ideas. From spa pampering to seaside hotels, lavish lunches to landscaped gardens, there’s something here to tempt every mum.
Served in front of a roaring log fire or, on sunny days, on the terrace overlooking the Italian gardens, afternoon tea at this grand Stratford hotel is a slice of Downton life, with finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours, macaroons and Prosecco.
1) Mother and Daughter Afternoon Tea at The Welcombe Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, £32.50 per person
What better way to experience opulence than from the 39th floor of an iconic landmark? Treat your mum to fine dining at its best with a three course dinner and fancy cocktails at one of London’s most iconic eateries. As well as an impressive menu with delicious options, there's the most stunning view of the capital.
2) Three Course Meal with Cocktails for Two at Searcys at The Gherkin, £129, Red Letter Days
Red Letter Days have loads of exciting days out ideas to treat mums this Mother's Day. From spa treatments to cookery lessons to afternoon tea, check out the full list of luxurious gift ideas (that will give you more brownie points than the standard flower bouquet!) here
What could be nicer on Mother’s Day than a three-course family lunch… prepared by someone else? Let the top chefs at this grand Witney hotel spoil you, as the kids enjoy a magician and balloon modeller. There are even take-home treats for mum! £30 per adult, £15 per child under 12, children under two eat free
3) Mothering Sunday Carvery Luncheon, Oxfordshire, Eynsham Hall
Enjoy an afternoon of much-needed pampering with you mama at the stunning Blush+Blow salon in West London. The only decision will be choosing which facial. Dreamy. The offer starts 1st March ends 30th March.
4) Facial (Murad or Environ) for yourself and your mum with a FREE blow dry and glass of prosecco, £60, Blush + Blow
Learn how to bake the perfect cake at this legendary school in central London where a host of half- and one-day cookery classes are on offer. Fun and educational, plus you get to make new friends in small classes of just eight. You can even book a private lesson or give mum a gift voucher for a class.
5) Cookery classes at The Good Housekeeping Cookery School, from £90
One of the must-visit spots in Cornwall, Heligan makes a memorable day out. Admire spring flowers and take a trip to the jungle and see the many exotic plants before claiming your reward of a traditional Cornish cream tea or Sunday roast made with local produce.
6) The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall (free entry and a bunch of Fentongollan’s Cornish daffodils for mums on Mother’s Day, heligan.com)
Starting with a foot soak, followed by an Express Facial and Back Massage, it’s the perfect way to say #thanksmum for all her love and care over the years.
7) Spa Day HarSPA, £80 per person, Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa in Devon
On Mother’s Day, mums go free at Trentham, when accompanied by a full-paying guest. There are Italian gardens, a lake, woodland walks, restaurants, a garden centre and shopping village, plus an adventure playground, zip wire, hedge maze and fairy trail!
8) The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire, free entry for mums, trentham.co.uk
Spa rituals are for those who wish to indulge in 2 hours of pure, uninterrupted, hands-on relaxation and float away in the world of spa. Immerse yourself in ILA treatments with their beautiful organic products and energy enhancing massages. Your experience will include a Himalayan Salt Foot Ritual, a 60 minute ILA Body Treatment of your choice, and Ananda Facial. Plus 2 hours at leisure within our thermal bathing facilities, and a complimentary gift to take home.
9) ILA Blissful Spa Ritual at The Spa at Stanley House in Lancashire, £130 per person
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