We know it can be tough choosing the perfect day out for Mother’s Day. After all, how do you properly say “thank you” to the woman that brought you into this world!
If you’re struggling for ideas or looking for something new to try, you’re in luck: we’ve rounded up some great days out that mums are bound to love. What are you waiting for?
It’s no secret that chocolate is the perfect gift for saying “I love you”, but a chocolate tour says “I really love you”.
The Chocolate Ecstasy Tours operate all over the UK. There is a coffee and chocolate tour, a chocolate treats tour, an ice-cream tour and – our favourite – a range of chocolate workshops, where you can craft your own chocolate masterpieces and take your creations home with you!
For arty types
If your mum is a fan of the arts, a day out at an art gallery or museum is the perfect gift.
The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a real gem; it displays over 40 galleries of world-class collections, and visitors are treated to some of the most marvellous hidden treasures from centuries gone by: you can browse gold from the Anglo-Saxon era; marvel at paintings, drawings and prints from pre-Raphaelite times; and catch a glimpse of what life was like 3,000 years ago, with the museum’s intriguing array of Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
If you reside in the South, a trip to the Roman Baths in Bath will go down swimmingly with Mum. Previously a public baths, this site is now considered one of Europe’s finest historical venues, thanks to its incredible Roman architecture and unique Sacred Spring pool – which naturally hits temperatures of 46°C!
Perfect for pampering
Because mums deserve the very best, treating them to a day out complete with back rubs, foot massages and skin peels, is the perfect way to thank her.
Whilst spa facilities are dotted throughout the UK, it is worth keeping an eye out for treatments with all the trimmings. The Mercure Hotel in Shrewsbury is a nice option, as it offers both a Mother’s Day Special and a Mother and Me package, where you get skin facials, full body massages, nail painting, hand and foot massages, and afternoon tea! Saks Hair and Beauty in Surrey also offers a special Mother and Daughter package. This one includes a light lunch, back, neck and shoulder massages, a relaxing facial, and a manicure or pedicure each!
For the crafty ones
Does your Mum love getting stuck in? If she is a keen gardener or simply loves keeping herself busy, then a craft experience may be exactly what she needs!
The Cheshire Craft Workshop offers a great range of activities: decopatch, candle-dipping and pottery painting are all on offer; perfect if your group involves children. For an adult-only experience, try the Wedgwood Experience Day. This offers afternoon tea, a visit to the Wedgwood Museum, a two-course lunch, plate decorating classes and the chance to ‘throw a pot’ in the famous Wedgwood Studios!
Historical sites are firm favourites with families, and they are also great for spending quality time on Mother’s Day.
Newcastle Castle is a majestic fortress which has been well-preserved throughout the centuries. Visitors not only get the chance to see the ruins up close, but they can delve into the castle dungeons and join a special ghost-hunting expedition. If you live further south, Dover Castle is a real treat for all the senses. The Great Tower and medieval tunnels will take you back to 11th century Britain, and kids will love climbing the old military barracks and playing Doctor in the intriguing Underground Hospital.
Is there really any better way to spend Mother’s Day than with the wind in your hair and your family by your side?
Whether you’re walking off a hearty lunch or trekking across the UK’s most imposing peaks, exploring the outdoors is a great way to bring the whole family together. The Yorkshire Dales is a mesmerising place to visit in springtime: rolling hills abound, while stretches of the River Wharfe beg for exploration. Make your day extra special and head to Buckden Pike; panoramic views will take your breath away and, on a clear day, you may even get to see the Lake District in the distance.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Let us know in our comments section, below!