Mother’s Day

BATH

Take Time For Two at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Take time out to spend with Mum at one of the UK’s leading spa hotels, The Gainsborough Bath Spa – a Grade-II listed traditional Georgian property in the heart of beautiful Bath, and the only hotel in the UK to offer private access to the famous thermal waters of the city.

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the day itself, why not pop in for The Gainsborough’s delectable Sunday Lunch? Served up in the cosy Gainsborough Restaurant, and created by Head Chef Dan Moon, the Sunday Roast menu offers a refined twist on a classic British tradition, with 3 delicious courses and a glass of prosecco for just £30.

To book, visit call 01225 35 88 88 or visit thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk/

BLACKPOOL

Say thank you this Mother’s Day with a trip to Blackpool or why not make it a short stay to enjoy all that Blackpool has to offer?  A Mother’s Day in the UK’s favourite beach destination promises to be like no other

Treat mum to a short break

With every kind of accommodation on offer, Blackpool is the perfect location to whisk mum away. Why not choose one of the beautiful boutique B&Bs or indulge and pamper her in one of our luxury hotels.  See the VisitBlackpool website to find your perfect stay.

Mother’s Day lunch

Leave the dishes for the day and keep mum out of the kitchen with restaurants to suit every budget. The White Tower Restaurant at Blackpool Pleasure Beach will definitely make a memorable meal with their delicious Mother’s Day Lunch. The Beach House, situated in the most idyllic location on the seafront.

 Attractions

From the iconic Blackpool Tower where you can enjoy the splendour of the opulent Blackpool Tower Ballroom with afternoon tea or enjoy the 4D Cinema experience before taking in the amazing views from the top at The Blackpool Tower Eye.Sandcastle Waterpark for an adrenalin filled day. Head to Blackpool Zoo and SEA LIFE Blackpool to gaze and admire at amazing animals and sea creatures.  Mums can also gain free entry to Madame Tussauds this Mother’s Day where they will also receive a glass of prosecco in the Coronation Street Rovers Return.

Entertainment

Blackpool wouldn’t be Blackpool without a vast array of top shows this Mother’s Day. On Mother’s Day itself, Viva Blackpool presents an afternoon with ‘The Jerseys’ and ‘The Ratpackers’ whilst  Steve Steinman’s new hit show ‘Iconic The Show’ appears at The Grand Theatre promising to deliver the best soundtracks from some of the coolest and iconic movies of all times. For an evening of classic Soul and Motown, join tribute artist Richie Penrose who is set to perform at The Sands Venue. Or buy her tickets for one of the numerous, world class shows and musicals heading to Blackpool in 2017?

Resort Pass If you want to buy a gift with a difference, then why not treat her to a passport to Blackpool’s many attractions. Go to www.blackpoolresortpass.com  for more information.

Keep checking www.visitblackpool.com   http://www.visitblackpool.com/blackpoolguide/ to view the 2017 Blackpool Destination Guide.

BRIGHTON

Mums Go Free At Sea Life Brighton  For Mother’s Day

To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Sea Life Brighton is offering free entry to mums accompanied by a full paying individual. Sea Life Brighton promises a memorable experience with a range of incredible creature displays and interactive activities. Mums will get to explore the depths of the marine world from the aquarium with its breathtaking 360-degree Ocean Tunnel, a fascinating glass-bottomed boat and a variety of exciting creatures including seahorses, clownfish, turtles and sharks.

General Manager at Sea Life Brighton, Max Leviston, says: “If you’re always treating your mum to a bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates, a visit to Sea Life Brighton will be the ultimate gift for Mother’s Day. “Imagine your mother reliving her childhood memories at the aquarium and seeing how much its changed over the years. It will certainly be a day to remember.”

Sea Life Brighton is open from 10am every day apart from Christmas Day. For current closing times or further information, please visit www.sealife.co.uk/brighton.

The Mother’s Day offer is valid on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March by quoting Mum17 on the door at Sea Life Brighton. Please note that this offer is not available for online tickets and terms and conditions apply.

CHESTER

A Mother’s Day to Remember at The Chester Grosvenor The esteemed five star Chester Grosvenor, part of the Bespoke Hotels collection, is a true British institution, having celebrated its landmark 150th anniversary in 2015. Steeped in history, the elegant 80 bedroom boutique hotel in the heart and soul of Chester is offering a Mother’s Day treat to remember. Offering a delicious three course lunch or dinner at La Brasserie, the hotel’s classic Parisian-style restaurant, home to a striking hand-painted glass skylight and oozing French sophistication, mums and grandmother’s alike can enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by the hotel’s award-winning chefs. To show your appreciation, mums of the party will also be presented with a very special gift to commemorate the day. Advance booking is required. Subject to availability. www.chestergrosvenor.com/

Mother and Daughter Spa Experience

Guests of The Chester Grosvenor can delight in some quality mother and daughter time with a relaxing spa day. Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ to your loved one with a 60 minute and 30 minute treatment of her choice and also receive full use of the luxuriating Thermal Suite, followed by a delicious one course spa lunch with a glass of wine and a complimentary ELEMIS gift. The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor Hotel will soothe the mind, pamper the body and lift the spirit. Guests can experience this luxurious and tranquil haven in the heart of the historic city of Chester, while immersing in a serene sanctuary in which every detail has been designed to evoke a state of relaxation, vitality and total wellbeing. Priced at £110 for two guests. Available Monday to Friday, 1st to 31st March. Lunch consists of a main course and a glass of wine or soft beverage. Includes 60 minutes use of the Thermal Suite. Subject to availability. www.chestergrosvenor.com/special-offers?oid=502&gid=2

 EDINBURGH

Treat your Mum at Cucina Restaurant at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh is offering visitors the chance to spoil their Mum’s this Mother’s Day in its Italian restaurant Cucina. On Sunday 26th March loving sons and daughters can book in for a £35 lunch per person including a glass of prosecco, starters from the chef’s table followed by a plated main course and dessert. Including a gift for Mum.

Alternatively, a Mother’s Day afternoon tea can be booked for £22.50 with gourmet sandwiches such as brie, red onion chutney and rocket or bresaola, asparagus & parmesan, sweets such as orange curd macaroon & dark chocolate or Tanqueray Negroni jelly & candied orange and tradition homemade plain and fruit scones with clotted cream & strawberry jam. To book call 0131 220 6666 or email cucina@gandvhotel.com.

 HERTS

 Spoil Mum This Mothers’ Day in Herts

 
Lee Valley White Water Centre

The best things in life are free and this Mother’s Day in Herts the old saying is ringing true as mums in the county are being given free entry to some top attractions. From an adrenalin-fuelled adventure to family-friendly farms, these places recognise that mums deserve a break!

But if your mum’s idea of a break is the chance to enjoy lunch without worrying who will do the washing up or to sit in elegant surroundings for a sumptuous afternoon tea, we’ve got some suggestions too, many of which can be reached easily from London with Govia Thameslink Railway. Here’s the Visit Herts guide to Mother’s Day…

Take your mum out for free…

If your mum is a bit of a daredevil, she might like the adrenalin-packed high-ropes course at Vertigo Adventures in Welwyn Garden City. Mums go free on either Saturday 25th March or Sunday 26th March as long as they are accompanied by at least one other paying participant. For further information and opening times, visit www.vertigoadventures.co.uk and call to book in advance on 01707 328594.

You can also take your mum out for the day without having to pay at Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey as mums go free on Sunday 26th March. Families can learn about the farm animals, explore outdoor activities and enjoy a break in the café where they can take advantage of a 20% discount on afternoon tea. Standard entry is £9 per person. To book or find out more visit www.lvfarms.co.uk or call 01992 892 781.

Mums get in free at Hatfield Park Farm too, when visiting with a child on Sunday 26th March. Meet the animals in a lovely countryside setting and then head for refreshments at the Coach House restaurant. Visit www.hatfieldparkfarm.co.uk/ for more details.

Paradise Wildlife Park is also welcoming mums for free – as long as they visit with a full-paying child. She’ll be able to get up-close to over 500 exotic wild animals at the park including, tigers, white lions, penguins, meerkats, otters, red pandas and monkeys. Alternatively, you could book your mum in for an unforgettable exotic Animal Experience – choose from Feeding the Big Cats, shadowing a Keeper and Meeting the Meerkats. All must be booked in advance. You can also buy gift vouchers, adoptions and annual memberships as gifts. Visit www.pwpark.com for more information.

For adventurous mums…

More opportunities for mums with a taste for adrenalin are offered at Lee Valley White Water Centre. Rides down the rapids start at £38 throughout March and afterwards, you can treat your mum to something a little more sedate with a delicious afternoon tea in the centre. Regardless of whether you’ve taken to the rapids, you can book your place for a cream tea or afternoon tea at a 12:30 or 15:30 sitting. To find out more or to book call 03000 030 616 or visit www.gowhitewater.co.uk

For mums who deserve a break (or a laugh)…

If your mum is more likely to value a break from work in the shape of a little luxury, you could treat her to an overnight spa escape at The Grove, near Watford. From £270 per person your mum can put her feet up for a pedicure (or another treatment or her choice), enjoy a three-course dinner, delicious breakfast and night of comfort away from home at this five-star hotel in 300-acres of Hertfordshire countryside. Find out more at www.thegrove.co.uk

Alternatively, you could book your mum into the Verulamium Spa in St Albans. For £35 your mum can relax in the steam room and saunas of the spa and will receive a Caudalie gift set and glass of prosecco. For £60 she can enjoy a face and body experience and use of spa facilities. Both can be booked or bought as vouchers to use at another time. For more information visit www.verulamiumspa.com

If the way to your mum’s heart is through her stomach you might want to treat her to lunch at one of The Grove hotel’s acclaimed restaurants. Choose The Glasshouse for a relaxed atmosphere where you can watch chefs in the open kitchen prepare a special Mothers’ Day menu from £56 per person. Or book a table at the three AA rosette Colette’s for fine dining in elegant surroundings from £75 per person. To find out more visit www.thegrove.co.uk

The Cromwell Hotel in Stevenage is also offering a traditional afternoon tea. Served in the beautiful Bourchier Suite between 12noon and 5pm, the cost is £14.95 per person. A three-course lunch is also available in the hotel’s newly-refurbished Cromwell Suite at 12.30pm or 2pm from £24.95 per person. Booking is essential on 01738 779984. Visit www.cromwellstevenage.co.uk for more information.

You can give your mum a laugh by booking her into see Gyles Brandreth’s one-man show at the Broadway Theatre in Letchworth Garden City on Mothers’ Day evening. Looking For Happiness And Finding It, by the Just A Minute and The One Show regular Brandreth, was given multiple five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are £20 and available by calling 01462 681088. For more details visit www.broadway-letchworth.com

For more information about Hertfordshire, please visit www.visitherts.co.uk.

LONDON

Celebrate family-style at Spaghetti House

As well as being recognised for their many achievements, this March many women are also celebrated for everything they do every day as mums. That’s why Spaghetti House, London’s Italian independent restaurant group, is offering a special Family Sunday Lunch on 26 March, Mother’s Day.

With a three course menu at £25 per person with a flute of Prosecco for anyone at the table over 18, and unlimited soft drinks, mineral water and coffee for everyone, this family feast is just what mum would cook at home, but not on her special day!  What’s more, kids under 10 eat at half price from this menu.

There are 10 Spaghetti House restaurants in central London and most of them will be serving the Family Sunday Lunch all day on 26 March  To book your Mother’s Day meal at your chosen Spaghetti House, visit www.spaghettihouse.co.uk/restaurant-booking

Blue-sky thinking this Mother’s Day

On Sunday March 26, The View from The Shard, is offering families the chance to celebrate their mums, whilst admiring the breath- taking skyline of the capital. Ditch the carnations this year, and book a trip to the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, for a Mother’s Day treat that your mum will not forget in a hurry.

Set 800 feet above London, the attraction provides the perfect surroundings that every mother deserves. Those looking for a memorable day out, can spoil their mum with a glass of Lanson champagne from the highest Champagne bar in the capital, while taking in the spectacular 360 – degree panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, plan an evening visit to the attraction with your mum to watch the sun-set over the city while sipping on bubbles from the well – stocked bar. visit www.theviewfromtheshard.com

DUKES

A Spiffing Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at DUKES LONDON Dash it! Forgotten Mother’s Day is around the corner? If you still haven’t booked anything, fear not old bean – the quintessentially British five-star hotel, DUKES LONDON, is here to help. So keep calm, be polite, apologise, and solve with DUKES’ thoroughly British Mother’s Day Traditional Afternoon Tea. On sale until 26th March 2017, the offer has a six month booking window period so you can treat your beloved Mummy to a jolly good show. www.dukes.skchase.com/Mothersday

La Suite West

Afternoon Tea for the Health-Conscious Mum at La Suite West This Mother’s Day, sons and daughters can treat their mothers to a scrumptious wellbeing Vegan Afternoon Tea at West London’s favourite boutique hotel La Suite West. Hotel guests and locals alike can enjoy a delightful array of savoury sandwiches, sweet treats including warm homemade scones with fresh strawberries and whipped coconut “cream”, topped off with a bubbly glass of alcohol-free fizz. Why not make sure your mother feels extra special, and combine your afternoon tea with a night stay in La Suite West’s stunning white minimalist surrounds, designed by Anouska Hempel.www.lasuitewest.com  

Dorsett Shepherds Bush

Embrace Decadence with Mum at Dorsett Shepherds Bush This Mother’s Day, guests can indulge in a decadent afternoon tea at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, situated in the heart of vibrant Shepherds Bush in West London. From 25 – 25 March, hotel guests and locals alike can enjoy a delightful array of savoury sandwiches, sweet treats and a delicious fruit shoot, topped off with a bubbly glass of Prosecco to ensure mothers feel extra special. Located in the spectacular golden atrium of the hotel, Jin Bar is the perfect setting for a special occasion. Mums will be truly spoilt on Mothering Sunday with a complimentary Discovery Hydrating Kit gift from Decléor. It’ll be a Mother’s Day to remember! www.dorsetthotels.com/unitedkingdom/london/shepherdsbush/

WWT London Wetland Centre Mum goes free for Mother’s Day

Spring is the ideal time to visit WWT London Wetland Centre, with the flowers beginning to bloom and ducklings waddling after their mother. So treat your own mum to a relaxing day out with a walk to watch the wildlife flitting over our gardens and ponds, followed by refreshments in our Water’s Edge Café. Join our wardens for feeding time with the otters, and see colourful water birds from around the world.

The sand martins will be back from Africa and starting to build a nest for their own little ones, and ducklings will be chasing after their mum like wind-up balls of fluff! Your mum comes in free of charge when accompanied by a paying child or adult.  Just quote ‘Mother’s Day’ at admissions. No need to book.  This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. www.wwt.org.uk/london

OXFORDSHIRE

Celebrate Mums all weekend at Blenheim Palace Celebrate Mums all weekend at Blenheim Palace from Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March. On Saturday treat mums to a special brunch with bottomless Mimosas; and on Sunday enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the Orangery Restaurant. The elegant Orangery Restaurant overlooks the 12th Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Gardens. Choose from a seasonal menu on Saturday with dishes made by Head Chef Billiy Bush including Griddled Waffler with pecan praline, banana and maple syrup or a classic Scrambled eggs & smoked salmon on toasted sour dough. Indulge in bottomless Mimosas, a champagne based fruit juice cocktail perfect for brunch! blenheimpalace.com

SHROPSHIRE

Getting ready for a Mother Day tea at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Telford are Sharon Walters and right, Gill Jordan.

Mothering Sunday  Museum opens 10am – 4pm daily Bring your mother to Blists Hill for FREE on her special day, when accompanied by a full paying adult. Enjoy Simnel Cake at the Bakery, colour a card for mum, follow a family trail to learn about the history of Mothering Sunday and join a drop-in session to make a floral rosette for mum in the goods shed (11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm). Treat Mum and buy her Victorian High Tea in the Clubroom at £15.50 per adult and £12.50 for children, pre booking essential. Some activities carry an extra charge. To book afternoon tea call Nikki Birch on 01785 252247 or nikkib@jenkinsonscaterers.co.uk.

FREE admission for mothers when accompanied by a full paying adult. For other visitors, entrance fee including a voluntary Gift Aid donation is £17.95 adults; £13.75 for 60 plus and £11.85 for children (up to 18 years and in full time education), under 5s free For details call 01952 433 424 or visit www.ironbridge.org.uk

 

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