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Mothering Sunday

6th March 2017

Categories: Media News

Mothering Sunday is a wonderful day for showing your mum just how special she really is – whether by whisking her off for a night away, indulging in a spa treatment or enjoying some fabulous Cotswolds food and drink – there’s something for every taste!

Afternoon teas for Mothering Sunday - photos courtesy of Cotswold Inns

With Cotswolds gardens starting to burst back into life, Batsford Arboretum is a wonderful place to wander through hellebores and daffodils and mums (accompanied by a paying child) can enjoy free entry on Mothering Sunday.  Why not make your visit even more memorable with a lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Café too. Find out more

The Wilson Café in Cheltenham are making Mothering Sunday extra special this year with an afternoon tea to remember – using the best local produce for traditional artisan sandwiches, savoury bites, sweet patisserie and a glass of champagne – all for just £25 for two!  It’s bound to be popular so booking in advance essential. Find out more 

For something a little different, head for the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham and enjoy quality time with mum over a fabulous brunch, accompanied by singer and entertainer Gary Williams.  A regular contributor to Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’, his music is the perfect accompaniment for celebrating special mums everywhere. Sunday 26 March from 10.15am.  £30.  Booking required.  Find out more

Escape the modern world and wake up in your very own honey-coloured stone cottage in the heart of the North Cotswolds. 17th century Slatters Cottage in Bourton-on-the-Hill has an inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove and is the perfect place to relax and unwind on mum's special day. 

Tewkesbury Park Hotel are offering a ‘Marvellous Mum Breakaway’ from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 March including one night’s dinner bed and breakfast, an indulgent afternoon tea for two, a 30 minute spa treatment for mum and both a bouquet of flowers and chef’s homemade truffles in your mum's room awaiting her arrival!  Prices start at £212 for a ‘Just Right Room’, rising to £428 for an ‘opulence suite’. 

You’ll be amazed what you’ll see from the Peng Observatory at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.  Book a table for a delicious two or three course Mother’s Day Lunch and you can enjoy a fabulous meal and support the wonderful wildlife charity at the same time.  Admission charge for non-members – please book in advance. 

There’s a little surprise in store for mums treated to a special three course meal at The Greenway Hotel and Spa in Shurdington on Mothering Sunday.  And why not make the day even more memorable by treating mum to a spa treatment in the Elan Spa while you’re there – the perfect way to pamper her.  Find out more

Mums will also be given a special treat as part of the traditional Kings Sunday lunch on 26 March.  Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of The Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden – a perfect spot for exploring the village and the nearby countryside. 

If you’re looking for a taste of adventure over the Mother’s Day weekend, head for Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton where every mum gets half price entry when accompanied by a full payer!  Get creative decorating a special love heart-shaped cookie or have a flutter on winning a special surprise in the Fairytale Farm Mother’s Day Gift Draw. 

Find out more about the fascinating history behind the Mother Goddesses at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester on Mothering Sunday. These intriguing sculptures represent fertility – a perfect tribute to mums everywhere.  The museum is open from 2 – 5pm on 26 March. 

The lovely antique shops and boutiques in Tetbury are perfect for perusing before lunch and The Close Hotel have a 3 course special between 12 and 4pm on Mother’s Day. Alternatively head for the countryside and combine a three course Mother’s Day lunch at The Hare and Hounds with a stroll around the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum. Both hotels also offer lovely afternoon teas.

Extend the Mother’s Day weekend and treat mum to an overnight stay at Three Ways House Hotel – home to the famous Pudding Club.  Their Lazy Sunday Break costs from £80 per person and includes a room for two with a traditional Sunday lunch in the restaurant where a buffet of their famous traditional puddings is always a feature!  Full English breakfast is also included.  Find out more

Delicious Mothering Sunday Cream teas are on the menu at Fosse Farmhouse in the beautiful Cotswolds village of Castle Combe.  Enjoy freshly baked scones, lashings of local Ivy House clotted cream and home-made plum jam in this stunning 18th century farmhouse.  Open throughout the weekend 24-26 March, 10am to 6pm. 

There are bottomless Mimosas for mums treated to afternoon tea in the Orangery Restaurant at Blenheim Palace on Mother’s Day!  Sip from one – or any number of these champagne based fruit juice cocktails while enjoying the view of the 12th Duke of Marlborough’s private Italian Gardens. 

There’s a special floral gift for all mums visiting The Fleece Inn in Bretforton for a 3 course Mothering Sunday lunch. As well as their usual popular dishes and Sunday roasts, the pub will also showcase local produce. 

Sudeley Castle is the place to go to ensure your mum is treated like a Queen! Enjoy walking around the castle and award-winning gardens before an extra special afternoon tea in the pavilion at the Terrace Café.  As well as freshly made finger sandwiches you’ll be treated to locally made scones and patisserie as well as a pot of fair trade tea – or why not add a glass of Prosecco to make it even more of a treat? Find out more