Friday 22 March 2019

13 ways to treat your Mum this Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, SoGlos has handpicked things to do and gifts to buy in Gloucestershire, perfect for treating your Mum.

From Prosecco afternoon tea to family days out, Gloucestershire is teeming with wonderful ways to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day and beyond – and SoGlos has handpicked 13 of the nicest.

Whether you want to help her relax, buy her a gift she will treasure or treat her to meal to remember, there’s something to suit all budgets on Mother’s Day, this Sunday 31 March 2019.


1. Say cheers at Stonehouse Court Hotel

Mother’s Day at Stonehouse Court Hotel

Treat your Mum to Italian bubbles at Stonehouse Court Hotel’s Mother’s Day Prosecco afternoon tea, near Stroud. Including beautifully-baked cakes, sandwiches and a glass of Prosecco for £19.95 per person, it’s an affordable treat she won’t forget.


2. Dine in style at Ellenborough Park

Mother’s Day at Ellenborough Park

Offering an elegant three-course Sunday lunch at this five-star Cheltenham hotel, Ellenborough Park’s chef has created a special Mother’s Day menu that’s sure to impress the important lady in your life.


3. Claim your free Prosecco at The Maytime Inn


Take the family for a delicious Sunday lunch at superb Cotswolds pub The Maytime Inn, which is offering a free glass of prosecco to all mums who dine there on Sunday 31 March 2019. The garden is gorgeous and the range of gins is rather impressive too.


4. Be moved at the Bacon Theatre

Giselle at Bacon Theatre

Book an early Mother’s Day treat for ballet fans on the Saturday evening, when the Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham will be treating audiences to a performance of Giselle for one night only. Expect to be moved!


5. Gallop to The April Meeting


Jump to it! For an affordable gift, plan ahead and book tickets for The April Meeting, one of Cheltenham Racecourse’s big family events, with a more relaxed pace and chance to get close to the action on Wednesday 17 to Thursday 18 April 2019. Tickets start from £10 and kids go free!


6. Flock to Slimbridge


Taking place in the beautifully-named Swan Café, flock to Slimbridge Wetland Centre on Mother’s Day for a special afternoon tea. Priced at £19.95 per adult and £9.95 per child, it includes homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches, as well as a glass of prosecco or elderflower fizz.


7. Treat her to tofu know how


If your mum is a keen cook, interested in healthy eating or making meat-free choices, treat her (and you too?) to a spot on The Isbourne’s vegan cooking without limits class on the Saturday. She’ll soon know her seitan from her soya bean.


8. Visit blooming lovely Rococo Gardens


As well as daffodils galore, expect to see Rococo Gardens springing to life with hellebores and cyclamen, crocuses and hyacinth around Mother’s Day. With a slice of cake in the café a perfect treat after a brisk walk around the popular Painswick attraction.


8. Unwind at Woodchester Valley Vineyard


Promising popping corks and plenty of smiles this Mother’s Day, Woodchester Valley Vineyard is teaming up with Winston House School of Cookery to create a five-tasting-plate lunch, created to complement the still and sparkling wine selection and costing a very reasonable £35 per person.


9. Dig out tickets for RHS Malvern Spring Festival


Spanning four days of incredible flowers, plants, food and entertainment, get your mum to tickets for The RHS Malvern Spring Festival at The Three Counties Showground, from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2019, for a blooming lovely gift idea.


10. Take her to The Ivy


Promising perfect puds and fantastic fizz, treat your Mum to afternoon tea at The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie. Prices start at £18.95 and include a range of savoury and sweet treats – including a crème brûlée doughnut! Sounds delish.


11. Pick out a house plant


And last, but by no means least – with 11 Gloucestershire shopping destinations to choose from, if your mum is green-fingered or interiors obsessed, pick out the perfect house plant for a Mother’s Day treat that will continue to grow and grow.


By Michelle Fyrne

© SoGlos
Monday 18 March 2019

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