Friday 23 October 2020

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.

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 22 March 2020.

About the sponsor – Gloucester Quays

For time well spent, head to Gloucester Quays for up to 70 per cent off outlet shopping from premium brands including H&M, Cath Kidston, Phase Eight, Ted Baker, Joules, The White Stuff and Barbour – perfect for a spring wardrobe refresh or finding that perfect gift.

There are also numerous restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy at Gloucester Quays, not to mention a Cineworld cinema.

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1. Pick up a Mother's Day gift at Gloucester Quays

Whether you want to treat your mum to some spring fashion from Jaeger, Joules or The White Stuff or a thoughtful new accessory from the likes of Osprey and Radley, it’s easy to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift on a shopping trip to Gloucester Quays. With a box of treats from Hotel Chocolat, homeware from Le Creuset, jewellery from H. Samuel or perfume from The Fragrance Shop all winning gift ideas too.

2. Book a Mother’s Day feast at Gloucester Quays

Whether your Mum’s favourite cuisine is Italian, Chinese or French, plan ahead and book a table at one of Gloucester Quays’ range of restaurants this Mother’s Day – with Carluccio’s, Cote Brasserie, Bill’s, Wagamama and Zizzi all sure to prove popular, family-friendly choices.

3. 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 £24 per person, it’s an affordable treat she won’t forget.

4. 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 will impress the important lady in your life.

5. Laugh at Some Mother’s Do Ave Em at the Everyman Theatre

Book an early Mother’s Day treat for nostalgic comedy fans, when the aptly-titled Some Mother’s Do Ave Em hits the Everyman Theatre stage from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 March 2020, starring Joe Pasquale as Frank Spencer.

6. 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 15 to Thursday 16 April 2020. Tickets start from just £8 and kids go free!

7. 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 complimentary glass of prosecco for Mums.

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.

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 7 to Sunday 10 May 2020, for a blooming lovely gift idea she will hve to look forward to.

10. Get your craft on at Cheltenham Town Hall

Offering an impressive collection of beautiful handmade crafts, as well as children’s workshops and demonstrations, Craft Festival will be welcoming 100 of the UK’s finest designers to Cheltenham Town Hall across the Mother’s Day weekend, from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March 2020.

11. Take her to The Ivy

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

12. Pick out a house plant

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…

13. Head to an amazing spa

And last, but by no means least – if you want to give your mum a relaxing treat, book her (and you too, go on you deserve it!) to an indulgent treatment at one Gloucestershire’s most amazing spas.

By Michelle Fyrne

© SoGlos
Tuesday 25 February 2020

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