19 ways to treat your mum for Mother's Day in Gloucestershire

SoGlos shares 19 ways to show your mum some love and make her Mother’s Day extra special in 2024, from indulgent spa days to sumptuous afternoon teas right here in Gloucestershire.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Treat your mum this Mother’s Day with one of these sweet Gloucestershire gift ideas.
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The Fairview Gardener

The Fairview Gardener in Birdwood offers a large range of quality plants and horticulture equipment, specialising in hardy plants, fruit trees, herbaceous perennials, shrubs and bedding plants; alongside advice and landscaping guidance for gardeners. There’s also a delightful tea room to dine on afternoon tea, breakfast and lunches – great for the whole family.

Gloucestershire is teeming with wonderful ways to spoil your mum or mother figure this Mother's Day, which falls on Sunday 10 March 2024. 

With everything from sweet treats and thoughtful spa packages to afternoon tea dates and floral arrangement classes, there’s something for every mum on Mothering Sunday — with SoGlos sharing 19 especially lovely ideas.

Go plant shopping at The Fairview Gardener

Take mum to The Fairview Gardener, an independent garden centre in Birdwood, which has everything she’ll need to spruce up her backyard this spring — from potted plant arrangements to succulent shrubs.

Plus, pick up a present from the award-winning gift shop and stop by The Tea Room for a bite to eat, with breakfast options, brunches and afternoon teas to indulge in. Just be aware that afternoon teas must be booked in advance.

Make her feel special at Ellenborough Park

There’s nothing our mothers deserve more than a relaxing spa day and Gloucestershire is brimming with beautiful locations to treat her.

Mums can soak up a haven of peace at Gloucestershire's only five-star hotel, Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham, with the 'Bloom and Bliss' package. Enjoy a range of beauty treatments including an Elemis facial, scalp massage and choice of back, neck and shoulder massage; rejuvenate in the heated pool, sauna and steam room; with a light lunch, cocktail and seasonal gift included too, for an idyllic Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a Mother's Day roast at Eastwood Park

Tuck in to a sumptuous Mother's Day roast with complimentary fizz at Eastwood Park, paired with a walk around the 19th century grounds and the chance to spot its resident herd of deer! 

Diners can choose a one-, two- or three-course meal featuring a smoked salmon salad to start; mains like roast sirloin beef, thyme and garlic roast chicken, or a carrot and leek nut roast, all served with gravy, herby roast potatoes, honey-glazed carrots and parsnips; with delicious desserts including baked cheesecake or warm chocolate brownie. 

Make her a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum

Ideal for outdoorsy mums, a Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum membership includes year-round entry to Westonbirt, The National Arboretum in Tetbury — as well as discounted entry to partner gardens across the UK, and early bird access to Westonbirt’s popular Christmas event and Forest Live concerts.

Starting from £42 a year, members can also bring their children along for free, making it a lovely Mother’s Day gift for the whole family.

Go for a Mother’s Day stroll at Painswick Rococo Garden

Visit Painswick Rococo Garden for a Sunday stroll with your mum, for a refreshing spring day out this Mother’s Day.

With brighter days in bloom — and its gorgeous daffodil display looking incredible — visitors of all ages can discover follies, statues and water features, alongside creative planting, at this 18th-century pleasure garden. The grounds also welcome well-behaved dogs.

Try out the Mother's Day floristry workshop at Daylesford

Spend quality time together and learn how to transform seasonal blooms and natural materials into beautiful, hand-tied bouquets this Mother’s Day — taking part in a beginners' floristry workshop at Daylesford Farm Shop on Sunday 10 March 2024.

Costing £160 per person, Daylesford’s professional floristry team will guide you and your mum through the class, where you'll learn key tips and techniques through demonstrations and hands-on teaching. Depending on the weather, you may also get a guided tour of the organic Cutting Garden to gather blooms, too.

Spend quality time together at Malmaison

Make Mother's Day weekend extra special and treat the mother figure in your life to the thing she really wants — you! 

Spend quality times over hordes of hors d'oeuvres and sumptuous dishes at Malmaison's Bar & Grill. Choose from a relaxed and decadent three-course Mother's Day Sunday Lunch or opt for an appetising afternoon tea — plus, both dining options include a glass of Champagne for mum. 

Treat her to a flower-filled day at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

For a Mother’s Day treat featuring inspiring gardens and spectacular blooms, spoil your flower-loving mum with a ticket to RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Taking place at Three Counties Showground from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May 2024, surprise your mum with tickets to a gardening and food event like no other, with special guests sharing their gardening knowledge, impressive show gardens, as well as artisan food from regional producers. Tickets start from £28 per person.

Show some appreciation at Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden

Offering a small token of appreciation for all that mums — and equally amazing women — do, Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden is giving all mothers a complimentary treat this Mother's Day.

All mums booked in to dine at the sustainable dining hub in Cirencester Park on Sunday 10 March 2024 will receive a complimentary bouquet of flowers, glass of bubbles and dessert, too! 

Sip on some free fizz at Coal Kitchen

Offering great food and a good time, spoil your mum — or mother figure — this Mother's Day at Gloucester's Coal Kitchen and celebrate in style with a complimentary glass of fizz — which is sure to put a smile on her face. 

The whole family can tuck in to a delicious meal, or a bottomless brunch packed with seasonal dishes abundant in seasonal ingredients. 

Indulge in an anything-but-cheesy Mother’s Day at Domaine 16

What’s more celebratory than cheese and wine? With cheesy platters, charcuterie boards and a range of dry, sweet and rich wines, mums are sure to enjoy an afternoon or evening to indulge in the good stuff at Domaine 16 in Cheltenham.

Look forward to confit garlic crispy camembert wedges, old Winchester risotto and truffle fondues… Cheese galore!

Tuck in to a decadent afternoon tea at Tewkesbury Park

There's no better excuse than Mother's Day to indulge in a decadent afternoon tea at Tewkesbury Park Hotel.

Packed with sweet and savoury treats, mums can feast on a menu of sandwiches — spanning Severn and Wye smoked salmon, avocado and picked cucumber, to honey and mustard glazed ham and apple chutney — and homemade baked goods, including scones with locally-made jam and Cotteswold Dairy clotted cream, macarons, tarts and cakes. 

Treat your mum’s sweet tooth

If you’re searching for ideas for a mum with a sweet tooth then you’ll definitely want to check out The Pudding Club, held every Friday at Three Ways House Hotel in Mickleton near Chipping Campden.

Following a modest main course, prepare to indulge as diners are invited to try seven traditional puddings, including favourites such as sticky toffee and date, which are served with lashings of custard.

Raise a glass to her with Laithwaite's Wine

Perfect for this special occasion, a gift set from Laithwaite's Wine makes a fantastic present for doting mums and grandmas this Mother's Day.

Transport her to France with the Bordeaux food and wine set or indulge in a taste of Tuscan life with the Tuscany red wine and olive oil set. Or why not treat her to tickets to one of the Taste with Laithwaite's wine events in Gloucester, happening throughout the year? 

Go glamping this Mother’s Day

If your mum is more on the wild side — and if you've got bigger budget to spoil her this year — splash out on an unforgettable glamping experience at Wildwood Bluebell, near Moreton-in-Marsh.

Offering a magical getaway, each tent is equipped with fairy lights, lanterns and handmade cushions. You might even be able to spot deer, foxes and badgers in the surrounding woods after dark, too!

Feast upon a farm-to-table menu at The Crown at Ampney Brook

For a Mother's Day to remember, book a table at The Crown at Ampney Brook for an unforgettable breakfast or Sunday lunch that champions seasonal produce — elevated with top notch tipples and a warming atmosphere.

For breakfast, diners can expect buttermilk pancake stacks and full English feasts; while for lunch, guests can choose between contemporary classics like rosemary roasted leg of West Country lamb, Scottish smoked salmon and prawn fishcakes, and 28 day dry-aged sirloin of British beef.

Raise a toast with her favourite tipple

Whether your mum loves a traditional G&T or something a bit more adventurous, Sibling Distillery produces a range of triple distilled and vegan-friendly spirits, distilled in the Cotswolds — with a range of seasonal gins to get her tastebuds tingling.

With 5CL miniatures, you can order a selection for her to try, or simply treat her to a bottle of her favourite, starting from £25 for 35CL and £40 for 70CL.

Mums dine for free at The Coconut Tree

Cheltenham's popular Sri Lankan restaurant, The Coconut Tree, is inviting mums to eat free on Mother's Day — with a selection of authentic dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavour, to look forward to.

For each paying customer on Sunday 10 March 2024, one mother, grandmother or caregiver can choose one of The Coconut Tree's signature Hoppers, one curry dish and one side for free

Explore Cerney House Gardens

Explore a 'secret garden' characterised by its gorgeous Victorian features with a visit to Cerney House Gardens in Cirencester on Mother's Day — when mums and step-mums can enter for free!

After enjoying a walk, taking in the scents and colours of the garden, visitors can refuel with teas, coffees, cream teas, or an ample slice of freshly made cake — a wonderful treat!

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