17 ways to treat your mum in Gloucestershire this Mother's Day

From indulgent spa days to sumptuous afternoon teas, SoGlos has handpicked 17 ways you can delight your mum in Gloucestershire, to make Mother’s Day 2023 extra special.

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 2023 - and SoGlos has handpicked some of the nicest.

With everything from sweet treats and thoughtful spa packages to afternoon tea and floral arrangement classes, there’s something for every mum on Mother’s Day, this Sunday 19 March 2023.

Go plant shopping at The Fairview Gardener

Treat your mum with a trip to The Fairview Gardener, an independent garden centre in Birdwood, that 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. Please note, afternoon teas must be booked in advance.

Indulge in Ellenborough Park's 'Mum and Me' package

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

With the accolade of being Gloucestershire's only five-star hotel, mums can enjoy a haven of peace at Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham with the 'Mum and Me' package. The Mother's Day exclusive features a range of beauty treatments such as an Elemis Hands on Facial, Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage and an intensely cleansing salt scrub; rejuvenating facilities such as a heated pool, a sauna and steam room; glass of bubbly; afternoon tea; and more, for an idyllic Mother’s Day.

Enjoy afternoon tea and a floristry workshop at Eastwood Park

Show your mother how special she is with a full afternoon tea at Eastwood Park, tucking in to an exquisite selection of finger sandwiches, savouries and freshly-baked scones – with a complimentary glass of fizz for mums! Alongside a special floristry workshop, for just £64.95 per person.

Treat your mum to a day out in nature at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Perfect for families, Slimbridge Wetland Centre is inviting mums along to explore nature this Mother’s Day - as well as the chance to enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea beside Rushy Lake.

Whilst watching the beautiful wildlife on the lake, visitors can tuck in to home made fruit scones, a selection of sandwiches and cakes and tea, coffee, prosecco or soft drinks. Gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dietary requirements can also be catered for. Afternoon tea costs £18 per adult and £9 per child. 

Make her a Friend of Westonbirt Arboretum

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

Starting from £40 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

With brighter spring days in bloom, and its gorgeous daffodil display looking incredible, visit Painswick Rococo Garden for a Sunday stroll with your mum, for a refreshing day out this Mother’s Day.

Visitors of all ages can discover the restored 18th century pleasure park with follies, statues and water features, alongside creative planting. While the grounds also welcome well-behaved dogs.

Try out the Brunch & Baking course at Daylesford Farm Shop

Spend quality time together and learn how to make sweet and savoury dishes, ideal for serving at brunch, for Mother’s Day, by taking part in an immersive baking course at Daylesford Farm Shop on Sunday 19 March 2023.

Costing £145 per person, you and your mum will be guided by one of Daylesford’s professional tutors, as you're given insight into exciting recipes and opportunity to learn valuable baking principles to create perfectly baked goods at home. At the end of the four-hour course, you can enjoy your creations together and raise a glass to Mothering Sunday!

Treat her to a flower-filled day at RHS Malvern

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.

Whilst not taking place until Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2023, surprise your mum with tickets to a gardening and food event like no other, with special guests sharing their gardening know-how, impressive show gardens, as well as artisan food from regional producers. Tickets start from £25.85 per person.

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 to indulge in a Decadent Afternoon Tea at Tewkesbury Park than on Mother's Day. 

Filled with an array of sweet and savoury treats, spoiled mums can feast on a menu boasting sandwiches such as Severn and Wye smoked salmon, avocado and pickled cucumber on sourdough; honey and mustard glazed ham with apple chutney on wholegrain; and free range egg mayonnaise and cress on classic white bread; as well as scones with locally-made jam and Cotteswold Dairy clotted cream; and home made sweet treats including 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 tuck into seven traditional puddings, including favourites such as sticky toffee and date, which are served with lashings of custard.

Enjoy a free glass of fizz at Coal Kitchen

Mothers and grandmothers can look forward to a complimentary glass of fizz when they visit Gloucester's Coal Kitchen this Mother's Day.

To accompany the free fizz, diners can choose from a wide range of international dishes to tuck in to such as sourdough pizettes; Gloucestershire pork skewers; tagine spiced cod; truffle rigatoni; Greek salad; and vegan Mediterranean skillet and more.

Go glamping this Mother’s Day

If your mum is more on the wild side – and for those with a bigger budget – why not treat her to an unforgettable glamping experience at the gorgeous Wildwood Bluebell, near Moreton-in-Marsh.

Offering a magical getaway experience, each tent is equipped with fairy lights, lanterns and handmade cushions. What’s more, those with a strong eye will 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, treat her to a four-course menu at Cirencester's The Crown at Ampney Brook, championing seasonal produce, top notch tipples and a warming atmosphere - ideal for the big day.

Guests will enjoy a selection of classic home cooked favourites with a contemporary twist, such as rosemary roasted leg of west country lamb, cornish crab cake and 28 day dry-aged sirloin of British beef. Four courses cost £49.95 per person, including glass of Coates & Seely English sparkling wine upon arrival. 

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.

Mum's dine for free at The Coconut Tree

To show its appreciation for those who demonstrate love and care towards others on a daily basis, 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.

Diners can look forward to everything from The Coconut Tree's signature hoppers to fiery curries, with something for every mum to enjoy. To note, for each paying customer, one mother, grandmother or caregiver can choose three dishes for free. 

Explore Cerney House Gardens

Explore a 'secret garden' with gorgeous Victorian features with a visit to Cerney House Gardens in Cirencester, this Mother's Day - and on the day, 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 perhaps an ample slice of freshly made cake - a wonderful treat!

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