With so many of us unable to spend Mother’s Day with our mums last year, it’s the perfect excuse to go all out for the special event in 2022. Gloucestershire is teeming with wonderful ways to spoil her – and SoGlos has handpicked some of the nicest.
With everything from sweet treats and thoughtful gift boxes to afternoon tea and floral arrangement classes, there’s something for every mum on Mother’s Day, this Sunday 27 March 2022.
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.
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 £45 per person.
Or, if she’d prefer meat and veg, keep it classic with a Mother’s Day carvery, costing £25 per adult and £12.95 per child for a two-course meal.
Perfect for younger families, Dean Heritage Centre is inviting mums along for FREE this Mother’s Day. There’s the chance to create something special for her in the craft hut, as well as lots to explore – from its interactive galleries that uncover the Forest of Dean’s rich history to the Gruffalo sculptures hiding in the woodland.
For a gift that will keep on giving for whole year, treat your mum to season ticket and she can return as many times as she likes for events, exhibitions and more.
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 £39 a year, members can also bring their kids along for free, making it a lovely Mother’s Day gift for the whole family.
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.
Have fun with florals and learn how to make gorgeous arrangements for Mother’s Day, taking part in an immersive floristry course at Daylesford Farm Shop on Saturday 12 March 2022.
Costing £135 per person, you and your mum will be guided by one of Daylesford’s professional florists, using a selection of fresh-cut flowers, natural materials and sustainable techniques to create a beautiful vase arrangement to take home. Weather permitting, you might get a tour of the organic cutting garden, too!
For a Mother’s Day treat that oozes Regency refinement, spoil your mum with a three-course lunch, accompanied by radiant piano music, at Pittville Pump Room on Sunday 27 March 2022.
For £29.95 per person, chow down on dishes such as catch of the day fishcakes for starter; bacon-wrapped turkey roulade for main; and decadent salted caramel chocolate pots with seasonal berries for dessert.
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.
Nestled in the Cotswolds, mums can enjoy a haven of peace at The Lygon Arms in Broadway, with a range of beauty treatments, rejuvenating spa day packages, heated pools, a sauna and steam room for an idyllic Mother’s Day.
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!
Independent drinks specialist, Merchant and Lab, opened the doors to its Cheltenham micro-distillery and bar in November 2021. Offering everything from tastings to masterclasses, it’s a unique venue for a Mother’s Day drink or two… or three.
If you’ve ever fancied creating your own signature drink, guests can distil their own delicious bottle of spirit in almost any flavour imaginable, too – a perfect memento to enjoy at home with family.
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.
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.
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.