From traditional afternoon teas to luxurious spa stays and bespoke floral workshops, our round-up shares the best places to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, both in the UK and further afield.
Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa
Stratford Upon Avon
Billesley Manor Hotel & Spa, a luxurious hotel in the heart of rural Warwickshire is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering mums who have booked a Sunday lunch free access to the spa for the day. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to treat your mum to a pampering spa experience at Billesley’s stunning spa, which usually costs £50. For an additional cost guests can book an ESPA treatment with one of the spa’s therapists, using the latest techniques for instant and long-lasting effects of tranquility and restoration. Sunday lunch at Billesley Manor perfectly delivers a relaxed setting with a traditional menu, served with the finest organically reared Herefordshire beef amongst other options.
Ellenborough Park is Gloucestershire’s only 5-star hotel and is the perfect place to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day. To celebrate this special occasion, Ellenborough Park is offering set menus to all guests, which incorporates a delicious three-course Sunday Lunch as well as a wonderful Afternoon Tea in the Great Hall. This peaceful country estate also hosts an Elemis spa and will be offering their Mum & Me spa package. This offer includes a 25-minute treatment, use of indoor and outdoor facilities and a glass of champagne, allowing for the ultimate relaxation experience.
The Magnolia Hotel
Quinta do Lago, Portugal
The Magnolia Hotel, Quinta do Lago is offering a special Mother’s Day getaway this spring, guests who book by the 28th of March will receive a 25% discount. Guests can show appreciation for their mums with the privacy of their own cosy cottage or elegant suite, nestled among pine trees and offering fully furnished kitchenettes, comfortable living areas, private patios and outdoor furniture for al fresco dining. With access to golden sandy beaches, world-class activities and spa treatments at the hotel, guests will create unforgettable memories and can lounge by the heated swimming pool, unwind by the beach, or enjoy delicious meals at the hotel restaurant or one of the many nearby restaurants in Quinta do Lago resort.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
‘Flowers by Passion’ floral workshop
The Gainsborough Bath Spa has partnered with local florists ‘Flowers by Passion’ to offer a wonderful event for the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. Open to those looking to celebrate the occasion or try something new with their loved one, the Floral Workshop will take place on Wednesday 29th March from 2-5pm at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, the luxury hotel in the heart of Bath. Guests can enjoy a tranquil afternoon, surrounded by beautiful flowers which they can take home afterwards. Guests will learn from the best as Jo spent six years working at a top florist in London before founding Flowers by Passion in 2001. The Floral Workshop will be followed by a luxurious Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Gainsborough Bath Spa’s hotel’s lounge, where guests will enjoy a sumptuous traditional tea of finger sandwiches, scones, and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries along with a celebratory glass of champagne.
Hyatt Regency London
This Mother’s Day, learn the art of floristry in a bespoke workshop over brunch, at Hyatt Regency London, where you and your mum will work together to design a beautiful bunch of flowers to celebrate the special occasion. While dining on an amazing banquet of seafood – including oysters, lobster salad and marinated octopus -, cold-cuts from Cobble Lane & Dingley Dell charcuterie, cheese with grapes, crackers and chutneys, as well as heart-warming desserts to finish grand, the workshop will teach you the basics of preparation, focal and filler flowers and creating that perfect finish. All whilst enjoying some live music in an elegant setting, surrounded by art and history.
To celebrate all the wonderful mums this year, DUKES London will be implementing a special afternoon tea only available from Saturday, 18th to Sunday, 19th March. With a signature Kirk Royale cocktail and a selection of delectable traditional sandwiches of roasted gammon, fig relish and aged cheddar on spinach bread, goats cheese and roasted onion squash tart, and more. To top off the celebrations, an assortment of treats are offered such as a blood orange compote or rhubarb parfait. For £60 per person, DUKES London’s afternoon tea also includes a special pampering gift for mums, D. R. Harris cleansing lotion and an assortment of macarons to take home.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at YTL Hotels’ elegant Gower Street property, The Academy. Mr Ma’s Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to treat your mum to a luxurious afternoon this Mother’s Day. Inspired by the Chinese author Lao She’s novel, Mr Ma and Son, this quintessential English High Tea with an Asian twist offers guests to choose from English and Asian-inspired teas, which can be enjoyed in the hotel’s secluded West End courtyard. Available to both guests and the public on the weekends from noon until 5pm, Mr Ma’s Afternoon Tea offers a unique glimpse into the poignant melding of two cultures that have shaped the colourful Bloomsbury neighbourhood of today. Immerse yourself in two cultures and treat your loved one to this lavish spread. The delectable menu features a selection of Asian teas such as Assam, Darjeeling, as well as a collection of English staples.
Culloden Estate & Spa
The five-star property, Culloden Estate & Spa, is the most prestigious luxury hotel in Northern Ireland and is offering a delicious lunch and afternoon tea for guests to surprise their mothers and enjoy this special day dedicated to them. This special offer includes a 4-course lunch at the Vespers the fine dining restaurant or an afternoon tea in the Lough Bar accompanied by a glass of prosecco making it the perfect gift for guests to express appreciation for the most important woman in their life. Alternatively, those who wish to dine in a traditional Irish pub can enjoy a Sunday lunch with their family at the Cultra Inn.
At The Sage of Cambridge
This Mother’s Day, the apartment-style hotel, The Fellows House in Cambridge is celebrating with an afternoon tea at their in-house cafe, The Sage of Cambridge, serving both traditional treats and plant-based dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by a tea/coffee or a glass of prosecco. After this lovely treat families can stroll along the River Cam only a 10-minute walk away or can head to the hotel’s indoor wellness facility for a swim or relax in the sauna. Mothers are guaranteed to have a lovely afternoon filled with celebrating all of their hard work.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
The Secret Garden Afternoon Tea
Famous for its distinct and memorable afternoon teas, think about the Platinum Jubilee Floral Afternoon Tea or the art-inspired one in collaboration with Van Gogh Alive, this Mother’s Day, The Caledonian is giving mums a bouquet of beautiful cakes instead, with its special and new Secret Garden Afternoon Tea.
Pull up a plush chair at the five-star hotel on Princes Street, Edinburgh, where you can indulge your senses with the ‘Secret Garden’ pastry selection – a whimsical world of new little creations, such as the ‘Lots of Magic’ rose water and raspberry macaron or the ‘Never Stop Believing’ honey and redbush tea-infused petit gateaux. The sweet treats are paired with a delectable sandwich selection, including new creations like the squash, chilli, coriander and coconut quiche, and the smoked venison with blue cheese mousse and onion marmalade on a Brioche Bun. Guests can also indulge in a brand-new vegan and gluten-free menu, as well as a kids menu, so that everyone can join in and celebrate with their mother!
For this year’s Mother’s Day, Ballygally Castle, an exquisite 17th-century castle set along the Antrim Coast, is offering an indulgent lunch buffet or afternoon tea giving guests the opportunity to spoil the most important lady in their lives. Once stomachs are full, they can enjoy the picturesque sights around Ballygally Castle by exploring the private gardens within the grounds or taking a stroll along the beach just in front of the hotel.
Grand Central Hotel Belfast
The Grand Central Hotel Belfast, which recently was awarded five-stars and Hastings Hotels’ biggest single investment to date, is offering special packages for Mother’s Day. Guests can either book lunch in the Grand Cafe or enjoy the ambience of the Seahorse Lounge while indulging in a variety of delectable savouries and sweets. Alternatively, guests can take advantage of the penthouse bar with 360 views of Belfast, Observatory where they can celebrate their mum whilst enjoying fantastic live music.