Mother’s Day Ideas and Experiences
Mums are amazing, aren’t they? Whether it’s your mum, step-mum, favourite aunt, grandmother or mother figure, they’re always there looking out for you – whatever your age!
We love Mother’s Day – it’s the one day of the year when we can show our true appreciation, through little acts of kindness, or a surprise or two to show our love. Here are a few Mother’s Day ideas to make it an unforgettable day.
1. Mother’s Day Kokedama Workshop
If you, like us, don’t know what Kokedama is, it’s Japanese moss balls! For any mum that likes plants and/or gardening, this is for them. It’s simple, fun and rewarding. They will learn how to make these beautiful hanging plant sculptures using the traditional Japanese method. Send mum home with a Japanese alternative to a hanging basket.
Price: £25 per person including garden access
When and where: Sunday 19 March – Chelsea Physic Garden
Top Tip: Enjoy lunch at The Physic Garden Café after the class – it’s a favourite amongst locals for good reason!
2. Mother’s Day Cake-Making Class
Who doesn’t like cake making…especially when it’s Italian style?! This cake-making class starts with a glass of prosecco with taralli (Italian snacks) and olives before you delve into the art of making a perfect ‘Torta Mimosa’ – a soft spongy cake with cream and toasted pineapple.
The head pastry chef will guide you through the recipe and cook along with you, whilst you enjoy two glasses of wine.
Price: £120 for two people
When and Where: Sunday 19 March – Eataly, Bishopsgate
Top Tip: No need to sort pudding that evening – at the end of the class, you’ll be able to take home your cake!
3. The Musical ‘Pretty Woman’
Musical theatre is a lovely gift as it’s a memory that can be treasured. The musical ‘Pretty Woman’ is a huge West End success and celebrates one of the most treasured romantic films of all time.
Showing at the Savoy Theatre, you can enjoy all that Covent Garden has to offer before heading to the performance.
Price: From £24.60 per person
When and where: Savoy Theatre, various times
Top Tip: Our outdoor activity, The Case of Colombia’s Finest, is only a short walk away from Covent Garden so why not make a day of it and get your steps in pre-theatre.
4. Spend time together solving a crime!
If your mum enjoys walking around historical London, discovering new locations, facts, and solving puzzles, then this is for her.
This outdoor immersive game will take you and your mum on a journey to uncover hidden clues at captivating locations – it’s a great way to spend time together whilst working to crack the case with your team.
Price: Only £15 per person
When and where: Starts near Blackfriars, various times
Top Tip: The experience lasts two hours so you could even combine with a Mother’s Day lunch at some of our favourite nearby venues such as Paternoster Chop House, The Ned or Bread Street Kitchen.
5. Mother’s Day at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is magical at any time of year, but on Mother’s Day the gardens should be filled with early spring flowers such as crocuses and daffodils. There’s also the Cherry Walk which leads to Kew’s magnificent magnolias (250 in total) to enjoy – depending on the weather, of course.
Price: From £19.50 per person
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Surrey
Top Tip: If the weather prevents a walk around the gardens, there are still plenty of things to do indoors. As well as the Palm House, Princess of Wales Conservatory and the Waterlily House, the gardens also feature the Davies Alpine House, which is full of alpine plants housed in natural conditions.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these Mother’s Day ideas and have a wonderful day spending time with your mum or mother figure. Remember, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have quality time together.
If you’re ready to give our Hunts a go choose between booking a fully flexible ticket or a gift voucher and book today!
Brilliant London interactive game. Everyone took part as they used their own phones and had fun looking for clues at each location. We enjoyed discovering some interesting and historic backstreets. The overall solution was well thought out and we enjoyed receiving our medal and photo at the end.