We’ve put together a list of our favourite treats to help you make this Mother’s Day extra special.
1. A flower arranging workshop
Heaven Flowers, Hitchin, from £37.50
These relaxed and informal recreational workshops run throughout the year, and reflect the changing seasons.
2. A feel-good film
Odyssey Cinema, St Albans
This stunning venue has a special showing of Steel Magnolias just for Mother’s Day.
3. Magical gin cocktails
Pop Up Garden Gin Bar, South Place Hotel, Shoreditch
The Enchanted Garden is a beautiful bar in full bloom, boasting a flower-covered ceiling and a living wall inspired by the same botanicals you’ll find in your gin.
4. Traditional afternoon tea
Tewin Bury Farm, £25 adult/£12.50 child
Enjoy a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea served in the Cowshed Bar & Restaurant, The Stable & The Tythe Barn.
5. A relaxing spa
Sunday Slowdown Spa Afternoon, The Grove Hotel, £180
Indulge in an afternoon of pure relaxation at The Grove Hotel’s award-winning Sequoia Spa.
6. A decadent chocolate workshop
Chocolate Making Workshop, Hitchin, from £45
Create your own tasty treats at this friendly and fun workshop dedicated to the art of chocolate.
7. Create a bespoke jewellery piece
Rachel Jeffrey, Wheathampstead, from £98.00
Spend the day in Rachel’s village workshop creating a unique piece of jewellery that’s yours to keep – a perfect reminder of a perfect day.
8. A slice of English Heritage
Audley End, from £47.00 family ticket
Wander round the decadent Jacobean mansion house, enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside and visit the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown,’ There is also horses in the Victorian stable yard, and a great children’s play area.
*Do check opening times before you go.
9. A cocktail masterclass
Thompson, St Albans, from £49.50 per person
Book your session at this 3 AA Rosette restaurant to enjoy refreshments on arrival, a masterclass on 3 amazing cocktails and a 2-course lunch to finish.
10. Sunday Pub Lunch
Alford Arms, Frithsden
It doesn’t get better than a traditional Sunday Lunch, served at the award-winning Alford Arms in Frithsden, near Hemel Hempstead.