Mother’s Day | Things to do with your Mum

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place, Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we’ve got some top notch ideas for how treat your Mum.

Go one step further than the annual card in the post, she deserves it after all…

Georgia Jagger and Jerry Hall

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For the creative Mum

Bloom and Wild – Flower Arranging Workshops

Classes are available in: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester

For the green fingered mums out there, a flower arranging workshop is the perfect Mother’s Day gift. During the dedicated quality time between you and your beloved mum, you’ll be instructed on how to prepare and arrange your own hand-tied bouquets. You’ll work together and learn the tricks of the flower arranging trade and even get a complimentary drink on arrival to get your creative juices flowing. Walk away with your creation and a very happy mum.

For the active Mum 

National Parks: Peak District, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, New Forest, Brecon Beacons

Peak District

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For all the active mums out the there, take a trip to one of the UK’s many picturesque national parks. Take in beautiful scenery as you hike up challenging peaks and walk through some rocky terrain. Pack a picnic and celebrate with a glass of fizz when you reach the summit. Don’t forget to take a photo of your achievement!

For the sophisticated Mum 

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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For those of us whose mums appreciate a gin and tonic (or three) after a long week, the UK has an abundance of gin distilleries to visit. Tours vary in activities, with some giving you the opportunity to become your own mixologist, from design through to distilling, smell the aromas and create your own gin cocktail.

Here are some of our top picks for gin loving mums.

  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery – Whitchurch
  • Manchester Three Rivers Gin – Manchester
  • Beefeater Gin- Kennington
  • Sipsmith Distillery – Chiswick
  • Plymouth Gin – Devon

For a relaxed Mum 

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A real treat for both you and your mum and a classic Mother’s Day activity, book into one of the UK’s most luxurious spas for a well-deserved pamper. Indulge in some afternoon tea and feel revitalised after a day of relaxing poolside and aromatherapy treatments.

Our top spa day picks:

  • Rockcliffe Hall – Darlington
  • The Scarlet Spa – Cornwall
  • Bamford Hay Barn Spa at The Berkeley – London
  • Champneys Springs Spa Resort – Leicestershire


Or if you want to spoil your mum with a gift, shop our Mother’s Day edit to really put a smile on her face.

Words by Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Emma Bowkett

Writer and expert