Looking to spoil your Mum, Grandma or the whole family this Mother’s Day? From delicious afternoon tea, luxury spas and fantastic family days out at top attractions, you’ll find the perfect Mother’s Day treat in Hampshire. To give you a helping hand to plan the perfect day, we have pulled together some of our top 10 Hampshire Mother’s Day treats.
Treat your Mum to a day of grandeur at the magnificent Grade II listed building, Tylney Hall. This magnificent Victorian era mansion house is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the special four course lunch in their award winning Oak Room Restaurant. Fancy something a little sweeter? Enjoy Mothering Sunday afternoon tea of freshly made sandwiches, pastries and a glass of champagne in the hotel’s Tylney Suite. Each mother will also be presented with a special gift.
For an afternoon tea experience with a difference treat your Mum and the family to a trip along the Watercress line on a steam train. Steam through Hampshire’s countryside and enjoy scenic views whilst enjoying a glass of bucks fizz, freshly cut sandwiches and a delicious scones with clotted cream.
Take the whole family to Longdown Activity Farm, where Mums go free and enjoy an action packed Mother’s day. Bottle-feed the kid goats and calves, feed the ducks, meet the pigs and have a cuddle with a baby rabbit. A great family day out for an unforgettable Mothering Sunday.
Take the whole family along to the atmospheric medieval Winchester City Mill and meet the baking team who will be using the Mill’s freshly milled stone-ground flour to create delicious baked goods. Taste the results and pick up free recipe cards for you to bake some tasty treats for our Mum when you get home.
Is your Mum a chocolate lover? Take your Mum to learn the art of chocolate making under the expert guidance of Chocolate Craft’s professional chocolate makers. Using the finest ingredients you’ll learn techniques to create your own handmade box of chocolates to take home, as well as the chance to make a special Mother’s Day chocolate lolly. The workshop takes place on Saturday 25th March, booking is essential.
Take a visit to the New Forest and stop off at Chewton Glenn for their delicious English afternoon tea with a glass of fizz. You and your Mum can enjoy an array of sandwiches, warm scones with local strawberry jam and cream plus freshly baked home-made cakes. The hotel’s resident pianist will be playing some all-time favourites whilst you sit back and enjoy the afternoon.
Treat your Mum to an idyllic tour and sparkling cream tea at the Hambledon Vinyard. Spend the afternoon strolling around the beautiful vineyard and state-of-the-art winery before settling down to enjoy a delicious cream tea with a refreshing glass of Hambledon English fizz.
Treat the special ladies in your life with a day out and superb home cooked lunch at Sir Harold Hiller Gardens. Wander the gardens before taking your seat in the splendour of the Jermyn’s House for a light lunch or the Pavilion Restaurant where you can enjoy your Sunday roast. No booking needed.
Take your Mum on a full guided tour of the Tudor House and garden, in Southampton and discover its history which spans over 800 years. After the tour enjoy a hot drink and scrumptious scones with jam and cream whilst taking in the views of the tranquil garden.
For a more traditional Mother’s Day take your Mum to Winchester Cathedral or Portsmouth Cathedral for the Mothering Sunday services and hear their world class choirs. Every Mum that attends either service will receive a beautiful bunch of flowers.