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Are you looking to spoil your Mum, Grandma or the whole family this Mother’s Day? From delicious afternoon tea, luxury spas and top family days out at amazing 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.

See our 2019 Guide to Mother's Day

A Traditional Afternoon Tea at Lainston House Hotel near Winchester

Treat your Mum to a truly indulgent afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Lainston House Hotel. Situated just on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Winchester this 17th century country house is the perfect place for a Mother’s Day treat. Enjoy sweet treats, traditional sandwiches with a choice of tea, coffee or sparkling wine. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

A Days Shopping at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth

With over 90 famous brands Gunwharf Quays in the ultimate shopping destination and a perfect treat for any Mother. With clothing, accessories, shoes and handbag shops you and your mum will shop until you drop. Visit one of Gunwharf’s many restaurants and cafes for a delicious lunch and to recharge after your morning spending spree.  

A Hampshire Spa Day

Pamper your Mum this Mother’s Day with a Hampshire spa day. Choose from a number of top spa hotels located across Hampshire. For the ultimate spa day book a traditional afternoon tea between your treatments.

A day out at Marwell Zoo near Winchester

Here’s one for the whole family to enjoy this Mother’s Day, a trip to the zoo! Get the whole family together, Grandparents included and visit Marwell Zoo. See the penguins, meet the giraffes and visit the hippos. Your Mum will be sure to have a Mother’s Day to remember. 

A Walk in the New Forest National Park

Don your wellies and head to the New Forest National Park for a Mother’s Day adventure. Explore the forest and look out for the famous New Forest Ponies. Pack up a picnic to enjoy on your walk or save your mum from cooking and book a table for Sunday lunch at one of the New Forest’s many country pubs.

Treat your Mum to a Mother’s Day meal at one of Hampshire fantastic pubs and restaurants. See our Food and Drink Guide.

A Visit to The Vyne National Trust Property near Basingstoke

The special women in your life will love a visit to The Vyne near Basingstoke. This red-bricked Tudor mansion is set in stunning grounds with beautiful gardens and an impressive lake. Explore the grounds; discover the mansion’s history and stop of at the coffee shop for a hot drink and a slice of homemade cake.

Afternoon Tea at Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

For an afternoon tea experience with a difference take your Mum up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower and enjoy tea, cakes and sandwiches with a panoramic view of Portsmouth and the Solent. For an extra sparkle you can enjoy a bottle of prosecco or champagne with your high tea.

Tickets for the Winchester Cathedral Flower Festival

Winchester Cathedral’s Flower Festival is back, 5th – 9th September 2018 and tickets for this magnificent event will make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Tickets are now available online from Winchester Cathedral’s website.

Chocolate Making Workshop at Chocolate Craft, near Alresford

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. Make sure you book as these courses are very popular.

Mothering Sunday at Winchester Cathedral and Portsmouth Cathedral

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.

Planning a day out for the whole family on Mother’s Day? See our guide to Hampshire’s amazing attractions.

For a full guide to what’s on across Hampshire on Mother’s Day weekend, see our Events Guide.


Lainston House Hotel
Boutique Hotel
Lainston House Hotel

A charming 17th century William and Mary country house standing elegantly in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. Delicate archways and loggias frame the picture perfect entrance and a small amble reveals a beautiful 12th century chapel ruin.

Gunwharf Quays
Shop / Shopping Centre
Lady With Bike at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays is the south coast’s leading premium outlet shopping centre. Located on Portsmouth’s historic waterfront, you can shop at over 90 famous brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss and Nike; grab a bite to eat in a choice of over 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops; and watch the boats go by as you take in the stunning marina location.

The Vyne
Castles & Stately Homes
The Vyne Tudor Mansion, National Trust

The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to its present configuration in the mid-17th century.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower
Emirates Spinnaker Tower - Panoramic View

Experience the view from Emirates Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower.  The view decks provide a great introduction to the surrounding area, offering a unique bird’s eye view that makes it a must-do attraction on any visit to Hampshire.

Marwell Zoo
Animal Collection / Zoo
Marwell Zoo

Marwell’s 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you’ll be making a big contribution to their projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world.

Winchester Cathedral
Cathedral / Minister
Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe. Nestled at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, this magnificent Cathedral is the resting place of Saxon royalty, bishops and Jane Austen, the much-loved English novelist.



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