With Mother’s Day just around the corner – this year it’s on 22nd March – you may be wondering what to do to mark the occasion. Wonder no more! Here are twelve ways to celebrate in Bath…
Savour a Spring Sunday Lunch
First thing’s first: food! Head to Green Park Brasserie this Mother’s Day to tuck into a delicious Sunday roast, complete with their Newton Farm topside beef or Castlemead chicken breast. Desserts range from classic sticky toffee pudding to blackberry cheesecake with lemon sorbet.
Take to the Skies
This year Bailey Balloons are offering Champagne Hot Air Balloon Ride vouchers as the perfect gift this Mother’s Day. Valid for 12 months to encompass one full flying season, April to October, all trips include a post-flight glass of Champagne or juice, and, delivered to her door, the voucher gift box comes complete with a helium Mother’s Day balloon.
Craft a Floral Hat Box
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa’s Floral Hat Box Workshop on 19th March will let you and your mum create your own beautiful floral hat boxes together, before enjoying an indulgent Champagne afternoon tea!
Feast on Fabulous Food
Join Bowood Hotel in Calne to celebrate Mother’s Day and treat Mum to one of three foodie feasts. Choose from a classic à la carte Sunday lunch in their Shelburne Restaurant, a traditional three-course carvery in the Kerry Suite, or, for those with a sweet tooth, indulge in a sparkling afternoon tea.
Give the Gift of Chocolate
If you're in or around Chippenham on 21st March, make for the Neeld Arts Centre for the Vegan Chocolate Festival and Eco Art and Craft Fair. Perfect for picking up a Mother's Day gift, expect the very best artisans and products on offer.
Plant Signs of Spring
This Mothering Sunday, help the Prior Park gardeners to plant snowdrops ready for next spring. Take the whole family and join in separating and replanting the delicate flowers, spreading the coverage through the garden. There’ll also be a chance to pot up a snowdrop to take home.
Celebrate in Style
Make for the grand Assembly Rooms this Mother's Day and celebrate in fabulous style with a Fashion and Fizz afternoon tea offer. Head downstairs and explore the Fashion Museum's world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress before enjoying a delicious tea and glass of bubbly, all for £25 per person.
Tuck Into European Flavours
Serving up European-inspired dishes from their central Saw Close spot, book a table at Raphael Restaurant on 22nd March to treat Mum to a tasty meal. With the likes of pan-fried seabass, roast lamb and sweet potato galette on the menu, you’ll be in for a memorable evening!
Step Back in Time
Throwing things back to the seventeenth century, instead of Mother’s Day, Dyrham Park will be celebrating Lady’s Day from 21st to 22nd March, which would have been celebrated by the original occupants of the National Trust stately home. Create a dried flower wreath, sample some Lady’s Day cake, and plant old English herbs to take away.
Enjoy a Set Menu
Opening on Mother’s Day for some special celebrations, Henry’s Restaurant’s three-course set menu will have mouths watering. Tucked away on Savile Row, visit for fresh, innovative flavours in dishes made using seasonal ingredients.
Put a Spring in Your Step
Shop ‘til you drop at Kilver Court prior to Mother’s Day during their DuoBoots Warehouse Sale. From 13th to 15th March, you’ll be able to bag bargains of up to 80% off the Frome-based brand of boots and shoes. Why not treat Mum to a new pair?
Escape to the Country
For a truly luxurious day, make for the five-star Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in countryside Colerne. Choose from Sunday Lunch in the walled-garden-set Brasserie, or a classically sophisticated afternoon tea in their eighteenth-century Palladian mansion.