There's something to suit all kinds of mum in Bath this Mother’s Day. From traditional treats to more unconventional experiences, take a look at our top suggestions for spoiling her, from where to stay to what to do...
The Alternative Mum
Stay: For a truly unique stay, Bath Narrowboats offer a range of luxurious houseboats for you to take to the water in Bath. Pictured is Top Dollar, a 65-foot contemporary, boho chic-style narrowboat, perfect for exploring the city's historic waterside locations.
Do: After something a little more unconventional? See the sights with a spring in your step and book onto Bath Adventures' Silent Disco Tours. Explore the city whilst enjoying tunes from throughout the decades – for private groups you can personalise your tour, meaning Mum can pick the music theme! Or instead, make special memories by taking her on a hot air balloon ride over the city with Bailey Balloons or Bath Balloons.
Eat: Don’t miss sampling the food at the fantastic Yak Yeti Yak Nepalese restaurant. Choose to sit in the cushioned area on the floor and eat delicious pork momos in the traditional Nepalese way.
The Foodie Mum
Stay: The Bath Priory is a fantastic Gothic-style hotel with an award-winning restaurant, or boutique bolthole No.15 Great Pulteney serves up seasonal dishes with an unexpected twist in The Dispensary.
Eat: Treat Mum to a decadent three-course lunch at the grand Pump Room whilst listening to the Pump Room trio, head to Green Park Brasserie for the ultimate Sunday Roast, complete with their Newton Farm Topside Beef or Castlemead Chicken Breast, or head to Browns Bath and dine in a historic setting – the listed building is the city's former police station and magistrates' court!
The Pampered Mum
Stay: Book into the luxurious Gainsborough Bath Spa and make use of the only hotel in Britain to have access to natural thermal spa water.
Eat: Take traditional afternoon tea together in the beautiful and iconic Royal Crescent Hotel.
The Cultured Mum
Do: If Mum’s a bookworm, head to the wonderful Topping & Company Booksellers for one of their popular author events.
Eat: Head to Amarone for some sunshine-filled Italian cuisine – you can't miss it, the restaurant is lit up in the colours of the Italian flag in the evening, and is next to Theatre Royal Bath, meaning it's the ideal place for a pre-show meal.
The Outdoorsy Mum
Stay: THE PIG-near Bath, just a 20-minute drive from Bath, is a true country retreat, and also serves fresh food straight from their Kitchen Garden or sourced locally within 25 miles.
Do: Take on the Bath Skyline walk, a six-mile route offering breathtaking city views, head up to Alexandra Park for an equally stunning vista, or enjoy stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking with Original Wild.
Eat: If spring's on your side weather-wise, head to the Hare & Hounds or The Locksbrook Inn for alfresco dining – both gastropubs offer delicious food and drink, with the former boasting views over the northern hills of the city, and the latter in a peaceful riverside setting.