Now I don’t want to alarm you, but mothering Sunday is fast approaching on Sunday 31st March. If you have someone in your life who has provided care and support you may wish to use this day to make them feel special. Mother’s Day, despite the title, can be for anyone who has cared for you and you believe is worthy of a day of being cared for in return.
Here are six ideas that show you care:
- Visit the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon for a day to remember.
If your mothering presence loves a bit of history and getting away from the city centre I suggest heading to Stratford and enjoying the stunning bird’s-eye view of Shakespeare’s home town from the top of the Tower. Take a journey through 100 years of theatre-making secrets in the interactive exhibition The Play’s The Thing, home to costumes and props worn on the RSC stages and a rare copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Go behind-the-scenes of the world’s most famous theatre company on a one hour guided tour. Combine all three activities with an RSC Explorer Pass for just £15 and save £5 per person, under 18s go half price. Then, take mum to the Rooftop Restaurant for afternoon tea with homemade scones whilst looking over the River Avon.
To book, visit rsc.org.uk or call 01789 331111
- Treat your mum to a carvery
There’s nothing better than a Sunday roast, so why not celebrate Mother’s Day this year in the newly refurbished Brew Bar Lounge at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel. Treat your mum to a carvery complete with a glass of Prosecco for only £25.00 per adult, £12.50 for children up to 12 years old (and under 4s go free)! Enjoy a delicious meal crafted with locally sourced, British ingredients. It will be a meal to remember! Book now to avoid disappointment!
12 Hagley Rd,
- Indulge yourselves with some Afternoon Tea
It’s a classic for a reason. Three tiers of cakes, scones and sandwiches with a big pot of tea. The small, delicate plates bely the huge amount of food you’ll squirrel away languidly over a long lunch.
If your mum is someone who is always rushing around, a drawn-out afternoon tea may be the best gift to force her to slow down! You can try a traditional cream tea at The Edgbaston Restaurant based in a stunning Grade II Listed Georgian Mansion starting at £19.50 available from 2.30-5.30 pm.
The Edgbaston Restaurant,
18 Highfield Road,
- Go on a National Trust day out at Baddesley Clinton
Baddesley Clinton is a National Trust property. Tickets are a bit pricey, but if you spend the whole day at a property you do get good bang for your buck. There are lots of fantastic properties within half an hour’s drive from the centre, but Baddesley Clinton would be my first choice.
The great hall was built in the 1570s and the house has acted as a space of refuge for multiple groups over its 500-year history – look out for the built-in priest holes! There are also lots of walks to take around the estate, beautiful gardens, and a lovely café.
Warwickshire, B93 0DQ
- Have an adventure and a picnic on the Lickey Hills
If you prefer a more subdued day out, why not take a picnic up to the Lickey Hills? Currently, fingers crossed, the weather forecast says there is little chance of rain! Lickey Hills, given to the city by the Cadbury brothers, is not too far from the centre and offers expansive views of the town.
There are lots of benches to sit yourself on and watch the world go by. Bring a homemade picnic with lots of little treats and your mum will feel you’ve really gone the extra mile. Just remember to bring a flask full of hot tea!
Lickey Hills Country Park
Birmingham, B45 8ER
- See Women Power Protest Art Exhibition
The Women Power Protest exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Gallery is a great day out that will help you to feel very cultured and grown up. The exhibition celebrates strong female artists whose work explores protest, social commentary, and identity. This exhibition finishes on 31st March, so it’s your last chance to see a fantastic array of women artists including Susan Hiller, Barbara Hepworth, and Sam Taylor Johnson.
This is a great opportunity to see such a diverse range of artists and mediums under one exhibition – also it’s free! The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery offers afternoon tea at their Edwardian Tearooms, meaning you can have a full day out under one roof.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Birmingham, B3 3DH
0121 348 8000