There’s nothing like the love of your mum – and with nearly 700,000 babies born per year at the last count – there are a lot of children looking to say thank you to their mums this March.
A tradition which goes way back to 1908 to when US social activist Anna Jarvis decided to have a day dedicated to Mothers, we have been celebrating ever since.
So whether your mum likes a bit of R&R or an adventure, here’s www.whatireallywanted.com top 10 places to share an experience with your mum this Mothering Sunday.
- Outdoor Adventures at the Hilton Dunkeld House
Is your mum the outdoor type? Then treat her to a Mother’s Day gift experience to remember at the Hilton Dunkeld House, just north of Dundee. With clay pigeon shooting and salmon fishing alongside a comfortzone spa and health club among the many activities available, she will be spoilt for choice.
- Luxury and indulgence at Rockliffe Hall
If it is luxury and a bit of indulgence you are looking for, look no further than Rockliffe Hall located on the banks of the River Tees, Darlington. Indulge in an Afternoon Tea for Two or if she likes a spot of golf tee off with a round or two.
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” —Robert Browning
- Rural Retreat at Brimstone Hall
Whether your mum works at home or away, then give her a break from the day-to-day with one of our beautiful rural retreats. Head up to the tranquil Lake District with a visit to Brimstone Hall in Cumbria. Located on an award winning 35 acres Langdale PIkes estates, share a catch up with your mum while out walking across the millstones and streams, or some quiet time in the Library before dinner.
- Take in a Movie at Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf
A movie buff? Why not opt for a film night with a difference with a visit to the private cinema at the Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf? Voted as the Best UK Hotel (outside of London), treat your mum to dinner at the 2AA Rosette Clocktower Restaurant.
- Waterside Tea for Two at the Lions Quay Hotel and Spa
Or why not head to the glorious Shropshire countryside with a visit to the Lions Quays Hotel and Spa, Oswestry. A oasis of calm you can indulge in Waterside Afternoon Tea for Two, or a Celebration Afternoon for Tea which includes baked scones with ham and clotted cream, a selection of cakes and assorted finger sandwiches with tea or coffee and/or a glass of Prosecco.
- Eat, Drink and Be Merry at The Vineyard
Eat, sleep and drink wine. Sounds like a plan? Well that’s exactly what you and your mum can do at The Vineyard in Newbury with its impressive 30,000 bottles of wine, whatever her taste they will have it covered.
- Fine Dine at The Grove
Or head to the former home of the Earl of Clarendon at The Grove in Hertfordshire. Feast on Dinner for Two at the exquisite fine dining restaurant, Colette’s prepared and served by National Chef of the Year (2015 – Russell Bateman, Head Chef) and MasterChef finalist (Scott Bernard – 2015).
8. Get nostalgic at The Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club
Fancy some nostalgia? What better place to retreat with Mum than next to the forest that inspired A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh with a stay at the Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club.
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln
9 & 10. Go to Town at the ME London or the Richmond Hill Hotel
For those mums who like a bit of retail therapy, treat them to a day out in the Big Smoke. Choose from City Centre contemporary cool at the ME Hotel on the Strand or the leafy Richmond Hill Hotel located next to the 2,500 acres of deer dwelling Richmond Park. Shopping, drinks and dinner – you will be the apple of your mother’s eye all over again.
Top 10 Places to Treat Mum This Mother’s Day
- Hilton Dunkeld House, Perthshire, Scotland
- Rockliffe Hall, County Durham
- Brimstone Hall, Cumbria
- Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf, Harrogate
- Lions Quays Hotel and Spa, Oswestry
- The Vineyard, Berkshire
- The Grove, Hertfordshire
- Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, East Sussex
- ME Hotel, London
- Richmond Hill Hotel , London