2023 Mother’s Day days out and experiences in Hampshire

February 16, 2023

Family celebrating Mother's Day in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight

Hampshire’s Top Attractions has got you covered for fabulous Mother’s Day events and gift ideas in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight! Make Mother’s Day special and memorable this year by heading out to one of our attractions to spend the day celebrating mums!

Whether you’re a mum looking for somewhere nice to spend the day with your little ones, or you’re looking for some inspiration for treating your partner from you and the kids, you’ll find it all here. From ways to spend it outdoors, active days out, places to relax, fun activities, and more!

Get active this mother’s day

Mum goes free this Mother’s Day at Cyclexperience! Enjoy all that the New Forest has to offer and make long-lasting memories with the whole family. Pre-book here and view the multitude of off-road family-friendly cycle routes we have to offer. 

Mother and daughter on a river in the New Forest Hampshire
New Forest Activities

Treat Mum to the Mother of all gifts this Mother’s Day; a wonderful paddle to the pub on the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities. You’ll enjoy a gentle guided tour through the idyllic Beaulieu River Nature Reserve, ending at the Master Builder’s pub to enjoy a glass of bubbly by the riverside to celebrate all things, Mum.

Or how about abseiling gifts for an adrenaline-packed descent down the side of the landmark Spinnaker Tower? 

Head outdoors

Spoil mum this Mother’s Day with an annual membership to Marwell Zoo. Enjoy entry to park 363 days of the year, get exclusive discounts, and more! See exotic and endangered animals throughout the day and support Marwell’s global conservation work! Give mum the treat she deserves. 

See the spring flowers, Magnolias, Camellias and Japanese flowering cherries at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Treat your mum to a luxury afternoon tea in the Garden Restaurant offering beautiful views of the spring garden (main image). In order to reserve your table in the restaurant call 01794 368787, gift vouchers are also available from £18.50pp.

Have the BEST. DAY. EVER this Mother’s Day with a trip to Paultons Park! With over 70 wonderful rides and attractions to enjoy, an incredible collection of animals to meet, and beautiful gardens to explore you will make memories to last forever!

Mums can enjoy half price gardens admission at Exbury Gardens on Sunday 19th March. Enjoy a glorious spring day out walking along paths lined with camellias, magnolias and early-flowering rhododendrons. Sit amongst swathes of yellow in Daffodil Meadow or the new River of Gold, before enjoying a carvery lunch in Mr Eddy’s (no pre-booking required).

Sit back and relax
Afternoon tea at Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower High Tea

Spinnaker Tower is offering the ultimate treat of High Tea to mark Mother’s Day from March 11 to 19. Enjoy an indulgent selection of sweet and savoury treats with a glass of champagne, overlooking the spectacular 23-mile view. 

At Milestones Museum of Living History, this Mother’s Day Weekend (18 – 19 March), each mother or grandmother will receive a free ration card on admission, which can be exchanged for a 2oz bag of sweets at the 1940s sweet shop or a glass of prosecco from The Baverstock Arms pub or the  vintage tea tent!

Indulge in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience at the Bombay Sapphire Distillery. During your visit, you will be served a host of sweet and savoury treats, from traditional crustless sandwiches, magnificent freshly-baked scones and cakes – all made from high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Additionally, quench your thirst with two refreshing Bombay Sapphire Gin Cocktails and a cosy hot drink from The Mill Cafe. You can even add Gin Cocktail Masterclass to your afternoon tea. Or how about a Mother’s Day Movie Night on 18th or 19th March with cocktails and snacks?

Surprise mum with the gift of the theatre this Mother’s Day with some perfect events at New Theatre Royal Portsmouth. Gift her a night at the opera with Carmen from the Ukrainian National Opera. Or how about a night with Strictly’s Vincent Simone and his fiery Tango Passions?

Give your mum the experience of live theatre with a gift voucher from Theatre Royal Winchester and let her pick a show she’ll love to see! Coming up we have plenty to choose from including National Theatre Live’s screening of Life of Pi (Sat 1 April), Ballet Theatre UK’s Romeo and Juliet (Wed 5 March), and not forgetting, The Scummy Mummies: Greatest Hits (Tue 25 – Thur 27 April).

For a Mothering Sunday lunch with a difference, book a delicious three-course meal at the Hawk Conservancy Trust! After your special meal, spend the rest of the day with that special lady watching their birds soar through the skies.

Enjoy the Isle of Wight

Whether you have children or are treating your mum, nan, daughter, or friend to a wonderful day out, there’s nowhere better to spoil them than on the Isle of Wight. Treat them to a delicious afternoon tea, or a hearty roast dinner, or explore somewhere new together and take a walk in our picturesque countryside.

Mother's Day at Osborne House
Osborne House

You could treat the special lady in your life to a day outfit for a Queen. Walk in the footsteps of royalty as you explore the exquisite grounds of the Grade I listed house at Osborne, Queen Victoria’s beloved palace by the sea. Set sail for East Cowes with Red Funnel from £28.00 each way with a car and up to seven people, or travel together on foot from £12.30pp return, with convenient onward bus connections direct to Osborne.

Short on time? No problem Hovertravel can get you to Ryde from Southsea in just 10 minutes. 

Wightlink has the convenience of three routes to choose from to get you to the island. Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head, and Lymington to Yarmouth. 

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So we’ve brought you Mother’s Day events and gift ideas in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Looking for more things to do this March? Check out our Things to do this March 2023 in Hampshire blog here. Follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter! Stay up to date on Hampshire’s Top Attractions news, events, giveaways, and fun days out. Check out more wonderful attractions here for day-out ideas and inspiration.

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