Mother’s Day Treats From Hampshire’s Top Attractions!

February 16, 2021

Hillier Gardens

Whilst you might not be able to celebrate Mother’s Day how you usually would this year, Hampshire’s Top Attractions have some lovely gifts/experiences for you to treat your Mum to this year, make it special from home. To find out more keep reading!

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens are offering take-away afternoon teas for Mother’s Day, and our cafe which is an essential shop during Lockdown has some great items for sale for Mother’s Day if you live in the area.

Bring your mum for a day out at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Enjoy the spring flowering shrubs, with camellias bursting into bloom and the beautiful cherry blossom too. Don’t miss visiting Magnolia Avenue, laden with magnificent giant flowers a specular sight to be enjoyed through to April too. Membership starts at £38 for the year and gift vouchers are available online.

Jane Austen's House
Jane Austen’s House

A perfect Mother’s Day treat, this exclusive online event with Jane Austen’s House will celebrate mothers in Jane Austen’s life and works, and explore the House in which Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life. Enjoy a guided virtual tour of the house, led by two expert guides, and join in the discussion about some of the best (and worst!) mothers in Jane Austen’s beloved novels,14th March at 3pm.

Gift your mum with a Friends of Exbury membership for just £48, and she can enjoy Exbury’s stunning gardens in spring, summer, and autumn. Aside from being able to roam Exbury’s 200-acre riverside gardens as much as she would like, mum could also enjoy free steam railway rides and discounts in the gift shop and at Exbury’s food outlets.

With a great range of gifts from clothing to trinkets, the Peppa Pig World Official Online Shop is the perfect place to find an adorable gift for your own Mummy Pig this Mother’s Day! Shop now in time for the big day. 

Gilbert White's Afternoon Tea
Gilbert White’s Afternoon Tea

If you’re looking for a lockdown approved way of treating your mum this Mother’s Day why not order a Mother’s Day special Afternoon Tea from White’s Cafe in Selborne? With your choice of finger sandwiches, savouries, scones, and sweets you can really tailor it to her taste.

Marwell Zoo’s Gift Shop is full of goodies to spoil the lady in your life this Mother’s Day. From charming homeware to mouth-watering treats, you’ll find something she’ll go wild for! Plus, you’ll be supporting their animals and vital conservation programmes around the world. 

A visit to Chawton House is the perfect place to enjoy the Hampshire countryside: take a stroll in the beautiful grounds to enjoy the Walled Garden, shrubbery walk and wilderness; walk in the historic Parkland and stop off by the Tea Shed for a hot drink and cake. Why not order one of the Old Kitchen Tearoom’s delicious afternoon tea boxes to really make Mum’s day special. Available for collection or local delivery on 13 & 14:

Taking place the day after Mother’s Day is Mothering Heights! An online talk on Maria Branwell, mother of the Brontës. How did Cornish gentlewoman Maria Branwell meet and fall passionately in love with the poor Irish curate Patrick Brontë in Regency England? Discover all in this lively discussion.

Following the great success of their Valentine’s Day Takeaways, the Hawk Conservancy Trust will once again be offering special takeaways for you to celebrate Mothering Sunday. Treat your Mum and choose from our three-course dinner menu or perhaps she’d prefer a deluxe afternoon tea hamper – they even offer prosecco!

Remember there are so many gifting opportunities with Hampshire Top attractions: gift vouchers, experiences, gift shops, and annual memberships!   

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