Mother’s Day treats in Hampshire

February 20, 2020

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Mother’s Day is on the 22nd March and it’s a day to celebrate those wonderful ladies in your life! Make them feel really special with an activity or day out with Hampshire’s Top Attractions. Enjoy afternoon tea in unique surroundings, go on an adventure as a family, or enjoy an experience at one of these special Mother’s Day treats in Hampshire…

Mothering Sunday at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
Mothering Sunday at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with a visit to Marwell Zoo. Escape into an eternal summer at Tropical House and take a leap into Africa at Wild Explorers. Keep an eye out for new additions and make sure to pay a visit to Marwell’s own animal mums!

Treat your Mum to a day of speed and exhilaration this Mother’s Day. Everyone should drive a Ferrari at some point in their life, and what better place than the fastest race circuit in the UK – Thruxton. Also available to drive are Racing Cars, Sports Cars, 4×4 and Skid Pan experiences.

Take in the beautiful Hampshire countryside as you travel by steam along the heritage Watercress Line, adjacent to the South Downs National Park. Your ticket gives you all day unlimited travel allowing you to visit each of the charming stations, with plenty to explore at each stop. 

Mother’s ride free on the Solent wheel at Clarence Pier this Mother’s Day when accompanied by at least one full paying child or toddler. T&Cs apply.

Mum’s can enjoy half price gardens entry this Mothering Sunday at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Enjoy a visually enlightening spring day out walking along paths lined with camellias, magnolias and spring bulbs. You can even sit amongst swathes of yellow in Daffodil Meadow, before grabbing tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Restaurant.

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Milestones Museum on 21-22 March. There will be live music, craft activities, a quiz, and the toy brick Space Explorer’s exhibition. Plus a free ration card per mum for sweets, a hot drink or Prosecco!* You can also book special cream teas in the vintage tea tent. *Terms and conditions apply, see website for details. 

What better way to say thank you than to treat Mum to a day out at Jane Austen’s House and a cream tea at Cassandra’s Cup? Enjoy a special Mothering Sunday package with a cream tea at Cassandra’s Cup. Sunday, 22 March, visit their website for a discount voucher code and further details.

Buckler’s Hard
Buckler’s Hard

To celebrate Mother’s Day, come along to the Woodland Café at Itchen Valley Country Park where mums will get a free chocolate truffle with every order. Buy a voucher for an Afternoon Tea for the perfect gift. Maybe bring the present you made at the Mother’s Day sessions on 14th or 16th March at the craft day.

Treat Mum to the Mother of all gifts this Mother’s Day, with a wonderful paddle to the pub on the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities. Enjoy a gentle paddle with Mum through the river’s beautiful nature reserve, before disembarking for a drink at the riverside pub at Buckler’s Hard.

Enjoy a Mother’s Day Special at Ringwood Brewery Tours where Mums go free with 1 paying adult! Saturday 21st March 12pm 2pm or 4pm, and Sunday 22nd March 12:30pm or 2:30pm. The tour includes an approx 45-minute walk around the brewery plant and the rest sampling the ale’s on offer usually 5 to try! With this, you get also a half pint tankard to go home with and 20% off voucher to spend in store. 

Put on your skates and head to Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight for Mother’s Day, as they host a special day for Mum’s on wheels! The music will be set to epic power ballads, featuring Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Adele… and mums go free! Open from 10am – 5pm.

History, natural beauty, and delicious cream teas… Treat your mum with a trip to the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. Explore the maritime museum, take a riverside walk and then relax at the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms. Gift tickets are available online.

Longdown Activity Farm will be celebrating Mother’s Day by offering all the lovely mums out there a discounted entry of just £5.75 to the farm on Mother’s Day (Sunday 22nd March 2020). To claim your discounted admission just turn up on the day and pay on arrival (not available online). And yes, grandma’s have discounted entry too! (Discounted and free of charge child vouchers cannot be accepted from the same group if mum has discounted entry.) 

This Mother’s Day, Sunday 22 March, treat your loved ones to a trip to Theatre Royal Winchester to see Beyond the Barricade – the UK’s longest running Musical Theatre concert tour, featuring past principal performers from Les Miserables, singing Broadway and West End hits and ending with a stunning finale from Les Miserables.   

Looking for something to do this Mother’s Day? Make your mum queen of the Bowling Alley at Riverside Bowl! Mums can bowl for free with every paying guest.