Things to do on Mother's Day in London
Wondering where to spend Mother’s Day 2020 in London? From activities for mums with children to gorgeous classes for mums and adult daughters, read on for inspiration for Mothering Sunday and beyond...
Lauded Dalston bakery Dusty Knuckle is running an all-day baking class in which you’ll learn the art of making the perfect croissants and other doughy delights. What better activity to bond over than rolling, shaping and glazing your favourite baked goods? First, you’ll learn all about lamination (the process of folding butter into dough), before knocking up croissants, pain au chocolat and extra puff pastry. Bring a tote bag or two: you’ll be leaving with plenty of pastries and other goodies to help you continue baking like a pair of pros at home.
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If your mother’s admiration for gorgeous floral arrangements sits at odds with her (or your) concerns over sustainability, look to Petalon Flowers. The east London-based florists uploads just two bouquets of sustainably sourced flowers to their website each week, which can be bought and delivered by bike (in London), and come wrapped in natural hessian with a biodegradable water source. What’s more, 5% of profits are donated to the Bee Collective, and for every 100 bouquets delivered by post, a tree is planted.
Hoping to turn her fascination with foliage into an activity you can both enjoy? Petalon offers private workshops on request, too, so you can learn the art of styling gorgeous bouquets yourselves. These floristry classes take place either at The Old Dairy in Hackney or the team can come to your home.Read more ...
If you haven't yet discovered the gorgeous scents and aromatherapy properties of Self Care Candle Co., who have created delicious-smelling scents with the likes of (Deliciously) Ella Woodward, then Mother's Day is the perfect time to get introduced to the brand.
Book into a candle-making workshop (there are three dates in March to choose from), where founders Nicole and Adelaide will take guests through the candle-making process step-by-step, talking about how essential oils can help with everything from stress to anxiety. The candles can be picked up the following day or posted out. The two-hour workshop is £45, which includes materials, the candle, postage and 'endless loose-leaf tea'.
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Hever Castle is a glorious place to visit any time of year, but Mother's Day weekend has something to offer kids of all ages and their parents, from face painting to free keyring-making workshops.
The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever's phenomenal gardens - with daffodils in full bloom - are gorgeous to stroll through, while kids will love running riot through the Tudor Towers castle-themed adventure playground.
There's also afternoon tea for those who fancy the more refined aspects of castle life, from £27.50 per adult and £12.50 per child.Read more ...
Sure, as a concept, there’s nothing original about taking your mum for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day. But let us remind you that no two teas are the same, and a spattering of new offerings are challenging conventions and taking the concept to thrilling new heights. One such iteration is the Picasso Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood London.
Created by executive pastry chef Mark Perkins to coincide with The Royal Academy's Picasso and Paper exhibition, the tea is a chance to tuck into brightly coloured, cubic pastries inspired by works of the great artist: Oh Those Guitars, The Dream and Head of a Woman included.
For an art-filled Mother’s Day, book to see the exhibition first, then dissect what you saw – quite literally in some cases – over this stunning and surrealist take on an age-old British convention.
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While there's nothing wrong with a mum-daughter museum trip (in fact, we've got a great roundup of paintings in London to introduce your daughter to), there's something even more unique about an art tour at a leading hotel.
Firmdale Hotels' Ham Yard and Haymarket Hotels have specialist tours of the art on their premises for enthusiasts. At the Ham Yard, you'll find works by Tony Cragg and Martha Freud, while the Haymarket's artist roster includes Martin Richman, John Virtue and Sue Lawty.
Owner and interiors stylist Kit Kemp hand-chose each work, and you get a fun interiors tour as you walk through her stylish and eclectic spaces. The art walks are led by Firmdale Art Ambassador Olivia Paterson, and the event includes a three-course lunch or afternoon tea (tickets are £110 per person).
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For a little bit of pampering this Mother’s Day, look to Gazelli House in South Kensington. This wellbeing hub offers a melting pot of unusual treatments, from sound-bath massages and reiki to their bespoke ‘zen facial’. There’s also a range of pre and post-natal therapies as well as oncology sessions for those recovering from cancer. All treatments take place at Gazelli's three-storey townhouse, so take your pick and settle in for an afternoon of luxuriating inside the spa's elegant and exotically designed quarters.
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If you’re both keen walkers or horticulture enthusiasts, you needn’t escape the city to find fresh air and natural beauty this Mother’s Day. Instead, head to Kew Gardens and see nature springing into life on a guided spring walking tour. Together, you’ll journey through the Woodland Garden, Davies Alpine House and Rock Garden, spotting early spring flowers and blooming bulbs along the way. Perfect for mothers with little ones or adult children alike, a trip to Kew Gardens in spring is a chance to celebrate vitality, rejuvenation and coming full circle.
Price: Tour included with entry to Kew Gardens
From sipping on moon milks and rose and lavender lattes to getting your sweat on in an infrared sauna (sweating as healing is a common South American practice), there's no better bonding experience for the curious (and on-trend) mum and daughter duo than one that involves adaptogenic herbs. You will struggle to leave this fab central London destination without a magic powder (Ashwagandha is a favourite for its calming properties).Read more ...
We can't think of a better mother-daughter bonding experience than an afternoon at Six. Or & Juliet. Or Wicked. Enjoy one of London's most brilliant, accessible and kid-friendly West End shows together - we've rounded up the ones to book ASAP.Read more ...
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