If you’ve got a mum in a million, and a few quid in the bank too – whisking her away on a mini-break to celebrate Mothering Sunday could be just the treat she needs. We have picked some fab ideas for March 15th that won’t break the bank!
UK Countryside Break – Dorset
Mums that like fresh air, long walks and maybe a tipple of a local brew will appreciate the pleasures of Lulworth Cove in Dorset. They say that Dorset is beautiful wherever you go, and Lulworth certainly doesn’t disappoint. The Limestone Hotel has a fabulous restaurant serving up delicious foods, perfect for Mother’s Day, whether you are staying at the hotel or not. There are also a couple of pubs nearby, one in the Cove itself, which serves up posh pub grub, and another in the village that boasts a year-round ale and cider festival!
Surrounded by the rolling hills, you’ll be spoilt by the views, but this is the Jurassic Coast, which means there is something extra special on offer for visitors here – Durdle Door. Just a 20 minute walk along the coast, you’ll discover a beautiful beach with one of nature’s finest examples of a natural rock archway.
European City Break – Barcelona
There are loads of deals on weekend breaks abroad, so why not head to Barcelona to enjoy a spot of retail therapy and tapas washed down with some Mother’s Day Sangria – a perfect plan for any senorita! Barcelona is blessed with reasonably warm weather at this time of year, and because you’ll be travelling off-peak, you may well find that it is cheaper to travel here than it is to a nearby city in the UK. The other bonus is the hotel prices! You can pick up a perfectly decent pad in the centre of all the action for as little as 20 Euros per person per night!
Make sure you take time to ramble along Las Rambla and catch the enchanting street performers, and head to Park Guell, also known as Gaudi park to see the fantastic work of this artist and architect in action! Two nights in this wonderful city will leave you with enough time to sample the culinary delights of Spain, without feeling like you’ve rushed too much.
Spa Break – Champneys
A spa break has to be the ultimate indulgence, and who can do that better than Champneys! They have come up with a very special mother and daughter spa break that includes a long list of luxuries: immune boosting ginseng juice on arrival, Champneys robe and flip flops, shoulder, neck and head massage, a hearty breakfast after a night’s stay and Mum gets an additional Champneys Aromatherapy Wrap to make sure she feels extra special on the day!
Additional treatments can be added, and there are lots of exercise classes that you can both book into, and don’t forget the fabulous spa facilities, yours to enjoy during your stay! Champneys has four health spa resorts across the UK, the Mother’s Day Package is available at all of them from 01st to 31st March.
- Champneys Henlow in Bedfordshire and Champneys Springs in Leicestershire from £278
- Champneys Forest Mere, Hampshire from £318
- Champneys Tring, Hertfordshire from £358.
Visit champneys.com for more information.