This time last year we were all in lockdown which rather put the dampeners on Mother’s Day, so hip, hip, hooray for a return to normality and the chance to treat our mums in the fashion they deserve on our favourite Sunday of the year, this March 27.
Treating mum to a special meal is the go-to treat for many of us and there are plenty of attractive eating out options in Swindon. Here are just a few.
Join Hall & Woodhouse in Wichelstowe for a spectacular meal on the day and there will be a special gift for all mums to take home, on them! Treat the best person in your life to a wonderful Sunday lunch in their pretty canal side pub and restaurant. Overlook the canal, whilst sipping on a glass of bubbly and let your mum know just how special she is.
The Red Lion Inn is situated just off the Thames path as it passes through historic Cricklade. The pub dates back to the early 1600s and there are still many historic features playing a part in creating the perfect British pub atmosphere. A fab joice for Mother’s Day!
Stanton House Hotel is a classic country manor situated next to Stanton Lake and Park. For £25, enjoy an equally classic Mother’s Day afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and some real sweet treats including lemon cupcake with a lemon buttercream, all washed down with a complimentary glass of prosecco.
The Goddard Arms in Old Town is another well-established favourite and is offering an extra special set Mother’s Day menu at £17.99 for two courses or £20.99 for three courses. Mum will receive a delightful Malfy Rosa gin when you pre-book.
For a really vibrant atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Fabio Restaurant in Bath Road which is open from 12pm to 3.30pm on Mother’s Day and is offering a large set menu, £22.50 for three courses or £20 for two courses.
For something a little bit different, Dobbies Garden Centre in Swindon is launching its new afternoon tea just in time for Mother’s Day, with a complimentary gift for all mums over the Mother’s Day weekend. Dobbies’ Mother’s Day experience can also be made vegan, and a Children’s Afternoon Tea is also available so the whole family can get involved. Adult Afternoon Tea starts at £13.50 per person, and the Children’s Afternoon Tea is just £7.50.
Of course, it’s not just about food, there are plenty of other ways to make your mum feel special on Mother’s Day. Here are a few ideas for starters.
Go for a lovely walk. Swindon is full of amazing green spaces and there’s nothing like a leisurely walk around Lydiard Park, Coate Water, Stanton Park or takeaway coffee at the Town Gardens café.
Say it with flowers. Letterbox deliveries have stepped up in recent years, and you can get the most gorgeous blooms in the post. Send mum a bunch of her favourite buds to brighten up her day – independent Swindon florists include purple-orchid.co.uk, georgelesleyflowers.co.uk, theguelder-rose.co.uk and rosyleaflorist.com.
Fabulous fizz! Celebrate Mother’s Day with a glass or two of champagne. Old Town’s ace wine shop Magnum is open for business Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm and is also taking orders for delivery in Swindon.
Enjoy a luxury spa. Pamper mum with a full-service spa at the Thyme Treatment Rooms at the Swindon Marriot Hotel. You can also treat mum with a Gift of Thyme gift voucher.
Share your favourite photographs. Collate all of your happiest memories and put them together as a thoughtful gift. Or book a session at one of Swindon’s professional photographers like the brilliant ferrisphotographics.co.uk.
Order mum a gift online from Swindon’s funkiest boutique. Kapada Vintage is Swindon’s go-to destination for vintage clothes but also has a wider range of gift ideas. Check out their Blissful Sleep Bath Salts at £7.50, ceramic soap dishes at £11 or Premium Japanese Scentsual Incense at £5.99. See kapadavintage.co.uk for lots more ideas.
Above all, give your mum lots of hugs and tell her how special she is, that's the one thing guaranteed to make her happy.