It's that time of year again and the chance to treat our mums in the fashion they deserve on our favourite Sunday of the year, this year March 19th.
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. 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 choice for Mother’s Day!
Stanton House Hotel is a classic country manor situated next to Stanton Lake and Park. For £29.50, enjoy an equally classic Mother’s Day afternoon tea with a selection of sandwiches and some real sweet treats including lemon drizzle and Victoria sponge, all washed down with a complimentary glass of prosecco.
It’s the perfect day for showing a little appreciation to that lovely lady in your life, so why not celebrate with something special at The Goddard Arms in Old Town? With a delicious range of dishes like our traditional King Prawn Cocktail, rich roasted duck breast and irresistible Bread & Butter Pudding Fingers with creamy custard, you can treat your mum to a Mother's Day lunch or dinner she’ll never forget.
For a really vibrant atmosphere and authentic Italian cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Fabio Restaurant in Bath Road which is taking reservations for 12 noon or 1.30pm on Mother’s Day and is offering three set menus, £26 for three courses,, £23 for two courses or £20 for one course.
Don’t be buggin’ your matriarch on Mother’s Day. Make it a Big Easy weekend and head on over to Harper’s Steakhouse. We’ve got Brunch serving ‘til 5pm Saturday with 2 brunch dishes for £14, Breakfast ‘till 11am on Sunday, and either our Ultimate or ‘Holy Moly, Mum’ Roasts all day Mother’s Day. Max impact, zero drama, totally says ‘We love you, Queen!’
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.