As Mother's Day approaches on Sunday 10 March, you still have time to organise an unforgettable day to show your mum just how much she means to you!

Why not treat your mum to some delicious food, or surprise her with a secret excursion through the New Forest? Maybe you're keen to embark on a new adventure together or enjoy some relaxation and pampering.

We've gathered a list of suggestions to ensure you arrange the ideal Mother's Day…

Delight your Mum with incredible food & drink

Skip the stresses of cooking and reserve a dining experience instead. Opt for a Mother's Day themed lunch at one of our local pubs, cafes, or restaurants, or enjoy a classic afternoon tea, with a variety of options at your disposal (booking ahead is highly advised to secure your spot).

Treat your mother to the very finest traditional and indulgent afternoon tea experience this Mother’s Day at Chewton Glen, complimented by the effortless service that they are renowned for. Take in the glorious views of the idyllic grounds from the Lake Suite, accompanied by the soothing ambient sounds of our resident pianist over a glass of Nyetimber Sparkling Wine. Sample a fine array of sweet and savoury delights, along with warm scones crowned with West Country clotted cream, jam and lemon curd, perfectly paired with the wonderfully British Tregothnan teas. Plus, there will be a cake trolley that will visit tableside as the icing on the cake - quite literally - and mothers will receive a delicious slice of cake and a Chewton Glen gift to take home, as well as entry into a prize draw to win something special on the day.

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Chewton Glen are also holding a Mother’s Day afternoon tea cookery class, taking place from 10am-4pm on Saturday 9 March, in which guests will learn how to make an array of sweet treats!

Other unmissable options for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea include Hockey’s Farm, where they will be serving a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones and sweet treats in their Farmyard Café on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March. Only £19.50 per person, booking is required (via email, telephone or by popping in store). Furzey Gardens are also offering a delicious afternoon tea on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March, where the thatched tea room offers the perfect place for you to treat your mum in a tranquil and relaxed setting. Pre-book your table for afternoon tea. Price includes afternoon tea and garden entrance. 

Whether for a delightful dinner together, or a catch up over drinks, book a table at Stanwell House, where they will be offering a special Mother’s Day Cocktail called a ‘Mumosa’. It will be available all week from Monday 4 March through to (and including) Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th.

How about treating her to a remarkable foodie experience at The Pig in Brockenhurst? Book in for lunch and enjoy their Kitchen Garden to Plate offering. This is a place where everything is driven by produce from the garden - on any given day. The menus will change by the minute, depending on what the forager supplies and what our Kitchen Garden team deems to be in perfect condition! The perfect location for a relaxing lunch celebration. They also have great Mother’s Day gift options, including a three course lunch or dinner at The Pig voucher, or a jar of their very own Honey.

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Make special memories together

The beautiful New Forest offers a backdrop for creating lasting memories with a variety of Mother's Day experiences. Whether it's a calming spa day, adrenaline-fueled fun, or enjoying a visitor attraction, you'll find the perfect option for you and your mum to enjoy.

Want to give your mum a unique Mother’s Day experience? New Forest Activities are hosting a Mother’s Day Paddle to the Pub special on 10 March! Starting with a gentle scenic tour along Beaulieu River.

 New Forest Activities
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Spa days are always a winner for Mother’s Day. Relax and rejuvenate in glorious spas, with views across the forest, lovely beverages throughout the day and additional spa treatments. The New Forest has lots of amazing options of places to go for a spa day.

Spoil the lady biker in your life this Mother’s Day with a trip to Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum!  With over 500 of the world’s rarest motorcycles for you to marvel at and some very cool tractors and friendly farm animals to see, there’s lots for all the family to enjoy. There will be special reduced admission for families on Mother’s Day!

As well as these fabulous options, the New Forest has an endless list of other activities to try and attractions to visit, making a special day for your mum, no matter what her interests and hobbies!

Plan a fantastic day of exploring

Take advantage of the New Forest National Park's scenic walks, bike rides or enjoy a seaside stroll at Lepe Country Park or Milford on Sea. There is nowhere better to enjoy The Great Outdoors together, chatting, laughing and taking in the stunning wildlife surrounding you.

Also at Lepe Country Park this Mother’s Day, you can craft the perfect hanging basket to bring life to your living space – then enjoy a delicious cream tea together!

Seeking inspiration this Mother's Day? Consider gifting a 'Cyclexperience'! With a wide range of analogue and electric bikes, there's something for everyone. Opt for adventure and pre-book via their website to receive 20% off using code MUM20. Let's make this Mother's Day truly special!

Mothers Day collection
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Treat her to a weekend getaway

Go that extra mile this Mother’s Day and treat your mum to a special escape to the magical New Forest. We are home to the best luxury hotels, cosy cottages, stylish holiday parks, and so many more wonderful places to stay.

New Forest Cottages has over 170 apartments and homes in the New Forest. For a modern and super comfortable apartment for four this Mother's Day, try Island Point in the swanky marine town of Lymington. From the apartment’s balcony, enjoy watching boats coming and going across the harbour and marina. Head into town for excellent restaurants and gastro pubs or visit the street market on Saturday and pick up some home-cooked goodies to pop in the oven. Mother's Day long weekend costs £405.

New Forest Cottages
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Whether you’re staying at Sandy Balls Holiday Village, or just visiting for lunch or dinner with mum, both Aubrey’s Forest Kitchen and The Woodside Inn at Sandy Balls will be offering a complimentary glass of prosecco for mum on Sunday 10 March!

Thoughtful gifts to cherish

For those seeking the perfect Mother's Day gift, explore the New Forest's array of independent shops in our town and village high streets or dotted around the New Forest, offering everything from chocolates to boutique finds that mum will adore.

This Mother's Day, whether through a special meal, a unique experience, or a thoughtful gift, there are endless ways to express your love and appreciation for your mum. The New Forest and its surrounding areas provide a picturesque setting to make this Mother's Day memorable. From gourmet dining to adventurous outings, serene nature walks, or crafting personalised gifts, the options are vast and varied. Plan ahead to ensure you can take full advantage of these opportunities, creating moments that both you and your mum will treasure for years to come.