With Mother’s Day being just under 1 month away, it’s time for you to start planning how you’re going to treat your Mum this year!

Your Mum deserves the best day ever, after bringing you up and teaching you everything about the world, you need to treat her extra special on days like this, and where better to celebrate your fabulous Mother than in the New Forest?

Mums love tradition so why not treat her to some delicious food and drink in the forest! Our lovely cafes & tearooms offer the perfect treats for Mums, whether its breakfast, brunch, lunch or just for a slice of cake and a good old cuppa. Or head to a cosy country pub and sit by the roaring fire, whilst enjoying lunch or dinner while catching up and reminiscing on wonderful memories together in the past years, or if the weather’s nice, soak up the sun in a beautiful pub garden.

Treat her to a meal at one of our fabulous restaurants in the New Forest. How about Forest Park Hotel?  Mother’s Day is the perfect day for a Sunday Roast they are serving a superb 3 course Roast Luncheon, with a choice of 3 succulent roasts (with all the trimmings!) for just £35 per adult, plus all Mums receive a beautiful spring pot plant! Montagu Arms Hotel is also hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch, in their 3AA Rosette Terrace Restaurant, where Head Chef Matthew Whitfield creates innovate, light dishes for you to enjoy.

For mums with a sweet tooth, there’s nothing better than a a yummy Afternoon Tea? There is nowhere more perfect to enjoy the delights of a High Tea than in the magical New Forest, passing delightful clumps of daffodils along your journey saying that Spring is on its way! Elmers Court Hotel in Lymington have a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday 22 March, with all the usual delicious suspects, plus Mum’s will also enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz!

On Mother’s Day, Hockey’s Farm Café will be offering Afternoon Tea, Farmyard Cream Tea and Savoury Tea. For just £15 each, it’s a no-brainer. You can also surprise your special Mum with a host of treats at an Afternoon Tea at the Montagu Arms Hotel, in their relaxing and comfortable Magnolia Lounge.

If you want to treat her to a day out somewhere – we have lots of options for you here in the New Forest! Ringwood Brewery are letting Mums go FREE on a fantastic brewery tour for the whole weekend (Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March)! Or take your Mum to the brilliant New Forest Wildlife Park, where they have a special ‘Mum’s the Word’ quiz trail for you to follow, enjoy and learn about their animal Mums on Mother’s Day.

For adventurous Mums, why not treat her to the Mother of all gifts this Mother’s Day - a wonderful paddle to the pub on the Beaulieu River with New Forest Activities. You’ll enjoy a gentle guided tour through the idyllic Beaulieu River Nature Reserve before disembarking at the Master Builder’s on the riverside at Buckler’s Hard. You’ll paddle to your destination in stable, 3-seater canoes – so let Mum relax as she takes in the views! The Master Builder’s is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat after your paddle, and perhaps a glass of bubbly to celebrate Mum too! (Food and drink not included. Table reservations may be required.)

For something else a little different, take her for a tour around the New Forest! New Forest Platinum Tours have some brilliant tours you can choose from, where she can sit back, relax and indulge in the beauty of our National Park, or if she’s a local lady, the tour may bring back lovely memories of her life in the forest. You can even stop for Cream Tea along the way! New Forest Platinum Tours are offering 10% discount on the total price of tours on Mother’s Day, so book quick before availability goes.

At Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Mums can enjoy half price gardens admission on Sunday 22nd March. Enjoy a visually enlightening spring day out walking along paths lined with camellias, magnolias and early-flowering rhododendrons. You can even sit amongst swathes of yellow in Daffodil Meadow or the new River of Gold (100,000 spring bulbs), before grabbing tea and cake in Mr Eddy’s Restaurant.

Take your Mum for a stroll through the forest, discovering our wildlife and nature and enjoying the sights of the blooming spring flowers. We have plenty of routes to choose from on our website. Or you could treat your Mum with a trip to the historic village of Buckler’s Hard, where ships for Nelson’s Navy were built. Explore the maritime museum, take a riverside walk and then relax at the Captain’s Cabin Tea Rooms.

With such busy lives plus having to look after everyone else at the same time, your Mum deserves some rest, relaxation and ‘me time’! Treat her to a spa treatment, or even a whole spa day. Book her in for ‘The Retreat – Revitalising Package’ at Sandy Balls Holiday Village on either Saturday 21st or Sunday 22nd March, where she will enjoy an express facial, plus a back, neck and shoulder massage for 1 hour, for just £45 (usually £60). Or you could book lunch at Aubrey’s Forest Kitchen on Sandy Balls’ grounds, where Mums can choose from either a free glass of prosecco or a free dessert!

Lake Farm are also offering onsite beauty treatments during Mother’s Day weekend, including a manicure for just £25, or an Indian Head Massage. Take a look at their Beauty Treatment List here and book in a lovely treatment, or two, for your Mum.

Hoburne Bashley’s beauty h is offering a Mother’s Day pamper package and lunch. For £120 for two, guests can enjoy a taster facial, back, neck and shoulder massage, plus lunch from the spa menu. Guests will have full use of the leisure facilities and can unwind in the Relaxation Room. Robes, towels and slippers are provided. This offer is valid until March 31st and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. To book, call 01425 282551. 

If you want to get your Mum the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, you’ll be sure to find something special at one of the many fantastic shops in the New Forest! Head to The Furlong in Ringwood or one of our brilliant town or village high streets in the forest, such as Lymington or Lyndhurst, where you’ll find interesting, unique shops and treat your mum to a lovely local gift! If you’d rather play safe with a gift voucher, many of our hotels, restaurants, attractions, pubs and other businesses, offer gift vouchers for you to buy and give to your Mum this Mother’s Day! Burley Fudge Shop is selling gift boxes of full of their delicious homemade fudge for Mother's Day, which is wrapped in their unique (also handmade) gift wrap! Remember, you can save on gifts when you use your Go New Forest Card at participating businesses in the New Forest – check out all of the offers online.

However you decide to spend this Mother’s Day celebrating with your Mum, she will be sure to have an unforgettable day in the magical New Forest.

Keep an eye out on our Mother’s Day Events webpage for even more events that may be added nearer to Sunday 22nd March.

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