Every mum should feel like a million dollars on Mother’s Day and that’s why some of our quirkiest, most interesting and best loved venues are putting her firmly centre stage on 26 March.
Thames restaurant cruise company Bateaux London is quite literally pushing the boat out, with a two and a half hour lunchtime cruise past some of London’s most famous landmarks.
A superb three course lunch – red velvet brownie with cheesecake cream and passion fruit curd, anyone? – against a backdrop of iconic sites such as Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Palace of Westminster…it’s enough to make anyone feel like a princess.
Or, if you really want to ‘score’ some brownie points (yes, we’re back to brownies), why not give yourself a sporting chance by booking lunch at Brighton’s rather cool, very contemporary Amex stadium? Home to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, it’s marking Mothering Sunday with a celebratory lunch in its flagship HB’s restaurant overlooking the hallowed turf and, in honour of the occasion, every mum will receive a special gift.
From the Amex, we’re off to the Apex, at Bury St Edmunds, which is getting the ball rolling a little earlier in the day with a Mother’s Day brunch. And, because very often what mums really, really, want is a little peace and quiet, they’re even laying on themed activities and entertainment – so she can sit back and relax with the Sunday papers before the whole family sits down to a delicious breakfast buffet.
And talking of children – after all, mothers wouldn’t be mothers without them – a trip to Knebworth House is a must. Not only can everyone enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea, but, while mum lingers over the lightest of cakes and scones, kids of all ages can explore the gardens and parkland which surround this historic gem.
Want to give mum something to look forward to for her special day? Why not surprise her with a VIP experience at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 23-27 May. We have partnered with Raymond Blanc to create Jardin Blanc, a premium dining experience and hospitality garden. We offer both day and evening packages for you to choose from which include a show ticket. On Saturday 27th May Raymond Blanc will treat his guests to exclusive cookery demonstrations – perfect for those mums with an inner masterchef.
Trade flowers for oars at the world’s most prestigious rowing event, the Henley Royal Regatta. Taking place from 28 June to 2 July, treat her to a stunning lunch and Champgane afternoon tea on the banks of the Thames, taking in the glamorous and exciting atmosphere of the Regatta in our beautiful restaurants at Fawley Meadows and Temple Island.
These are just some of the Mother’s Day treats on offer at venues across the country. To take a longer look, visit www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com, call our central enquiry hub on 0845 6055 699, or email VenuesandEvents.Prestige.UK@Sodexo.com.