Mothers with an adventurous streak are sure to be thrilled by one of the range of experience days on offer. You could book mums with a head for heights a flying lesson for instance, or join her on a daring skydive. Equally, giving your mum a helicopter ride or arranging for her to float over London in a hot-air balloon, before enjoying a celebratory glass of champagne, are gifts she’s not likely to forget in a hurry.
Afternoon tea for two at a top hotel or a country manor is a fantastic way for the special lady in your life to enjoy Mother’s Day. For a quintessentially English tradition, join mum in sipping tea from bone china cups and nibbling on finger sandwiches and cakes. All tastes are catered for here, from quirky afternoon teas at the exotic Brighton Pavilion complete with chocolate fondue and gin cocktails to refined traditional teas at the London Hilton or famous Fortnum and Mason.
If your mum prefers a cocktail to a cup of tea, a fabulous twist on tradition is served at the Mayfair hotel with tea-inspired cocktails, such as peppermint tea martinis or peach iced tea, presented with cute cupcakes in complementing flavours.
For more Mother’s Day gift ideas, lovers of aqua-based pursuits will be able to enjoy some unique and unforgettable experiences. Located off the coast of Cornwall, fans of sailing and marine life in particular will be hugely impressed with a day spent dolphin or whale-watching. This marine safari lasts for two hours and is a unique opportunity to see the giants of the deep, including basking sharks, Minke whales and dolphins in their natural environment.
Scuba diving lessons offer an even better opportunity to experience underwater life for more adventurous mums. In a completely safe and controlled environment, beginners are introduced to the sport before going on to take a PADI course to explore the open water.