Mother's Day in Hertfordshire

Mother’s Day is just around the corner (*Sunday 22nd March* for those of you who've not been paying close attention), making now the perfect time to show the special lady in your life she's truly 'mum in a million'. 

And, if you're struggling to cast your mind beyond the standard bouquet of flowers, or perhaps you've overused the "this voucher entitles you to 1x day of quality time with your loving son/daughter" approach to showing your affections, it's time to breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve rounded up the top experiences from across the county to enjoy with mums, step-mums and aunties, as well as those special women in your life who are just like a mum to you this Mother's Day... 

"A balanced life is a cupcake in each hand"

Life lesson #1 we've learnt from Mum? "A good cup of tea solves everything." Now, if we were to pair that cuppa with a scone, a spread of jam and a generous dollop of cream, we're pretty confident we could conquer the world. Make a plan to say a proper thank you for all her maternal advice by treating Mum to a delicious afternoon tea at the beautifully rustic Tythe Barn & Cowshed Restaurant located at Tewin Bury Farm, or at the glorious Grove Hotel? Make sure to pick up a gift voucher for them to enjoy at a time of their choosing. It really is a piece of cake... 

"I feel the need... the need for speed" 

Calling all adventure seekers! If you really want to race straight into Mum’s good books, it doesn’t get much more thrilling than a day on the track at Rye House Kart Raceway. Race the whole family around the circuit where World Champion Lewis Hamilton once honed his skills – how’s that for a seal of approval? Book a gift voucher or a date in the diary for the future! Ready to race...

"Refresh, recharge, relax"

There’s really no more indulgent way to say thank you than by booking Mum in for the ultimate pampering spa day. And where better to refresh, recharge and relax, than at the stunning, serene Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House? With a special Mother Daughter Day designed gift packages, you can make a plan for everything from a facial to a full weekend retreat at Sopwell House. Perfect pampering... 

"Where the wild things are"

This Mother's Day, follow your paws to family favourite Paradise Wildlife Park. With hundreds of exotic animals and even an adventure playground, bring out the big kid in her and book your tickets today. And, if you're really looking to treat lovely mum, why not book her onto one of Paradise's experience days? From feeding the penguins to brunching with big cats, trust us when we say these experiences truly are the cat's whiskers... 

"Food glorious food"

If you've got a mum who's a bonafide 'foodie', why not get a giftcard for one of Hert's finest independant resturants? You can make plans for the future from everything from afternoon tea with prosecco at the Hotel Cromwell in Stevenage or brunch, a rotisserie roast, cocktails and live music at the fabulous Florist restaurant and bar in Watford! Food for thought... 

"Fresh air solves everything"

Sometimes, quality time is all you need - this year, go simple and thoughtful by taking a long stroll together in the sunshine, with the fresh countryside air! On Mother's Day, head to Watford's Cassiobury Park to take a stroll by the vibrant daffodils, and remember that the beautiful forests of Ashridge Estate will soon by boasting a carpet of bluebells! We've got a guide for making sure you don't miss any of Herts' spring flowers right here. Breathe in, and out...