This Mother’s Day give your mum something special. Celebrate by booking a wonderful treat for later in the year - a delightful afternoon tea or maybe she deserves a well-earned rest and pamper in one of Wales' top spa hotels? Or would she be bowled over with a thoughtful craft gift made by you? Pick your favourite Mother’s Day activity ideas from our list below and start planning.
Please check the latest Welsh Government COVID 19 restrictions as part of your planning, as some activities may not currently be possible. Thank you.
Afternoon tea treats
Luxury afternoon tea is a great way to enjoy Mother’s Day. Across Wales you’ll find a range of venues serving afternoon tea and many feature a sweet Welsh treat too! Here are 10 places to enjoy afternoon tea in style - how about treating your favourite lady to a gift voucher for later in the year?
If you can't wait that long, there are several Welsh companies who can deliver a sumptuous Mother's Day gift box full of tasty Welsh treats. Siwgr a Sbeis, based in Llanrwst, offer a lovely selection of gift boxes. Daffodil Foods near Pwllheli are delivering a Mothering Sunday Welsh Afternoon Tea Gift Box complete with a bunch of cheerful daffodils. Send some 'lockdown love' with a Cwtch hamper selection from Black Mountains Smokery in Crickhowell or a big 'diolch' with Discover Delicious's artisan gift ideas, including Welsh Gin, Welsh cakes and a 'Thank you' collection.
If your Mum is a fan of fantastic home-made cakes, Gower Cottage Brownies can send her a box full of amazing brownie deliciousness. Or, for absolute decadence, Aberystwyth based Ridiculously Rich by Alana has an extensive range of hand-crafted cakes available in various box sizes.
Check out the Cywain website for more Welsh companies offering fabulous hampers full of produce from Wales.
Rejuvenating spa experiences
Does your mum deserve a day at the spa to relax and unwind? Choose from stylish city centre spa hotels or a soothing coastal spa retreat. Either way a spa treatment will make a perfect Mother’s Day present. Find out more about spa breaks in Wales.
If a spa day isn't an option right now, you could send your lovely Mother a well-deserved pamper box instead. Rhug Estate Organic Farm offers a Mother's Day Gift Box including chocolates, wine, a candle and their own body lotion. Valley Mill, near Neath, has a wide range of Welsh hand-made pamper sets to chose from.
Virtual tasting sessions
If you want to get the family together on Mother's Day, how about a virtual cheese tasting evening? The Welsh Cheese Company can deliver their Best of the West – Virtual Cheese Tasting Kit which includes tasting notes, a score card and a cheesy quiz.
Caws Cenarth Cheese is running a Zoom Cheese and Wine tasting evening on 19 March (must be booked by 15 March) - you'll be sent a box of delicious cheeses, crackers and bottles of wine to taste and discuss.
Fancy a tipple? Penderyn Distillery offer virtual gin, rum or whisky tasting sessions on various dates, with a tasting selection delivered in advance.
Dining out in Wales has never been so good. If you’re looking to treat mum later in the year, take a look at food blogger Gourmet Gorro’s guide to some of the best dishes and places to eat in Wales to give you a bit of inspiration for when we can get out and about again.
A spring walk
Explore somewhere new together. Wales is full of inspiration for a spring walk in your local area (when restrictions allow). If you can, try a section of the Wales Coast Path, tackle a mountain together or walk in a picturesque country garden or local park. Presents don’t have to cost a lot of money and a spring family walk is an enjoyable budget friendly Mother’s Day activity.