Though Mother’s Day lands on the 27th of March in the UK, the holiday is celebrated around the world on different dates. The day is an opportunity to show the mothers in our lives how much we appreciate them, with families across the UK spending time together. Giving gifts is a popular way to show you care, especially if you are unable to get together on the day to celebrate. Daffodils or pink carnations are traditional flowers to give as gifts on Mother’s Day as a symbol of maternal love, with many going to gardens or parks with flowers as a part of their Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day originated as a celebration in the Medieval period. During Lent those living a decent distance away from home were given leave to return to their mother church for a special service and while there meet their actual mothers. The tradition of visiting your mother and bringing gifts such as flowers or sweets on the 4th Sunday of Lent has stuck, despite becoming a tradition that is not associated with the church. There are many activities that would be great for a Mother’s Day outing located in Tunbridge Wells – here are a few activities to consider that will ensure your Mother’s Day plans go off without a hitch.
A traditional afternoon tea is a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxed afternoon together. A British tradition, afternoon tea was an opportunity for ladies of society to get together in the afternoon to talk and engage in different hobbies such as music or cards. Traditional afternoon teas started after the Duchess of Bedford complained that she became hungry midway through the afternoon and would invite her friends to have a cup of tea and cake to stave off the hunger pangs.
Having an afternoon tea in the setting of our beautiful hotel near the Pantiles is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a sweet treat and a glass of champagne. To learn more about our lovely traditional afternoon teas served in Tunbridge Wells, then please follow the link here.
A Roast Dinner
Our sister restaurant STEAK does a wonderful selection of dishes perfect for any occasion. Booking a table for this Mother’s Day is a wonderful way to treat your mum, and our Sunday lunch menu offers a range of delicious dishes to sample. While the signature dish on the menu is steak, there is a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options for guests to sample.
If you are considering booking a Tunbridge Wells roast dinner for Mother’s Day, then please follow the link here to see our menu.
Visit The Pantiles
The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells offers a wonderful shopping experience, with a range of restaurants to choose from as well as markets arranged to take place on a few days per month. The area has beautiful 18th century architecture throughout, making the spot one of the most picturesque in the area. There are many lovely bistros in the area, or a wonderful way to enjoy your lunch is to bring it with you to enjoy in Dunorlan park. Our beautiful spa town in Kent has a range of shops and sights to explore on a day out, with a variety of places to visit and enjoy.
To find out more about what’s on in Tunbridge Wells so that you can plan a fantastic day for Mother’s Day, then please follow the link here.
Kent and Sussex have a range of wonderful museums and galleries to explore. Whether your Mum is an avid fan of history, art or gardening there will be places to visit that will pique her interest. Kent is known as the Garden of England because of the farms and flowers that fill the county, and many of the historic buildings in Kent have kitchen gardens which you can go and visit. If you are considering going a little further afield, there are many historic towns and cities within a reasonable distance for you to explore as a family.
Museums offer a glimpse into the past which can fascinate almost anyone. If you will be staying with us this Mother’s Day, our staff will be delighted to fill you in on places to visit near our hotel.
Working in improving your skills or engaging in a new hobby can be a great way to spend time together. There is a range of workshops available in Kent – from booking a cooking class to enjoy together or a day learning how to make some pottery, there will be a class that will appeal to you and your mum. Spending time together learning a new skill can be great fun.
If you really enjoy your time learning a skill like watercolour painting with your mum, you can make booking the classes a more permanent arrangement.
With Covid and work often keeping us from spending more time with our families, Mother’s Day can be an opportunity to spend some time together and have a long weekend holiday. Life can be very stressful for parents, so spending time relaxing on a staycation can be a wonderful way to spend your Mother’s Day and give your mum some time to relax.
Here at One Warwick Park Hotel we offer a range of catered and self-catered accommodation for our guests to enjoy. Located at the heart of Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park Hotel is within easy walking distance of the Pantiles and the Tunbridge Wells train station with trains to Charing Cross and Hastings running every half hour.
If you are considering One Warwick Park Hotel as a venue for your Mother Day plans, then please contact us here. Our beautiful hotel is offering a range of Mother’s Day events and activities for you to consider for your day. Our staff will be delighted to discuss what our hotel venue can do for you to help you create a fantastic Mother’s Day surprise.