This Sunday, we’re celebrating Mother’s Day to show our appreciation for our mums, grandmas and other special women in our lives. Luckily, the snow is clearing up enough now just in time to plan a day trip or activity on Mothering Sunday, so we’ve picked our top ideas for you to treat her to.
1. Taking her out for a meal is a simple yet kind gesture that she is bound to appreciate. Many chain restaurants have discounts and offers on Mother’s Day, so as long as you know her favourite kind of food, you’re good to go. If accessibility is an issue, it’s a good idea to check the restaurant’s Facebook page, website or ring up to see what they can provide. Most large restaurants have a disabled access toilet and can provide a ramp at the entrance if you require one.
2. A bit of retail therapy never hurt anyone and it’s a perfect mother-daughter activity to enjoy. If the tricky English weather puts you off the idea, try an indoor shopping centre like The Trafford Centre, which has numerous shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Places like this also enable you to borrow a wheelchair for the day, whilst the multiple lifts, benches and flat surfaces are ideal if mobility is an issue.
3. A spa day is the perfect way to relax and unwind, so it’s great for busy mums. Like restaurants, spas often provide offers for Mother’s Day so you can surprise your mum with a soothing and calm day enjoying a massage, a swim in the pool or a nail treatment for the both of you. Check with your local spa about accessibility before you book, but most spas can provide help with any mobility issues you might have.
4. Afternoon tea is a lighter alternative to a full meal out and is also likely to be more memorable for your mother. Big department stores are great to visit to enjoy afternoon tea for two, or you could treat your mum to a posh day out somewhere like Betty’s Tearooms. With a selection of yummy sandwiches, dainty cakes and scones and a pot of hot tea to warm you up, afternoon tea is a lovely way to spend Mother’s Day.
5. A weekend hotel break is the perfect way to show how much you appreciate your mother. Whether it’s an overnight stay in the Lake District, or a city break in London then a trip to the theatre, taking some time away in a hotel helps your mum to relax and experience a new place this Mother’s Day. When booking the hotel, check their site for their accessible features and contact them if your require help like a roll-in shower or a larger room for wheelchair access.
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