This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 27th March 2022 and I know it’s something that people start planning and thinking about weeks before. Whether you want to buy your mum the perfect gift or organise a day out to spoil her, it’s bound to be an important day on your calendar.
I thought it would be helpful to put together options of things to do for the Mother’s Day weekend in case you’re stuck for inspiration. From the cheap and cheerful to the extravagant, here’s a whole host of ideas for you including any special Mothers Day events across Surrey too.
Things to do for Mother’s Day in Surrey
A day out at a National Trust property is always a great choice that everyone from young children to grandparents will enjoy. There are so many National Trust properties in Surrey, many of which have trails to enjoy, play areas and beautiful walks too.
Morden Hall Park also have a special event in the run up to Mother’s Day this year where children can create a special present to take home for their mummy on Mother’s Day. They have the chance to plant a flower and decorate the pot. It’s such a lovely idea that children – and mums – will love.
Mum’s The Word – Sat & Sun 19th & 20th March and Fri-Sun 25th-27th March. – £5 per child.
It’s always nice to just go out and get some fresh air and so a walk could be a lovely way to spend a chunk of Mothers Day. Virginia Water and Box Hill are two of our favourite places to walk and you can find more inspiration for family walks in Surrey here.
Days Out in Surrey
You can see more inspiration for days out in Surrey here.
Art & Culture
You might prefer to spend the day wandering around a museum, taking in an art gallery or simply immersing yourself in the art and culture that Surrey has to offer. There’s so much to see and do in Surrey, and here are our favourites:
Theatre Shows in Surrey
Theatre show are a fantastic way to celebrate any occasion and Surrey has so much to offer this year. From The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe or Singing in the Rain at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking to Soul Sisters the Musical at Harlequin Theatre. There’s a show for everyone.
Cinemas in Surrey
Going to a cinema could be another nice option and a really relaxed way to spend Mother’s Day. There are new films being released all the time and our top pick for Mothers Day would be Downton Abbey: A New Era, I can’t wait to see it!
Spa Treats in Surrey
Going to a spa for the day is such a lovely way to celebrate Mothers Day and we have so many great spas across Surrey. From the Brooklands B Spa in Weybridge to Foxhills or the luxurious Pennyhill Park. There are spa options to suit every budget.
You could always extend the treat by making it into a spa break, adding a hotel room and dinner to the experience. Or, alternatively, you may just want a lovely treatment together without making a full day or break of it. In this case, The Massage Company offer fantastic massage packages for two.
Shopping in Surrey
A day full of shopping, chatting and stops for tea and cake is pretty much my favourite way to spend Mothers Day and there are plenty of places that are great for shopping. You could visit Woking, wander down by the river in Kingston, enjoy a stroll through Richmond or pop to Guildford.
Mothers Day Lunch in Surrey
No Mother’s Day is complete without a lovely meal to celebrate and there are so many great options in Surrey. You could choose a nice hotel or maybe The Ivy. But, Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills have some fantastic packages for Mothers Day too.
- Mother’s Day Brunch, Bubbles & Outdoor Vineyard Tour – 9.30am followed by the 11am Vineyard Tour – £29.50 per person / £12.00 Children under 12
- Mother’s Day Garden Room Sunday Roast – 12pm – 3pm – £29.95 per person / £9.50 Children under 12
- The Gallery Restaurant Mother’s Day Lunch – 12.30pm until 6pm – £34.95 per person / £16.50 Children under 12
A chef at home experience could be a great alternative to eating out too. You save money as can provide your own alcohol but the chef saves you having to cook so you can simply enjoy time with your family. Here are a couple of options:
Afternoon Tea in Surrey
Instead of a formal meal, traditional afternoon teas can be a great option. With finger sandwiches, cake, scones with clotted cream and so many teas to choose from, afternoon tea always goes down well. We love popping to Bills or Cafe Rouge for an informal afternoon tea any time or you might prefer the more fancy surroundings of a nice hotel like the Runnymede Hotel or Frensham Pond Hotel.
Alternatively, there are some lovely cafes that do fantastic afternoon tea like The Dabbling Duck in Shere, The Tea Terrace or the Heather Farm Cafe. This year, Nutfield Priory have a special Mothers Day afternoon tea available and there are also plenty of places that offer dedicated children’s afternoon tea across Surrey for a really family friendly option. Plus, Painshill Park has a fantastic Mothers Day tea option available too.
You can see get more afternoon tea inspiration in these posts too:
Plus, you could always get Mothers Day afternoon tea delivered as well. Here are some of our favourite afternoon tea delivery services in Surrey:
- Carly’s Afternoon Tea
- Peapod & Co
- Dotty’s Tea House – SM postcodes, CR5, CR8, KT4, KT17, KT20 and KT19 only
- The Cake Merchant
- Tasha’s Tea Room
- Picky Bits
Workshops in Surrey
If you’re looking for something creative to do for Mothers day then a class or workshop could be a great choice. Whether it’s flower arranging, pottery painting, chocolate making, cake decorating or a cookery school session there’s bound to be something for every mum.
Here are some of our favourite creative options in Surrey:
Paint & Ink Studio – Mother’s Day Weekend Creative Workshop – Saturday 21st March
The chance to relax and create a beautiful floral circlet, learn the mindful skill of Modern Calligraphy and indulge in a divine lunch with your fellow guests.
Greyfriars Vineyard – Mother’s Day Fizz and Flower Workshop – Saturday 21st March
Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival as local florist Kristy guides you through the assembly of your very own hand-tied bouquet. The session will be followed by a short vineyard tour and tasting of award winning wines.
Victoria’s Kitchen – Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet – Wednesday 23rd March
This new workshop designed by our wonderful tutor Jo. Create a cupcake bouquet – perfect to give as a Mothers Day gift or keep for yourself.
Godalming Library – Mother’s Day Bath Bomb Gift Workshop – Tuesday 22 March
Come to our bath bomb workshop and make a special gift. You will get the chance to make and decorate a gift box and two mini half circle bath bombs to put inside. Give them away as a unique handmade gift or keep them for yourself.
Flowers for Florists – Mother’s Day Workshop – Saturday 26th March
Design your fresh cut seasonal flowers into a container of your choice and create your own unique arrangement for an extra special Mother’s Day gift.
Flowers for Florists – Mother’s Day Handbag Arrangement Workshop – Wednesday 23rd March
Join Rosemary Uddoh to create a Mother’s Day handbag! This fun design is made from an assortment of plant materials and makes a lovely gift for any occasion.
Weekends away in Surrey
If you’re looking to extend the celebrations and take your mum somewhere lovely for a break away, to explore the local area and have some quality time together, there are so many choices in Surrey. Here are some of our favourites:
- Nutfield Priory Hotel Health Club and Spa Weekend, Surrey – Hand Picked Hotels
- A Family Friendly Weekend at the Runnymede on Thames Hotel
- Brooklands Hotel Spa Review
If you’re happy to go somewhere further afield, here’s some more hotel inspiration for you:
So there you have inspiration of things to do this Mothers Day in Surrey. We also have a Mothers Day Gift Guide if you’re looking for the perfect present this year. Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.