How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Surrey 2024

This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 10th March 2024 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

National Trust

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.

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Surrey Walks

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

If you’re looking for more than just a walk, a full day out could be just the thing. Painshill Park, Kew Gardens and RHS Garden Wisley are all great choices with tea rooms and plenty to see and do.

You can see more inspiration for days out in Surrey here.

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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 Twelve Angry Men, Shape of You the Ed Sheeran tribute and Lost in Music to the Leith Hill Music Festival, Calendar Girls and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. 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 Wicked Little Letters or Madame Web. I can’t wait to see them!

Spa Treats in Surrey

Going on spa days is such a lovely way to celebrate Mothers Day and treat mum, plus 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 for a nice Mother’s Day brunch or Mother’s Day Sunday lunch. Langley Golf Club often have a nice brunch option for Mother’s Day.

You could also choose a nice hotel like the Gorse Hill Hotel Mother’s Day Lunch in Woking, Mother’s Day Lunch at Lythe Hill, or maybe The Ivy. But, Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills have some fantastic packages for Mothers Day too.

  • Mother’s Day Garden Room Sunday Roast – Adults £45.00 / Children under 12 years £8.50 / Children under 18 years £15.00
  • The Gallery Restaurant Mother’s Day Lunch – 12.30pm until 6pm – £38 per person / £16.50 Children under 12
  • Mother’s Day Gallery Brunch, Bubbles & Outdoor Vineyard Tour – 9:30am start – £43 per person / £14 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:

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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.

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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:

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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:

RHS Wisley – Hydrangea Pruning – 19th March 2024

Discover how to get the best blooms from your hydrangeas and keep them in shape. During this two-hour practical talk and demonstration, you will learn how to prune different types of hydrangea and gain a multitude of tips for growing the very finest flowers.

Frensham Old Barn Workshop – Silver Bangle Workshop – Saturday 23rd March 2024

On this 3 hour workshop you will learn and explore various jewellery making techniques including forming, soldering, textures and different finishes.

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:

If you’re happy to go somewhere further afield, here’s some more hotel inspiration for you:

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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 and it’s a special day for you and your loved ones. 

How to Celebrate Mother's Day in Surrey


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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