This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 19th March 2023 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.
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.
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:
- The Sculpture Park – Farnham
- The Farnham Arts Trail
- Watts Gallery Artists Village
- The Lightbox Woking
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 UK Pink Floyd Experience, Home, I’m Darling or family favourite, Dick and Dom in da Bungalow Live at New Victoria Theatre in Woking to The Bowie Experience or Legally Blonde The Musical at Epsom Playhouse. 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 the 10th Anniversary release of Bridesmaids, I can’t wait to see it!
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.
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 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 or maybe The Ivy. But, Denbies Wine Estate in the Surrey Hills have some fantastic packages for Mothers Day too.
- Mother’s Day Celebration – 9.30am followed by the 11am Vineyard Tour – £41.10 per person / £14.00 Children under 12
- The Gallery Restaurant Mother’s Day Lunch – 12.30pm until 6pm – £36 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:
- Dining In is the new Dining Out with DineIndulge
- A Chef at Home Experience with La Belle Assiette
- Our yhangry Review – A Chef at Home Experience
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.
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:
Victoria’s Kitchen – Cupcake Bouquet Workshop – Friday 17th March
A new short class to master those stunning cupcake bouquets! Create a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.
Frensham Old Barn Workshop – Silver Bangle Workshop – Saturday 18th March
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:
- 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 and it’s a special day for you and your loved ones.