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Sunday, 28 February 2016

10 Things To Do This Mother's Day

Stuck on ideas for Mother's Day plans? Fear not, here's ten to get you kick-started and stress-free come the big day.

Spa Day

Okay so not the cheapest of options but one that will seriously earn you brownie points with mom and means you get a day out too = winning. There's hundreds dotted around the country so do your research to ensure you're not picking one you're so-so happy with just because you've run out of time. Your mum may be a big swimming fan but not so keen on beauty treatments so opt for amazing facilities whereas your mum may be more into a deep tissue massage but the steam room and jacuzzi don't float her boat - look up spas that really focus on the treatments.

Movie Night

Maybe there's a new film on at the cinema she's been waiting to see or a movie you both love - use Mother's Day as a chance to lose yourselves in cinematography. Yep we're talking the likes of Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman - mum always knew best when it came to films...

Day Out/Weekend Away

Money permitting, head to a place she loves or shares memories with you at. Whether that's a town you always used to go to for a fair or show in summer or a local holiday you used to take annually, sometimes the best walks involve a walk down memory lane. See how the area has changed and reminisce about old times.

Dine Out

Chances are your mum will have a favourite restaurant so make the most of Mother's Day and take her there. Good food = a good mood!

Or if she prefers something a little different, try Afternoon Tea - there's loads of venues dotted around the country so there's bound to be one near you you can treat her to.

Hit The Shops

Shopping solves most things. So shut your laptops and ditch the world wide web and head to the high street. You don't even need to buy anything, just having a slow browse around town can give you just as much joy as burning the plastic.

Get Outdoors

Weather permitting (although if you don't mind the rain, do it anyway), head outdoors. Whether it's a 20 minute slow stroll or more of a country hike, the fresh air will do you the world of wonders, keeps you fit and gives you and your mum chance to catch up!

Cook Together

Big food fans? Cook your mum her favourite meal or maybe you grew up baking together? If so, get the recipe book out and have a mini bake-off and see if mum's epic cake-making skills rubbed off on you. No grumpy moods if not, 9/10 mum knows (and does) best...

Go Back To Your Childhood

Use the resources you've got and unleash your inner child. No, I don't mean your teenage tantrums, but sifting through old photos of the fam, bringing out the old school board games and doing things together you used to do growing up. This will put a smile on your mum's face more than you know!

Visit An Exhibition

Whether you're art lovers or fashion fanatics, look in your local area to see what exhibitions are on. Whether you're visiting a new collection or want to head to one of your fave galleries, it's a great time to soak up some culture.

Give Her The Day Off

And finally and for little or no money, give your mum the day off. Whether it's doing the household chores, cooking her breakfast or just running her errands for her - let mum be number one for the day.


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