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Mothering Sunday is only four days away here in the UK, that special day of the year when the mothers of the nation get all the love and praise that the deserve. Have you organized something special for your mother yet? Don’t leave it until the last minute, get thinking now and surprise your mum with a Mother’s Day that she’ll never forget!

A Spring Walk With Your Mum

Spring flowers planted round a seat commemorating  Tony Medcalf at East Dean, Hampshire

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Beautiful spring flowers are beginning to pop up all over the UK and there are few better ways to spend a sunny afternoon than strolling through the country with you mum. Research the country estates and gardens in your local area to find out what’s in bloom this weekend and surprise her with an afternoon out. Weather not looking so good for Sunday? Don’t worry, head over to Kew Gardens and explore their world of exotic orchids!

Treat Your Mum to Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Harrods

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Make your mum feel every bit as special as she is by treating her to an elegant afternoon tea and one of England’s top hotels. Tell her to get herself all dressed up in her Sunday best and sweep her away for an afternoon of culinary delights! Fancy yourself a bit of a kitchen whiz? Why not whip up an afternoon tea yourself? Try the fool-proof scone recipe from Paul Hollywood of the Great British Bake Off fame, and serve them warm with lashings of jam and cream!

Pamper Your Mum with a Trip to the Spa


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If you’re mum isn’t the country walk or homemade cake type of lady, why not treat her to a day at the spa? Every woman loves a little bit of pampering and I’m sure your mum is no exception. Find out your mum’s favourite beauty haunt and book her in for a morning of relaxation while you stay home and get the house in tip-top order! It may not sound that exciting for you but your mum is sure to love you for it.

Surprise your Mum with a Weekend Away

Brocks Barn, Cornwall

Brocks Barn, Cornwall – ref. 2267

Don’t worry that it’s too late to organize something wonderful for your mum. Here at Sykes Cottages we still have plenty of holiday cottages available to book for this weekend, and you might even be able to snag a last minute cottage deal. Take a browse through the site and find a cottage to suit the whole family, or maybe just a quiet place for two to give your parents a well earned weekend away!

Whatever you choose your mum is sure to be delighted and touched by the thought and planning that you’ve put into making her day special.

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