How to celebrate Mother’s Day in Surrey 2024

by Jan

Wondering how to celebrate Mother’s Day in Surrey this year?  Well, we have it sorted for you!

We have plenty of fantastic ideas for spoiling your mum, step mum, nan or grandma this Mother’s Day.

This year Mothering Sunday (Mother’s Day) falls on Sunday 10th March  2024.  It is always a special occasion when you can spend quality time with your mum and show how much you appreciate her.  Mother’s Day is the perfect day to come together with your family and share some good times or remember lost loved ones.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we have come up with some inspiration on how to show mum how much you care.  From days out, places to visit, special events and experiences, we have some brilliant ideas of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Surrey for you.

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How to celebrate Mother's Day in Surrey 2024

Visit one of Surrey's gorgeous gardens

Azaleas at Ramster Gardens, Surrey, UK

As Mother’s Day falls in Spring, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy some of Surrey’s most beautiful gardens.  Choose from family favourites like the world-class gardens at RHS Wisley, Virginia Water Lake, Ramster Gardens, and Claremont Gardens.

Read more:  13 gorgeous gardens to visit in Surrey this spring

Spoil your mum with Afternoon Tea

Say thanks for everything mum does by treating her to an Afternoon Tea this Mother’s Day.  With so many fancy hotels and country houses, you’ll find a great choice of afternoon teas all over Surrey.  However, here’s our pick of the best:-

Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

Go ape. Alice Holt, view of walking trails in trees

If your mum loves the great outdoors, celebrate Mother’s Day with a treetop adventure at Go Ape in Alice Holt Forest.

Alice Holt in Farnham is always one of the best places for a family day out in Surrey.  You can follow the woodlands trail, play in the adventure playground, before taking to the trees for Go Ape.

Read more:  Alice Holt Forest, Farnham

Rent a Go Boat on the River Thames

For a unique way to show how much you appreciate your mum on Mother’s Day, rent a Go Boat on the River Thames.

You can hire a Go Boat from Kingston or Thames Ditton.  Then make the most of this Mother’s Day experience with a delicious picnic for mum and leisurely self-guided cruise along the river.  You can fit up to 8 in a boat and the views are amazing.

Visit the Sculpture Park

Outlines of bodies standing in woods sculpture

Create some special family memories by celebrating Mothering Sunday at the Sculpture Park near Farnham.

With over 650 contemporary sculptures, there’s something for everyone.  Plus, the artworks are in a stunning setting within ten acres of arboretum and water gardens.  It’s one of the more unique things to do on Mother’s Day in Surrey, but a fantastic way to enjoy some quality time with loved ones.

Have a day at the zoo

If your mum likes animals, gather the family together for a day at the zoo.  The British Wildlife Centre in East Surrey is home to a collection of native British wildlife, including otters, wildcats, and pine martins.

Or, you could travel further afield to Winchester in Hampshire for a day at Marwell Zoo, a 140-acre park with 100s of species of animals.  You’ll enjoy all the family favourites, such as giraffes, penguins, leopards, and hippos.  If you’re going with younger children, they also have 5 adventure play areas.

Take a hike in the Surrey Hills

Leith Hill Tower, Leith Hill, Surrey, UK

Why not take your family on a scenic walk in Surrey this Mothering Sunday?

Surrey has plenty of walks, for all ages and experiences.  Whether you fancy a challenging walk in the Surrey hills or a leisurely stroll along the canal, you’ll find the perfect choice of walks in Surrey for Mother’s Day.

Here’s some ideas for your Mother’s Day walk in Surrey:

Indulge in a luxury spa day

If you are planning to splash the cash this Mother’s Day, treat your mum to a luxury spa experience.   You can treat mum with a voucher for a well-deserved day of pampering and relaxation at one of Surrey’s finest spa hotels.   She will love it!

There are plenty to choose from.  However, for one of the best spas in Surrey, head to Pennyhill Park, where mum can choose from a range of luxury facilities and treatments.

Alternatively, you could try the more contemporary Harbour Hotel in Guildford.   Now that would be an unforgettable Mother’s Day experience!

Brunch and a Vineyard Tour at Denbies

Views of the vines at Denbies Wine Estate.

Spoil your mum on Mother’s Day with brunch in the panoramic third floor Gallery Restaurant at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking.  Afterwards, your mum can enjoy a glass of Denbies’ finest sparkling wine  and panoramic views of the wine estate on the 11am vineyard tour.

Enjoy a special Mother's Day lunch

Confit pork Belly

Whether you cook something at home or go out to eat,  Mother’s Day lunch is always a special time to share with family.

Luckily, Surrey is abundant in fantastic places to eat out and enjoy good food.  Here’s just a few of the special Mother’s Day lunches for 2024:

Sign up for a Mother's Day foraging walk in Bramley

One of the more unique things to do in Surrey is a Mother’s day foraging walk.  Join Joyful Outdoors, a passionate forager, on a small group foraging walk to connect with nature and discover edible wild food.

Have a day out at one of Surrey's top attractions

Image of large yellow country houses with views over the Surrey countryside.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a family day out at one of Surrey’s most popular attractions.  Take her for a stroll at one of Surrey’s National Trust historic houses, such as Polesden Lacey, Ham House, or Hatchlands.

Or you could explore the stunning grounds and crystal grotto at Painshill Park.

Read more:  40+ things to do in Surrey with kids

Things to do on Mother's Day near Surrey

London Eye Pods, London, UK

Looking for a special Mother’s Day experience outside of Surrey, what about a ride on the London Eye? There’s a 2 for 1 Mother’s Day offer, so mum can ride free before 30th June.  Click for tickets:  London Eye

Mums also go free to the London Dungeons, Sea Life London, and Madame Tussauds.

You could also visit the Frameless Immersive Experience near Regent Street or go to the Tate Gallery for free.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed our round up of the ideas of how to celebrate Mothering Sunday with your mum?  How do you plan to spoil your mum this year?

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