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Things to do with your mum

by Jack White |

Things to do with your mum on Mother's Day can seem like tricky terrain to navigate.

Restaurants are booked up weeks in advanced, co-ordinating your own, your kids' and even your mum's plans to treat their mum (are you following?) can seem like an impossible task and that under-current of sibling rivalry never goes away no matter how old you get, does it?

When is Mother's Day 2022?

In the UK Mother's Day falls on the last Sunday in March, which this year is the 27th.

Mother's Day ideas in 2022

While it goes without saying that all mums are individuals with their own hobbies, tastes and favourite indulgences, there's some treats that are basically universal. While it's worth getting stuck into Google for ideas local to you, we've rounded up some easy crowd pleasers that promise to maximize on your time together this Mother's Day.

14 things to do with your mum this Mother's Day

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Things to do with your mum this Mother's Day

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It's an obvious choice for a reason - mum's absolutely love to be treated to a trip to the spa (who doesn't tbf?). If you've got the cash to splash, there's loads of UK spas that offer special Mother's Day themed packages at this time of year. And if you don't? Some quiet time away from the kids, a bottle of prosecco and some sheet masks will do the job.

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Who says the pub is just for dads and their lads? Having a few glasses of wine with your mum in the convivial atmosphere of your local pub is a purse friendly excuse for a proper catch up away from the prying eyes and ears of the menfolk.

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If your mum is fit and healthy enough and you've got interests in common, a walking tour or a trip to a museum is a great way to learn new things to enthuse over together.

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While shopping on the high street may have declined in popularity recently, there's no denying the bonding power it has for mums and their daughters. Treat mum to a new dress, lunch or a cinema stop off for extra 'favourite child' points.

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If you're lucky enough to still have your grandma around, make a day out of a trip to hers so your mum can celebrate her mum, too. And for those of us without mums, seeing nan can be a joyful day to remember her together.

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An oldie but a good-ie, you're never too old to whip your mum up a lavish breakfast and serve it to her on a tray with a compulsory flower. Sure-fire winners are croissants, jams, and - if we remember correctly from childhood - freezing cold beans on burnt toast.

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Daughters and sons of green-fingered mums will know there's nowhere she loves to be more than in her garden or allotment. For a free activity that your mum will love, spend the day together weeding, sowing and pruning - her spick and span garden will last almost as long as the special memories.

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For crafty mums, there's loads of workshops about to get those creative juices flowing, and lots of them come with add ons like afternoon tea or drinks. From ceramics to needlework, there will likely to be loads in your area to choose from.

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Whether your mum's a yoga bunny or a couch potato, an online or in studio yoga class is the perfect way to de-stress together and leave feeling super zen. There'll be no bickering over what to listen to on the radio on the way home, that's for sure.

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Grown up children often find that kids, work responsibilities and daily stresses get in the way of showing our mums how much they really mean to us. Mother's Day doesn't have to be expensive or action packed - simply spending an afternoon together can mean the most.

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In pandemic times loads of us are separated from our mums by distance more than we'd like to haven been. If you can't be with your mum this year, instead of a rushed FaceTime between household chores or appointments with your kids, try and carve out an hour to have a real catch up using the tech at our fingertips.

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Why not learn from lockdown this Mother's Day and enjoy the simple pleasure of being outdoors whilst doing a bit of exercise? This can be a great way to bond with your mum and you can tailor it to their ability. You don't have to go for a hike (unless she's feeling up to it), you could always just go on a walk around the park. Sometimes low-key Mother's Days are the best.

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Ah, a classic mum activity. This Mother's Day why not take your mum on a trip down memory lane? Revisiting the past is a great way to bond with your mum as it will remind them of how far you've both come.

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Mother's Day can be a great way to show your mum how much of a functioning adult you are, and nothing says functioning adult more than cooking an incredible meal that would even leave Jamie Oliver speechless. Give it a go, it makes for a low-key alternative to other celebrations and we're sure your mum will love it.

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Mother's Day flowers

While some people might tell you that flowers are a cliché, we couldn't disagree more.

Flowers are proven to boost your mood, reduce stress and look gorgeous, so why wouldn't you want to cover your house with them? EVERYONE* likes to receive a nice bunch of flowers and if they tell you otherwise, they're lying.

Your mum deserves the best on Mother's Day, and flowers are guaranteed to lift her spirits and make her feel special.

Luckily for you, there are plenty of brands out there to suit your tastes, budget and delivery schedule, so you're spoilt for choice when it comes to spoiling mum. Check out the best flowery delivery services here.

*not actually everyone.

Mother's Day without mum

Whether it's your first or your thirty-first Mother's Day without your mum, it can be a really tough day. Flower delivery service Bloom & Wild first pioneered their opt out of Mother's Day marketing in 2019, and many are following suit.

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