Five Experience Days to Gift your Mum this Mother’s Day

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When it comes to Mother’s Day, it can become increasingly difficult to come up with original and exciting gift ideas. Gifting an experience day is a great way to treat your mum to a well-needed day off and spend some quality time with her. While giving your mum a day out may sound like a lot of work, there are a number of affordable options that make for a lowkey and budget-friendly gift idea. 

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West End Show 

Taking your mum to see a show in London’s West End for Mother’s Day is an excellent way to show your appreciation for her in a less mainstream way. It can also be very personal and a wonderful surprise, particularly if your mum has mentioned a specific production that she’d like to go and see! You could make a day of it by incorporating some shopping and a meal in one of London’s many impressive eateries. While this may sound like an extravagant gift, it doesn’t have to be —  London Box Office often sells advance tickets for as little as £15 per person. 

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Afternoon Tea

There is an abundance of afternoon tea experiences available on websites like Virgin Experience Days, many of which are available in cities including London, Manchester and Birmingham. There are a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, and bars that offer afternoon tea —  meaning that it should be easy to find one in your local area! 

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Spa Day

If you’re looking to give your mum the gift of relaxation, why not book her a spa day? There are plenty of hotels around the UK that offer spa day packages, many of which come with a treatment and a glass of fizz. There are certain to be a number of hotels local to you that offer luxurious spa facilities, making for a lovely day out!

Bannatyne is a nationwide spa chain that offers a range of packages and spa days at a reasonable price! To browse some of their bookable spa days, visit this link.

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Alcohol Tasting or Cocktail Masterclass 

A cocktail masterclass is a laid-back and informative activity,  plus it usually ends in a drink or two, which is a bonus! Not only will you enjoy some bonding time, but you can pull out some impressive techniques and facts at your next party!

If your mum prefers grapes to grains, then there are plenty of vineyards that boast scenic views and interesting tours and tastings. Depending on your preferences though, there are a variety of options when it comes to alcohol-based masterclasses, tours, or tastings — there are even beer and botanical gin-based experiences. 

If you’d like to read about some of the best loved vineyards within the UK, visit this link.

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The Big Bake Off Experience

Should you wish to get creative, the Big Bake Off Experience is an excellent option for fans of The Great British Bake Off! The Big Bake Off have locations in London and Birmingham and host a baking competition in a replica of the set from the beloved television programme. At this venue, bakers work in pairs or teams to complete a series of baking challenges before one is awarded star baker.

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