March has come around again and very soon it’ll soon be one of the loveliest days of the year, Mother’s Day. This is our chance to thank our mums for looking after us, loving and supporting us all year round. It’s time to show your appreciation for every little thing she does. However, we know that no matter how much you love your mum, it can be hard to know what to give her.

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What Should I Get My Mum for Mother’s Day?

You could look around the shops for a little something or some flowers, knowing full well you have bought far too many scarfs and boxes of chocolate for her over the years already! So, this year, treat your mum to something she deserves and give her a day to remember. The memories of a fun experience will last way longer than anything material thing you could buy. But where to start? Let Fizzbox help you with our ultimate guide to the best activities for Mother’s Day. But first, let us hit you with some Mother’s Day facts!

When is Mother's Day in the UK?

The date of Mother’s Day changes every year, but it always falls on a Sunday, specifically three weeks before Easter Sunday on the fourth Sunday of Lent.

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When Did Mother's Day Start?

Mother’s Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, began as a day of celebration in honour of Mary, Jesus’ mother, paired with the relaxing of Lent’s fasting rules with cake. It was known as Refreshment Sunday and Simnel Sunday, after the cakes made. Head across the pond and Mother’s Day became a national holiday in the US in 1914 after Anna Jarvis began holding a memorial service for her mum in May 1907. The idea spread like wildfire, eventually turning into the Mother’s Day we all know and love.

The Top Mother's Day Ideas

So, now you’re clued up on where Mother’s Day came from, it’s time to plan your mum’s special day. Here are the most popular Mother’s Day activities that are sure to show your mama how much you care:

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Relaxing Mother’s Day Activities

We all know how incredibly hard mums work so why not help your mum unwind with some of these relaxing Mother’s Day activities?

Afternoon Tea

Price: From £22 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1 hour

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Afternoon tea is one of the classic Mother’s Day activities. It’s time to treat your taste buds with delicious sandwiches, scones, cake, tea or maybe even some fizz if you’re feeling fancy! There are a range of venues and menus available so you can find the perfect afternoon tea for your mum. What’s more, it can be as laid-back or fancy as you like.

Spa Day

Price: From £24 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1 hour

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Give your mum the gift of relaxation with a spa day. This is a chance to unwind in a calming atmosphere and have a well-deserved de-stress. Enjoy the tranquillity of a heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room. What a great gift! You could even treat your mum to a facial, massage or a beauty treatment from the professional therapists. We all know that she deserves it!

Yoga

Price: From £15 per person

Minimum Number: 5

Duration: From 1 hour

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Unwind with a yoga session, led by a professional instructor who’ll help you stretch, tone and relax. Mums work so hard, all year round, so give your mama a break as she feels any tension melt away during this laid-back class. All abilities are welcome. Just come willing to give it a go. You could well help her to find her favourite new hobby!

Foodie Mother's Day Activities

Is your mum a foodie? Then she’ll love these palate-pleasing Mother’s Day ideas:

Afternoon Tea Bus

Price: From £34.50 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1 hour

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How about making afternoon tea even more special? Jump aboard a vintage Routemaster bus to pair your tasty meal with a city tour. You’ll get the best views as you’re driven around the most iconic sights in town, sipping on drinks and tucking into a full afternoon tea from the comfort of the bus. Sightseeing by foot is sooo last year!

Meal Out

Price: From £16.95 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1.5 hours

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Is food the best way to your mum’s heart? Then take her to a restaurant for a meal out. With so many cuisines to choose from, there’s something for everyone across the country, Europe and beyond! All you need to do is remember her favourite dish then take her somewhere that’ll please her palate. Make sure that someone else is designated driver so she can let her hair down. 

Cooking Class

Price: From £32 per person

Minimum Number: 6

Duration: From 1 hour

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Is your mum a dab hand in the kitchen or perhaps she’s a massive fan of The Great British Bake Off? Get a little group together, either of family or her friends, and try out a cooking class. You’ll learn how to make a delicious dish from scratch with tuition from a professional chef and all ingredients and equipment provided

Boozy Mother's Day Activities

How often does your mum get to enjoy a good old drink in peace? Treat her with some of these fun Mother’s Day activities that include a tipple or two…or three!

Wine Tasting

Price: From £25 per person

Minimum Number: 10

Duration: From 1 hour

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Does your mum enjoy the finer things in life? Then let the vino flow with a sophisticated wine tasting session. This classy activity is a fantastic idea for Mother’s Day. A wine expert will teach you all about the origins, flavours and aromas of different types of wine, sharing loads of delicious samples of white, red and rose wine. Yum!

Bottomless Brunch

Price: From £24.95 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1.5 hours

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This Mother’s Day activity is more than a little bit boozy! The ‘bottomless’ in bottomless brunch means that you’ll enjoy unlimited glasses of alcohol. That could be fizz, cocktails, wine or beer, depending on the venue you visit. You’ll also tuck into a brunch dish from the set menu. Some brunches even include live entertainment from singers, dancers, drag acts or DJs!

Creative Mother's Day Activities

Does your mum enjoy being crafty and creative? Check out these interactive Mother’s Day ideas that see you all get hands on to make something awesome from scratch:

Arts and Crafts

Price: From £24.95 per person

Minimum Number: 10

Duration: From 1 hour

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Help your mum relax as she unleashes her arty side. It could be an activity she’s never tried before or a hobby she knows and loves, there’s loads to choose from. How about a painting or drawing class? Or she could try her hand at bath bomb making or flower crown making? There’s an arty class for everyone and they’re all led by professional teachers. 

Chocolate Making

Price: From £45 per person

Minimum Number: 10

Duration: From 1 hour

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Give your mum the gift of indulgence and treat her to a sweet day out with a chocolate making masterclass. If your mum is a self-declared chocoholic then this Mother’s Day gift is ideal! This activity has a higher group size so be sure to invite the whole family! Chocolate making is held at different venues across the country and Europe in select cities, making it a great treat wherever you live.

Entertaining Mother's Day Activities

Live entertainment is always a winner for Mother’s Day experience ideas. Help your mum to sit back, relax and get thoroughly entertained by these activities:

Murder Mystery

Price: From £25 per person

Minimum Number: 6

Duration: From 1 hour

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Is your mum a big fan of detective books, TV shows and movies? See if she can figure out whodunit as you attend a murder mystery event. Talented actors will bring this world to life, staging a murder and giving you clues and red herrings. Then it’s up to you to work together to figure out who the killer is before they strike again! Do you have what it takes?

Comedy & Cabaret Shows

Price: From £10 per person

Minimum Number: 2

Duration: From 1.5 hours

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Who doesn’t love the thrill of live entertainment? Make sure your mum is thoroughly entertained this Mother’s Day with a live show. Fizzbox has a big range on offer from tribute acts to drag artists, comedy nights to burlesque so there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for Mother’s Day experiences to make your mum feel really special, a live show is bound to wow her.  

Virtual Activities for Mother's Day

We don’t all have the luxury of living close to our mums but don’t worry, we’ve got a bunch of Mother’s Day activities that you and your family can do with your mum from the comfort of your own homes. Our virtual activities all take place online, connecting you to your mum wherever you are in the world.

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Options include virtual cocktail making, comedy nights, magic shows, wine tasting, candle making, caricature experiences, escape rooms, quizzes, casinos and more. No one has to miss out on the fun with virtual Mother’s Day experiences!

Gift Vouchers for Mother's Day

Still not sure which activities for Mother’s Day your mum would enjoy most? No problem. Why not get her a Fizzbox voucher? They’re available from £5 to £100 so suitable for any budget. She can then use the voucher to pick her own Mother’s Day activity on our website. Simple!

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If these Mother’s Day activities have got your ideas flowing, then explore Fizzbox to check out our many experience that could give your mum a day to remember. If you’re hungry for more information about Mother’s Day, read our blog - What do mum’s really think about Mother’s Day?

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