Perfect Mother's Day days out
Keep mum sweet this Mother's Day with one of our individually crafted, day-long itineraries
A box of Milk Tray just won't cut it this year, so choose one of our hand-tailored itineraries and treat your mum to a memorable Mother's Day. We've pulled together four handy (and potentially life-saving) Mothering Sunday days out that are guaranteed to impress Mum on March 10. Follow our schedules for culture mum, fashion mum, foodie mum or nature mum and you'll forever be in her good books.
Mother's Day for the cultural mum
Buried inside the Wallace Collection, this pretty courtyard restaurant is the perfect spot for posh brekkie with your mum. With Peyton & Byrne teas, conserves and cakes, plus a fine selection eggs, pastries and bread, a morning stop at this café will provide fuel for your culture-crammed day.
- Wallace Collection, (Hertford House, Manchester Square), W1U 3BN
Painting, photography, sculpture and prints from more than 100 UK galleries will be on display at this Battersea fair, and pieces are priced from just £40. We're seeing this as the perfect opportunity to treat your mum to a work of art without the breaking the bank.
Continuing the arty part of the day, head to this fine exhibition which examines the influence of Marcel Duchamp on four important figures in twentieth century art, music and dance –Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, John Cage and Merce Cunningham. Bright, bold abstracts set to the soft sounds of Cage make for an immersive viewing.
On the third floor of Royal Festival Hall, looking across the river, sip cocktails at one of the capital's top drinking destinations. Drinks are pricier than elsewhere, but the drop-dead vista sure makes up for it – revel in the peace and quiet as she takes in the view.
- Royal Festival Hall, (Belvedere Road), SE1 8XX
If you’re not already cream-crackered from your day about town, join the Women's Day (March 8) celebrations at the Southbank's WOW festival. This festival of music, talks and workshops run from Wed March 6 but culminates in a fantastic all-female finale, which, judging on past years, will be a concert featuring the globe's biggest lady stars. If this isn't the perfect way to end Mother's Day, then we don't know what is…
For a more tame end to Mother's Day, allow mum to rest her legs and put her feet up at one of two BFI 'Wizard of Oz' screenings. Leave Kansas with chocolate and posh popcorn, and lose yourselves in the Judy Garland classic.
- BFI Southbank. Screenings 4.10pm and 6.10pm
- Sun Mar 10