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 Sunday March 30. 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
Take Mum back to the mid-Eighties at this Spitting Image retrospective. From Joan Collins to Ronald Reagan to the Queen Mother, many public figures had the piss extracted from them through the medium of foam and paint over Spitting Images' 12-year run. Those nightmarish creatures (the puppets, that is) and their risqué antics don’t go forgotten as Bloomsbury’s Cartoon Museum has reunited some of the most famous examples to mark 30 years since the show’s first ever broadcast.
He won the Turner Prize by turning the lights one and off in the gallery, Olympic runners have sprinted through the Tate Britain for him and he’s scripted musical accompaniments for the lifts in the Royal Festival Hall. Now the cacophonous works of the British artist from his earliest pieces to large-scale installation can be experienced under one roof, oh and the outdoor terrace. This exhibition is a must-do for any art loving mother.
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
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