If you haven’t planned anything for Mother’s Day yet, then don’t worry as we’ve found plenty of ideas for a short Mother’s Day break to the capital. From flower arranging demonstrations to cupcake making workshops, Mad Hatter’s tea parties and even vintage fashion fairs, you’re sure to find something to suit her in London.
Spoil your Mum with a royal treat and take her out for the day to Hampton Court Palace to see the baroque-inspired flower arrangements at William III’s Apartments. Flower arranging demonstrations take place at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm every day from March 16-18 and are included in your ticket price. Also stop at the Palace’s Tiltyard Cafe to indulge in floral cupcakes with a free hot drink thrown in.
Forget the traditional Mother’s Day afternoon tea, this year why not take her somewhere a little bit different? Enter a world where food makes you grow and shrink, where you follow white rabbits down their holes and everything becomes ‘curiouser and curiouser ‘, this is the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel. Suck on pineapple lollipops that turn your mouth from hot to cold, drink banana, peanut and sea salt smoothies through vanilla straws and nibble on multi-coloured sandwiches.
Cupcake making workshop
There’s nothing that brings a mother and daughter together like baking cakes and this fun cupcake making workshop at The Cocoa Box in Hampstead could be the perfect gift. They also do chocolate and cookie making workshops too.
Vintage Fashion Fair
If you like nothing more than browsing the clothes rails with your Mum, then treat her to a trip to Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair in upmarket Notting Hill. The fair takes place on Mother's Day - March 18 and features over 65 stands filled with everything from 70’s fashion to 18th century costumes and designer labels. You’ll spend hours here rooting through to find that perfect bargain and mixing with retro fashionistas. Tickets cost just £2 for entry.