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Things to do to celebrate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you haven’t arranged anything yet you better get a shift on.

Cornwall is full of fantastic things to do so we’ve picked some of the things on offer from some of our favourite handpicked businesses. These are all perfect choices if you’re not sure what your plans are for the 22 March, as these can all be booked for/ redeemed later on in the season as well.

the view of watergate bay from the cliffs

Spa Day at Harbour Hotel, St Ives

We like the sound of this spa day offer at luxe boutique hotel overlooking the beach in St Ives.

Indulge in a glass of fizz before your choice of a relaxing 30-minute treatment each, then enjoy afternoon tea and use of the luxury spa facilities. Also includes a bespoke gift on departure, as well as hire of robes, flip flops and towels.

Spa at Harbour Hotel St Ives

Private Tour of Tregothnan Gardens

Tregothnan, home to the same family since 1334, has the largest historic garden in Cornwall. Although not open to the public if you book a private tour, £65pp, you can visit this amazing garden.

A passionate member of the gardening team acts as your host, explaining the fascinating history of the garden, its impressive plant collections, and exciting plans for the future. This tour takes about two hours and finishes with a cream tea.

Get lost in ancient Camellias, mountainous Magnolias, and the biggest Rhododendrons in the world. With 40 foot crescendos of full flower, the sheer scale of the garden is breathtaking.

Tregothnan Gardens

Dinner at Zacrys, Watergate Bay

Zacrys is the bistro restaurant in the Watergate Bay Hotel, but is open for dinner every day, to non-residents too, which is great if you live locally. The views are divine, and handily, Zacrys offer vouchers too, so you can gift your Mum dinner in the future if you’d rather wait until the evenings are light enough to watch the sun go down from the restaurant.

Named after the square, rocky outcrop that lies out to sea, Zacrys serves up a contemporary menu of chargrilled meat, fish and vegetables. The steak is among the best in Cornwall and makes a great sharing dish.

The interior style is a Cornish take on a French bistro. Larger zinc-wrapped refectory tables share the space with smaller booths with tan leather banquettes. In the evening the low light and lively atmosphere creates an intimate grown-up space.

If you’re feeling super fancy you could splash out on a swim & dine package, or even make a night of it and stay over.

Zacrys restaurant Watergate Bay Hotel

Meditation Class, Botelet

These relaxed and informal meditation classes take place round the ancient woodburner in a gorgeous, rustic barn in the lovingly nicknamed ‘The Pig House’ at the calm and inspiring Botelet.

The very reasonable price of £7.50pp includes a herbal tea at the end of each meditation. Each class carries the very simple intention of facilitating calm and love through meditation.

meditation class at Botelet run by Horizon Inspired

Flowers to the doorstep from Kernow Alstreomeria

Send a one-off bunch, or sign your Mum up for a gorgeous subscription with the gift that keeps on giving. Bright, vibrant, grown in Cornwall (so no nasty air miles) and we have a special Muddy discount for you too.

Alstroemeria, also sometimes called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, are beautiful, ornate and long-lasting flowers.

Cookery Class, Philleigh Way Cookery School

A cookery course at Philleigh Way is really like no other. You’ll learn delicious recipes, useful techniques and eat some of the most amazing food but it’s really all about immersing yourself in the environment. 

Depending on the day you might meet a Fal oysterman and talk to him about his craft, forage for edible wild greens, cook with vegetables pulled straight from the earth, learn how to catch a flounder with your bare hands or grill a line-caught bass in our woods on the banks of the river Fal – the possibilities are endless.

Philleigh Way Cookery School

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