Treat the women in your life all day every day but don’t forget to treat them extra special on Mother’s Day. Your leading ladies deserve only the best, so roll out the red carpet and take a look at the best mum-friendly events happening around London. You can thank us later.
Scones with lashings of jam and cream; cucumber finger sandwiches; trays of pastries and cakes; and pot after pot of Earl Grey. Tempted? I think mums will be too. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to get dressed for the occasion. As for options, you won’t have a problem. So, take your pick from the very best afternoon teas in London.
Biscuiteers have got Mother’s Day covered. For three weeks in March, they’re inviting you to treat mum at their boutiques in Belgravia & Notting Hill. Take a seat at their school of icing where you’ll be taught all about colouring, piping, feathering, and line and flood icing. Then set loose on your own collection of biscuits, which you can take home in a complimentary biscuit tin.
When: Until 19th March
Where: Belgravia & Notting Hill
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Chelsea Physic Garden. They’re hosting Kokedama-making classes for families on the 19th of March. For those unfamiliar, Kokedama is a ball of soil, covered in moss and seasonal flowers and hung up for decoration. Let your creativity flow as you create a more unusual gift for Mother’s Day. You’ll have a lovely moss ball to take away and hang at home. And once you’re done, you can visit the Physic Garden Cafe for a spot lunch. A win-win situation!
When: 19th March
Where: Chelsea Physic Garden
There’s more to the story than what’s in your teacup, and in this ‘Blend with Love’ masterclass, you’ll go back in time and learn about the history of the humble leaf, before creating your own personalised blend, and finally, biscuit and tea pairing. The masterclass takes place in the Holmes Hotel in Marylebone. This one will make any tea lover weak with excitement!
When: 16 – 19th March
Where: Holmes Hotel London
Mamma Mia! tells the story of newly-engaged Sophie who wishes to find out the identity of her father. Unbeknownst to her mother, she writes to three possible suitors who all show up for the special day. It’s a funny, charming and uplifting story that will have you on your feet throughout. Sing along to all the ABBA classics as the mother-daughter story unfolds on an idyllic Greek island. The show has been seen live on stage by 65 million people across the world and is now in its 21st year. Feel the Mamma Mia! love this Mother’s Day!
When: Various dates
Where: The Novello Theatre
Price: Starting at £25pp
This fun Mother’s Day painting class is themed around Claude Monet’s iconic Water Lilies painting. Don’t worry if you were rubbish at art at school, though, because a practising artist will be on hand to guide your brushstrokes. The ticket price includes all art supplies, a small glass of prosecco and a cream tea. You can either take home your canvas afterwards or give it to your mum to hang up in the kitchen.
When: 19th March
Where: London Art Bar, Holborn
Join Lush Spa Oxford Street’s Florists for a one-off bouquet-making workshop. Set in a beautifully calm and intimate space away from the busy street, all attendees will select their choice of flowers and foliage before creating a beautiful hand-tied bouquet. At the end of the session, you will take home a handcrafted bouquet filled with fresh seasonal flowers from around the UK.
When: 18 – 19th March
Where: Lush Oxford Street