Stuck for inspiration for Mother's Day? Here are a few suggestions you may not have considered yet. Whether you think she'd like an adrenaline rush, new skill for life, a stylish cocktail or sumptuous Sunday lunch, we hope something here will inspire you...
One for High-energy Mums! Arrive 'n' Drive karting is a 30-minute spin around the Club Circuit in a Honda powered Le Mans Twin 200GX kart. The Three Sister’s Circuit is the North West’s most challenging outdoor race track and go karting circuit. No previous experience necessary and it is fun, fun, fun!
Price: £40, vouchers available
Remember John Whaite, previous Great British Bake Off winner? Who wouldn’t love to spend a day in his kitchen learning how to create the perfect Afternoon Tea or scrumptious puddings and pies? John Whaites Kitchen is based in Wrightington in the heart of rural Lancashire. There’s a range of hands-on classes from fine patisserie to rustic home cooking. The classes, taught by John, start with breakfast and coffee. After the day’s lesson, the group sit down together and enjoy the fruit of their labours with a glass of fizz.
Tact alert: This is not a mother’s day present ‘because Mum can’t bake’, but ‘because Mum loves to bake’.
An afternoon or evening of sophisticated glamour at The Midland, our sea-side art deco gem. Jamie, our Rotunda Bar Manager, has been concocting some very special sassy cocktails. Whether yours is a Midland Manhattan, Apple Pie Margharita, Jack Frost or the Cocktail of the Week, there's something for every Mummy. Enjoy them in the laid back atmosphere of The Ravilious Rotunda overlooking the bay.
Price: from £7
Traditional blacksmithing is a craft that has deep and enduring roots in our culture and history. Located at Yew Tree Barn near Grange-over-Sand, Bespokers Forge is home to Artist Blacksmith John Law. He has opened up the forge to give people the opportunity to try this ancient craft for themselves, under his expert guidance. A one day course for a maximum of 4 people includes lunch and drinks. Basic blacksmithing techniques are taught in the morning, and the afternoon is spent on ‘a project’ of your choosing.
Treat Mum to a Sunday Roast Sharing Board at The Foodworks, Lancaster House. Choose from roasted rump of beef and Yorkshires, or loin of pork and crispy crackling. Enjoy with mash and roast potatoes, carrot, swede and savoy cabbage, with lashings of gravy of course. Other choices available from our Sunday menu. Just because it’s Mother’s Day… a free glass of bubbly for Mum on arrival.
Great news for you too… there’s no washing up!
Price: For two people £28.00; family of four (2 Adults 2 Kids) £35.00
To book call 01524 844822