Published: 00:12, 25 March 2019
| Updated: 10:08, 26 March 2019
Make Mum's day with these Mother's Day ideas, events, treats and teas across Kent. Here's our guide:
Treat the most important lady in your life to some vintage vibes for Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 31 in the 1920s Ballroom at Dreamland. Guests can choose from an array of scones, cakes and finger sandwiches plus a warming beverage at sittings from 1pm to 3pm an 4pm to 6pm. Tea costs £15 per person, plus a booking fee. Don your finest tea dress (dads included), stick out that pinkie finger, and raise a cuppa to your magnificent mama.
There are also plenty of things to see and do in Margate. See Dreamland's top tips or ideas at dreamland.co.uk/blog
Treat Mum to a decadent afternoon tea at Hever on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31. There will be finger sandwiches and an array of cakes and desserts in the Pavilion Restaurant; hot and cold drinks and glass of sparkling wine or elderflower fizz for £24.50 or £12 for children. Booking needs to be made by Wednesday, March 27 and does not include entry to the castle. There will also be children's workshops to make a bookmark or decorate cupcakes, plus face painting. Book at hevercastle.co.uk
The Gillingham shopping centre's Mother's Day gift event runs from Wednesday, March 27 through to Sunday, March 31, with a selection of stalls in the mall selling artisan and bespoke goodies to give Mum. Pick up some artisan gin fro Copper Rivet Distillery Chatham or locally-produced fudge from The Fudgery and goods from the Kentish Soapery. The centre is open from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 9am and 7pm on Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. There is free parking. Find out more at hempsteadvalley.com
Kids can pop into the Squire’s Room to make Mum a present, or mums can have a hand massage or cream tea. Craft activities cost £2 plus normal admission applies. To find out more go to nationaltrust.org.uk
Crafts in the Old Coach House are on offer at Penshurst Place on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31 special lunch menus will be in the Porcupine Pantry on the Sunday, plus a special Tudor Legacies presentation. Details at penshurstplace.com/whats-on
There's morning coffee on board the 10.20am steam train from Tunbridge Wells West on Mother's Day on Sunday, March 31. There's also a Mothering Sunday Ploughman's Lunch train at 1.40pm to Eridge and a cream tea on Mother's Day on board the Heritage Diesels between Tunbridge Wells West and Eridge. Book at spavalleyrailway.co.uk
Enjoy a special two or three course Sunday lunch, dinner, or champagne afternoon tea, for Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 31 at Port Lympne Hotel.
Lunch will be served from noon to 3pm, with dinner served from 6pm until 9pm and is £25 per person for two courses and £30 per person for three courses. Sparkling afternoon teas are being served from 2.30pm until 5pm, priced at £24 per person and a deposit is required. You'll need to pre-book for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner is essential. Entrance to Port Lympne Reserve is not included in the price. To find out more and book call 01303 234111 to book or visit aspinallfoundation.org/port-lympne/whats-on/mothers-day/
Enjoy a High Tea in the Castle View Restaurant on Sunday, March 31, Mother's Day, at either 11am or 3.30pm. It costs £19.95 per person and is likely to sell out, though there are still places. Call 01622 767777 or email Dining@leeds-castle.co.uk to book. An admission ticket to Leeds Castle is also required for each person. To find out more go to leeds-castle.com
Enjoy a Mother and Daughter Spa Day or one or two night spa break at Eastwell Manor, Champneys Hotel & Spa to relax and unwind with a scalp massage each, gift for Mum and buffet lunch plus use of facilities from £180 for two people. Book an aromatherapy body wrap for both of you and get a 55-minute manicure and a Mother’s Day gift. Book at eastwellmanor.co.uk Or give a Champneys gift voucher so Mum can pick her favourite by visiting Champneys.com
* Look out for the KM Group's My Mum supplement inside this week's papers.
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