You never need an excuse to plan a mother-daughter trip away, but if you did, celebrating both International Women’s Day and Mother's Day in March would come out joint top!
And if you’re looking for something close to home, staycations are a great way to spend quality time together. Plus, there are plenty of ways to have an adventure – whether it's discovering new cities, exploring the countryside or enjoying a fun-filled activity with your accommodation included. From spa weekends to beach escapes, here’s our top suggestions for a mother-daughter break in the UK.
If you’re seeking some much-needed rest and relaxation away from the distractions of home, why not treat yourselves to a pamper session on a spa weekend away? Whether you want to take advantage of treatments such as facials and massages, indulge in long soaks in a jacuzzi or simply enjoy some girly bonding time lounging by the pool, there’s a destination spa break for you.
Shopping doesn’t just have to be part of your break; it can be your entire reason to travel! Rather than booking just anywhere, why not choose hotels close to the shopping centres and designer outlets in London, Manchester, Newcastle, York, Chester and more? The shopaholics among us can combine spending quality time together with shopping until they drop.
Become at one with both your mother figure and mother nature during an outdoorsy weekend away. Expect to see quintessentially British landscapes like rolling hills, meandering streams, and ancient woodland that is so breathtaking, you’ll never want to leave. After a busy day of exploring the alluring Lake District or Cotswolds, enjoy a hearty meal at a country pub and soothe your aching legs in a hot tub, or climb into bed back at your glamping pod or holiday cottage.
Rather than look back fondly at photos of the beach holidays you enjoyed growing up, relive them in person and treat yourself and your mum to some time away at a coastal cottage or hotel. Spend your days relaxing on the beach, cycling along the promenade, playing in the amusements and enjoying fish, chips and an ice cream or two (with a view, of course). Seaside resorts like Whitby, Brighton and Woolacombe are becoming increasingly popular or choose a classic destination that really means something to you both.
Seeking some entertainment? Book a city break to cultural hubs like London or Edinburgh and combine your stay with a night at the theatre, a music concert or comedian show. Be sure to enjoy some pre-show cocktails and a nice dinner to get the full experience. If you're open to trying something a little different, some places will even let you combine dinner and a show!
Everyone’s got to eat, so for a really special treat, sample top-notch cuisine at a Michelin star restaurant in London. For a more unique experience, try your own hand at chef life by attending a cooking class to learn new recipes and test your skills in the kitchen. Alternatively, if your mum prefers sweet to savoury, go all out on a luxurious afternoon tea in York or Harrogate.
Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or a wizard at all things wine, there’s a drinks tasting session and tour for you! Not only do you get to sample the goods at these events, but you also get to learn all about the history of each drink, how it’s produced, and what food pairing works best. Some places even let you blend and bottle your own brand – an amazing experience for mums who deserve that special something.
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Published on 25th March 2016
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