Celebrate Mother’s Day in Cornwall

March 15th, 2019

Mother’s Day is just over two weeks away, falling on Sunday 31st March, and if you are looking to find a way to celebrate and make it extra special for yourself or your mother, our luxury Cornish cottages await. Our self-catering cottages are the ideal place for a mini-getaway and Cornwall is a wonderful location for treating yourself to a variety of indulgences!

Breakfast in Bed

Start the day off with breakfast in bed! Our self-catered cottages have fully equipped kitchens, so all you need to buy is some ingredients for making a delicious full English or pancakes dripping in syrup! If mum is always the first one up and getting people ready for their day, breakfast in bed is a perfect treat to show her how much she is appreciated.

Day Out at a Cornish Garden

The Valley is ideally located to explore Cornwall’s beautiful landscape, including its many gardens. With Mother’s Day falling at the beginning of spring, it is the perfect time to head to one of Cornwall’s best gardens, to see the early spring flowers, magnolia trees and camellias in bloom. Several of Cornwall’s gardens are subtropical too so that you can enjoy flowering plants all year round. Head to Glendurgan or Trebah Gardens near Falmouth, or Trelissick Garden close to Truro. St Austell has a few in its vicinity too, including the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Caerhays Castle and Gardens. 

Glendurgan maze in Cornwall

Coastal Walk

The Cornish coast is one of the county’s best features and has several miles to explore. With so many short and circular walks to choose from, you are sure to find a delightful slice of the county on a walk. Popular coastal spots include Kynance Cove, St Ives to Zennor, Mousehole to Lamorna Cove and St Agnes to Perranporth. The weather in March is still unpredictable, so make sure if you do choose to head to the coast for a walk you have warm clothing and comfortable shoes with you.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea or Cornish cream tea should be on the menu, no matter how long your time in Cornwall is, and it is the perfect indulgent treat for Mother’s Day! There are several places around Cornwall which offer afternoon tea, where you can tuck into a variety of cakes, finger sandwiches and pour out as much tea as you want! If you don’t want to go overboard, why not choose a Cornish cream tea instead? Eating fresh, warm scones topped with jam and cream is a lovely way to spend the afternoon, just make sure its jam first to be traditionally Cornish!

Cream tea

Dine Out

A great way to surprise and treat your mum on Mother’s Day is a meal out at a fancy restaurant, and Cornwall has plenty! Dress up and splash out a bit, hitting some of the area’s best eateries such as Ben’s Cornish Kitchen, The Seafood Restaurant, Kota Restaurant and Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. These outstanding restaurants, along with several of the others around Cornwall, are excellent ways of demonstrating love and appreciation for a mother, wife or grandmother, and be sure to keep her preferences in mind!

Family Day

If you are visiting Cornwall with young children in tow, then why not make Mother’s Day one for the whole family? Cornwall is home to loads of fantastic family-friendly attractions, from the gardens to castles, animal attractions to theme parks. Everyone will enjoy a day at Paradise Park in Hayle or visiting the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. You can try the rides at Flambards near Helston, or wander through the treetops at the Eden Project. All these attractions have great onsite facilities including cafés and gift shops.

Mother kissing baby

Relax in a Hot Tub

After a day packed with admiring spring flowers or walking along the blustery coast, there is nothing better than relaxing in a hot tub with a glass of champagne. At The Valley, many of our cottages have a hot tub – be sure to ask us about it when booking!

Take a look at our previous blog posts on things to see and do around Cornwall when you visit and take a look at any special offers we might have before you book your stay!