Mums (and all those individuals who are fulfilling Mum-type roles) are awesome! They do loads of stuff for us all year round, and most of it goes completely unnoticed (and frequently unappreciated). So, while we totally advocate spoiling Mum on a regular basis, why not start with Mother’s Day (Sunday 14th March 2021) and remind her that you really do care?
Here’s our list of some ideas for Mother’s Day in Norfolk:
You could cook Mum a meal and offer to wash-up after as well… or you could order in and save everyone the hassle. Here are some of our local recommendations, with details of any special Mother’s Day offerings:
The Bird in Hand Takeaway (Wreningham, just outside Norwich) – Mother’s Day Menu launching with online pre-ordering service.
Titchwell Manor Hotel, Restaurant & Bar (Titchwell) – Mothering Sunday Lunch with Champagne & Canapés voucher, to be enjoyed after lockdown.
Not a full meal, but ticking the boxes for sweet treats…
Tuddenham Lodge ‘Griddle & Grill’ and The Lodge Shop (North Tuddenham) – Mother’s Day Gift Box full of Mum’s favourite treats.
Mama Bakes Norfolk (Norfolk based – online delivery) – Delicious Truffles.
Staithe Smokehouse (Brancaster Staithe / delivery) – A wonderful smoked salmon pack with crumpets and truffles.
The Chocolate Box Sheringham (Sheringham / online) – A fabulous array of sweetie gifts for Mum.
There’s still time to order a little something to open on the day. Here are some of our fave local lovelies offering gifts, gift vouchers and gift experiences, with some of our ideas. All can be ordered remotely/online.
Charming Rewards – Beautiful keepsake charms & pendants that can be personalised.
Ruff Stuff Bodycare – Give the gift of smoothness. Mums love a 100% Vegan body scrub!
Treat Norwich – Treat Mum to a wellbeing treat with a choice of beauty, health & well-being treatments.
Broadland Charters – Cruise the Norfolk Broads together on ‘Norfolk Time’ after Lockdown.
Aurum Jewellers – How about a Limited Edition ‘Thank You’ Trollbeads Bracelet?
The Candle Brand – We love their Collection Gift Set with flower diffuser, 20 hour candle and petite dried flower bouquet.
An Enjoying Norfolk Card – a little gift that will keep on giving once everything opens up again.
How about an arty experience?
Dotty Pottery (Whitehouse Farm, just outside Norwich) – Spend a wonderful day painting together by hiring one of the Dotty Pottery Takeaway Caddies.
A Little Tipple
Because Mums need wine sometimes. And Gin. And Beer.
Walnut Tree Distillery (Norwich / online / delivery) – It’s Gin o’Clock! A locally made tipple.
Duration Brewing (West Norfolk / online / delivery)- Two special ‘Bundles’ to choose from, or do what we did and Make Your Own.
Tipple’s Distillery (Norwich / online / delivery) – Lovely, local beer.
St Giles Gin (Norwich / online / delivery) – Their Raspberry, Rhubarb and Ginger Gin is fabulous.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Here are some suggestions for a day out in Norfolk, including family walks we love (restrictions permitting – travel was still local area only at time of writing):
Take a walk along the River Yare from Eaton/Cringleford to the UEA and circle the UEA Lake – a haven of wildlife.
Explore the Sainsbury Centre Sculpture Park.
Visit the marshes at Marston. Beware of the Kissing Gate Cow*! (*if you listen to our Norfolk & Good podcast, you’ll know).
Follow the Edith Cavell Pilgrimage on foot or bike.
Gaze upon the Grade II Listed Icehouse at the Ladybelt Country Park.
Breath in the salty air with the many walks along our beautiful North Norfolk Coastal Path and beach walks at Cromer, Sheringham, Wells and Holkham.
A stroll in the gardens and parkland at one of our National Trust sites is always tonic for the soul. Try Felbrigg Hall, Sheringham Park, Oxburgh Hall or Blickling.
Free & Easy
A few ideas that require very little spend and can be done at home:
Cook Mum a breakfast. Pancakes for a sweet-tooth or a good old sausage sandwich for more savoury choices – you can’t go wrong with lovingly-cooked breakfast or brunch.
Family film marathon, of her favourite movies. With tea and sofa snacks, of course.
Tell her ‘Thanks‘. Be it in a card, over the phone, or in person. It’s lovely to hear it sometimes.
As ever, we’d love to hear what you get up to – message us via social media or email us with your comments and feedback, and whatever you end up doing (or not doing), we hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!