16 local Mother’s Day treats in Coventry and Warwickshire
From takeaway afternoon teas to virtual gin tastings and a live 'lambcam' - here are 16 things you can do to celebrate Mother's Day in national lockdown near you.
Afternoon Teas to takeaway (or to book for post-lockdown)
Choose from one of four sweet and savoury afternoon tea boxes available for takeaway on Sun March 14 only. Pre-orders and pre-payment need to be confirmed by Thurs Mar 11 for collection between 10am and 12noon on Mothering Sunday. £19.95 per person.
Mallory Court Hotel, Leamington Spa
This gorgeous 4*country hotel has launched a new takeaway Afternoon Tea specially made by their super-talented chefs. The Eden Hotel collection also has an array of gift vouchers to use later in the year from afternoon tea for two or a spa day at Mallory Court Hotel to afternoon tea or dinner at The Arden Hotel on the waterside in Stratford-upon-Avon.
CVC Kitchen, Rugby
It’s your last chance to order a beautifully presented Mother’s Day high tea from £20 per person or restaurant quality Mother’s Day heat-up at home meal across the weekend from Mar 12-14. There are limited collection and delivery spaces (within six miles of Cafe Vin Cinq) left!
High tea highlights include artisan sandwiches, scones, ruby chocolate & raspberry opera cake, coffee diplomat éclair and peanut & salted caramel macaroon. A 16-piece petit four course and takeaway cocktails also available. Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel Nicky on 01788 541304 asap to place an order.
If there’s one thing nearly every mum enjoys, it’s a cuppa. While it remains closed during lockdown, advance book a Mother’s Day Classic Afternoon Tea for Two in the stunning surrounds of Warwick Castle ahead of time for £39.90, or upgrade with Prosecco for £47.90.
On the day of your future booking, head to the Conservatory overlooking the Peacock Garden and rolling Pageant Field taking in the topiary, grand central fountain and peacocks. The three tiers of classic delicacies include scones with jam and cream, finger sandwiches and cakes. Choose from 10 different blends of loose-leaf tea.
The D-Day Darlings have been drafted in for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea to perform a live online video stream. On Sun Mar14, a trio of vocalists from the group will be performing songs from the 1930s and 1940s while mums will be able to watch from the comfort of their own homes and indulge in a takeaway afternoon tea.
Click and collect a delicious Mother’s day afternoon tea from this historic hotel just outside Stratford-upon-Avon.
Eat in Sunday Roasts to order
Hilltop Farm, Hunningham Hill, near Leamington Spa
Order a Mother’s Day Dine-in meal box with everything you need to treat her to a home-cooked Sunday roast and dessert with fresh local produce from the farm shop all prepped and ready to pop in the oven. Choose from roast sirloin of beef or free-range roast chicken with Bramley apple & elderflower crumble from £33.95 for two/£65 for four.
The Cross, Kenilworth
During lockdown Antona at Home has been busy creating a range of weekly menus including a sell-out Mother’s Day menu. You can still book another date as a later Mother’s Day surprise. Relax knowing a team of talented chefs from Andreas Antona’s Michelin-starred restaurants have undertaken the hard work for you! Dishes are made with the best British seasonal produce and inspired by the menu at The Cross at Kenilworth. Every course is presented with clear instructions on how to reheat and present.
The Howard Arms, Illmington
This lovely rural Warwickshire country pub has both a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Lunch available to takeaway. The Afternoon tea will be available between 12pm and 4.30pm, while the lunch will be available between 12pm and 7.30pm. For further information or to book call 01608 682 226.
Things to do with the kids
Mother’s Day live ‘LAMBCAM’, Moreton Morrell College
Moreton Morrell College’s popular Lambing weekend will be virtual again in 2021. Animal lovers will be able to discover all about the whole process of lambing at Nethermorton Farm on the college campus in the Warwickshire countryside. LAMBCAM will be back too, with a Facebook Live stream of lambs being born between 10am and 3pm on March 13 & 14. Plus, there’ll be a live Q&A with farmers Henry and Jack from 2pm to 3pm on Mother’s Day – Sun Mar 14. Both these live video streams will be featured on the college’s Facebook page.
If the weather’s not too blustery and wet this weekend, local families can take a rejuvenating spring stroll through the 120 acre grounds of Compton Verney this Mother’s Day with outdoor refreshments available from the Horse box. Alternatively if your mum’s an art lover you could treat her to a year-long Access All Areas membership gift voucher from £37. Admission for walks must be pre-booked online.
British Motor Museum, Gaydon
To mark Women’s History Month the museum has created some online activities inspired by women who influenced the motor industry. There’s also a Mother’s Day card for kids to download and decorate.
Order wine to her door
Wine Poole, Warwick
Looking to get wine or bubbly delivered straight to your mum’s door? Independent online Warwickshire wine merchants Wine Poole has two limited edition Mothering Sunday Trios from £30.
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Book an experience
The Stratford-upon-Avon distillery has a number of virtual events for people to take part in, including: ‘Mother’s (Day) Ruin’ – a live Virtual Gin Tasting event on Sun Mar 14, 4pm-5pm, on Zoom. Groups of 8+ can book either a Virtual Home Gin Tasting or Virtual Cocktail Masterclass on a date/time to suit. Both interactive experiences include a one hour Zoom call with Home Gin Tasting/Cocktail Kits sent to the participants beforehand. At Home Cocktail Kits are also available which come with ingredients to make two cocktails, a link to a pre-recorded video by mixologist Sam, and a gift card redeemable in the shop.
Treat your mum to a gift vouchers so she can enjoy a day out with butterflies when the lockdown lifts.
Fancy a day out with your mum exploring rural Warwickshire and the Cotswolds once the government’s lockdown roadmap allows? Go Cotswolds organises a range a tours such as Cotswolds Trails and Villages and their Brewery, Pub Lunch & The Cotswolds tour taking in Warwickshire’s excellent Purity Brewing Company.