(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)With Mother’s Day a few days away it’s time treat your biggest fan and wisest adviser.
But rather than hitting your local supermarket a day before in the hopes of snapping up a beautiful bouquet, how about stepping up the grand gestures and spoiling her to an unforgettable experience this Mother’s Day instead?
It’s a great way to spend some quality time together and the good news is you don’t have to break the bank for a decent afternoon tea, gourmet meal, or even a spa day.
If you’re after a last-minute gift, you can print the experience voucher and pop it straight into a card – it’s a no brainer.
1. The View from The Shard and a Three Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)One of the best views of London is undoubtedly from the top of The Shard.
So how about checking it out for yourselves at The View from The shard, followed by a fancy three-course meal, including a cocktail at Marco Pierre White Steak restaurants in Chelsea or Bishopsgate.
We guarantee your mum won’t be disappointed.
The View from The Shard and a Three Course Meal for Two at Marco Pierre White’s London Steakhouse Co, £89.25 save 50% (was £178.50), virginexperiencedays.co.uk
2. Theatre Tickets with Three Course Meal and Wine for Two
(Picture: Prezzybox)For the mum who loves a song and dance, this pre-theatre dinner at Zizzi or Prezzo and tickets for two, is a great pick.
And there’s something for every theatre fanatic as you’ll have the choice of seats in the upper circle at a number of shows of your choosing, including Stomp! Wicked and Motown; so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.
Theatre Tickets with Three Course Meal and Wine for Two, £99, prezzybox.com
3. Visit to Kew Gardens with Cream Tea for Two
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)Why not explore one of London’s most beautiful attractions and one of the great botanical gardens of the world – Kew Gardens.
Find out and enjoy all that’s in bloom and then take a seat in the Orangery and help yourselves to a tasty and traditional cream tea for two.
Visit to Kew Gardens with Cream Tea for Two, £48, virginexperiencedays.co.uk
4. Fortnum & Mason Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)Enjoy one of the capital’s best afternoon teas at Fortnum & Mason.
You’ll be served a host of sweet and savoury delights in Fortnum’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon and get this, an expert ‘Tearistas’ will also be on hand to help and advise you on which tea is just right for you from the incredible range of signature blends, single-estate and infusion teas.
Fortnum & Mason Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, £109, virginexperiencedays.co.uk
5. Bottomless Afternoon Tea aboard RS Hispaniola with Thames Sightseeing for Two
(Picture: Buyagift)For under £100 enjoy bottomless prosecco and an array of tasty miniatures including finger sandwiches, fruit scones with clotted cream onboard the Hispaniola.
The dining landmark is permanently moored (aka anchored) on Victoria Embankment, with views of the Coca-Cola London Eye, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.
And if the food and booze wasn’t enough, you’ll also receive a 24 hour pass on the Hop-On, Hop-Off Thames sightseeing cruise to further explore the city.
Bottomless Afternoon Tea aboard RS Hispaniola with Thames Sightseeing for Two, £78 save 33% (was £116.50), buyagift.co.uk
6. Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour for Two
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)If your mom is a die-hard Downton Abbey fan then she’ll love this Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour.
During the two and a half hour tour you’ll both see the exterior of Grantham House; where Lady Rose throws all caution to the wind for a date with jazz singer, Jack Ross and stand where Branson first confesses his love to Lady Sybil and much more.
Then you can head home and catch up on all six seasons of Crawley family drama.
Downton Abbey London Locations Walking Tour for Two, £12, virginexperiencedays.co.uk
7. Comedy Night Experience for Two
(Picture: gettingpersonal.co.uk)If you’re finding it tricky to find something memorable, you can’t beat a night of side-splitting laughs at a stand up comedy club.
You and your mom can chuckle the night away at some of the best comedy venues throughout the UK from some of the current rising performers as well as comedy veterans.
All you have to do is decide when you’re going to pay them a visit.
Comedy Night Experience for Two, £34.99, gettingpersonal.co.uk
8. Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop for Two Including Bubbly
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)Calling all chocolate lovers.
Sip on a glass of bubbly together as you prepare and create deliciously luxurious chocolates.
The workshop is hosted by some of the best chocolatiers in the biz, which will see you chocolate tasting, decorating, experimenting and cocktail making.
Luxury Chocolate Making Workshop for Two Including Bubbly, £80.00 save 50% (was £160), virginexperiencedays.co.uk
9. Luxury Spa Day with Treatments and a Glass of Prosecco for Two at 5*Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)Indulge in some you (or us) time at the 5* Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair.
At this top-notch hotel you’ll be able to treat your mom like the queen she is with full use of sauna, steam room and hot tubs for 1 hour, plus a glass of prosecco each.
You’ll also have a choice of a REN spa treatment, from a selection of pampering and relaxing treatments such as a hydrating facial, energising scrub, massage or detox wrap.
Luxury Spa Day with Treatments and a Glass of Prosecco for Two at 5*Athenaeum Hotel, Mayfair, £160 save 50% (was £320), virginexperiencedays.co.uk
10. Jensen’s Gin Experience at Bermondsey Distillery for Two
(Picture: Virgin Experience Days)Gin fanatics, this is for you.
The Bermondsey Distillery, home to Jensen’s gin are offering after-hours tour. During the 2 hour tour you’ll follow the fascinating story of the Jensen’s brand, and the time-honoured processes and recipes that make their small-batch gins so special.
All while sipping on Jensen’s tasty portfolio – of course.
Jensen’s Gin Experience at Bermondsey Distillery for Two, £40, virginexperiencedays.co.uk
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