Mums are the best (mine especially), so treat yours to a special break this Mother’s Day and show her just how much you love her. We recommend whisking her away to one of Europe’s prettiest destinations for pampering, shopping, the theatre…what ever she ♥s the most.
Heavenly spa weekend in Cork
Relax and recharge at one of Ireland’s loveliest spa hotels. There are loads to choose from, all guaranteeing your mum a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We recommend the beaaautiful Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Cork; it comes with a spa and wellness centre complete with a hydrotherapy pool, private treatment and relaxation rooms, a variety of massages and make up treatments. The hotel is surrounded by 9 acres of beautiful gardens giving it a countryside feel whilst being close enough to Cork city centre for a visit if you wish.
Classical concerts in Barcelona
Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, is home to the Palau de la Musica concert hall. Spend the day browsing the delightful sights and sounds of Barcelona followed by an evening of musical indulgence at the Palau de la Musica, which plays host to a number of concerts and shows each week. The building is truly spectacular and will make for a grand, magical evening of music and splendour for your mum.
Stylish shopping trip in Paris
Where better to spoil your mum than in Paris. Brimming with boutiques, designer concessions, charming cafes, fine restaurants and beautiful scenery, France’s capital city combines all of these fabulous elements to make a magical shopping destination. After a day of spending and treats, take a stroll down the Seine and marvel at Paris’ unrivalled charm and beauty.
Head to London’s West End and take your mum to a fabulous show followed by cocktails in some of London’s smartest bars. Recommended shows for March 2015 are Billy Elliot – The Musical, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Phantom of the Opera. Recommended cocktails? I’ll have a Bramble please!
Beautiful gardens in Amsterdam
There are over 30 parks and gardens in Amsterdam, all of which will be bursting to life as spring approaches in March. Whisk your mum away to this beautiful city and spend a day relaxing in stunning settings in the sunshine, watching the people of Amsterdam flitter by. For an extra special day trip, plan your break a little after Mother’s Day and venture out to Keukenhof (about half an hour by car); Keukenhof is a stunning flower garden which opens on the 20th March this year and is home to over 7 million bulbs and 800 varieties of tulip.
Cultural delights in Rome
Magnificent Rome is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, so if your mum appreciates fine art and enjoys immersing herself in history then this is the perfect destination for Mother’s Day. Home to the Pantheon, Colosseum, Spanish Steps and St Peter’s Square, Rome is a truly sensational destination and promises an interesting and mesmerising break. Be sure to take in everything this splendid city has to offer, from incredible architecture to masterpieces of art and sculpture.
Step back in time in Prague
If you mum enjoys timeless beauty and the allure of rich history, her Mother’s Day break should be in one of the world’s most beautiful, historical destinations – Prague. Take a guided tour by boat or on foot and immerse yourself in the past and scenery of this fascinating city – it’s the best way to make the most of it. Prague is home to the world’s oldest working astronomical clock, countless bridges, cathedrals and museums – perfect for a relaxing, enchanting break with your mum.
The Costa Del Sol is approximately 3 hours away from the UK by plane, making it a perfect hot and sunny destination for your mum’s Mother’s Day break. With beaches galore and loads of fab all inclusive hotels, you can whisk your mum away to warmer climes and treat her to a weekend of indulgence in the sun. Going all inclusive is a great idea for the extra ‘treat’ factor, allowing your mum to enjoy herself without worrying about too much extra cost.
Afternoon tea and cake in York
York is home to one of the most celebrated tea rooms in the country, Betty’s. It is extremely popular and sometimes sees customers queuing out of the door, waiting for a free table and the chance to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. Book in advance and spend a ladylike afternoon sipping tea and eating delicate cakes and sandwiches. Enjoy a quintessentially English experience in this elegant and pretty tea room followed by stunning York and its many shops and sights.
P.S Happy Mother’s Day Mumma Bear!
*Prices based on 2 adults sharing from the 13th-16th March 2015. Prices correct when checked on 26th Feb 2015