Mother’s Day


Find Your Spring Freedom in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

…With Our Mother’s Day Guide

This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 22nd March and although it is only one day, there are activities, events and days out leading up to it across our area as well as a number of ways to celebrate on the day itself.

An Afternoon Tea Experience

Quintessentially British, decadent and sumptuous, afternoon tea is no longer only the preserve of the rich! You can find many restaurants, hotels, cafes and tea rooms providing afternoon tea these days and it is such a fun and delicious treat with sandwiches, tea and cakes, plus there's Prosecco afternoon tea, seasonal and themed afternoon teas to add variety.

There's The Speech House Hotel, Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Swan House Tea Room in the Forest of Dean and The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny.

And if you'd like to take mum and learn how to make one yourself why not try Harts Barn Cookery School's Afternoon Tea Experience on Mother’s Day itself. Or for something a little different how about a llama trekking experience with afternoon tea?! Especially for Mother’s Day there’s also afternoon tea at Hot Pot Pottery in Coleford or book a cream tea and travel on a heritage steam train through the Forest with the Dean Forest Railway.

Don't worry if your mum is vegan, vegetarian or gluten free because you'll find all dietary requirements catered for, just check with the provider in advance.

Find the Perfect Gift

We have a wide range of high street shops in our towns and villages to explore, as well as arts and crafts venues, farm shops and delis. From foodie hampers to jewellery, flowers to mosaics there is something for every mum here. You’ll also find that many of our shops and local businesses have online shops these days and you can browse our online gift guide for some inspiration. With gift vouchers and experience days, classes and gift sets to choose from you’re sure to find something truly unique here.

Make Something Unique For Her or With Her

We have arts and crafts galore perfect for creating a unique gift or taking mum along for a crafty experience for you both. Coming up this Mother’s Day we have:

Mother’s Day Flowers at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel on Saturday 21st March

Mother's Day Pottery Painting at Hot Pot Pottery on Saturday 21st March

Mosaic Mirror Workshop at Rachel Shilston Inspiring Creativity on Saturday 21st March

Introduction to Hand Embroidery with Afternoon Tea at Tudor Farmhouse Hotel on Saturday 21st March

Inspiring Days Out

See our guide to spring in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley for some days out inspiration, including the Kempley Daffodil Weekend which runs over Mother’s Day weekend, falconry, floatation, rural skills and arts and crafts days and much much more. You can also take mum to Puzzlewood for a magical walk and a free photoshoot in the woods on Mother's Day and see our What's On Guide for all the Mother's Day events.

See our full guide to finding your spring freedom in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley here.


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