Mum’s The Word

Sunday 26th March

We’ve rounded up a few ways you can treat your Mum this Mother’s Day… you can thank us later!

Ladies Who Lunch

Treat Mum to a lavish lunch out this Mother’s Day. We’ve rounded up a few local dining spots who are offering a specialist menu. Head to Bedford Lodge Hotel for a delicious 3-course Mother’s Day lunch with an abundance of British classics. From Suffolk ham terrine, smoked salmon, roast beef and poached halibut to Suffolk lamb and other seasonal delights, they’ve crafted a rather inviting menu. At just £35 per head, be sure to book in advance.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, 11 Bury Road, Newmarket, CB8 7BX.

Tel: 01638 667391. www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk

Molton Brown’s Rosa Absolute Sumptuous Bathing Oil 

£39, Molton Brown

Nails inc Acai Bowl Colour & Care Collection

£25, Debenhams

Time For Tea

If you’re looking for an afternoon of scones, locally-sourced sandwiches, traditional tea (or even champagne!) why not visit Ickworth. Nestled in a picturesque landscape, it also offers various idyllic walking routes… perfect for a pre-‘afternoon-filled-of-cake’ walk.

The Ickworth, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5QE.

Tel: 01284 735270. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ickworth

The Mother’s Day Sleekster

£22.50, Hotel Chocolat

Spa Seeker

For the ultimate treat, how about a spa day for you both to enjoy. Located in the tranquil forest, Aqua Sana at Center Parcs, Elveden Forest boasts an outstanding setting for a real sense of relaxation. Take a look at their extensive Decléor and Elemis treatment menu and be sure to make the most of their outdoor hydrotherapy pool and numerous steam experiences.

Aqua Sana Spa, Center Parcs Elveden Forest, Brandon, IP27 0YZ.

Tel: 01842 894000. www.aquasana.co.uk

Jo Malone’s Delicious Bathtime Duo

£70, Jo Malone

Sisley Izia Eau de Parfum

£95 for 50ml, John Lewis

Fancy a Punt?

What better way to spend your Sunday than on a traditional punting tour along the College Backs of Cambridge. If you weren’t already aware, Scudamore’s also offer champagne and afternoon tea tours! With the spring flowers in full bloom, let’s pray for sunshine.

Scudamore’s, 32a Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UJ.

Tel: 01223 359750. www.scudamores.com

Lola’s Apothecary Breath of Clarity Candle

£42, www.lolasapothecary.com

BREAKFAST OR BRUNCH

Specialising in modern British cuisine, The Tack Room have an extensive all-day menu filled with lots of delicious locally-sourced dishes but we’re particularly loving their brunch menu at the moment! From the classic eggs royale and eggs benedict to their hearty full English, there’s bound to be something Mum fancies!

The Tack Room, Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP.

Tel: 01638 666390. www.thetackroomblog.com