8 Things To Do On Mothers Day in Southampton 2016

by Dawn Sweetman on Feb 23, 2016

Still not made plans for this years Mother day? Its okay, we've picked out some ideas to do in Southampton to make the day one to remember. Here are some ideas for loving and fun Mothers Day this year!

1. Watch a Play
There’s no finer experience than going to the theatre and what better day to take your next visit!
Current showings at Mayflower over Mothers Day weekend are:
The Hollies: No support act is needed as The Hollies perform their Classics – The Air That I Breathe, Carrie Anne, Bus Stop, Just One Look, Stop Stop Stop, On a Carousel, Long Cool Woman, In a Black Dress, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother, and many more hits in a brilliant Hollies celebration.

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue: BBC Radio's multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns with Barry CryerGraeme GardenTim Brooke-TaylorJeremy Hardy and host Jack Dee, plus Colin Sell on piano.
To see what else is on check out Mayflower theatre here
2. A bite to eat
Make a dinner reservation somewhere lovely, our top 5 restaurants picks in Southampton:

1. Turtle Bay

2. Mango Thai Tapas Bar

3. Puccini's Italian

4. Gusto Lounge

5. Coco Rio
 3.  Seaside day out
Take a trip down to Poole, it’s always close to the top of our national sunshine league, has the cleanest seawater, the biggest natural harbour and Poole even boasts an award-winning fish and chip shop. Yet Poole is better known for its harbour than its holidays. It’s considered more dockside than seaside – a place for catching ferries rather than catching the sun.

4. Experience Day

For something quite extreme and all the family, there Powerboat Adventure might be something different. Over 90 minutes, you’ll be a high-speed cruise on rigid Inflatable boat exploring the Solent and beyond.

Find it: Available March - JulyPowerboat experience

For something more reserved,  the Beginner's Chocolate Class at The Cake Makery might be worth checking out. You'll learn how to and expert tips on making your own chocolate delights, no doubt you'll be able to take your creations home for all the family to sample!

Find out more: The Cake Makery

5. Visit the SeaCity Museum

Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.

6. Afternoon Tea

One of our favourite ways to while away a Sunday, there can be no better way to spend Mother's Day than sampling a classic afternoon tea.
Check out the Arthouse Cafe and the Grand Cafe

7. Spa Day
Nothing better that treating your mum to some well-deserved chill time. There are quite a few spas in and around Southampton, choose from midweek treats or day weekend offers to perk you up for the months ahead. 

Take a look at the Groupon spa deals available in Southampton 


8. Explore New Forest
The New Forest is a unique area - from its people, to its traditions, its beautiful countryside and hidden attractions, there is something for a day, a weekend, a short break or an extended holiday. The forest is a mixture of open heathland, moors and woodland enclosures offering a real variety of habitats, all of which are easily accessible as the New Forest has lots of free car parks. 
Traditional cider makers in the heart of the beautiful New Forest National Park, we make our cider with a blend of traditional cider apples and our own orchard fruit. 

For more infiormation New Forest attractions head here

Have you got your mum a beautiful bouquet yet? See our collection

We hope you have a great Mothers Day!