Ideas for a fun Mother's Day 2017 in Cardiff

Planning Mother’s Day in Cardiff? We’ve rounded up all the best ideas for days out, activities and gifts so that you don’t have to.

On Sunday 26th March, there’s a whole host of fun activities for Mother’s Day in Cardiff – great for two or for the whole family – to help show her how brilliant she is.

From spa breaks to unusual afternoon activities, with ideas for dinner to where you can book a luxury champagne Afternoon Tea, we’ve got you covered.

As for us, what will the Spiros team get up to on Mother’s Day?

Lisa, Director:

“Mother’s Day is normally a rushed cuppa tea before taking my boys to their rugby match, enjoying lunch with them, and then going out for a family meal when Spiro finishes work. It’s one of the busiest days for us, so a bit of juggling is required!”


Chloe, Accounts:

“I will be celebrating Mother’s Day with 3 generations of mums (my grandmothers, my mum and me with my little one) and we’ll probably go out for a roast dinner with all of the family.”


Belinda, Wedding & Events Coordinator:

“I’ll probably cook for my mum at home.”


Robin, Events Manager:

“Mother’s day: the day that you’re woken to fresh coffee and pastries brought to you by your loved ones. A day of pampering and relaxation. A day where the kids come second and mums get the final say!”


Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at The Pantry, Cornerstone

Days out

Try something different this year… Instead of the usual flowers & card, why not treat Mum to something unique? Escape Rooms Cardiff is a logic-bending mind puzzle maze where you have to escape before the time runs out – she’ll never see that idea coming!

Perfect for exercise-and-nature-enthusiasts, Cardiff Cycle Tours starts its 2017 season on March 24th and offers 2 bicycle ride tours around the city – through town, or through the Bay, covering the city’s history, landmarks, and places of interest.

For something a little less taxing but still lots of fun, Treetop Adventure Golf in St Davids 2 shopping centre ticks the box! Of course, no day out is complete without a little bit of fine dining – you can join us at our Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch (Cornerstone) or a luxury experience at our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea (The Pantry). To book your place, simply get in touch.


celtic manor spa

Spa breaks

Looking for something a little further afield? Visit Wales have a great list of 9 luxury breaks & spa weekends that’d be perfect for Mother’s Day in Cardiff or elsewhere. Bring the sparkles at a place like Celtic Manor Resort, or go for the unforgettable with an afternoon fishing in Carmarthen or a long and lazy trip down the Llangollen Canal.

The relaxation doesn’t stop there – head to WalesOnline for even more spa break ideas across Wales.


Ginalicious Mother's Day gift


For something a little different, try WalesOnline’s 11 unusual Mother’s Day gifts you’ve probably never thought of, from a ‘gin-alicious’ botanical cocktail growing set to a monthly beauty box subscription so she’ll never run out.

If you’re on a budget or you’ve got a creative streak, you could turn your hand to arts and crafts with these 24 ridiculously easy DIY Mother’s Day gifts. Of course, if you do forget, you could always hand her a hastily-scribbled card with an invitation to Mother’s Day lunch or Afternoon Tea at Cornerstone with Spiros…! 😉


Theatre shows in Cardiff this Mother's Day 2017

See a show

Take to the stalls and stage with a show! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is playing at New Theatre between 20th-25th March – a winner if Mum loved the film starring Madonna or the original show!

For something more orchestral, the Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls is putting on a 125th Anniversary Concert at St David’s Hall on Sunday 26th at 5pm with music by Stravinsky, Khachaturian and more.


Cardiff Castle - a lovely Mother's Day in Cardiff afternoon activity

Become culture vultures

Whether your mum is a history buff or an art lover, Mother’s Day is a good excuse to head into the town and have a walk around Cardiff’s cultural offerings.

At the National Museum Cardiff you can take a journey through evolution or walk through over five hundred years worth of artwork from across Wales and the world. If you want to know a bit more they have free guided art tours at 12.30pm daily.

Or, something you’ve probably always meant to do but never got around to it – Cardiff Castle. You can explore the grounds, battlements, wartime shelters, Norman Keep and the spectacular Victorian apartments.


Cardiff Arcades, shopping for Mother's Day in Cardiff

Hit the shops

One of Cardiff’s most popular Sunday shopping activities is to scroll through the Riverside Farmers’ Market. With organic food to eat there or to take home, plus live music as you sit and nibble, it’s a lovely, low-key way to spend your afternoon.

As the ‘city of arcades’, you could spend hours exploring these landmarks of the Victorian and Edwardian times, with independent boutiques, cafes full of character, antique shops, bridal stores and more.

To take the stress out of shopping, why not try a personal shopper experience? Shops like House of Fraser and Debenhams have this service in-store, and add a luxury feel to any afternoon.

Whatever you choose to do this Mother’s Day in Cardiff, give her a wonderful day to say thanks for everything  – and make sure you keep telling her how fabulous she is…!

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