Blog

Treat Mum this Mother's Day

Show the special women in your life how much you appreciate them and celebrate Mother's Day in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond!

Mother's Day is fast approaching, so if you're looking for ideas for ways to treat Mum on the 27th March, our guide has all you need to ensure the day is extra special!

Ravenwood Hall


Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Ravenwood Hall and the whole family can enjoy a delicious Mother's Day Sunday Lunch. After dinner, you can enjoy a walk around the grounds, spotting the blooming spring flowers and (fingers crossed) welcoming the spring sunshine!

Alternatively, gift vouchers are available to buy - perfect for Mum to use on a slap up dinner or overnight stay.

For more information visit https://ravenwoodhall.co.uk/mo...

The Swan at Lavenham

On Mothering Sunday, 27 March, treat mum to a gift experience voucher for lunch or afternoon tea at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel and Spa in the heart of Suffolk so she and her companion can enjoy some special time together, when they wish.

The Swan’s indulgent Lazy Lunch gift experience begins with an hour’s session using the heat and relaxation suites in Weavers’ House Spa, which include a sauna, steam room and outdoor vitality pool heated to 38-40 degrees Celsius. This is followed by an hour long treatment each choosing from either a manicure, pedicure or combined power breakfast facial and relax-ology massage. Afterwards feeling totally relaxed, mum and her guest can sit down to a delicious two-course lunch in the hotel’s Brasserie restaurant, all for £240 for two. 

For mum’s with less time the £90 Spa and Tea Time for Two voucher includes an hour’s use of the spa facilities to chill and unwind followed by The Swan's traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches, cream and jam topped scones, homemade cakes and a choice of loose leaf tea or infusion. Or for £79 mum and her guest can enjoy a sparkling afternoon tea; this doesn’t include a spa session but has the added sweetener of a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne each.

To purchase a Mothering Sunday gift voucher online visit www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk or call 01787 247477 for more details. Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of issue.

All Saints Hotel

The stylish and contemporary All Saints Hotel on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds is sure to be a hit with mum on her special day. The stunning views and high-end facilities will surround you both with comfort and relaxation, ensuring quality time and special memories. This Mother’s Day take advantage of the specially curated events including Sunday lunch in The View restaurant or afternoon tea in the gallery. And what’s more, both include a little gift for mum to show her just how special she is. 

For more information and to book visit https://allsaintshotel.com/spe...

Oakes Barn

A friendly local pub with a wonderful community feel, Oakes Barn serves a range of real ales, craft beers, cider and spirits. They will be dedicating the whole weekend to celebrating the most important women in our lives with a range of special events on offer. On Saturday there’s a sumptuous Mother’s Day brunch, beginning with a toast to mum and followed by pastries, croissants and more bubbles! On Saturday afternoon, tea, cake and sandwiches is just the ticket, and this extra special afternoon tea even includes cocktails! On Sunday, enjoy a delicious roast dinner from the Sunday menu, the perfect way to conclude a lovely weekend. 

To book call 01284 761592.

The Great House, Lavenham

The Great House Hotel and Restaurant is a stunning boutique hotel and historic building in the fascinating Medieval village of Lavenham. Treat your mum, grandmother or mother-in-law to an indulgent five course meal prepared by the head chef. Dishes include beef cheek tortellini, Scottish langoustines, Gressingham Guinea fowl and a dessert which can only be described as chocolate heaven. 

To extend your visit a little longer, why not take advantage of the Sunday escape package for two which invites you and your mum to enjoy a 3 course lunch from the set menu before retiring to your king-sized room to while away the evening in pure luxury.  

For more information and to book visit https://www.greathouse.co.uk/e...

Blackthorpe Barn

For something a little bit different this Mother’s Day, head to Blackthorpe Barn; a haven of all things crafty and creative. Put your handiwork to the test with a willow workshop on Saturday 26 March. You will learn how to form beautiful, handcrafted art from natural materials, choose from a star, a wreath or a heart that can be planted in a pot or in your garden as a lovely memory of a special day. No previous experience is needed, with tools and materials provided along with tea, coffee and biscuits. 

For more information and to book visit https://www.blackthorpebarn.co...

Bedford Lodge & Spa

Truly treat your mum this Mother’s Day with a relaxing stay at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. This four AA red star hotel is located in three acres of leafy gardens in Newmarket. Treat mum to a special Mother’s Day Sunday lunch in the stylish Squires restaurant. Choose from starters including Suffolk chicken and leek terrine and shrimp and crayfish tortellini, before moving on to a choice of roast sirloin of beef, miso glazed salmon or the spicy harissa baked cauliflower. Don’t forget dessert, where the choice of knickerbocker glory, apple pie and bread and butter pudding will leave you spoiled for choice. 

Why not add a spa voucher to your weekend and spend some mindful relaxation time together in the luxury spa where you can enjoy the steam room, sauna and perhaps even a treatment or two.

For more information and to book visit https://www.bedfordlodgehotel....   

The Northgate

On Mothering Sunday The Northgate will open its doors wide to welcome guests celebrating the wonderful women in their lives. The Mother’s Day menu includes starters such as smoked potato terrine, hand cut beef tartare and beetroot and radish salad. Choose from roast British beef, Sutton Hoo chicken and slow cooked porchetta. For dessert, custard tart with poached rhubarb, refreshing lemon and vanilla semifreddo and creme fraiche and espresso pannacotta will tempt your tastebuds.

For more information and to book visit https://www.thenorthgate.com/m...

West Stow Pods

With Spring in the air and daffodils emerging from the ground, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to step into nature and spend some time outdoors. This Mother’s Day West Stow Pods is offering 10% off in honour of mothers everywhere. Enjoy a discounted rate on two-night stays in the Megapods, Woodland Lodge and Cedar Lodge. These atmospheric lodgings offer all you need for a comfortable retreat in the great outdoors. Why not bring the whole family to enjoy the woodland tranquillity.

Arc Shopping Centre

Treat your mum to lunch and a bit of retail therapy at Arc Shopping Centre on Saturday 26 March and pay a visit to the Mother's Day photo booth between 11am - 3pm, and pop inside to have a family photo taken! A free event for everyone to enjoy, the photo can be a special keepsake of your day. 

The Hunter Club

The Hunter Club is a grassroots music venue and bar in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, an atmospheric place for the coolest of mums this Mother’s Day. Take advantage of a special deal this Mother’s Day weekend; two drinks and two pizzas for £20. Why not head along on the 26th March and enjoy the explosive sounds of ‘Salvation Jayne’, a soulful, alternative rock outfit and one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming bands.