Here's some Mother's Day activities and gift ideas on offer in and around Warwickshire

Shakespeare’s England members are planning a whole host of things whether it’s virtual events, takeaway afternoon teas or selling gift vouchers to use that a later date

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 5:04 pm

Tourist attractions and hotels in and around Warwickshire are making sure Mother’s Day is all wrapped up for people.

Once again, the special day all about mum is going to be looking a little different than usual because of Coronavirus.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to celebrate, send love or plan to meet up when it is safe to do so.

Takeaway afternoon tea. Photo supplied

Shakespeare’s England members are planning a whole host of things whether it’s virtual events, takeaway afternoon teas or selling gift vouchers to use that a later date.

The full list includes:

Coombe Abbey Hotel - The D-Day Darlings have been drafted in for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with The D-Day Darlings Video Stream.

On Sunday, March 14, three of the vocalists from the group will be performing a collection of songs from a bygone era at the venue, which people will be able to watch from the comfort of their own homes and indulge in a Takeaway Afternoon Tea - www.coombeabbey.com/product/afternoonteawiththeddaydarlings

Coombe Abbey Hotel will be hosting The D-Day Darlings for a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea video stream. Photo supplied

Stratford Butterfly Farm

The attraction has gift vouchers on sale so people can give the gift of a day out with butterflies - www.butterflyfarm.co.uk/attraction/news/gift-tickets-to-stratford-butterfly-farm

British Motor Museum

To mark Women’s History Month the museum has created some online activities inspired by women who influenced the motor industry. There is also a Mother's Day card for you to download and decorate. Find out more at www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/whats-on/online-womens-history-month

Stratford Butterfly farm. Photo supplied

Eden Hotel Collection

An array of gift vouchers to use later in the year are available: Mallory Court Hotel had an Afternoon Tea for two voucher and a Spa Day (for one) voucher available, and The Arden Hotel is offering an Afternoon Tea for two voucher and a Dinner for two voucher - www.ibookedonline.com/the-eden-hotel-collection/mothers-day-gift-list

Mallory Court has also launched a new takeaway option of its Afternoon Tea and orders are being taken by visiting - www.mallory.co.uk/eat/takeaway-afternoon-tea

Compton Verney

Compton Verney. Photo supplied

Local families can take a rejuvenating walk in the grounds of Compton Verney this Mother’s Day. With 120 acres to roam enjoy the fresh, spring air, wide open spaces, and spot the decorated wellie animals along the way.

The Horse box will be open for take away refreshments to consume outdoors. Buy your mum 12 months of all that Compton Verney has to offer with an Access All Areas Membership Gift Voucher.

From endless walks through the beautiful Parkland to world class exhibitions and stunning permanent collections, make lasting memories that will be treasured for years to come.

Admission must be pre-booked online and starting from £37, Membership Gift Vouchers can be purchased online at www.comptonverney.org.uk

Go Cotswolds

Gift vouchers available on the Go Cotswolds website provide unique gifts for mum - www.gocotswolds.co.uk/shop

Moreton Morrell College

Moreton Morrell College's popular Lambing weekend will be virtual again in 2021, with a wealth of online video content and information available at wcg.ac.uk/lambing

People will be able to find out more about the whole process of lambing and the care we take at Nethermorton Farm on our college campus in the Warwickshire countryside.

LAMBCAM will be back too, with a Facebook Live stream of lambs being born between 10am and 3pm on March 13 and 14. Plus, there will be a live Q&A with farmers Henry and Jack from 2pm to 3pm on March 14.

Both these live video streams will be featured on the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MoretonMorrellCollege

The Cross, Kenilworth

Antona at Home has created a delicious Mother’s Day Menu that provides all the ingredients to truly spoil mum this year.

Diners can relax knowing that a team of talented chefs from Andreas Antona’s Michelin-starred restaurants have undertaken the hard work. The dishes are made with British seasonal produce and are inspired by the cuisines of The Cross at Kenilworth. Every course is presented with clear instructions on how to reheat and present.

Visit www.antonaathome.co.uk for more details and to make an order.

The Howard Arms, Illmington

The Howard Arms have a Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea and Lunch available to takeaway.

The Afternoon tea will be available between 12pm and 4.30pm, while the lunch will be available between 12pm and 7.30pm. For further information or to book call 01608 682 226.

Shakespeare Distillery

The distillery has a number of virtual events for people to take part in, including: ‘Mother’s (Day) Ruin’ event - This is a live Virtual Gin Tasting event taking place on Mother’s

Day on March 14 from 4pm-5pm on Zoom. Tickets are available on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mothers-day-ruin-virtual-gin-tasting-tickets-142918811011

Private Virtual Experiences - Groups of 8+ can book either a Virtual Home Gin Tasting or Virtual Cocktail Masterclass on a date/time to suit. Both interactive experiences consist of a one hour Zoom call with the Home Gin Tasting/Cocktail Kits sent to the participants beforehand.

New Products - ‘At Home’ Cocktail Kit for Two with ingredients to make 2 cocktails each, which comes with a link to a pre-recorded video by mixologist Sam, and a gift card which can be redeemed in the shop (not valid for booking experiences).

Helen Peters, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s England, said: “I am thrilled that our members are coming up with ways to help people celebrate Mother’s Day, whether that’s on the actual

weekend or later on as things ease.

“They are offering a variety of choice, so you will be able to find something perfect for your mum.

“I would urge everyone to take a look at what they have available as this is the perfect way to support an industry that has been massively affected by this pandemic.”

For further information about Shakespeare’s England and its members go to: www.shakespeares-england.co.uk