Ahh, Mother’s Day... A special day for all the important female role models out there. If you’ve watched the film Mother’s Day then you'll know that this special day doesn't always go to plan. So we’ve made a list of things to do in Wiltshire that will appeal to almost every mum out there, so you can expect a fun-filled day out together!

For the mum who enjoys an adventure

Treat your mum to a horseback safari with Salisbury Plain Safaris and you can enjoy magnificent views of this vast chalk plateau. Pewsey Vale Riding Centre also offers hacks around the local countryside, exploring the rolling downs. 

For the mum who deserves to be pampered

Obviously the go-to present for your mum has to be spoiling her to a relaxing weekend away at a spa. Bishopstrow Hotel in Warminster, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa and Woolley Grange Hotel all have spa treatments to die for. Find out more about Spa Breaks here

For the Harry Potter fan

Lacock Village has a certain Hogsmeade feel about it, which is hardly surprising considering that it was the location for scenes from two of the Harry Potter films! Roam around the local shops, cafes and restaurants, and feel like you're on a film set. While you are here, don't forget to visit Lacock Abbey and the Fox Talbot Museum which has loads of seasonal events and fun for all the family. 

For the mum who enjoys arts and culture

We have so many fabulous museums here in Wiltshire. Exhibitions to look out for include Creative Wiltshire at Chippenham Museuem and Heritage Centre, featuring the work of many influential artists who moved to North Wiltshire during the 20th century.  

Wiltshire Museum in Devizes is currently showing The Winds and Words of War: an American First World War propaganda poster exhibtion, which is the only UK venue on the international tour of this collection.

If you are local to Salisbury then make sure to head to the Salisbury Snapped exhibition at The Salisbury Museum, featuring photos depicting the way Salisbury has changed through the decades. 

For the mum who enjoys being wined and dined

Treat your mum to a 3-course meal or Afternoon Tea at Bowood Hotel. Enjoy a Michelin-star meal at the Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury. Find out more about pubs and restaurants here

For the animal lover

Studley Grange has some new arrivals, including lambs, and don't miss George the tortoise who is a great favourite. Or spot big game including lions, tigers and monkeys on safari at Longleat. North of the county you'll find Cotswold Wildlife Park where you can watch rhinos graze on the Gothic Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs, and meet some giraffes. 

Wine tasting 

Wander around the 20-acre site and enjoy the locally produced wine at a’Beckett’s Vineyard

For the mum who likes to shop 

Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse for a shopping date. Marlborough and Bradford on Avon have a great selection of independent shops and cosy tea rooms; or if you’re looking for big brands head to McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Swindon. 

For the mum who wants a big family get together

What could be more perfect for a mum than having all her family in one place? From a quintessential English cottage like Foley's Cottage in Corton to a Log House Holiday just across the border in the Cotswolds, there are plenty of options in Wiltshire for a family get together - for more information visit our accommodation page here.  

For the mum who loves gardens

The Lydiard Park estate on the edge of Swindon is set in 260 acres of beautiful parkland and includes the Palladian House, Church and Walled Garden. There is an abundance of wildlife and plants, and the Walled Garden provides a calm and tranquil place for you to enjoy whatever the season.

For the chocolate lover

Make your own luxury chocolates with a professional chocolatier at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. If you have any left you can even take your delicious chocolates home to share... or not! 

We hope this has given you some ideas on how to treat that important woman in your life, but if you’re still not sure about what to do then take a look at our What’s On page here. Also make sure to check out our special offers




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