5 ways to treat your Mum in London this Mother’s Day 2017

If you’re a loving son or daughter, it’s time to start thinking of ways to celebrate Mother’s Day. London presents plenty of ways to do something unique with your Mum. But rather than scare her to death with something from 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, here are some fun activities to get her out of her comfort zone and experiencing the best parts of London. From adrenaline inducing speedboat tours to friendly floral workshops, Mums will think they have the best kids in London by the end of the day.

Kew Gardens: Trigger new gardening ideas or nostalgic family trips

Most of us remember Kew Gardens from a family or school trip one Spring afternoon, where we first experienced the strange smells of the rainforest and unfamiliar sensations of sweat from humid greenhouses. As the world’s largest botanical and mycological collections, Kew Gardens is the quintessential version of window shopping for gardeners. With ample opportunity to pick up ideas for the back garden, this world heritage site gives a new understanding to the fascinating world of botany.

Admisson– Adult Day £14
When– 10am - 5:30pm

Check out the Kew Gardens website to find out what’s on this March 

Olivia Burton Floral Workshop: Learning the art of floral fashion

If your Mum is already filled to the brim with exotic flower arrangement ideas from Kew Gardens, Olivia Burton’s Floral Workshop gives her the chance to dabble in the art of floral fashion. You and your Mum can create a beautiful bouquet of flowers each, as well as enjoy complimentary treats. So rather than grab the last bouquet of lilies in Tesco, think outside the box, and set her up with a skill for life by learning from the experts at Olivia Burton. 

Admission- £100
When– Call ahead to make a booking

Mother’s Day Luxury Chocolate workshop: Exotic chocolate tasting

This one is a bit steeper than your average Mother’s Day activity, but a unique one at that. My Chocolate is a luxury chocolatier workshop in Central and West London that’s certain to impress the most au fait chocolatiers. Sample the most exotic tasting chocolates in the world. And if your booking is a little later in the afternoon, mix up a giant chocolate Martini.

Admission- £80
When– Call ahead to make a booking

Find out more on My Chocolate’s website (…or skip to Group On for up to 46% off

Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop: Bottomless prosecco and lively crowd

Did someone say bottomless prosecco? This Hand-Tied Bouquet Workshop with nibbles and wine is a great gift for the occasion. Learn the fundamentals of flower preparation, care and design with a lively crowd and flute in hand. Hosted by Little Bud, your Mum will pick up some handy skills to enhance her spring and summer outfits with a friendly and knowledgeable teacher.

Admission- £60 - £100 (buy two tickets together and get £20 off your tickets)
When– Workshop Tuesday 28 March

Speedboat tours in London: Tourism on the edge

If the activities above weren’t enough to thrill your Mum, here is one sure way to raise both your heart rates and see London in entirely different way. Visit London have put together a handy list of high-speed boat tour operators, with very good scores on TripAdvisor.

Find out more on the Visit London website 

Admission- £24.50 - £52.00
When– Call ahead to make a booking

So whatever you decide to do this Mother’s Day, don’t say London hasn’t got it all!

Image credit to David Iliffe via Wikipedia