Marvellous Mother's Day out ideas to show mum how much you really care

Mother's Day takes place this Sunday (March 11) and you may be wondering what you are going to buy your mum in order to show her how much you really care.

Well instead of buying her flowers, perfume or the usual bits and bobs you buy every year, why not spend some quality time with her?

To help inspire your decision, we have put together some top things to do across Scotland that will let your mother know she’s the apple of your eye!

Wine and dine her

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Why not indulge in some fabulous food at the with a Sunday lunch at Hotel Du Vin in St Andrews? The perfect escape, the opulent property boasts charm and character and will offer you and your mum a lavish four course meal for £49. If your mother is a foodie, then the menu will have taste buds tingling; from a delicious soup to fresh seafood, the feast also features a traditional roast and a delectable dessert.

Get in touch with nature

Life is busy, the rat race is fast paced and a day in the countryside with some fresh air and a few cute animals can do the world of good. Why not have a day out with your mum at the Edinburgh Zoo? And if your mum is not only a mother but a grandmother then this could be a great way to keep your children happy as well as this venue is inspired by a love of animals.

Pampered princess

What better way to show her you care than by treating her to a massage at The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow? This luxurious location using the finest product ranges, a great selection of heat experiences and employs skilled enthusiastic and passionate team in order to ensure the ultimate relaxation during your visit. If you’re feeling the pinch then just get your mum a gift voucher, but if you want to treat yourself too then you could enjoy an afternoon of indulgence.

Enjoy the great outdoors

The age old saying ‘time is money’ doesn’t need to ring true when you pay a visit to Galloway Forest Park. Known as Britain’s largest forest park, this woodland attracts approximately 800,000 visitors a year. Home to stunning scenery and some of nature’s most curious creatures, the park doubles up as a great place for a long walk, a spot of fishing or the perfect place to have a picnic with mum and connect with nature.

Tea time for two

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If your mother has a sweet tooth, then how about a classic afternoon tea? But why not trade a brew for a glass of bubbles and have your mother feeling like a lady of luxury? Here to make this a reality, Almondine in Aberdeen hosts a beautiful spread which includes its treats that featured on BBC2’s Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

For more money saving ideas why not visit for inspiration and deals on a number of Mother’s Day days out right across the UK.