Mother’s Day Breaks

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Photo by JackVersloot

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK and there’s no better excuse for a getaway. Treat your favourite woman in your life with a mini break to remind her how special she is. We’ve got a variety of ideas ideas to suit anyone, ranging from the relaxing to the adventurous…

Keukenhof

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Photo by romanboed

Running from 22nd March – 13th May is the Keukenhof flower festival in Lisse, Holland. Lisse is known as the flower village, and during the festival a ginormous 32 hectares of the most vibrant and unique flowerbeds are on display. 7 million bulbs will be in bloom in stunning colours, and fragrant aromas that you can explore. The festival is also full of sculptures, artworks and other events to enjoy. Lisse is situated southwest of Amsterdam and is a charming place to roam. Outside of the town, walking and cycling paths wind around flower fields in the country’s tulip growing region. There’s also a majestic castle to see and lots of museums. The perfect summery getaway for your Mum.

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

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Photo by Reading Tom

The annual Glasgow International Comedy Festival returns 8th – 25th March and they’ll be showcasing some top comedy friends, favourite television names and spectacular stand-up stars to a variety of venues across Glasgow. Acts like Elaine C Smith, Rob Delaney, Limmy, Katherine Ryan and Tommy Tiernan will hit the stage over the two weeks. Glasgow is a vast and interesting city to explore anyway, and during this two week period it will be alive with the spirit of comedy.

Go Ape

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Photo by _arktoi

We know not all Mum’s enjoy a manicure, or relaxing in a spa hotel. Go Ape is a fun option for the more adventurous Mums. Go Ape have 32 locations spread out across the country making it easy to get to in a day for anyone. The tours take you through the forest canopy in a harness. You make your way to the finish line tackling dangling obstacles, facing the lethal drops below and flying around on multiple zip lines. Go Ape is affordable and fantastic for a group activity.

Munich Strong Beer Festival

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Photo by a4gpa

The Munich Strong Beer festival began last week and runs until 25th March. Munich is famed for its beer, being the home of the gigantic festival Oktoberfest. The Strong Beer Festival is a more mellow introduction to the city, with smaller crowds and lower prices. There’s still lovely local beer to enjoy, as well as dancing on the tables, singing rowdy drinking songs and seeing everyone dressed up in the lederhosen. The festival is actually older than Oktoberfest, it started in the mid 1600s by Munich’s Paulaner monks, and is a great way to celebrate Bavarian culture.

Macy’s Flower Show, New York

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Photo by Boss Tweed

A trip to New York will be the highlight of anyone’s year. The Big Apple has a variety of exciting events spreading across each and every month. The weather is still a little cold to be lounging in the rooftop bars, or sunbathing in the parks, but you can still feel fresh and summery at the annual Macy’s Flower Show. The city’s best department store, Macy’s Herald Square, will be full to the brim with jaw-dropping floral arrangements. This years theme is “Once upon a Springtime”, so expect to see displays with fantasy-inspired settings and storybook scenes. The show runs from 25th March to 6th April, and is completely free. It goes without saying that the city has plentiful opportunities to spoil your Mum outside of the Flower Show.

 

Flowers seem to be the theme this year for Mother’s Day. Accessorise your Mum’s getaway with the gift of beautiful floral-inspired eyewear…

Flower Print Temple Geometric Sunglasses in Black by Guess.
Flower Print Temple Geometric Sunglasses in Black by Guess.

These Guess cateye style sunglasses are glamorous and chic. Featuring in black frames they can match any outfit, but the floral print temple detailing adds an extra dash of summer.

Iza Glasses in Pink Floral by Michael Kors.
Iza Glasses in Pink Floral by Michael Kors.

These classic square frames are fresh and summery. The gentle pink floral print frames will add a pop of colour to any outfit. The glasses are presented in a luxurious white travel case, the perfect summery gift for Mother’s Day.

How are you treating your Mum this Mother’s Day? Let us know in the comments below.