Spoil much loved ladies this weekend in Nottinghamshire

Afternoon tea at Hart's

In Notts, girls just want to have fun
As International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world today, and with Mothering Sunday fast approaching this weekend, we’ve compiled some great last minute ideas* for spoiling your special someone (and yourself) in Nottinghamshire.

Afternoon Teas

With delicate tea cups and delicious petit fours fit for a queen, indulge in afternoon tea at one of Nottinghamshire’s many hotels, restaurants and cafés.

Dakota Hotel Nottingham, The Larder and Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant offer afternoon tea daily, and vouchers can be purchased for that perfect last minute present.
Both Hodsock Priory and Wollaton Hall invite you to ‘say it with flowers’ as their afternoon teas feature a stroll around the gardens.
And for afternoon tea with a twist, why not try the Lace Market Hotel, who offer a Mart-tea-ni; traditional afternoon tea served alongside contemporary cocktails for the thoroughly modern mum.

As Mother’s Day falls on a Sunday, many eateries are also offering special Sunday Lunches too.  Let someone else do the cooking and leave the washing up gloves at home.

Spa Days



Spa days offer the perfect way to relax, and are available at select spas and hotels across Nottinghamshire.  Most venues offer a variety of mini spa treatments, plus full use of the spa facilities.

The Nottingham Belfry is currently offering special Mother’s Day vouchers for just £15 (with just two days left to purchase). The vouchers are valid for up to three months after purchase and include a soothing express facial.

Why not book a stay at Church Spa Boutique where guests enjoy exclusive use of the whole spa when staying?
Or tempt Chocolate lovers to a stay at Clumber Park Hotel & Spa who are offering a special ‘Chocolate Heaven Spa Break’ – complete with artisan chocolates and indulgent chocolate treatments.

Looking for something different? Try a calming session in an “i-sopod” at Calm Water Floatation. The city based therapy centre offers hourly sessions to rest, rejuvenate and relax.

On a budget?

You don’t have to spend any money to show your leading lady that you care. Nottinghamshire has a host of FREE venues and activities which would provide the perfect weekend day out.

There are plenty of free exhibitions currently showing in museums and galleries across the county. You’ll find free entry at Nottingham Contemporary, The Harley Gallery, New Art Exchange and BACKLIT.

Don’t forget to appreciate Mother Nature too – a simple stroll around Nottinghamshire’s parks and gardens will set you up for spring, and many include free entry.

White Post Farm is offering FREE entry to all mums who visit on Sunday 10 March – and if you’re lucky enough to have an annual pass – you’ll get a free hot drink, too!

Don’t Miss

Commemorate the Women in the Workhouse with a brand new exhibition at The Workhouse, Southwell. The exhibition, which opens today to coincide with International Women’s Day, details the role of women from nurse through to inmate.

*Please note some venues or activities listed may require advanced booking, with limited availability whilst stocks last.

Posted on 08 March 2013
Featured author: Lynzi E-Marketing Officer

Often found roaming the Notts countryside. Spaniel Lover. Stargazer. Sweet tooth.

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