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Mother's Day in Coventry

Published: Friday, 01 March 2019

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Mother’s Day is just round the corner on Sunday 31 March.

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to pick the right way to show Mum how much you appreciate her, so we’ve put together a list of some of the ways that you could treat the mother figure in your life.

For the chocoholic Mum – The Easter Chocolate Festival at FarGo Village is back and is the perfect place to get some chocolate gifts and share a lovely day out with Mum. From cake to cookies to brownies to slabs of the stuff, FarGo has everything that a chocolate loving Mum could ask for. With independent shops, café and mini brewery onsite, there are lots of places to explore at FarGo Village after you’ve had your fill of chocolate, so it’s well worth the visit. Date: 30 – 31 March

For the theatre goer - The brilliant Met Opera Live: Die Walküre is coming to Warwick Arts Centre on Mother’s Day weekend. Featuring some of the most glorious music ever written – including, of course, the Ride of the Valkyries – Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle. Watch the drama unfold and feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, as this atmospheric performance sweeps you and Mum away. Date: 30 March

For the Mum who loves the outdoors – There are plenty of places to visit in Coventry that offer a great outdoor experience. Why not go on a stroll around our War Memorial Park, complete with crocuses, ornamental rockery garden, two cafes to sit out and enjoy the Spring sunshine, and wide sweeping paths framed by trees. Coombe Country Park offers more of a woodland venture, with Capability Brown designed gardens, lakes and bird hides to wander around and enjoy. There is also a sculpture trail designed by Warwick Arts Centre, that takes you around the sprawling University of Warwick campus.

For the lover of tea and cake – Coventry is home to so many delicious afternoon tea offers, with something to suit every Mum’s taste. The Laura Ashley Tearoom at The Chase Hotel prides itself on its quintessentially English offer of homemade cakes, sandwiches and selection of teas with a beautiful Laura Ashley designed backdrop. The Rising Café, nestled in the shadow of Coventry Cathedral, offers afternoon tea with an American twist, featuring mini sliders; alongside The Winston, an afternoon tea which captures the flavour of England with beef, Yorkshire puddings, pigs in blankets and mini traditional British desserts; alongside the traditional afternoon tea. Coombe Abbey offers an indulgent afternoon tea experience served in the stunning Garden Room. A Sparkling and Gin afternoon tea features alongside the traditional afternoon tea, and the Knight’s afternoon tea which caters to a more savoury taste. All establishments also offer a smaller cream tea for those who would like to indulge on a smaller scale.

For the Mum who loves crafts The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum host a variety of craft and art workshops throughout the year, for a range of ages. This March they are hosting the Spring Makes Arts and Crafts Fair, an event where local artists and makers aim to brighten your day. It’s the perfect event to find one or two Mother’s Day gifts for the special day, or why not take Mum along so she can pick herself something out of the treasures on offer? Date: 23 March

For ladies who brunch – Brunch has become a firm favourite in the weekend calendar for many, and it’s not hard to see why. With pancakes, mimosas, cooked breakfasts and coffee, there are lots to delicious treats to choose from on the midmorning menu. Playwrights are located on the cobbled Hay Lane and serve up a varied brunch with a cooked breakfast, teacakes and eggs in all varieties, with vegan and vegetarian options available. Backhaus & Co. is an independent bakehouse, bar and cookery school that cook up a mean menu. Found in the creative quarter of FarGo Village, waffles, omelettes, sweet and savoury French toast are just some of the dishes that served up for brunch, with vegan and vegetarian options available.

For the Mum who likes a cocktail or twoThe Botanist is one of the prettiest locations on the Coventry map. With bandstands, walls of flowers, tastefully tarnished furnishings, complete with its own stream that runs around the restaurant, it is a gorgeous place to treat Mum. The Botanist is famous for its botanical cocktails and serve up some of the most Instagram-able drinks – but that isn’t all they focus their alcohol on. There are cocktail, ale tasting and gin masterclasses available to book Mum on to, to give her a taste of the Botanist with a twist.

For the heritage lover – For a Mum who enjoys nothing more than appreciating architecture of the past, take a wander around the cathedral quarter. Walking down the cobbled streets of old Coventry, you’ll pass St. Mary’s Guildhall (which is well worth a visit. Please do check that the venue is open before venturing out), the oldest pub in Coventry, the Golden Cross, and the breath-taking old Cathedral, with the New Cathedral standing alongside it. After you’ve taken it all in, why not head for a cup of tea and a slice of cake in the Undercroft Café?

The Mum who has the need for speedCoventry Transport Museum is home to a range of vehicles, with an entire gallery dedicated to the fastest car in the world. Holding the World Land Speed record, the ThrustSSC broke the sound barrier in 1997 and is now admired all year round. Perfect for any Mum who loves all things fast and furious, there is also a 4D simulator that gives you a taste for what it would be like to give the world’s fastest car a test drive.  

There is so much to see and do in Coventry that we haven’t listed here. Take a look to see what else the UK City of Culture 2021 has to offer.