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Ten ways to spoil mum in Sutton Harbour on Mother’s Day

3rd March 2016


Make at 140 Vauxhall St have many ways you can treat your mum, from crafty vouchers to delicious cakes – including a modern twist on a cream tea. But what better way to spend quality time than on a workshop learning a new craft together? You could learn how to make an envelope cushion, an Easter bunny with needle felting or crochet a pretty little flower. See what other workshops they have coming up on their website


Shower her with flowers! The Flower Cafe in Southside Street is offering a lovely selection of bouquets which will be hand picked, lovingly put together, wrapped with a little bit of happiness & finished off with a special little detail! With pricing starting from just £25 for bouquets or just £7 for cute jars of flowers from the kids for mummy its a treat not to be missed – order by Friday if you can, although arrangements will be available during the weekend too.


There aren’t many Mums that are not won over by chocolate!

Why not treat her to a one on one session to learn about the tempering of chocolate, how to look for quality in chocolate and making some goodies to take home. A session at Choccacino in Southside Street could be just the ticket!

Costs £45


Give your Mum the star treatment she deserves! Let her travel in the lap of luxury, with the latest technology at her fingertips whilst she cruises around Britain’s Ocean City. Book a Limo at AllStar Limousines just near Sutton Harbour. Why not combine it with a champagne afternoon tea or a delicious dinner at one of our Sutton Harbour restaurants.


If you have a Yummy Mummy, then you had better make sure that she lives up to that reputation. Treat her to cocktails at the Refectory where ‘yummy’ is well and truly on the menu. Dinner at the Barbican Kitchen next door would also be a great combination!


Gin. It used to be called Mother’s Ruin. But happily it’s now the making of many mothers. It just so happens that we have the best gin spot in the UK – or so we believe! Plymouth Gin offers three options for tours around Black Friar’s Distillery. The least being a fascinating 40-minute overview of the history of the Distillery as well as an introduction to how Plymouth Gin is made, with souvenirs and a Plymouth Gin & Tonic in the Distillery’s bar.


Mothering Sunday is the perfect opportunity to give her the chance to step away from her usual masterpiece and instead savour the delights of someone else’s Sunday Lunch. There are a substantial number of choices around Sutton Harbour and Plymouth’s Barbican, from British cuisine, to French Algerian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Thai….you name it! If you haven’t booked already, don’t waste any more time!


Is Sunday Lunch too tame for your Mum? Does she have an adventurous heart? The Boathouse Café on the Barbican Wharves has a Cook Your Catch or ‘CYC’ option. Part of Plymouth Boat Trips, The Boathouse Café has teamed up with the day fishing boats so customers can spend the day fishing the local waters and return with their catch to have it prepared and cooked by the café’s expert chef’s. Filleting demonstrations are also available on request at the café or on board the boat.


Blow away the cobwebs. The weather hasn’t been so great has it? But now that Spring is arriving its time to make the most of Britain’s Ocean City. How about walking the Harbour Heritage Trail where you can take the little ones with you to enjoy the brass rubbing plaques whilst learning about the history of the beginnings of Plymouth as we know it.


If your Mum is of a slightly older generation then she’ll love this! The classic BBC TV series Dad’s Army has been adapted to a new big screen adventure and will be showing at the Plymouth Arts Centre Cinema. It’s on from the 4th to the 10th March and on Thursday 10th at 2pm and 8.30pm there will be Dementia Friendly screenings.