Mother’s Day is in the not to distant future and if you want to buck the trend and get mum something a bit different this year, why not opt for an exciting experience?
Whether you’re buying for an adrenaline junkie, beauty queen or foodie, there are hundreds of fun days out you can choose from – and they’re not as pricey as you may think.
Not only does an experience make a great alternative gift, you can also buy it instantly and get it sent directly to your loved one at the click of a button. It definitely beats a bunch of wilting petrol station flowers picked up on the fly.
Below we’ve trawled through some of the best on offer online right now across the UK – and they are all under £65.
Best Mother’s Day experiences
1. Blissful Spa Day Choice for Two (multiple locations)
Finding time to relax and unwind can be hard if you’re a busy mum. So if you’re mum needs an excuse to unplug and take care of herself this pampering package to help her slow down and relax.
The voucher includes a nice spa day for two (so you can join the fun) and includes a 25-minute spa treatment from a range of options including massages, facials or manicure and full use of the hotel spa facilities.
The experience is valid to use at a number of top hotel spas around the country including at Bannatyne, Virgin Active, or Marriott locations, so you can pick a venue closer to home if you prefer.
2. Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Lunch/Afternoon Tea for Two (multiple locations)
If you have a wine connoisseur in your midsts, chances are they will love going on this fun vineyard tour to learn all about how top English wines are really made.
On the tour you’ll be guided through the full process from planting to harvesting and fermenting – with the chance to sample everything at the end. There are several locations across England that offer the tour and during your trip you’ll also be able to enjoy a lovely lunch or afternoon tea.
3. The Bombay Sapphire Distillery Self Discovery Tour
Gin-lovers will have a great time exploring over 1000 years of history at The Bombay Sapphire Distillery, nestled in rural Hampshire.
During the day visitors are shown the ten botanicals that make the famous tipple and the famous vapour infusion process, when it’s all over kick back and sample the goods in one of the cocktails on offer.
4. 2 for 1 Winning Race day Package
Who doesn’t enjoy getting glammed up for a day out at the races? This experience has the option to visit one of 16 different racecourses dotted around England or Wales.
While there is no guarantee your mum will come home with a purse full of winnings, on the day she will be treated to a complimentary welcome drink, a spot on the premier enclosure for all the best views of the action (and the chance to hobnob with other VIPs).
5. The View From The Shard for Two
Take a trip to London and experience the best view of the city at The Shard. The voucher for two includes entry up to the viewing observation deck at the tallest building in western Europe.
The 360 degree view spans 40 miles on a clear day and measures a whopping 800ft above street level, and is equally as impressive during the day or night.
6. Ferrari and Lamborghini Driving Blast
If your mum drives like she’s in The Fast and the Furious chances are she’ll enjoy taking a few super cars for a spin.
With this experience day she’ll be able to get behind the wheel of both a Ferrari and Lamborghini for a three mile circuit in each car, at one of the 36 participating courses across the UK.
7. Chocolate making workshop for two
If mum loves chocolate this fun workshop will certainly keep her happy and you’ll be in her good books for a very long time.
Along with actually making and decorating your own chocolate treats, guests also learn a little history from expert chocolatiers and get to sample some delicious varieties too. There are three locations across the UK in London, Manchester or Brighton.
8. Chauffeured Cambridge Punting Tour for Two
Explore historic Cambridge through the city’s famous waterways on the River Cam.
Soak up the picturesque sights aboard a punt and let your expert guide give you all the insights and stories of this renowned university city.
9. MAC Deluxe Makeover And Photoshoot For Two
Who doesn’t love getting a makeover from the experts? Treat your mum with a revamped look by an expert MAC make up artist and capture the beautiful results with a professional photoshoot.
The package, available at locations in Manchester, Leeds and Middlesborough, includes unlimited refreshments while the make up artist provides a full image consultation with advice and tips on how to create the perfect look.
Price: £25 (was £50) – save £25. Buy now from experiencedays.co.uk