Afternoon tea, flower arranging and luxury cinema going: five Mother’s Day ideas you can reach by train

Spoil your mum with the ultimate day of treats. From a luxurious spa trip to a delicious afternoon tea, make sure you put aside time for hanging out with the most remarkable woman in your life. To make it extra special, why not travel in style to your destination, enjoying hot drink and a sweet treat while you make your way from A to B. You can also upgrade your seats on weekends and public holidays on most Great Western Railway routes, from as little as £10.

Fabulous flower workshop

Spring Flower Posy Workshop, Mud Dock Café, Bristol
Instead of buying your mum a bunch of flowers this Mother’s Day, why not treat her to a rather fabulous flower-arranging workshop with The Crafty Gardeners in Bristol? Hosted in the trendy Mud Dock Café, just a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station, you and your mum can enjoy a relaxing morning together learning how to make a beautiful hand-tied posy using fresh spring flowers.
29 March, 10:30am–1pm
Take a GWR train to Bristol Temple Meads station
For more, visit the event website.

Luxury cinema trip

Electric Cinema, Portobello Road, London
Give your mum the gift of old-school Hollywood glamour with a night at London’s glitziest cinema. With big comfortable armchairs, blankets, side tables and retro lighting, a trip to the Electric Cinema is a far cry from your run of the mill mainstream multiplex. Showing everything from blockbusters to independent and world films, keep your eyes peeled for what’s on and book tickets in advance for you and your mum.
Take a GWR train to London Paddington station and an onward bus or tube journey
For more, visit the event website.

Delicious afternoon tea

Laguna Kitchen, Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff
Add a cheeky tipple to a traditional afternoon tea for the ultimate Mother’s Day treat. Indulge in the G&Tea menu at the Laguna Kitchen in Cardiff, located in the Park Plaza Hotel, and enjoy a delicious Hendrick’s cucumber gin cocktail served in a vintage Hendrick’s teapot alongside a sumptuous selection of cakes and sandwiches, including lemon cupcakes, chocolate and passion fruit tartlets, scones, macaroons and more. For £21.95 per person, it’s worth it.
Take a GWR train to Cardiff Central station
For more, visit the event website.

Ultimate spa day

Thermae Bath Spa, Bath
Nothing says thank you quite like a trip to the spa, so why not take your mum to one of the finest around: Thermae Bath Spa? A two-hour spa session includes the use of a towel, robe and slippers, as well as access to the open-air rooftop pool, thermal baths, wellness suite steam rooms, ice chamber and relaxation rooms. For an extra fee, you can book additional treatments, such as massages and facials.
Take a GWR train to Bath Spa station
For more, visit the event website.

National Trust day out

Greyfriars’ House and Garden, Worcester
If your mum loves a National Trust property, then the Greyfriars’ House and Garden in Worcester is a must-visit. Rescued from demolition, this beautiful black and white medieval merchant’s house is charming – steeped in the history about the local area. After taking a short tour of the house, you can sit down in the Old Oak Café for a nice hot cuppa and a slice of cake.
Take a GWR train to Worcester Foregate Street station
For more, visit the event website.