What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 22 March than with an afternoon of pampering fit for a queen? Take the train to Windsor and travel with ease before experiencing the ultimate day of fun with your well-deserving mum.
Enjoy a cruise upstream to Boveney Lock on the River Thames and treat your mum to some of the best views of Windsor. You’ll see Windsor’s many popular attractions, including Windsor Castle, Eton College, Mill House, Windsor Racecourse & the Brocas Meadows.
French Brothers offer a short 40 minute round trip cruise from £8.65 per adult, so you can hop on and off board and still find time for some celebratory bubbles once you’re back on dry land.
Dig into a tower of cakes and sandwiches at the Castle Hotel in Windsor. This wonderfully fancy hotel is housed in a grand Georgian building and is located moments away from Windsor’s historic royal residence.
You and your mum can sit down and relax in the hotel’s quintessentially English lounge before tucking into home-baked scones, finger sandwiches and other savoury and sweet treats.
Choose from a selection of traditional tea blends or enhance the experience with a glass of fizz. Book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Indulge in an afternoon of pampering at Wren’s Club spa, part of The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in Windsor. This relaxing spa is an oasis of calm for mums in need of an afternoon ‘off’.
Situated on the River Thames, the Wren’s Club has a peaceful courtyard with an open-air whirlpool spa and sauna as well as a wide range of tempting treatments.
Wren’s Club is currently offering 30% off their Refresh Spa Day Experience, which includes a facial, fruit juice, full use of the spa facilities and a towel, robe and slippers for £44.24 per person.
If your mum deserves to be treated like royalty, then a trip to the Queen’s humble abode is a must. Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and boasts over 900 years of history. During your visit, you can explore the state apartments, Queen Mary’s doll’s house, St. George’s chapel (closed on Sundays) and watch the changing of the guard. Tickets cost £23.50 per adult.
As soon as you step off the train at Windsor and Eton Central, you’ll discover a plethora of shops and eateries in the Grade II listed Victorian railway station.
From Jigsaw to Joules, and Hobbs to Jo Malone, this is a great place to splash the cash if you’re looking to treat your lovely mum. Windsor high street is also home to a number of independent shops, boutiques and chains, including Zara, Cath Kidston and lots more.