Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so how are you spending it on the Isle of Wight? There’s plenty to see and do, and lots of enjoyable places to take your mum to show her exactly what she means to you this year. Here are some things that you can do with your mum on the Isle of Wight this Mother’s Day.
1) Afternoon tea at The Royal Hotel
Perhaps one of the most popular activities to do on the Island on Mother’s Day is enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. One of the best places which you can do this is the historical venue, The Royal Hotel, in Ventnor – which has been open for 180 years. Here, you and your mum can enjoy a delightful afternoon tea or a traditional sunday lunch, before exploring the beauty of the surrounding area with a wander around Ventnor Park or a stroll along the beach.
2) Freshly-made scones with clifftop views
If your mum loves an afternoon tea, but fancies something a bit different this year, the Old Needles Battery offers scones, sandwiches, cakes and tea in a traditional WW2 signal station. It’s a truly unique way to spend an afternoon, enjoying delicious food with views outside of The Needles – one of the most popular sights to see on the Isle of Wight.
3) Relax on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway
Every Isle of Wight trip should feature a charming journey through the countryside aboard their railway, followed by lunch in the ‘Refreshments Rooms’ — where, if yearly traditions allow, a special Mothering Sunday carvery will be served. In addition, every mum taking a trip on the steam train will be gifted spring flowers to make her feel even more special!
4) A picnic by the Bembridge Windmill
It’s the last windmill left on the Isle of Wight, and it’s surrounded by perfect picnicking plains. Climb to the top, see how the windmill would have worked back in the day, and explore the surrounding nature trails. You can even buy some flour to take home — perhaps bake a cake for your mum! Alternatively, after seeing the windmill, venture into Bembridge to treat mum to something yummy, keeping it quirky with a visit to The Beach Hut — an eatery specialising in fresh and simple locally-caught seafood dishes which offers beautiful views across the chilled sandy beach.
5) Three-course dining at The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm — national leaders in what they produce — have prepared a special menu for Mothering Sunday, with two-course and three-course options available. The farm’s restaurant features natural wood interiors, a log fire, and idyllic views across the valley.
There’s also a farm shop, and the Garlic Farm website is packed with garlicky recipe inspiration, so if you want to stock up on cooking supplies and make mum a meal of your own in the kitchen at your self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight, you can do that too!