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How to treat mum on Mother’s Day in Brighton

Maisy Farren

Brighton, you’re not going to get away with just a card and a bunch of petrol station flowers this year, with a whole range of events and activities available for you and mum this Mothering Sunday. After all, when’s the last time you spent some quality time with mum? From exhibitions to extravagant afternoon tea, we’ve got the day sorted for you.

Stephen Jones Hats at the Royal Pavillion

Stephen Jones OBE might not be a name you recognize, but you’ve no doubt seen his creations throughout the years. His world famous millinery has graced the heads of celebrities from Boy George to Rhianna, and royalty from Princess Diana to Megan Markle. Having previously created a 2012 collection Chinoiserie-on-Sea inspired by the wonderful, whimsical and radical nature of Brighton’s Royal Pavillion, he returns to exhibit the most glamorous and captivating hats of his career. This exhibition has already begun and runs until 9 June, so if you don’t have time to see mum on 31 March you have plenty of time to pencil in a trip. 

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Springtime Guided Tour at Borde Hill Gardens 

If you struggle tearing mum away from her own garden for one morning, treat her to a guided tour of the beautiful Borde Hill Garden. What’s on offer is a colourful display of camellias, rhododendrons and spring bulbs, in the beautiful, historical heritage garden. You will have to book a ticket for access to the garden, however the guided tour is free. Tickets are awarded on a first come first served basis, between 11.30 and 12.15, so make sure to get down early. 

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Vintage Brighton at The Dome 

For vintage shopping you may be more inclined to head to The Lanes, however, this Mother’s Day Brighton Dome is becoming a pop-up vintage market, featuring 30 hand-picked vintage traders. Showcasing fashion, jewellery, accessories, and homewares, there will no doubt be something for every mum. Two animal charities will be selling there donated vintage items, and the day will also feature live music, a hair salon, and a tea party. Vintage Brighton will be open between 10.30-16.00, leaving you plenty of time to mooch around and then head out for a Sunday Roast.  

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Mother’s Day at The Walrus

If you’ve forgotten to pick up a present this year, head to The Walrus for their Mother’s Day Sunday Roast, where each mum will leave with a gift bag full of treats to pamper herself with. The Walrus obviously mean business, offering a bumper goodie bag filled with chocolates, pampering treats, seeds, posh tea, and even £10 off a trip up the i360 for next time the family gets together. 

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Mothering Sunday Champagne Afternoon Tea at Ashdown Park 

If Mum’s home cooked Sunday roast can’t be beaten, then how about afternoon tea instead? Beginning the afternoon how any good Sunday afternoon begins, with a glass of champagne, you and your mum will soak up the splendour and charm of Ashdown Park’s Drawing Rooms. Followed by finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, cakes, and pastries and finished with blended teas and freshly ground coffee, this classic afternoon tea is the perfect afternoon out. Each mum will receive a Molton Brown gift so the pampering can continue after tea is finished. Call 01342 824988 to book, and make sure to let them know how many mums will be in your party. 

Image credit: Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club 

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