Local events, places to go, shop gift ideas and dining suggestions of what you could do in the area to make this Mother's Day a truly special one this year.
With less than a week until the day, we hope this helps...
"Shop Local" for a special gift for Mum…
Millie Mo is a family-run business specialising in luxury homewares and gifts,
Located in Parkwood Precinct, they have a great range of items which are perfect for Mother’s Day presents - including jewellery, picture frames, beautiful smelling candles and the most amazing Santoro Pop-up Cards.
Visit their facebook page to get more inspiration.
Millie Mo Gifts, 26 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Kent. ME8 9LN
Make your flowers "blooming" spectacular...
Whilst a bunch of daffodils brings joy to a mum and her home, something even more special might be just what you want to give.
Edens Florist is a family-run business that not just has great flowers, but offers unique ways of presenting them to give them a really "wow" for the day (check out the teddy bear in the shop window!).
You can order online or we'd suggest popping in before the event - a lovely team of people that will really help you with your choice.
Edens Florist, 6 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Kent. ME8 9PN
Start the day with a great breakfast...
Whilst making breakfast for mum is an obvious win, when there’s family involved too, this often isn’t the best idea with all the washing-up involved.
A suggestion is to make a visit to Parkwood Cafe in our local precinct. With its friendly staff, large seating booths and many options for what to eat it’s already loved by many - check out its TripAdvisor reviews here!
Parkwood Cafe, 4 Parkwood Green, Rainham, Kent. ME8 9PN
Open on Mother's Day from 9am - 2pm.
NOTE: We would have suggested 3:Sixteen Cafe too, but it is closed on a Sunday!
Get off the sofa and go for a walk…
Whilst we’ve all got a great boxset still to binge on, there’s nothing better than to get out and get some fresh-air spending time with the family.
Bredhurst Woods is an area of 600 acres of ancient woodland and is one of the largest woods in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The woods have been cared for by local people for hundreds of years.
A walk along the winding paths of Bredhurst Woods and the adjoining chalk grassland is a feast for the senses at any time of year where you will see ancient trees, wildflowers and a variety of wildlife.
Discover more before you head out (including a rather good map!) on the Bredhurst Woodland Action Group website.
If the last time you visited Queendown Warren was to go sledging down its great hills, why not discover its fantastic views and nature without the snow this Mother’s Day.
The original site was a rabbit warren in medieval times and this forms the reserve core. Another Area of Outstanding Beauty in our area which includes 16 hectares of pasture and 40 hectares or arable land. Species re-colonisation, seed sowing and grazing are helping restore wildlife-rich habitat to the site.
You can find out more about its accessibility for humans and dogs on the Kent Wildlife Trust website.
Enjoy a family lunch or dinner with us!
Blow Sunday traditions to the wind this year. Come and enjoy a meal at Spice Fusion instead!
Get together with the family and celebrate Mother’s Day at Spice Fusion.
Our spacious bar & restaurant will be open all day (from 11.30am) serving our full-menu that includes low-fat, vegetarian, vegan and children’s options.
And Mum’s Eat Free* on the day too!
We strongly recommend booking in advance for Mother’s Day - You can book online @www.spicefusionkent.com or call us on 01634 933123
*Maximum of one mum per group of 4 people. Excludes drinks.
Enjoy some great music with Mum....
Spend 90 minutes in the afternoon enjoying great live music and local history.
“Medway in the Mood” Pilkington Lecture Room at Chatham Maritime
This is a Big Band Concert with a difference. A multimedia celebration of jazz and swing music will be performed by the University of Greenwich’s Big Band to raise money for the local Medway Wisdom Hospice
It will take you on a nostalgic journey through 100 years and more of the music that is sentimental, jazzy, patriotic, brassy, romantic with a program that includes new arrangements of much later modern popular music in the swing and Big Band style. Listen to favourites from Glenn Miller, Cole Porter, Bennie Goodman, Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin and even ABBA. Repertoire includes classic & Latin jazz, blues, pop and some show tunes.
Linked to this timeline of music will be an audio visual presentation highlighting events in history of Chatham and the Medway area.
There’s no charge for the (limited) tickets but there will be a collection for the local Wisdom Hospice. Get all the information you need to go along here.
Pilkington Lecture Room Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, University of Greenwich, Chatham, Kent. ME4 4TB
We hope these ideas help and we look forward to seeing your ourselves at Spice Fusion on Mother's Day!
Spice Fusion - Deanwood Drive, Parkwood, Rainham, Kent. ME8 9LH
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