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Top Things to do in Nottingham for Mother’s Day

Something cute…

Thea Caffea is where you should take your Mum for an adorable afternoon tea, although be prepared that there might be a bit of a wait to be seated. They serve specialty tea and you can grab breakfast, brunch and lunch options all at a reasonable price. The charming setting makes everything seem extra special and the prices are an added bonus. On Saturday (my first visit) I had smoked salmon and cream cheese on toast, coffee and a glass of Prosseco for just £12! And everything was delicious.


Something boozy…

If your family like to have a drink there are plenty of classy places to take them, rather than resorting to Bluebell for a pint of Jager. Pitcher and Piano does great cocktails (it’s my go-to place when family come to visit and they’re always well impressed with the pretty stained glass windows) and there are also loads of different types of burgers and toasted sandwiches to choose from too. If, like me, you’ve overdone P&P, The Boiler Maker in Hockley is just as gorgeous inside but with a more extensive cocktail menu and table service, which is a nice touch.


Something outdoorsy…

A walk around Woolaton Park or Highfields Lake on uni park campus are both aesthetically pleasing, it’s just deciding whether you would prefer a selfie with your Mum in front of Batman’s house or the Trent building for the family photo album. Don’t be fooled (particularly you Southerner’s); just because the sun is shining doesn’t mean that it’s not freezing, so wrap up warm. If you decided to wander around Highfields, you could always pop into the Lakeside Arts Centre, open 10am-5pm on a Sunday, for a cosy cuppa too.

Image credited to Tracey Whitefoot


Something cheap and cheerful…

Toby Carvery is a cheap but oh-so good way to recreate that Sunday Roast experience. You might want to look into booking a table here, but when you can King Size your meal for just an extra £1.50, is there any reason why you wouldn’t? Note: if either you or your Mum is a vegetarian this might be the reason why you wouldn’t.   


Something arty…

For you creative types, paying a visit to the Nottingham Contemporary could be the destination for your Mother’s Day 2k15 trip. There are a range of exhibitions, including Rights of Nature, Art and Ecology in the Americas, and Glenn, Encounters and Collisions and entry is free! If you want to book a special Mother’s Day lunch you can reserve a table on their website too.


Edited by Nicole Jones


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