Mother’s Day In Kent

Enjoy a range of events and activities for Mother’s Day In Kent blog. Things to do and see in and what’s on in the Garden of England for Mother’s Day this year include afternoon tea and lunch specials, free entry, train treats, workshops, and lots more for a weekend to pamper and treat your mum this Mothering Sunday on the 10th of March 2024.


Special lunches for this Mothering Sunday include free prosecco, castle explorations and lots more.
This Mothering Sunday Canterbury Cathedral offers a three-course à la carte lunch in the Refectory Restaurant, with every Mum receiving a complimentary glass of prosecco. In Deal, Mother’s Day enjoy a walk at Betteshanger Country Park and their lunch special at The Lamp Room on the 10th of March 2024. At the Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington, Thanet, for Mother’s Day there’s an afternoon tea, and a letter writing or poem workshop being held in the Winter Gardens Glass House.
Celebrate Mother’s Day in Sevenoaks in Kent at Squerryes Winery. On the 10th March 2024, with a Sunday roast on the menu, using produce from the estate and seasonal, local ingredients, all Mums will receive a glass of Squerryes Rosé on arrival too. With a choice of two or three courses, plus child-sized portions available.
Head to the Mother’s Day Weekend 2024 at Hever Castle in Edenbridge, Sevenoaks there are plenty of things to do for all the family at the historic castle, and beautiful gardens plus afternoon tea (sold out) and or a carvery at the Castle. You can also book a lunch at the The Waterside Bar, Restaurant & Terrace on the 10th of March 2024 too. Activities also include face painting on the 9th and 10th March 2024. On the day itself, the 10th of March, celebrate Mother’s Day at Salomons Estate in Tunbridge Wells with a three-course lunch, followed by a walk in their 36-acre grounds. Enjoy the beginnings of spring as the gardens start to blossom.

Classic afternoon tea is a great gift for Mothering Sunday – here are some ideas for great days out and a wonderful tea.
For Mother’s Day this year enjoy Afternoon Tea at Kenward Place in Maidstone in Kent over the weekend of 9th & 10th March 2024. There are three session over the weekend on the 9th and 10th of March 2024 for Whitstable Castle’s Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea event.
On the 10th March 2024, at Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway enjoy this Mother’s Day event. Travel behind a world-famous steam locomotive across the serene surroundings of the stunning Romney Marsh, followed by an afternoon cream tea at the Hythe Vintage Tea Rooms. Mothers can also enjoy free entry to the Model Railway Exhibition at New Romney. On the 9th March 2024 enjoy the Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea with sparkling wine and a self-led tour among the vineyards and ancient oak woodlands at Balfour Winery in Tonbridge. Mother’s Day At Port Lympne in Hythe, enjoy an Afternoon Tea with a free gift for mothers, as well as entry and a safari at the reserve.  At the Port Lympne Mansion on 8th to 10 March 2024 and at The Orangery on 9th and 10th March 2024.

ON Mother’s Day, the 10th March 2024 Mums Go Free at Wingham Wildlife Park in Canterbury, if accompanied to the park by at least one of their full-paying kids will enter for free. In Birchington in Kent, there’s the Power of Women (POW) festival’s Mother’s Day event at Powell-Cotton Museum. Enjoy a stroll around the beautiful gardens, explore the museum, plus there are weaving, and and paper crafts for the whole family. Also at A Weekend For Mum on the 9th and 10th of March 2024, at Penshurst Place and Gardens in Tonbridge, there’s a day of card making, and a day with face painting on the other to celebrate that wonderful woman in your life.
At Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury Mums Go Free on the 9th and 10th March 2024. With the offer discover some of the world’s most endangered animals, including the only baby elephants in the county. Come face to face with gorillas, tigers and monkeys at their large viewing windows for the perfect selfie and Insta poses. Available online only.


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At the Take Up Space Festival in Folkestone, there are lots of events celebrating women including Sasha Maye’s talk A Mother’s Gaze. In Canterbury craft a beautiful floral bouquet out of paper, to display in your home or to give as a special gift – just in time for Mothering Sunday. The free Floragami Bouquet Making workshops are on the 2nd and 9th March 2024, 11am-3pm, at Canterbury Cathedral. You can also contribute to their prayer flowers, which will form part of their Mothering Sunday Service. Enjoy a self-led stroll around the beautiful gardens and parkland with the Darling Daffodil Walks at Leeds Castle in Maidstone. See at least 25 different daffodil species and up to 13,000 hybrids in the parkland and gardens. Another great idea is the Power of Women Art Trail in Thanet which invites visitors to explore and engage with the unique cultural landscape of the area. For more trails check out our tours and trips-themed trails category.

There are a range of unique and adventurous activities to choose from in Kent – from climbing centres, and tunnel tours to axe throwing – see also our 18 Adventure Activities in Kent blog with highlights of adrenaline-inducing experiences. Time for the popcorn and treats with a visit to the cinema – see the latest movies out now with our film blog. Wine tours and tastings in Kent are another great idea for a gift too,  such as Brabourne Vineyard in Ashford, see our Vineyard Tours & Tastings in Kent blog for more.
More great ideas are to be found under our Things To Do category – then select within that category for even more suggestions of activities to do with your mum or the one you consider to be. Don’t miss What’s On in Kent with a range of events for all interests. Or see our blog posts for ideas and inspiration.

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