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Mother’s Day celebrations from Winchester

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Whether you are spending Mother’s Day with the mother figure in your life or sending virtual love this year Winchester has some great ideas to celebrate.

Bring the afternoon tea home

If you usually treat your mum to a luxurious afternoon tea then Gilbert White’s House has the perfect celebration for you. Order one of their afternoon tea boxes for delivery or collection and enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury delights – your favourite sandwiches, lemon tart, strawberries dipped in chocolate and, of course, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Is your tummy rumbling?

Afternoon tea at Lainston House

Discover Mothering Heights

This mothering Sunday celebrate the life of Maria Bronte with Chawton House – mother of the most gifted literary sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Discover her contributions to the masterpieces penned by her daughters and the story of her eventful life with Chief Executive Katie Childs and author Sharon Wright. Why not treat the mother figure in your life to one of Chawton House’s delicious tea boxes to enjoy while you watch?

Indulge your love of Jane Austen

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a virtual visit to Jane Austen’s House. This exclusive online event will celebrate mothers in Jane Austen’s life and works, and explore the house in which she spent the last eight years of her life. Director Lizzie Dunford and Collections and Interpretation Manager Sophie Reynolds will discuss some of the best (and worst) mothers in Jane Austen’s beloved novels, and Jane Austen’s own mother, Cassandra Leigh – an inspirational woman in her own right.

Jane Austen House Museum ©Jane Austen's House Museum

Enjoy a trip to the theatre, at home

Grab the popcorn, get comfy in your favourite seat and book your viewing of the Theatre Royal Winchester’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Discover Oscar Wilde’s classic tale brought kicking and screaming into a world of Instagram, Facebook and dating apps.

Celebrate with the National Trust

The National Trust have lots of Mother’s Day ideas to help you say thank you to a special someone, even if you can’t celebrate together or enjoy a visit to a National Trust site. Why not have a go at making a lovely rhubarb and ginger cheesecake pot, discover the history of high tea and find the perfect gift?

Grab a glass this Mother’s Day

Take a virtual visit to the Bombay Sapphire Distillery this Mother’s Day and raise your glasses. Join the team on a live virtual tour of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, see inside the Botanical Glasshouses and learn about the ten botanicals they use to make Bombay Sapphire gin. You will also join a Gin Expert in the Empire Room as they show you how to make their signature Laverstoke cocktail before you give it a try with your handcrafted cocktail pack.

If you’d prefer sandwiches and sweet treats with your Bombay Sapphire then book yourself a G&Tea afternoon tea hamper. Why not send this delicious selection to your mum and to yourself so you can enjoy the three Bombay cocktails and delightful treats together virtually. Cheers.

Laverstoke gin cocktail