Mother's Day on the Isle of Wight

Mums are very special people, so it’s only right that, once a year, they get a whole day of being pampered. But this year, why not really spoil Mum on Sunday 31 March, by taking her somewhere different? Our places on the Isle of Wight offer everything from an afternoon tea in a 1940s tea-room, via a relaxing stroll around flower filled gardens, to a picnic high on the downs. And by treating Mum to that extra slice of cake, you’re helping us to grow beautiful roses for her to enjoy next year.

Scones and tea at the Needles Old Battery tea-room, Isle of Wight

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

Try something traditional in a very untraditional setting: afternoon tea in a World War Two signal station. Book a place in our tea-room this Mother’s Day and you’ll get to enjoy not only delicious freshly made scones, sandwiches, cakes and tea in 1940s surroundings, but also some of the most spectacular views on the Island. Booking essential on 01983 754772.

An adult female and two young girls walking though the gardens at Mottistone

Relax in Mottistone Gardens

The sheltered gardens at Mottistone offer the perfect place to relax on Mother’s Day. Wander amongst the newly blossoming spring flowers and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as you treat Mum to a special afternoon tea in our tea garden (booking essential 01983 741302). Our shop is a great place to pick up a gift too, for an extra treat.

Bembridge Windmill, Isle of Wight

A quirky Mothering Sunday

For something a little more quirky this Mother’s Day, pop along to Bembridge Windmill. The only surviving windmill on the Island is a great place to explore and have a picnic. Help each other find the hidden millers, and even take home some flour to bake Mum a special cake with.

A woman and two children walking the a dog across open downland.

Explore the countryside together

If the weather stays dry, then we have 5000 acres of countryside for you to explore. If you want a more active Mother’s Day then you could take a walk across the downs, or cycle along some of the routes that connect and cross our places. Or for just a gentle stroll, head to Newtown or St Helens Duver, and relax as you watch the boats bobbing about on the water.