Mother’s Day

March 9, 2015 by becca.lazar No Comments



With mother’s day just round the corner, there’s no better place to celebrate it than down here in Cornwall. Whether it be day trips or lunch time treats, there’s a plethora of ways you can thank your mother for all that hard work she put into raising you.

We’re beginning to get glimpses of spring here at Cornwall Holiday Cottages and that’s the best thing about Mother’s Day; it feels like the first of the season’s many celebrations. Because of this we usually get the whole family together and take the coastal path down to the Ferryboat Inn for Sunday lunch. It’s tradition.

But in case you are looking for another way of pampering your mum – or looking to be pampered – here are some handy suggestions.


Newquay Zoo flower show

Offering half price entry to all Mums and free entry to any children that bring their own posies, Newquay Zoo’s flower show attracts some very inventive flower displays in its competition.

With over 130 species of animals Newquay Zoo is always a great family day out and the abundance of beautiful bouquets complement the lions and llamas, red pandas and penguins well.

Also, the Lemur Cafe is on hand with homemade lunches and hot drinks, Newquay Zoo has everything you need to keep both you and your little monkeys occupied.


Glendurgan Gardens Posy Making

With its ornamental garden maze and manor house Glendurgan Gardens is perfect for Mother’s Day. The expansive grounds welcome dogs and open out onto the Helford footpath – a short walk from the Ferryboat Inn.

Plus the kids will get the chance to treat mum to a beautiful handmade posy, put together using lovely colourful spring flowers picked from the Glendurgan estate.


Visit a National Magnolia Collection

To continue the flower theme

The Woodland Gardens at Caerhays, near St Austell, are a real springtime wonder. Camellias, Magnolias and Rhododendrons grow in abundance and are nothing short of spectacular. Gardens entry is priced from £8.00 and as a special Mothering Sunday treat all mums will receive a free Camellia with garden entry. Visitors can also book a special Mother’s Day High Tea within the beautiful grounds of Caerhays castle in the Magnolia Tea Rooms. Offering a selection of exquisite finger sandwiches, an array of little homemade cakes, and butter scones with Boddington’s strawberry jam and Cornish clotted cream, all served with a pot of Twinning’s tea or a coffee, High Tea is priced at £25 for two and booking is essential. For further information and to book Tickets, Tours or High Tea, please visit: or call 01872 501310.


Sunday Lunch at the Pandora Inn.

Situated on the shores of Restronguet Creek, The Pandora Inn’s food seems to have jumped up a notch since reopening after 2011’s fire and they are offering a The children will enjoy crab fishing on the pontoon while you sip afternoon drinks. Park on the quay at Mylor Bridge and walk the coastal path for a full day out. Booking is essential.


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