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Mother’s Day on the Isle of Wight

A trip to the Isle of Wight makes the perfect gift, offering mothers and their families the chance to get away from it all and enjoy some of the Island’s best features. From treating her to foodie delights to exploring the great outdoors together, there’s something for every mum on the Isle of Wight.

A table with floristry equipment and flowers at Tapnell Farm, Isle of Wight

Mother's Day Floristry Workshop, Tapnell Farm

Try something new and creative this Mother’s Day. Whether you’re looking to treat mum or remember mum, enjoy a fun afternoon at Tapnell Farm’s East Afton on Sunday 27 March, where you can create your own beautiful floral bouquet or arrangement.

Using fresh Spring flowers and foliage, learn how to create your own personal masterpiece, with tips on how to finish your design and best care for your flowers. If you’re bringing mum, you’ll be able to make a small posy for yourself too! Guests will receive a glass of fizz on arrival, and a special Mother’s Day boxed cupcake to take away at the end of the session.

Isle of Wight Steam Railway train

Mother’s Day treat at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Enjoy a leisurely steam train ride in a beautifully restored Edwardian carriage through the glorious Island countryside. All mums will receive a posy of flowers and you can take her for Sunday lunch at the railway’s refreshment room after your trip.

Book online & you’ll enjoy your own compartment for you & your family.

Three women doing yoga in a barn on the Isle of Wight

Yoga Brunch with Balance & Glo, Tapnell Farm

Bring your mum, daughter and friends to East Afton for a revitalising, nourishing morning of yoga, relaxation and delicious food with the Island’s leading wellness team from Balance +Glo.

Set in the beautiful big barn at Tapnell Farm’s East Afton on 27 March, enjoy a 60-minute morning yoga and relaxation session leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed, then nourish your body with delicious breakfast bowls and pressed juices from some of the islands best chefs.

Exterior and grounds of Albert Cottage, Isle of Wight

Mother’s Day Lunch, Albert Cottage

Albert Cottage was once part of Queen Victoria’s Osborne Estate. Take mum to enjoy Sunday lunch or dinner at this Grade II listed building, set in two acres of gardens, on 27 March.

The star of the show is the roast dinner. Enjoy a choice of three meats with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a selection of fresh vegetables and a ‘proper’ gravy. A vegetarian option and specials will also be available.  Mum will also receive a beautiful selection of handmade chocolates to take home.

A family walking through woodland on the Isle of Wight

Explore the Island’s beautiful scenery

Half of the Isle of Wight is protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it the ideal location to enjoy a day out as a family this Mother’s Day. From rugged coastal paths to enchanting forest trails and magnificent beaches, the Island has a variety of landscapes that can be explored in a number of ways.

There are plenty of walking routes available, from gentle strolls to harder clifftop hikes, as well as specially designed routes that include a historical element, such as the Dinosaur Safari, or those perfect for four-legged friends. Check our our useful walking guide where you can decide on the best route based on difficulty, distance and type of walk.

A scone with jam and cream at the Needles Old Battery Tea Rooms, Isle of Wight

Mothering Sunday at the Needles Old Battery

The Needles are one of the Island’s best-known landmarks and they create a stunning backdrop for a delicious afternoon tea. The Needles Old Battery – a WWII signal station – is serving afternoon tea. The menu includes a selection of cakes, sandwiches and scones, all served with tea or coffee. The quaint team-room will take visitors back to the 1940s with its décor and, paired with the breath-taking views of the Needles, there’s no better place to tuck into a tasty treat.

The Garlic Farm exterior, Isle of Wight

Live Jazz at The Garlic Farm

The Garlic Farm Restaurant hosts live jazz on Sunday afternoons and on Mother’s Day you can enjoy the sounds of Cat Skellington.

Acoustic jazz and gypsy swing guitars will entertain mums and their fellow diners in the beautiful restaurant. Booking recommended.

A gift box of products for afternoon tea from Grace's Bakery

Enjoy local produce

If you’re staying self-catering or would like to take a taste of the Isle of Wight home with you, why not pick up an Island hamper? Grace’s Bakery offer a range of gift boxes including a savoury afternoon tea and a ‘cake and cocktails’ set. Spice fans will love the The Garlic Farm’s Chilli Lovers Hamper, or enjoy a ‘foodies favourite’ hamper from The Tomato Stall.

Or pull together your own selection – lots of these producers and more are are stocked at our Wight Taste cafes on board and at our ports.

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