Pound icon

20% off early summer day trips

20% off early summer day trips

Close icon

With Mother’s Day approaching, now is the time to plan your treat for mum. 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.

Here are our top recommendations for things to do on the Isle of Wight this Mother’s Day:

The Royal Hotel’s Mother’s Day Dine & Stay offer

Anyone looking for a grand gesture should look no further than The Royal Hotel’s Mother’s Day Dine & Stay offer. For just £180 for two people, guests can enjoy a one-night stay in one of the hotel’s stylish rooms, a three course dinner in their two-AA Rosette restaurant, a full English breakfast and a complimentary floral arrangement.

Situated in the town of Ventnor, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the pretty seafront, filled with cafés and ice cream parlours. Ventnor is one of Britain’s most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate, so it’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing Mother’s Day weekend. The Royal is also offering tempting deals on Mother’s Day lunch, afternoon tea and dinner should you prefer an indulgent day trip.

Afternoon tea 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 is serving a special celebratory afternoon tea on 31 March from 10:30 until 16:00, with the set menu at just £15 per person (admission charges apply).

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.

Get pampered at Liz Earle’s flagship store

Families can give mums a pampering this Mother’s Day with a trip to the Liz Earle store in Ryde – just a 10 minute walk from our FastCat’s arrival point on Ryde Pier. The well-known beauty brand has its roots on the Isle of Wight, so visitors are sure to get five-star treatment in the Union Street store. With complimentary skincare consultations and mini treatments on offer, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy quality time together this Mother’s Day.

For added relaxation, families can book a special treatment such as a massage or facial for their loved ones. The full range of Liz Earle products is also available to purchase in-store, making it the best place to pick up a last-minute gift for that special someone.

Explore the Island’s beautiful scenery on foot…

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. Visitors can use Wightlink’s useful guide to decide on the best route based on difficulty, distance and type of walk.

…or on two wheels

Another one of the Island’s most popular activities is cycling. Wightlink allows foot passengers to bring their bikes for free, or visitors can hire bikes on the Isle of Wight. Most cycling routes are off-road, making them safe for a family ride, but there are also opportunities for road-cycling and mountain biking.

Cycling is a great way to take in the sights of the Island, with routes passing through charming villages and country lanes as well as coastal paths with spectacular views out to sea. No matter which route is chosen, there are always spots to stop for a drink and bite to eat to help energise riders for the next stint of their journey.

A trip to the Isle of Wight is the ultimate day trip or longer-stay getaway for mums and families this Mother’s Day, with endless options when it comes to spoiling them.


Wightlink Blogger

...written by Wightlink

Let the Wightlink bloggers take you on a journey of discovery around the Isle of Wight. From attractions and places to visit, to events, festivals and accommodation, let us inspire your next trip by giving you the inside track to the Island.

Read more of Wightlink's posts here...

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Your vehicle registration number could not be found

Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

This information will be added to your booking