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Mother’s Day is fast-approaching and, as the days go by, the fear of not having anything planned begins to mount. But fear not, here we will run you through where to celebrate Mothering Sunday in Cornwall.

Britain’s southernmost county is blessed with natural beauty and countless activities for you and your mother to enjoy this Mother’s Day – which this year takes place on 26th March.

You may notice that it falls on a different date each year; this is because it is accompanying the Easter calendar and falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. This time of the year is steeped in religious significance, as people believe that this is the day when you would return to your ‘mother’ church once a year, reuniting families.

The University of San Francisco State University released a study proving that people spending money on experiences over material goods were happier and remembered their time better and more fondly.

Active mums

Boscastle Walking Week

If your mum is someone who would rather be breathing in the fresh Cornish air on Mothering Sunday, then why not check out the Boscastle Walking Week?

Run by local people, this walk has been growing in popularity and this year will see an extended range of walks and activities on offer.

Discovering local waterfalls and a stunning part of Cornwall’s coastline, experienced and informed local guides will help take you around the many coastal paths and country lanes that were once walked by writer Thomas Hardy as a young man.

Boscastle has a number of quaint places for you and your mum to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea or bite to eat after your walk, or you can head for the rest of the sights, including the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

Foodie mums

Purely Cornish, Looe

Looe offers you a taste of Cornish food and Purely Cornish is one such location.

Here you can treat your mother to a gift in their quaint shop which provides a great array of locally produced and sourced food. From hampers stuffed with Cornish fudge, Cornish chocolate, honeycomb and liquor to small jams and preserves, this is certainly a place to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Purely Cornish even offer you the chance to create your own hamper for £20 where you can choose from Cornish cheeses, ciders, fudge, biscuits, preserves, spirits and spreads.

Oyster Gathering and Seafood Harvest, Falmouth

Held in the stunning harbour town of Falmouth, this festival celebrates Cornwall’s connection with the sea.

You can join the local fishermen as they recognise the end of the oyster season, helping raise awareness and the importance of local fisheries and this industry in the area. You will be able to indulge in the finest fresh food, take a boat trip out into the harbour and wander around the seafood market where you can pick up some ingredients for dinner at your luxury cottage accommodation.

Days out

Eden Project, Par

Mothers and grandmothers go free on Mother’s Day at the Eden Project, where you can enjoy the incredible floral displays within their impressive Biomes.

Both their Mediterranean Biome and their outdoor gardens are experiencing a fantastic bloom, courtesy of the mild winter, with numerous flowers popping up before spring.

The Eden Project is not only one of Cornwall’s finest attractions, it is also one of the most popular across the whole UK. The dramatic gardens cradle the spectacular Biomes which are filled with rainforest, housing a wide array of plant species and lures.

Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny exhibition, Falmouth

In the 200th anniversary of his death, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth is honouring Captain Bligh and remembering his unbelievable story.

Following Bligh’s Cornish roots, the museum’s exhibition will bring to life the gruelling journey that he and his men went through following a mutiny aboard the Bounty, which led to him and his loyal men being castaway on a small ship.

The crew managed to survive the 3,600 nautical mile journey from Tonga to Timor in the East Indies in what is regarded as the greatest small-boat survival voyage of all time.

English Touring Opera, Truro

Between 26th and 28th March, the English Touring Opera are performing two shows at the Hall for Cornwall.

This is a great evening out in the beautiful town of Truro, where you can take your mum to the intimate theatre venue and watch ‘The Barber of Seville’. With numerous restaurants and bars within a short walk of the hall, you won’t be short of choice when it comes to finding somewhere to celebrate Mother’s Day after the show.