4 last-minute ideas for Mother's Day fun

Daughter giving mother yellow tulips

Spring is finally here, and Mother’s Day is fast approaching! For many this may see you excited to spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying a long-awaited reunion. Mother’s Day is a time to show your mother, grandmother, or mother-figure how much you care.

The list of activities you come up with could be endless, but time is running out to decide what you want to do. If the weather, mobility, or budget are a concern, don’t worry – these four quick activities could be perfect for all the family.

So, whether you’re visiting family in person, or you’re unable to travel due to illness, mobility or any other reason, we’ve got you covered. Read on and discover how to make this Mother’s Day memorable.

Walking through nature

If the sun is shining, and even if it’s not, a nature walk is the perfect way to spend time with the family and enjoy a little fresh, crisp air. There are a lot of routes to enjoy at this time of year, whether you live near to the South Downs or Kinder Scout.

Get those wellies on, make a flask of tea or coffee, and grab a stick for the dog to enjoy a walk with your loved ones and appreciate nature.

Looking for ideas on where to go for your walk? The National Trust has a number of great suggestions for walks across the country.

Rainy day crafts

If you haven’t been blessed with sunshine this Mother’s Day, a cosy craft afternoon may be a great solution to keep the whole family entertained. Simply pick a few craft projects to create and everyone can get stuck in. A beautiful spring flower wreath made from egg cartons is easy to create and is sure brighten up your front door. Alternatively, a charming milk carton bird feeder is sure to attract birds, squirrels, and other wildlife to your garden this spring.

There are plenty of fun crafty activities to do as a family this Mother’s Day, a simple Google search will unlock hundreds of ideas.

Affordable scavenger hunt

If you’re looking for a fun yet affordable way to make memories this Mother’s Day, a scavenger hunt is a fantastic way have fun together as a family. Why not send everyone on a hunt for clues around the house and garden? It can lead to gifts for mum. Scavenger hunt clues and cards are free to print online, you can even include treats and extra challenges along the way.

There are many Mothers’ Day themed scavenger hunt ideas available on Google images, so you have infinite options when planning the special day.

A virtual event

If you can’t travel to spend Mother’s Day with your family this year and would still like to spend time with the family then a virtual brunch over Zoom could be the perfect solution for you. Set up a time to call your loved ones and make it even more like you’re enjoying the brunch together by sending across a few tasty and easy recipes that the whole family can make and enjoy. If you’re looking for a little inspiration what about a summer cup mocktail or one of these easy brunch recipes?

Mother speaking with her family on a tablet

If brunch isn’t your thing then what about arranging a virtual afternoon tea with a few games? Tea, scones with cream and jam and a selection of fun games can make for a lovely relaxing afternoon with the family. Whether you prefer bingo or love your trivia, there is something for everyone online.

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By Rachel

On 25th of March 2022

In Retirement Lifestyle