Visit Bath for Mother’s Day
23 February 2018

You could give a physical gift, or you could treat your mum to a visit Bath for a Mother’s Day weekend.

Where to stay in Bath for Mother’s Day is easy. Of course we’d love to welcome you to Dukes Hotel. We’re the perfect base from which to explore the best of all of Bath’s delights (plus we cook some of the best breakfasts in Bath even if we do say so ourselves). So, accommodation fixed, the next question is which of Bath’s delights to partake of for your Mother’s Day weekend in Bath.

If you and your mum enjoy shopping, then you could easily spend the entire weekend exploring Bath’s boutique shops. We can fully recommend Rossiter’s of Bath for homewares (a wonderful warren of a shop), Chanii B in Milsom Place for shoe shopping, the Silver Shop of Bath for jewellery, Mr B’s Reading Emporium for books, and Waller & Wood for art, sculpture and hand-painted silk clothing. However, if you enjoy the more unusual, then a visit to Bath’s Decorative Antiques Fair is an excellent alternative which nicely coincides with Mother’s Day.

Bath’s Pavilion will host the event from the 9th of March to the 11th of March and will see garden antiques, library furniture, Country House pieces… The list of wares is extensive. Suffice to say there will be a whole range of curios to marvel at (and perhaps buy).

Alternatively, you might like to take in a theatre performance. At Bath Theatre Royal’s Ustinov Studio, “How (not) to live in Suburbia”, will be performed on the 9th and the 10th of March; a show in which single mother, artist and proud Londoner Annie Siddons finds herself living in suburbia by accident and tries to navigate the trials of her new surroundings. It’s described as a “hilarious, brutal and poignant attempt to describe what happened next” and is “riotously funny and endearingly raw”.

Or, you might like to take the opportunity to see the MET Opera’s live performance of Rossini’s opera, Semiramide; a story set against the background of the Hanging Gardens, in which the Queen of Babylon defies bad omens and supernatural threats in her quest to find a worthy successor to her late husband. The performance will be screened at the Little Theatre Cinema on Saturday 10th March at 5:55pm. The Little Theatre, with its plush red seats and vintage picturehouse charm is an ideal setting for it.

Another popular option for a visit to Bath is the taking of Afternoon Tea.

The Pump Rooms are the place to go if you want a memorable setting with heaps of grandeur (a pianist even performs at lunchtime). Comins Tea are a good choice for any tea devotees, as they serve an incredible range of teas, each with water boiled to the optimum temperature and specific instructions on the ideal length of time to let it brew.

However, if you’re after cosy, historical character, and something a bit different from a scone and jam, Sally Lunn’s is the ideal location. Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House is in the oldest house in Bath – one which dates from 1482, and our top recommendation is a Sally Lunn bun with melted cinnamon butter, though the home-made cakes are a wonderful alternative.

These are just a few ideas for Mother’s Day. Whatever you do, we’re sure you’ll have a wonderful weekend if you come to Bath.