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Looking for a sweet treat for your mother, mother-in-law or your good self this Mothering Sunday? Here's our guide to 10 of the best...

In the interests of being organized here’s our guide to what to do with your mother – or your children – on Sunday 31 March (I can think of a few suggestions that aren’t quite in keeping with the spirit of the day, but let’s leave that there). Here are Muddy’s 10 picks in Kent…

Sunday Afternoon Tea in The Castle Dining Room, Leeds Castle 


Take up this rare opportunity to enjoy Sunday Afternoon Tea in one of Leeds Castle’s most luxurious staterooms, with a delicious menu of sumptuous treats. Yum! This new and exclusive Afternoon Tea experience is served in the elegant Castle Dining Room overlooking the Castle Moat. A wide variety of tempting sandwiches will be served including smoked salmon with avocado mayonnaise and roasted vegetables with cream cheese aioli. Guests can also indulge in a selection of sweet delectable delights; from chocolate macaroons to classic home-made scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. From £39 per person, you can arrive early to enjoy the formal gardens and everything else the Castle has to offer during your visit. Afternoon Tea in the Castle Dining Room is available every Sunday, excluding 17th March, until June 2019. Sittings will be at 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

Mother’s Day Weekend at Hever Castle

Show your mum just how much you love her with a wonderful family day out to Hever Castle on Mother’s Day Weekend. The historic Castle and stunning gardens are the perfect place to say thank you and enjoy a family day out over the weekend of 30 and 31 March. Work up an appetite with a wander around the stunning 125-acre grounds or let the kids run off some energy in the Tudor Towers adventure playground and the natural play area, Acorn Dell. Your little ones can make a bookmark in a free craft workshop or take part in a cupcake decorating workshop*.  For an extra special day, celebrate with a delicious Mother’s Day Weekend Afternoon Tea (pre-booking essential). Enjoy the Classic Afternoon Tea in the elegant Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant situated in the Italian Garden overlooking the Lake. The Luxury Afternoon Tea (only available on Mothering Sunday) will be held in the beautiful wood panelled Tudor Suite in the Astor Wing adjoining the Castle.

Afternoon Tea at Raspberry Room, Brasted

The Raspberry Room will be open on Mothering Sunday this year, for a special afternoon tea treat. Spoil your Mum rotten with indulgent cakes galore! 12-2pm & 3-5pm. Sparkling Afternoon Tea – £25.95 or Little Raspberries Afternoon Tea £12.95.

Salomon’s Estate, Tunbridge Wells

Spoil your Mother this Mother’s Day and show her how much she is loved, with a delectable three-course Sunday lunch cooked to perfection and served at the stunning Salomons Estate. Sweet tooth? Treat your mum to our delicious traditional afternoon tea. Enjoy a variety of tempting traditional sandwiches and homemade scones with fresh cream and jam. £15.50 Traditional Tea £19.50 Prosecco Tea.

The Lane, Deal

For a more varied menu, try The Lane’s Afternoon Tea selection. With Vegetarian and Vegan options available this quirky café and bar provide a treat worthy for Mother’s Day for those still following their meat-free New Years resolutions. Pair your range of sweet and savoury treats with some of The Lane’s fabulous cocktails for a cheeky boozy Mothering Sunday for those of you planning on a more adult treat.  For £20 per person, you will receive your picnic bench and an unlimited pot of English tea.

Mothering Sunday Weekend, Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Riverhill are finally back for Spring this Mothering Weekend! So take a walk around the gardens to enjoy the spring flowers (weather permitting!) and stop for a free cup of tea and some treats in the café. There’s also a drop-in kids crafts to create a special gift!

Mother’s Day by the Water, Bewl Water

Fancy something a bit more sophisticated? What could be more special than enjoying a delicious 2 or 3-course lunch at our stunning restaurant, The Boat House Bistro, this Mothering Sunday whilst admiring the breath-taking views across the reservoir. For 2 courses – £24 & 3 courses – £30. Check out their Mother’s Day menu here.

Spring Afternoon Tea, One Warwick Park

PICTURED: January’s Alice in Wonderland’s theme at SEVENTEEN, One Warwick Park.

The themed afternoon tea is a popular highlight at One Warwick Park. Indulge in a selection of seasonal sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and an assortment of tasty spring themed sweet treats. Yum! At £20.00 per person check it out here

Afternoon & Champagne Tea, The Salutation, Sandwich

Plan something special at The Salutation this Mothering Sunday. Sandwiches, Scones & Fancies galore are all made from scratch by the talented kitchen team and served alongside a wide choice of bagged and loose leaf teas, or if you really want to spoil your mum, a glass of chilled Champagne. At £22 per person for Afternoon Tea and £31 per person for Champagne Tea check out sample menus here.

Juliets, Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, Tunbridge Wells

With a finger sandwich selection on artisan breads, plain and honeyed fig scones, a mini cake selection and elderflower and gin Prosecco cocktail to choose from this stylish central T Wells café is a good option for a shopping stop.

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