Cornish Mother’s Day Ideas

Cornish Mother’s Day Ideas

Mothers help us all year round and on mothers day, we all have an excuse to go the extra mile to thank her, treat her and spend all day making her feel loved. In addition to our mother and daughter experiences, we’ve put together some Cornish Mothers Day ideas for the whole family to get involved so you are prepared with a plan on March 31st.

This mother's day will you be treating your mum, your wife, your grandma, your sister, or your daughter? Cherry pick from our selection and build them a special day.

A Stress-Free Spa Day

Spa Day
Cornwall has a wealth of spas to make mothers day relaxing and as special as she is. The Carbis Bay Hotel boasts 125 acres of stunning Cornish coastline and beach whilst pampering you with a deserved foot massage or tailored spa package. For a truly unique spa experience, imagine taking your mum to a heated outdoor bathtub perched on the edge of a cliff! The Scarlet Hotel is renowned for its meditative day escapes and will make the mums in your life feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Cook Homemade Cornish Food 

Take some Cornish ingredients and surprise your mum with some tasty homemade treats.

Pack away some homemade Pasties for a picnic at the beach! Nothing else but The Official Cornish Pasty recipe will do. A genuine Cornish Pasty must only contain: ‘roughly diced beef. Sliced or diced potato, onion and swede (turnip). You can trust this advice straight from the Cornish Pasty Association. 

After savoury comes sweet. And what better than a Proper Cornish Cream Tea.  Add them to the picnic hamper, Just remember what goes first, cream or jam? Just in case, its jam first with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream on top. 

Room for some cheese and port? Okay, so you won't you don't have to make the cheese, but you can handpick a range of Cornish Cheeses including Cornish Yarg, Cornish Kern, Cornish blue, Cathedral Cheddar, Cornish Gouda. Add some homemade chutney and crackers to the hamper and don't forget the glasses for the port.


Visit the Land of Poldark 

There must be a few mums a fan of this Cornish drama! Why not plan your mother’s day around a filming location, or two. The fictional beaches of Nampara Cove and Hendrawna Sands are inspired from real beaches, so here's our list of locations chosen to star in Poldark for you to search them out. Plus, here's our guide to the places behind the names

A Weekend Treat Away

Stay in Cornwall
Depending on mum’s taste, Cornwall offers a range of places to stay from, quirky fisherman’s cottages to luxury coastal apartments. Located just a stone’s throw from famous fishing villages Padstow and Port Isaac, take the whole family away to the award-winning ‘The Olde House’.With a swimming pool complex, tennis courts a farm trail and incredible bird hide, it is the perfect destination for mums who would love a trip to the countryside. 

If a vibrant town life with a touch of luxury is more your mum’s style, then the famously beautiful St Ives will treat her well. The town has a range of independent restaurants and bars proudly serving local ingredients and golden sandy beaches to stroll and enjoy the view. Stay a stone's throw from the sea in a luxury St Ives Cottage and show your mum the sunset over the horizon.

Moving up to North Cornwall in a place known locally as ‘The Peaceful Valley’ you can treat your mum to a unique Ekopod experience. For those passionate about the environment and switching off, this tranquil glamping site is the perfect escape. Only 20 minutes from the dramatic coastline of Tintagel and the quaint village of Boscastle, there is plenty of Cornish culture to enjoy for the weekend.


For those in a hurry see a quickfire list of top 5 mother’s day gift ideas to do in Cornwall.

  1. Seashell Hunting - Head to your favourite Cornish beach and comb for seashells and sea glass
  2. Beach Walk and Coffee - Keep it simple and stroll along a beach to her favourite cafe.
  3. Fish and Chips on the Pier - Go traditional with good old Cornish chips and fish.
  4. Tapas - A perfect cuisine to enjoy with a drink of your mum’s choice.
  5. Proper Cornish Sunday Lunch - Sometimes a traditional roast with the whole family and a cheeky glass of red does the trick.
  6. Go for a Pint - Goes without saying - get in a round of Cornish cider.

Happy Mothers Day!

We hope you have a few good ideas from this guide and if you have any more ideas, let us know.