Into Our guide to Mother's Day in Colchester

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Written by: Jess Walker

This year has flown by so quickly and now it's time to start thinking about Mother's Day! With last years spent in lockdown many people are looking to head out and make plans across the Mother's Day Weekend.

We've put together a guide of Afternoon Teas and special gift ideas for the mother figures in your life. There's lots happening in Colchester this spring so if you're more of a get and explore

Afternoon Tea and Cakes!

Afternoon Tea at The George

Tea at the George is a dedicated space for Afternoon Tea. they serve whimsical cakes in their brand new space and have a dedicated tea menu.

Book now for the Keep Mum Sweet Afternoon Tea available from 23rd of March. Tea at the George is very popular and is likely to be fully booked around Mother's Day so make sure to make your plans in advance!


Afternoon Tea with Tymperleys

The wonderful team at Tymperleys are offering their classic afternoon tea all day on Mothering Sunday. It's highly recommended that you booked ahead as they prove to be very popular each year.

Tymperleys will ONLY be serving Afternoon Tea on the Sunday. Full menu options are available on the 26th if you aren't an afternoon tea fanatic.

Click here to find out more!

Afternoon Tea at Victoria Yum

Enjoy a Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Victoria Yum on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March. Booking is essential.

Victoria Yum is well known for their delicious cakes and Instagram worthy cafe. Mums are definitely in for a treat here! They also bake whole cakes


Other gift ideas

Delightful fashion at Belle Love

Whatever mum likes, you're bound to find a unique and thoughtful gift at Belle Love. From fashion-forward scarfs to trendy dungarees, Belle Love has a great selection of beautiful items for you to shop on their website! If mum has a more specific taste or you're spoilt for choice, why not plan a trip into town with them instead and spend the day on retail therapy!

Meaningful Art

Maybe this year you would like to treat mum to a deeply meaningful gift. The Original Artshop is happy to help you with all your needs. Maybe you'd like to commission a special piece or frame your favourite memory. The Original Art Shop has over 30 years of experience to help you make that thoughtful gift extra special. And guess what, gift cards are also available!

NOT the usual flowers

Instead of grabbing those usual supermarket flowers like everyone else, why not head to Dillys for something really special. Based in the town centre Dillys creates beautiful bouquets that help you show how much you care. With local, and same-day delivery Dillys is a great choice for mothers day.

Get out and explore

Treat mum to Dinner

If they're not a fan of afternoon tea why not treat them to dinner out at one of the excellent restaurants Colchester has to offer. From the delectable delights of Church Street Tavern to the authentic treats at Hsinking there's so much to choose from.

Want to find out more about the restaurants on offer in Colchester? Why not have a look at our Pubs and Restaurant Guide or explore the Directory. Need vegan options? Check out our Vegan Restaurants Guide.

Explore the Arts

Why not head to Firstsite and explore their wonderful exhibitions. Currently open are; Life With Art, Keep Being Amazing, and Shore Lines.

Or why not watch some live-streamed opera at Firstsite on the 26th of March.

Be adventurous at Escape Colchester

Why not try your hand at an escape room? It's a perfect activity for a family or group of friends and there are so many different escape room puzzles to choose from including an online version!


Give the gift of Colchester

Give the gift of Colchester with the Colchester Gift Card!

Can't decide on a single gift for Mum? Why not give them the choice with the Colchester Gift Card, from retail to hairdressers, restaurants and beyond there's plenty of great businesses from Colchester town centre to pick from.


We hope that we've made shopping local and treating mum that little bit easier this year. We love seeing what you get up to when you visit Colchester so make sure to tag us in your pictures!

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February 2021