Still wondering how to spoil your Mum on Mother’s Day this Sunday? Let ShropshireStar.com suggest a few ideas.
The Walls in Oswestry has a special three-course Mother’s Day carvery from midday to 4.30pm on Sunday. There are options for veggies and fish fans too and it’ll set you back £20 a head (£11 for 11-years-old and under).
Housed in a former schoolhouse, the restaurant has bags of character, from the rustic fireplace and high-beamed ceiling to Persian rugs and wooden furnishings.
All meat comes from local suppliers, while vegetables are organic and local-sourced where possible.
For Mums who love to laugh:
For a slightly offbeat treat, Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn comedy club, Severn Jesters, features turns from John Scott, Dan Bland and Jason Cook in The Walker Theatre.
Loveable rogue John Scott is a veteran of many Edinburgh Festivals. He also holds a Spike Milligan Award and last year won the nationwide Take The Mic Award.
Yorkshireman Dan Bland's morbidly deadpan disposition owes more to a grumpy undertaker than a genial stand-up comedian. But that funereal facade belies a devilish comic mind that has beguiled countless audiences.
By popular demand... both his and the audiences... Jason Cook makes a triumphant return to Severn Jesters. Since his last visit he has penned and starred in highly rated BBC sitcom Hebburn & racked up more TV stand up appearances on Dave's One Night Stand and Russell Howards Good News.
The evening is hosted by MC Dan Nightingale.
For film fans:
There are a couple of films out that might just fit the bill for film-loving Mums.
Safe Haven (12A) is described as an affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to find love again after she arrives in a small North Carolina town. Dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.
The Guilt Trip (12A) stars Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought.
Finally, Mama (15) may have the right sort of name for Mother’s Day but in this case mother is something ghostly and terrifying. But if your Mum’s a horror lover . . .
For Mums who want to relax:
A more traditional treat might be a spa day at Lion Quays Resort, Moreton, near Oswestry.
The spa is based on the use of hydrotherapy which is the therapeutic application of hot and cold water. Treatment using heat is beneficial to health as it not only raises body temperature but enables the body to detoxify by perspiring. Take your mother on a journey of discovery, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Lion Quays Resort was awarded five bubbles by The Good Spa Guide.
For fresh air fans:
Shropshire is packed with amazing places to visit, so check out our fantastic 31 great Shropshire days out and treat your mother to the best Shropshire has to offer!
From stately homes and castles to working farms, walks in the beautiful Shropshire countryside to country parks and award-winning museums to historical treasures, click here.
Do you have any more suggestions to add to our collection? Let us know in the comment box below.