7 Mother’s Day Activities to do with your Elderly Mum11th March 2020
Give the gift of time this Mother's Day and do something you can enjoy together!
Celebrate Mother’s day by spending time with one of the most important women in your life! There’s no better way to show love and affection than with a fun, memorable Mother’s Day activity. From delicious afternoon tea and local sightseeing to staying in and preparing a meal together, there are loads of ways to show your appreciation for mum this Mother’s Day.
Explore our list of 7 Mother’s Day activities to enjoy with your elderly mum for an unforgettable way to celebrate her on this special day. Doing something is a great way to create lasting memories, something she’s bound to cherish for years to come.
Mother’s Day Activities for the elderly who like to get out
There are loads of exciting things to do in the local area this Mother’s Day, especially for those who love being out and about!
Delightful afternoon tea
The epitome of class and refinement, afternoon tea is the perfect activity for Mother’s Day. Take mum to a luxurious location, including world-famous hotels and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked cakes and scrumptious scones with lashings of clotted cream.
Add some fizz with the addition of champagne, or go for an afternoon tea with tasty gin and tonics included. There’s something for every taste. Empty plates, full stomachs and smiling faces guaranteed.
See the local National Trust sights
How about a spot of local sightseeing? Get out and about in the local area for a fun way to spend Mother’s Day. For lovers of nature, Ashridge Estate offers miles of beautiful walking paths. Choose from different paths from long walks to short strolls amongst beautiful scenes of nature.
For fans of the theatre, visiting George Bernard Shaw’s house in Welwyn is sure to delight. Bring mum to Shaw’s Corner and explore every inch of the world-famous playwright’s family home. Explore through the rooms, browse his collection of artefacts (including an Oscar statue!) and visit his revolving writing hut in the garden.
Explore St. Albans Cathedral
There are loads of local cathedrals and churches filled with history, making for the ideal activity for the elderly. St. Albans Cathedral is an iconic building at the heart of the city of St. Albans. It has the longest Nave of any cathedral in England as well as seriously breath-taking architecture. Longtime lovers of history and religious mums will be delighted.
Indoor Mother’s Day activities for the elderly
You don’t have to get out to enjoy Mother’s Day. Spending time together is celebration enough, so explore our list of fun and easy indoor Mother’s Day activities for the elderly.
Make a scrapbook
Turn some of mum’s favourite memories into a beautiful, hand-crafted scrapbook. Before heading over to mum, buy a couple of scrapbooks and the necessary stationery as well as stickers, strings and any other stylish little touches. And don’t forget to bring over anything that holds a memory! Whether it’s cinema tickets, newspaper cutouts or small items, a scrapbook filled with treasured items is an ideal Mother’s Day gift, especially one made together.
Prepare a meal together
Work together in the kitchen to prepare your mum her favourite meal! Whether you’re working side-by-side or she’s there to be your taste tester, there’s always a way for mum to join in.
Set the table, crack out the fancy cutlery and plates then tuck in together. Sharing a delicious meal is always a great way to spend time together, and she’s bound to love it more as you’ve made it together!
Spend an afternoon taking it easy
Looking for something much more relaxed? Use this Mother’s Day to have some one-on-one time with mum at home. Going through old videos and pictures together is the perfect way for you and mum to enjoy this special day. Flicking through family albums and enjoying home-video footage of holidays creates a real warm feeling, just right for Mother’s Day.
Card games are a quick and easy way to have some fun at home, as are puzzles and crosswords. Challenge mum to a game of Scrabble for a way to get the mind working or enjoy a lightning-fast game of snap. There are plenty of fun ways to spend a lazy afternoon on Mother’s Day indoors.
Mani-pedi at home
Does mum love a touch of glam? Treat her like the queen she is with an at-home manicure and pedicure. Bring along her favourite colour varnish and coat her nails for added everyday style. Finish off with a gentle hand massage for a real professional-like experience.
Whether you’re taking her out or staying in together, there are loads of unforgettable ways to enjoy Mother’s Day with your elderly mum. The most important thing you can do is be together this Mother’s Day.
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