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Mother's Day: Out And About

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Mother's Day is approaching fast! Have you made any plans yet? Here's a list of a few ideas to get out of the house, enjoy the fresh air, good grub and great company.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, St. Austell

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Spoil your mother this month with a magical experience through the beautifully mysterious gardens of Heligan. The gardens were granted National Collection Heritage status in 2008 for its historic and iconic National collection of plants and wildlife.

Explore Europe’s largest garden restoration, whilst discovering a sense of tranquil beauty as you wander through the 200 acres of paradise. It’s a stunning destination for a relaxing afternoon adventure this mother’s day.

Since Heligan’s rediscovery 25 years ago, the landscape has transformed from a bramble battleground to a truly exotic paradise. Venture through the jungle and engage with nature through the garden’s steep facing valley slopes - creating Heligan’s own micro-climate. The jungle is roughly five degrees warmer than the rest of the gardens with plants brought back from all over the world adding to the colourful array of wildlife here.

Heligan’s hidden sculptures are just waiting to be discovered through its woodland walks, whilst snaking through the natural ponds and fields of colour. This majestic woodland are home to The Giant’s head, Mud Maid and the Grey Lady.

All of the wildlife here is sustainably managed to keep the land's beauty all year round. So treat your mother to a special and relaxing start to her special day with an inspiring visit to Heligan’s natural wonderland.

The Finnygook Inn, Torpoint

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Treat your mother to a relaxing meal out this Mother’s Day by dining in style. Why not try out the delicious menu available at The Finnygook Inn in Torpoint, with an array of spectacular dishes that’ll leave your taste buds tingling with mouth-watering satisfaction.

The cosy pub offers customers a warm reception to a welcoming atmosphere, with a roaring fire occupying the perfect spot to enjoy a drink and unwind before your exquisite home-made meal.

The 15th century pub is offering each special visitor a truly rewarding Mother’s Day experience with an outstanding three course meal special offer.

Using strictly the best local produce to create their delightful dishes, The Finnygook has a three course special at the remarkable price of just £22.50 per person. Choose between a selection of succulent roasted meats alongside their high quality menu, varying from perfected classic pub food to beetroot and goats cheese risotto with roasted pine nuts.

With a wide selection of Cornish Ales and draft beers, alongside a luxurious wine menu, The Finnygook Inn is a perfect destination to refuel your batteries, and enjoy an evening drink before a home-made delight after a relaxing afternoon stroll the countryside.

Cream Tea at Heather’s Café, Pendeen

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If your Mum doesn’t want the hassle of an evening out and about, but wants to relax at home in front of the evening fire - then you can still treat her to a special little outing this mother’s day. Rather than an evening meal, take her for an intimate lunch or a quick bite to eat this Sunday afternoon with a winter warming brew.

Heather’s coffee shop is Pendeen’s little gem, located roughly 7 miles from Penzance, the cute café will make you fall in love with its quirky style! Offering a selection of outstanding homemade cakes and sweet treats to share over a creamy coffee, alongside a homemade lunch menu, Heather’s is a perfect destination to enjoy a small mid-afternoon snack before a seaside stroll.

If you’re not feeling too peckish this lunch time, try Heather’s cream teas. Decorated with contemporary art from local artists, Heather’s will have you fall in love with the little cafés homely atmosphere and joyful feel to the location. A destination that will bound to put a smile on your mum's face, with outstanding coastal views and walks nearby, Heather’s should not be missed out this Sunday.  

Luxury Spa at the Headland Hotel, Newquay

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For a memorable relaxing day of indulgence this Mother’s day, look no further than the Headland Hotel. Offering a day of compete luxury and muscle soothing experiences, the Headland has a range of spa treatments that will leave you feeling re-born and leisured to relieve any stress from a hard week.

To experience a real Cornish spa treatment, put your mind to rest and at ease, the Headland’s professional therapists will advocate to your personal needs, ensuring you have the perfect experience. Introducing their own signature treatments, Newquay’s relaxing centre offers you the best of Cornwall health care treatments. From Intense cleansing salt scrubs, to clinically proven age-defying Padina Pavoinca massages, exfoliating your skin and lifting you into a dreamy state of mind.

What better way is there to spoil your mother this year than the ultimate relaxing body and mind experience? To offer them a true day of spoilt treats and complete comfort, book them a slot with Cornwall’s finest health care specialists.

Blistery Dog Walk

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If it’s an outdoor adventure for the family this Mother’s Day, so why not explore Cornwall’s natural world and experience its beauty. Tehidy woods is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic with the kids, or an exploration walk with the dogs to get you out of the house this Sunday.

Tehidy is the largest area of natural woodland in west Cornwall, with 250 acres of tranquil environment to explore with only the sound of snapped branches and flowing streams breaking nature’s peaceful silence.

As you venture through the 9 miles of pathed footway, which are accessible through 5 main entrance points, discover the remote visitor centre and café located at the South Drive.

Serving warm drinks and light snacks all year round to put your feet up and enjoy, before more exploration deeper into the woodlands. With a downloadable pocket guides to the park and a map of the area helping you discover unique spots within nature's wilderness.  

Guest writer: Stanley Morris

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