Where To Take Kent Mummies for Mothers Day 2019

Little Fant Farm
This is a cottage farm near Maidstone that I have been meaning to visit for ages now

It has a beautiful tea barn and lots of animals

It is an especially good place to visit at this time of year

As there will be lots of baby animals to see

This Mothers’ Day Little Fant Farm are serving a 2 course lunch box for £9.50. Children £6.50.

To include Pulled Pork cooked slowly on our Kadai fire bowl

Served with crunchy roast potatoes

Farmslaw and chutney, or Apple sauce

Followed by Lemon & Ginger Jam Jar Cheesecakes

Swig & Saddle will be on the farm with their Horse Trailer bar

Serving Mums a special Mothers’ day Prosecco Cocktail

As well as Ale and beer

Sounds a lovely way to spend the day

If you still need a gift for mummy too

Why not rent a pear tree

For a gift that keeps on giving

For all the family

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Maidstone Museum
We love Maidstone Museum

It has an amazing dinosaur section

The museum is offering something a little different this Mothers’ Day

Cream Tea and Costume!

A delicious cream tea in the historic library

Go behind the scenes to see the amazing costume collection

Spanning 300 years of frills and furbelows

Spaces are limited so early booking is advised

Take a tour at 3pm and enjoy your cream tea at 4pm

OR

Enjoy your cream tea at 3pm and take the tour at 4pm

Definitely different!

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Ightam Mote
This stunning National Trust property near Sevenoaks

Invites you to visit and make mum’s day

Children can pop into the Squire’s Room to make mum a present

Or why not treat her to lunch or a cream tea in the café?

Mum’s can also enjoy a touch of luxury with a hand massage in the shop

All sounds rather wonderful to me

Also at Ightam Mote you can explore the gardens

And hunt for the cheeky cherub, trip trap bridge and curly wurly tree

There is a great natural playground

Where you can practice your balancing skills

Race through the living willow tunnel

Create mud pies or make sweet music

Come rain or shine just let your imaginations run wild!

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Bodiam Castle
This is where David and I got engaged ten years ago

We used to live just opposite the castle

In a tiny old cottage

It is where our slow road to parenting began

Seems like a lifetime ago

Bring your Mum to Bodiam Castle this weekend

And you can make a special gift to give to her

There will be lots of lovely potted plants

That you can add your special touch to by decorating the pot

Complete your day out by giving your special plant to your Mum

Super simple and perfect for little ones

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Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Want to see your mummy drive a train this Mothering Sunday?

Well then, this is the experience for you

MOTHERING SUNDAY: PLOUGHMAN’S AT DUNGENESS

Begin your Mothering Sunday experience at New Romney Station (TN28 8PL) at 10:30 where you’ll be a given an allocated time slot to enjoy your ‘Mum’s Drive A Train’ between 10:45 and 11:30.

After Mum’s train driving experience from New Romney Station to New Romney outer station limits, you’ll take your reserved seats on the 11:45 departure to Dungeness.

Upon arrival at Dungeness at 12:15, take a seat at your reserved table where your Ploughman’s Lunch will be served. We’ve allowed some extra time to explore Dungeness before your 1:40 return train.

Ploughman’s Lunch: Thick Cut Bread, Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Onions, Chutney, Vibrant Salad, and Sliced Apple.

Vegetarian Ploughman’s Lunch: Thick Cut Bread, Stilton, Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Onions, Chutney, Vibrant Salad, and Sliced Apple.

Children’s Ploughman’s Lunch: Sliced Bread, Ham, Cheddar, Cucumber and Sliced Apple.

I think that could be quite good fun actually!

Leeds Castle
Lovely lovely Leeds

One of our happy places

And literally five minutes from our front door

This Sunday why not treat your mummy

To afternoon tea

IN the castle!

You can choose to take tea in the castle dining room

Or in the Castle View Restaurant

Whichever you choose a spring walk around the beautiful gardens

Would be a perfect way to spend Mothers’ Day

Penshurst Place
Having recently discovered the beautiful Penshurst Place

The children and I are very keen to return

For Mothers’ Day there is a whole host of wonderful things going on

Including the chance to see history come to life

As Henry VIII and his six wives descend on Penshurst Place & Gardens

The period costume group from Tudor Legacies will perform its ‘Six Wives’ presentation in the Baron’s Hall

As well as wander the house and grounds in character meeting visitors

Having recently attended an Elizabethan day at Penshurst with our Home Ed group

I am certain that this will be brilliant

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We had a wonderful day today @penshurstplace in #kent We went with a group of #homeed families to be part of the Elizabethan / Armada experience day. We attended 7 short workshops. First me met Queen Elizabeth I herself and she was wonderful! She taught us how to spot a good husband, how to show our reverence and why every lady should have a fan! She told Esther that her dress was ‘sumptuous’ which made Esther’s day. We went on to meet a maid who told us all about the fashion of the time. The children tried on different hats and had to identify if they belonged to someone rich or poor. We met a scullery maid who taught us about food, the slightly terrifying Barber Surgeon, a suspected witch taught us about crime and punishment, a soldier talked to us about weapons used to fight The Armada and we laughed as we learned a circle dance that kept getting faster and faster. Throughout the day we learned the origins of many phrases and sayings we still use today. So many highlights from a brilliant day of living history led by @aardvarkproductions The children had a fantastic time, we all learned so much and have been introduced to a beautiful place in Kent that we are all keen to return to and explore. A wonderful #homeeducation day! #invitationtolearn #livinghistory #tonbridge #bidborough #penshurst #penshurstplace #kenthistory #thearmada #elizabethantimes #history #homeeducationuk #homeschool #edspireedventures #edspiretravels @visitkent #daysoutwithkids #daysoutinkent #littleexplorers #letthemexplore

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During the thirty-minute performance

Each of King Henry VIII’s six Queens will describe her own experience of being married to the regent

Giving the audience a special insight into her life

Including where she was from, how she met the King

How they came to be married and what her final fate was!

I think William in particular would LOVE this

And I would find it fascinating too

In the Craft Barn over the weekend younger visitors can create a ‘pop-up’ loving card

And maybe a special craft or two ready to present to Mum

On Sunday, in The Garden Restaurant, a roast lunch menu will be on offer

Or cream tea in the Porcupine Pantry

The perfect treat before or after enjoying the formal gardens

And playing on the most awesome adventure playground we have found in recent times

The children LOVED it when we visited

I think if you live close to Penshurst an annual ticket here

Would be the perfect gift for Mothers’ Day

6 sleeps to go!

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