What kind of mother is your mother?
All mothers are different, but each one is special – and yours is almost certainly the best! Mother’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about indulging the first woman in your life with a gift as unique as she is. From fun-filled days out to perfect presents, at Wembley Park you’ll find something to bring a smile to your mum’s face, whatever kind of mother she is: from foodie to fashionista, we’ve got it covered.
Wembley Park’s new Getty Images Gallery is the perfect destination for photography enthusiasts. The current exhibition Heroes, a stunning collection of images of iconic artists performing at The SSE Arena, Wembley will also tick the boxes for music fans. Or how about tickets to a gig? There’s a great line-up at The SSE Arena, Wembley this April, Andre Rieu (24th), or for an unforgettable experience splash out on tickets for American rock icons The Eagles, who are playing Wembley Stadium in August.
Bake off mums
For extra brownie points, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into baking cakes and muffins together at Bread Ahead. Students at the Mother’s Day Baking Workshop all receive a free cookbook to take home, too. If she has a sweet tooth, indulge with a treat from Wembley Park Market purveyors Cotswold Fudge Co or Cocoba Chocolate. Then whisk her off for lunch (or dinner) at one of the many eateries in the area, from fine dining at The Hilton London Wembley to hip street food at Boxpark. At the London Designer Outlet, high-street favourites including Pizza Express and Cabana have some great deals on three courses – then enjoy a spot of retail therapy for afters!
Whether she’s a 21st-century eco-warrior or an old hippy at heart you’ll need something a bit alternative for a true Earth mother. At Wembley Park Market you’ll find a range of independent stalls selling sustainable gifts, including London House Plants and Duck Pond Collective. To restore her mind, body and spirit drop in to The Yellow on Saturday 21st March for Crystal Minds Mothers’ Day, offering everything from massages to Zumba, with great food and sense of community.
Shopaholics and followers of fashion will lap up a spree at LDO, where there are some great bargains up for grabs including 20% off at Fiorelli, and two pairs of Levi’s for just £99. Check out their newest promotion and online game at Into The Wild to access further discounts and promotions. Or perhaps your mum deserves a bit of pampering? She’ll feel a million dollars after a blow dry at luxury salon Chop Chop or an indulgent beauty treatment at Bhavi Beauty – mani-pedi, facial or massage!
Wembley Park is the perfect destination for a Mothers’ Day weekender for the young – or the young at heart. Kick off with 2-for-1 cocktails in the lively atmosphere of Las Iguanas, or sip a Cosmopolitan on the rooftop terrace at Sky Bar 9 if she’s feeling refined, then head over to Boxpark to dance til the small hours at Saturday Sauce. For more relaxed vibes, don’t miss the Live at Boxpark: Mothers’ Day Special with a live band on the main stage playing everything from classic soul and Motown to contemporary rock and pop. If your Mum is a thrill-seeker, she’ll love Boxpark’s entertainment zone for some alternative Mothers’ Day fun including Zero Latency, the world’s first free-roam virtual reality game, and Bad Axe, the Canadian axe-throwing experience.
If axe-throwing and high-tech gaming aren’t her cup of tea, spoil mum in the sophisticated surroundings of Icons Bar and Grill at Hilton London Wembley, where traditional afternoon tea is served (with optional champagne). For a classic gift idea, what mother could resist a fragrant candle personalised with an image of your choice? Head to Yankee Candles at the LDO to create this unique present. Finally, nothing says Happy Mothers’ Day like bouquet of fresh spring flowers, and renowned florist Fine Stems will have a pop-up stall at LDO on Saturday 21st March selling beautiful blooms, so you can grab a gorgeous bunch at the last minute!