Six things to do this Mother’s Day

Our guide to the best things to read, watch and do this weekend…

While there will be plenty of people spending this weekend with those all-important mother figures, many of us will just be looking to spend a few days enjoying the new spring sunshine. Either way, we’ve got you covered with our guide to the best things to watch, read and do this weekend. Enjoy!

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Visit this: Robert Indiana at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

First up, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, who are very much putting the idea that ‘love is all around’ into practice by hosting a massive aluminium sculpture of our favourite four letter word. The piece is part of Robert Indiana: Sculpture 1958 – 2018, the first major UK retrospective of sculpture, painting and prints from the American artist’s 60 year career. Take a walk around the lawns and enjoy his six foot sculptures, as well as the beautiful hilltop views of the Yorkshire countryside. 

Try this: Kokedama workshop

Forget wreath making. The biggest green fingered trend right now? Kokedama, or Japanese hanging moss balls. Great for anyone looking for some lush interior decoration, these balls look best planted up with some springtime blooms. Learn how to do this at Chelsea Physic Garden’s dedicated Mother’s Day workshops or, if you can’t get to London, try your hand at home with this helpful how-to video from the Royal Horticultural Society…

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Book this: Drive-in cinema

While we’re big fans of outdoor cinema, we’re not so keen on getting caught in a sudden downpour. So, the best way to hedge your bets is with a drive-in – all the fun of an outdoor screening, without the weather worries (plus a hefty dose of retro vibes). Head to Port Talbot’s Margam Country Park on Sunday to see family-friendly Encanto during the day, and thriller Us at night, all while surrounded by the the gardens of a stunning stately home. 

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Watch this: Bridgerton 

Ok, we admit it, Bridgerton might not be the most ‘mum-friendly’ watch… But with the new series finally dropping on Netflix this Friday, it sure is the one thing we’ll be watching over the weekend. Season two sees the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony, looking to find a wife – but his intended’s protective older sister has other ideas. We can’t wait!

Read this: Yinka, where is your huzband? 

This weekend shaping up to be a quiet one? We’ve got the perfect reading material. Thirty-one-year-old South Londoner Yinka is single – and her mum is not happy about it. So, when her cousin gets engaged, she makes it her mission to find herself a date and shut her overbearing aunties up for good. This book, by British-Nigerian author Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, is being hailed as the new Bridget Jones, and Netflix have already bought the rights – a ringing endorsement if ever there was one… 

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Go here: Whitstable

Fancy a day at the seaside? Try Whitstable. This picture-perfect coastal town is filled with pastel-painted buildings, with brightly-coloured beach huts overlooking a pebble beach. It’s also home to the famous Whitstable Oyster, so make sure you bag a table at The Whitstable Oyster Company for a taste of this local delicacy as they arrive fresh off the boat. Or, if it’s a sunny walk you’re after, start at Herne Bay Clock Tower and head along the coast to The Rose in Bloom, a great pub with amazing views out to sea.