Mums travel free on c2c this Mother’s Day
This Mother’s Day we want to show all the Super-Mums along our route how much we appreciate them. So if you’re travelling with your mum on Sunday 31 March and you have a valid ticket, you can bring your Mum along with you absolutely free*. Simply download the voucher below, print it out, or save it on your phone, and take to the station when you travel. Don’t forget to save on your ticket too with Kids for £2, Online Advance Discount, or GroupSave!
Not sure where to take her? Take a look at our ideas for Mother’s Day below for inspiration for both Mother’s Day in London and along the Thames Estuary.
Great Ideas for Mother’s Day along the Thames Estuary and Southend coast
Brunch at the swanky Seven Hotel, Southend
Every mother deserves a special treat, delight yours with a delectable four-course lunch menu running all day on the Sunday for only £35 per person.
Where: The Seven Hotel, 7 Clifton Terrace, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DT
Afternoon Tea at Roslin Beach Hotel, Thorpe Bay
These guys know how to do an Afternoon Tea. Cakes, crumbles, scones, savory snacks and sweets, expect a mountain of visual and gustatory treats. Complete with stunning views over the coast.
Where: Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Essex SS1 3BG
Spring Walks and Coffee
The weather is most certainly getting better and brighter, so going for a spring stroll with mum is a great way to spend Mother’s Day. Take in the stunning views of the natural surroundings and wildlife through the many nature trails, whilst finishing off with a well deserved cappuccino and treat.
Where: RSPB Rainham Marshes, Leigh National Nature Reserve, Southend Cliff Gardens and Wat Tyler Centre.
Sara’s Tea Garden
This homely and family run cafe is everything you’d want from a quaint and relaxing tea garden by the sea to enjoy your traditional English treats. The homemade food from local sources and welcoming staff make it a place you’ll always want to go back to. Surrounded by plants and greenery it gives a sense of a secret garden, with the picturesque backdrop of Leigh’s cobbled streets making it an idyllic spot for any special occasion. Mum will love it.
Where: Leigh-on-Sea, High Street
The Oak Tree Restaurant
This locally revered vegetarian and vegan restaurant specialises in crafting exceptionally colourful and delicious meals, each plate put together with pure imagination. The atmosphere is extremely relaxed and friendly, with all staff members happy to talk you through their menu. It makes for that perfect ‘somewhere different’ destination where you can enjoy the loving company of dear old mum. Plus the prices are very fair so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to treat her!
Where: Leigh Road, Southend-on-Sea
Great Ideas for Mother’s Day in London
Afternoon Tea at Palm Court
If it’s a spot of afternoon tea and exquisite cuisine your mum likes, then there really isn’t anywhere much better than the place famed for being the first to serve afternoon tea as we know it today over 140 years ago. The menu is definitely something unique, inspired by head chef Chris King and partners Michel Roux Jr and Albert Roux; you might not understand what’s on the menu, but you can be damn sure it’ll taste good!
Where: Langham Hotel, Marylebone
Art Exhibitions in the City
Picking the perfect filter and adjusting the contrast on your social media posts aren’t considered art, however what is considered art are some the works being showcased around the capital today. So why not bring a little culture into your Mother’s Day and experience the likes of exhibitions such as the voyeuristic work of Diane Arbus, the fleshy sculptures of Nicole Farhi and the fascinating dreams of Daria Martin. Not to mention many, many more. You’ll seriously have a lot choice.
Where: Hayward Gallery, Beaux Arts, Barbican Centre (and more).
B Bakery Bus Tour
If your Mum is the kind of gal who likes to get out and see the sights, but wants to enjoy it with a cake in one hand and a cuppa in the other; then have we got the thing for you! The Routemaster afternoon tea experience takes you around the capital in a swanky renovated double-decker bus, which serves up an intimate ride with the other patrons whilst giving an unobtrusive commentary on London’s history. The finger sandwiches and profiteroles are something out of this world.
Where: From Victoria daily at 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm.
Price: £45 per person.
Mother’s Day Roast at Kew Gardens
Now that we’re through the worst of the winter days and spring has near enough fully sprung, why not venture out to see the first signs of colour and wildlife at its nature reserve. With the flowers blooming and all manner of animals and critters returning, it’s always worth the journey at this time of year. They’ll be serving an incredible Sunday roast in their 16th century dining room catered for this special occasion. Take a look at our 2FOR1 offers and get a voucher for Kew Gardens discounted entry.
Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Richmond.
Price: £24.95 for two courses, £29.95 for three courses (free glass of prosecco for Mum). Does not include entry to the Gardens.
Spa Experience in Kensington
With branches of the Spa Experience located in Kensington, Old Street, Swiss Cottage, Waltham Forest and Wimbledon; it’s an established place to relax and unwind. However, if it’s the full package of treatments you’re after then look no further than Bethnal Green’s East End original. Their staple ‘Head in the Clouds Massage’ is out of this world, you’ll mum will think she’s in heaven!
Where: Cambridge Heath Road, near Bethnal Green station.
Price: Total Spa Experience package from £48.
*Mums travel free voucher terms and conditions
- Offer only valid when one other passenger (adult or child) is travelling with the Mother
- Mother travelling Free must be accompanied by fare paying passenger at all times
- Offer only available Sunday March 31, 2019 (UK Mother’s Day)
- Valid for travel on c2c services only, this offer does not permit travel on London Underground or any other operator’s services
- Tickets & discount levels are subject to availability
- All tickets and travel are subject to the National Conditions of Travel
Top London 2FOR1s with mum
When you travel by train you can claim your 2FOR1 London attractions vouchers for an additional treat. Here are some of our favourites: