Mum’s the word, it’s Mother’s Day. Whether it’s with a nice a cup of tea in the morning or a countryside stroll, it’s nice to spend time together. We’ve put together a list of ideas to celebrate this special day. We’ve based our ideas on our local area but I’m sure you can adapt some of them to suit your location.
Top Ideas for Mother’s Day
A countryside walk along the River Tweed
Your time is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give your mum, which is why a countryside walk is perfect. Mum and I both love walking Ruaridh Dog along the river bank, watching the flora and fauna change with the seasons. Getting fresh air and gentle exercise is one of the key benefits in sustaining physical and mental well being. Also, walking is brilliant as it’s free and a great excuse to wrap up warm in your woolies. Remember there’s no such thing as bad weather! To find local walking routes for Kelso, download this very handy guide from the Scottish Borders Council.
Afternoon tea at Ednam House
Ednam House, built in 1761, is a beautiful Manor House set on the banks of the River Tweed and River Teviot. We may be biased as we got married there last year but it is simply stunning. The house is positioned just off the town square and has a fine dining restaurant and relaxed rooms for lunch and afternoon tea. They offer three variations of a classic Afternoon Tea with or without bubbles. Serving from 2-6pm daily, this is a great wee spot to revitalize after a busy morning shopping in town.
Ednam House Hotel
Sunday lunch in the Cobbles
If you’re looking for something hearty and wholesome for your lunch, The Cobbles is our go to pub in Kelso. A relaxed atmosphere with a cosy feel, it’s what you expect from a country pub and the cobbles provides it all. The bar area is also dog friendly so you can come straight in from the hills to a hot bowl of hearty soup.
A present from The Flower Room
Everyone loves to receive flowers, they brighten up a room and fill it with a sweet aroma. We’ve had some fabulous bunches from The Flower Room who create a bouquet to suit any budget. They also sell a selection of artisan crafts such as chocolates, ceramics and gift cards. A great shop to pick up your Mother’s Day gifts.
The Walled Garden at Floors Castle
Floors Castle provides the most spectacular backdrop to Kelso. As Scotland’s largest inhabited castle, we are lucky to be able to visit easily. Throughout the year they hold an array of large events in the castle grounds and welcome thousands of visitors. This year you’ll see us again at the annual Massed Pipe Band event in August, click here to see other events. Although the castle doesn’t open until April, the walled garden and terrace cafe is open daily. This is a peaceful garden set in the grounds of the castle, offering a fabulous standard of food in the terrace cafe.
Be prepared, shop at Kelso Farmers Market
Finally, we couldn’t leave out Kelso Farmers Market as its too good an opportunity to pick up some local produce. The market returns to the square on Saturday 23rd March from 0930-1330. Prepare for a lazy Mother’s Day by shopping in advance. Here you can pick up local produce for the dinner table and sweet treats for desert. Beautiful candles, fine coffee as well as luxurious hats and scarves from Wonky Woolies of course! We’ve paired up one of our new lambswool scarves with a headband, which is a perfect set for this time of year.
To sum it up
So there you have our top 6 ideas for Mother’s Day, we hope it’s been helpful. As a result, you can see that Kelso is a vibrant town in the Scottish Borders with lots to offer. There is a host of beauty spots, great places to eat and fabulous shops on our doorstep. We are very lucky to be based in this region of Scotland. To find out more about the town, historical sites and what to do have a look at the Visit Kelso website which is run by local business people.