Written by Georgia Atkins

Cornwall offers many days out that are perfect for Mother’s Day. Here we pick 11 of the best places to spoil your mum…

Coffee and cake

Picnic, Falmouth

Falmouth is home to this quaint, independent cafe and deli, the perfect place to refuel with coffee and a slice of cake after a day of shopping in Falmouth with Mum. Get that “ooo” feeling with their freshly roasted coffee or perhaps indulge in a rum and raisin milkshake made with scoops of Treleavans ice cream.

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Tea on the Quay, Mevagissey

Nestled on Mevagissey’s charming fishing harbour, is the cosy, homely café of Tea on the Quay. Serving a selection of delicious Cornish fare from sweet treats such as Cornish scones, spiced banana cake and homemade tarts to mini quiches and sausage rolls, there’s plenty for you both to indulge in over a mother daughter catch-up.

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St Ives Harbour Hotel

For a special way to spoil your mum on Mother’s Day, why not spend the Sunday at the stunning St Ives Harbour? The Spa Hideaway for Two gives both of you chance to enjoy the spa facilities, relax by the pool and tuck into a two-course lunch or afternoon tea before a 55 minute treatment of your choice.

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Headland Hotel, Newquay

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With mesmerising views over Newquay’s Fistral Beach, you can be ensured of a stunning backdrop to a spa day for you and mum at the Headland Hotel. Don your robe and slippers, with a glass of fizz in hand, while you both relax and enjoy a pampering sessions within the hotel’s opulent surroundings.


Cooking workshop

Rick Stein Cookery School, Padstow  

Impress your family with your new found cookery skills by taking a class at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. With a host of courses to participate in, from a Spanish tasting evening to a four day ultimate fish and shellfish course, you’ll be spoilt for choice for what the two of you can learn. Better still, the school is located on the South Quay, a stone’s throw from the scenic Cornish coastline.


Philleigh Way Truro 

We all love the smell of fresh bread, so why not make your own? Philleigh Way is offering an array of courses to push your cookery skills further; go with your mum and see whose head chef!

Public gardens

Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey

Just a short drive from Mevagissey, the Lost Garden of Heligan is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England with unusual garden features to discover. See Mother Nature at her best with gardens bursting with delicate, colourful flora spread over 200 acres. While you are exploring these beautiful gardens, make sure to go and visit the fairytale esque sculpture of the Mud Maid.

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Sunday lunch

Molesworth Arms, Wadebridge

Give your mother the day off and treat her to a mouth watering carvery at the Molesworth Arms buried in the heart of Wadebridge. The both of you can tuck in to a plate brimming with succulent meats, fresh vegetables and of course Yorkshire puddings!

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Idle Rocks, St Mawes 

Enjoy a sumptuous Sunday roast at Idle Rocks, boasting a selection of delectable meats from pressed lamb to roast sirloin of beef alongside traditional trimmings. Try and grab a window seat so you can soak in the beautiful views across the harbour while you tuck into a tasty lunch.



Rafferty’s Café & Wine Bar, St Merryn 

Friday and Saturday nights are bustling at the Rafferty’s Café & Wine Bar for it is designated cocktail night, so grab one or two drinks in St Merryn before the special day. Also boasting an extensive wine list, there are plenty of whites, rosés and reds to enjoy before you both head for a night on the town!


Henlys Bar, Helston 

Before a day of spoiling your mum in Helston, why not take her on a girl’s night out at Henly’s Bar for a few tipples? Pull up a seat at the bar and catch up over a couple of Cosmopolitans or another of their quirky, carefully crafted cocktails!

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