If you think your lovely mum deserves more this Mother’s Day than a 4-quid bunch of flowers from Lidl, but you can’t think what to do with her, we’ve got some ideas up our sleeves. Leave the obvious son/daughter/parent activities to the less inspired and try out some of Tiqets’ UK fun stuff!

Witness a prehistoric wonder at Stonehenge

You were her biggest miracle, but there are heaps of miraculous things you can show your mum now you’re all grown up, such as Stonehenge. No one really knows how or why this crazy prehistoric site was constructed (there are even rumours of alien involvement!), but you can have fun pondering over the possibilities together on this return coach trip from London’s Victoria Station. There will be loads of bonding time as you cruise through the scenic Salisbury plains and tuck into an optional fish ‘n chips dinner afterward.

Get spooked together on a Ghost Bus tour

A family that screams together stays together. That’s not what they say at all, but you and your mother be will even closer once you’ve clung to each other in fear on this Ghost Bus Tour around London. Forget the nice, cozy dinner… fill her up with tales of bloody murders, executions, and supernatural showdowns in the Big Smoke. From the demon barber of Fleet Street to the Cross Bones Graveyard of Southwark, the haunted tombs of Westminster Abbey to the black dog of Newgate Prison, this is one mad Mother’s Day treat she’ll be telling her friends about for months.

Tickle her funny-bone with some Cabaret

Some mums might like a nice night at the opera, or ballet, but the coolest mums accompany their offspring to the Cabaret! Round out Mother’s Day at The London Cabaret Club’s British-themed show, where real West End stars sing and dance their hearts out while you feast on fabulous food. If you really want to impress the woman who spawned you, opt for the VIP package and get a five-course gourmet menu, a meet and greet with the show’s stars and access to the Late Night Lounge after party. When she’s shaking her booty on the dancefloor she won’t even think about the opera… probably.

Get Medieval with your Mummy

Make it a Mother’s Day and knight to remember as you step back to Medieval times in London’s atmospheric Ivory House, the former meeting hall of the Portspoken Knights. Get your mead on with mummy in the world of roundtables and shining armor and eat till you’re as stuffed as a 12th-century royal. This ain’t no quiet afternoon tea – this is yelling for the servant wench while dressed as a king, queen, princess or page. Drink unlimited goblets of unlimited drinks, watch the knights battle and the dancers spin around a tipsy Henry VIII, and party into the night like it’s 1399.

Climb the London O2 together

Is mum the adventurous type? Then zip up your climbing suits, tie those special shoes and buckle  your harness for a parent-child challenge like no other abovethe rooftops of London. Climbing on the O2 Arena’s 350-meter walkway puts you and your mum 52 meters above the city ,with views of the Gherkin, the Thames and more to blow your minds. This 90-minute climb is guaranteed to make some extra special family memories. The last time you’ll have seen your mum this excited was when you first learned to crawl. Climbing is a whole new story.

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Becky Wicks

Becky Wicks

Itchy-footed writer Becky has lived and worked in London, New York, Dubai, Sydney and Bali. She started freelancing in 2010 and has collaborated with top brands such as Microsoft, GQ, TripAdvisor, Hello!, Tiqets, HTC, PayPal, eBay, MTV... the list goes on and on! Traveling is a way of life, and Becky has it down to a fine art!
Becky Wicks