When it comes to buying Christmas presents for Mum, many of us are left racking our brains for good ideas. How many pairs of earrings, candles and scarves does one woman need! So here are six experience ideas in Bristol, to suit a varied budget, for the yummiest of mummies to the more mature special lady in your life..

Afternoon Tea

With the success of another series of Great British Bake Off, baking is here to stay in the food fashions and Afternoon Tea remains a very popular experience with mums of all ages. You can celebrate this quintessential classic in surroundings to match, at Berwick Lodge.

Indulge in a freshly baked scone, topped with lashings of fragrant jam and gooey clotted cream and other sweet delights on the Afternoon Tea Menu. With an open feature fireplace and fabulous views of our magnificent grounds, sit back and relax in the elegant ambiance of Berwick Lodge. During the summer months, sit under the warm glow of the sun out in the garden and enjoy a finger sandwich as you admire the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Gift Vouchers are available for the following:

Afternoon Tea for 1 – £19.50        Afternoon Tea for 2 – £39       Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2 – £59


Tickets to Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, 28 Nov – 10 April 

Every year thousands of visitors make the trip to the Bristol Museums to see the world-famous exhibition that is Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year Mshed are hosting this iconic Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition.

WPOTY provides a global platform for photography that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights; from fascinating animal behaviour and wild landscapes, to relationships between humans and the natural world.




Make up lesson at Bobbi Brown in John Lewis

Who doesn’t love a bit of a pamper? The girls at the Bobbi Brown counter in John Lewis at The Mall offer a complimentary make up lesson, whether Mum would like a whole new look or just some help and tips to keep her looking glamorous. The lesson is free but Mall Gift Cards can be purchased and spent on Bobbi Brown creams, potions and make up.

£20 – £500

Relaxation break

I think it would be agreed that from the minute a woman becomes Mum, her time is no longer her own! Give her some well -earned time back to relax and unwind.

A relaxation break for 2 at Berwick Lodge includes afternoon tea on arrival, 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage by in-house therapist, 3 course a la carte dinner in Hattusa, a sumptuous bed to sleep in and breakfast the following morning.

From £284

Tickets to The Nutcracker at historic Bristol Hippodrome, Tues 5th Jan 2016

The Nutcracker, this most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas Eve. As snowflakes fall outside, the warm glow of the open fire sends flickering shadows across the boughs of the Christmas tree and all the presents beneath. When midnight strikes we are swept away to a fairy-tale world where nothing is quite as it seems, toy dolls spring to life, the Mouse-king and his Mouse-army battle with the Nutcracker Prince and we travel through the Land of Snow to an enchanted place where the magic really begins…

Tickets – £19.40 – £47.40

6 course tasting menu with accompanying wine flight, Hattusa at Berwick Lodge

Enjoy fine food amidst architectural style in a welcoming atmosphere that greets you the moment you enter through one of the stone pillar archways. Hattusa is a place where culinary inspiration comes to life to create a unique dining experience delivered through high quality service.

The delicious food wouldn’t be complete without the complement of a glass of fine wine. Our unpretentious collection of wines from across the globe are hand-picked by passionate Sommelier, Jean-Sebastien. He can match wines specifically to your palate and the dishes on your table.

Tasting menu – £75        Wine flight – from £35    Buy Gift Voucher