Mother’s Day in Cambridge

February 15, 2024

Mother’s Day is a truly special occasion dedicated to honouring and celebrating the incredible women who have played a significant role in shaping our lives. If you’re fortunate enough to be spending Mother’s Day in the charming city of Cambridge with your mum, you will find no shortage of wonderful activities to make her feel cherished and appreciated. From leisurely strolls along the picturesque River Cam to indulging in delectable afternoon tea at The Folio Bar & Kitchen, Cambridge offers something for every mum’s taste. Here’s a list of delightful things to do on Mother’s Day in Cambridge.

Start the day with a leisurely riverside walk

Welcome the special day by taking a peaceful stroll along the beautiful River Cam. The scenic views of the water and meadows surrounding it create a calming atmosphere, perfect for heartfelt conversations with your mum, as you both get to admire the beauty of Cambridge’s iconic bridges, nature and historic architecture.

Enjoy an afternoon tea in Cambridge

A traditional afternoon tea experience is a quintessential part of any Mother’s Day celebration. So why not treat yourself and your mum to a delicious and indulgent array of delicious treats and desserts accompanied by high-quality tea or coffee? The Folio Bar & Kitchen offers a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea experience in Cambridge, allowing you to celebrate your mum in a beautiful and cosy environment. With freshly made dainty finger sandwiches, which include such classics as prawn cocktail, and Croque Madame, as well as delicious creations of our chefs, including avocado and hoisin caviar, and Asparagus and goat cheese sandwiches. When it comes to sweet treats, you can expect a selection of carrot cake, strawberry panna cotta, homemade macaron, salted caramel tart with a shard of chocolate, and of course fresh traditional scones and jams. Experiencing a delightful afternoon tea menu as such offers the perfect way to make your mum feel pampered and appreciated on her special day.

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Visit the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Spend some quality time with your mum exploring the enchanting beauty of Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Mother’s Day. Spring is one of the best seasons to visit the botanic garden – with nature awakening and weather slowly warming up, what is better than strolling through the garden and enjoying the views of daffodils, snowdrops, and glasshouses filled with exotic plants from around the world.

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Go punting on the River Cam

Punting truly is a quintessential part of Cambridge’s unique culture. Adding this activity to your Mother’s Day to-do list is a great way to create everlasting memories with your mum. By joining one of these iconic punt tours you both get to explore the city in a truly unique way, getting to see the areas behind various Cambridge University colleges, such as King’s College, Trinity College, Corpus Christi College and more. This scenic area, also known as The Backs, showcases captivating views of the university’s majestic buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens.

Shop for unique gifts

Cambridge offers plenty of places to shop for unique gifts and trinkets. With its wide variety of independent boutiques and a bustling market, both you and your mum will get to enjoy a fun day of shopping on Mother’s Day in Cambridge. Whether you are on the look out for artisanal craft stalls offering anything from handmade jewelry to vintage treasures or even artisanal treats like cheeses and wines, you will be able to find it all at the Market Square in Central Cambridge.


On Mother’s Day in Cambridge, it’s not just about the activities you do together but the quality time you spend with your mum, making her feel cherished and loved. Whether you’re exploring the city’s historic landmarks, indulging in delicious afternoon tea, or simply enjoying each other’s company, the most important thing is to celebrate the special bond you share with your mum and create lasting memories together.


Afternoon Tea

Offered from Thursdays through to Sundays from 12:00 to 16:30 at The Folio Bar & Kitchen.