A fail-safe guide to Mother’s Day in Oxford and across Oxfordshire

Mother’s Day in Oxford and across Oxfordshire - The Oxford Magazine

Mother’s Day in Oxford and across Oxfordshire

Spoil the mother figures in your life rotten this Mother’s Day with our fail-safe guide to celebrating Mothering Sunday in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Mums deserve high praise all year round, but Mothering Sunday is the ultimate excuse to treat your ma or any other matriarchs in your life to a lovely time.

We know what it’s like to get caught off guard and have to rush out on your lunch break to post a naff card at the last minute, so we’ve put together a guide to help you get organised and plan a proper celebration of mumsy for Sunday 27 March 2022.

PS: This guide is very much work-in-progress, so be sure to check back from time to time as this page is updated with more events, ideas and activities for celebrating Mother’s Day in Oxford and across Oxfordshire.

Our pick of the best events on Mothering Sunday 2022

The Last Night of the Spring Proms

The Last Night of the Spring Proms

27 March
New Theatre Oxford

Join the London Concert Orchestra for The Last Night of the Spring Proms at New Theatre Oxford. Expect uplifting classics crowned with a Great British flag-waving proms finale including ‘Hornpipe’, ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’.

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Join the star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career.

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Mugabe, My Dad and Me

Mugabe, My Dad and Me

15 to 19 March
Oxford Playhouse

A co-production by English Touring Theatre, Brixton House & York Theatre Royal in association with Alison Holder, Mugabe, My Dad & Me charts the rise and fall of one of the most controversial politicians of the 20th century through the personal story of Tonderai’s family.

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Mother’s Day lunch and dinner options

Nothing screams self-indulgent like enjoying afternoon tea – especially when it’s in a suitably grand country home enveloped by picturesque countryside surroundings. We’ve put together a shortlist of where to have Afternoon tea that’s fit for a queen.

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We’ve picked out all the Oxfordshire restaurants in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2022 - one of the most authoritative around - to give you the inside track on some of the best places to take mum for a meal this Mother’s Day.

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Each year, The AA publishes a compact and practical restaurant guide to Britain and Ireland’s top dining destinations that is available to buy on amazon.co.uk but to save you the trouble, we’ve pulled out all of the Oxfordshire restaurants in the guide organised by the number of AA rosettes.

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With over 1,200 reviews, The Good Food Guide is another popular and comprehensive restaurant guide in the UK. We’ve also picked out the Oxfordshire restaurants in it so that now you’re really spoilt for choice.

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Cocktail bars and drinking experiences mum will love

There’s a good selection of trendy cocktail bars and cosy watering holes in Oxford and across Oxfordshire. Discover the best cocktail bars in Oxford with this insider’s guide from people who live, work, play and study in the city.

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Food & drink experiences in Oxfordshire

Food & drink experiences

Take it even further with behind-the-scenes experiences, masterclasses and tastings galore with these drink-based experiences that will make an unforgettable Mother’s Day.

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A weekend treat for mum!

We’ve rounded up some of the best village pubs with rooms in this neck of the woods where you can treat mum to an indulgent overnight or weekend escape. While Each establishment is unique - a reflection of its owners and their communities - what they all have in common is a welcoming yet informal atmosphere, comfortable bedrooms, great food, fine wines, and real ales – the perfect recipe for an indulgent Mother’s Day weekend escape.

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Books for mum this Mother’s Day?

From celebrating the diversity of women’s fiction writing in English with the recently announced The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022 Longlist to Signed & Special Editions and bestsellers, here are some collections from our favourite major booksellers for you to choose from if you are considering getting books for mum this Mother’s Day.

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Give the gift of Theatre this Mother’s Day

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to treat your mum to an incredible live theatre show at London’s Theatreland. It’s incredibly easy to get to, and with so many shows on over the weekend, we’re sure you will find something that will be incredibly popular with mum and the rest of the clan.

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