This Mother’s Day, gift something more than just another bunch of flowers, a card, some chocolates, and go beyond the bog-standard Mother’s Day present.
Instead of the ordinary, give her something that will really stick out, something original, that she can hold forever as a treasured memory or a shared experience. Here at Not In The Guidebooks, we have a wide range of experiences, from day-long activities to long-weekend retreats, all designed to help you gift differently and treat your mum to something a little special for 2022.
Explore the ancient Roman streets of York, and get under the skin of the city like never before on a food tour that also unlocks some of the city’s most fascinating stories and myths.
Of course, the main focus of the tour is on York’s thriving food scene, and on this 3 hour walk you’ll discover the very best hidden gems throughout the city, whether it’s cosy pubs, tucked away restaurants or eateries you might walk past without a second glance.
Along the way you’ll try some of the very best food York has to offer, and meet the people behind a culinary movement that is very much alive and kicking in this North Yorkshire city.
For something to truly help your mum unwind, reset and reconnect with nature this year, this yoga and wild swimming escape in North Wales could be the perfect gift.
Whether you send your mother with a couple of friends or join her yourself, it’s a chance to get out into the windswept beaches and rolling hills of Anglesey, on rejuvenating wild swimming adventures and relaxing yoga sessions.
You’ll stay in a beautiful country house surrounded by tranquil parkland, along with a group of likeminded travellers which makes this the perfect, cosy base to connect with others after a day spent in nature.
Another chance to escape the rush of everyday life, this short break in a beautiful farmhouse immerses guests in the world of French cuisine, with plenty of time to relax, sit by the pool, and enjoy some top-quality local French wine.
Your hosts, Caroline and Adam, are passionate about their corner of Gascony and will help you get the very best out of local, seasonal ingredients bought from quaint village markets, so that you and your mother can discover the secrets of what makes authentic French cuisine.
The lovingly restored farmhouse is the perfect spot for a mother and daughter getaway, where you can join other foodies in a small group for an unforgettable weekend that includes cooking masterclasses, chateau visits and wine tasting sessions, and culinary excursions to local villages and towns – a mother’s day gift to remember.