Afternoon Tea in Sussex

Looking for the perfect treat this Mother's Day? Why not say 'thank you' with an afternoon tea! This quintessentially English tradition is the perfect Mother's Day activity so we thought we'd give you a helping hand with our top 5 afternoon tea spots in Sussex!
Ashdown Park is a beautiful country house hotel set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest. Why not try their award winning high tea followed by a walk amongst the surrounding gardens, lakes and woodland trails. The hotel also serves a Winnie The Pooh Afternoon Tea for the youngsters!

This 1930's Parisian style tea saloon is a hidden gem! Tucked away in Kemp town, Brighton, it is home to a delicious afternoon tea. 
If you're looking for something a bit different this is just the ticket! On selected days  throughout the year  (including Mother's Day) you can hop aboard the Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea train. The Lounge Car runs a return trip departing from Sheffield park station, where a full traditional Afternoon Tea is served on board as you steam through the beautiful Sussex Countryside.
  Not your traditional afternoon tea, this seaside inspired treat is perfect for seafood lovers and can be enjoyed alongside the restaurant's uninterrupted sea views.

Alexander House is a beautiful mansion set within its own parkland, with a gently sloping valley forming the head of the River Medway - it's a beautiful location to enjoy a quintessentially English afternoon tea.

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Mother's Day Gifts From The Kids

Mother's Day is a great occasion to get creative with the kids, whats more special than a handmade gift or special gesture. With Mother's Day still a week away, there's plenty of time to get creative! Here are 5 simple activities to get the kid's involved in. 
1. Breakfast in bed
Treat mum to a special breakfast in bed, whip up some pancakes and top with fruit or why not make dippy eggs!  
2. DIY hamper 
Curate a hamper full of mum's favourite things! Why not turn it into a picnic hamper to enjoy for lunch. 
3. Handmade flowers
Instead of buying flowers why not make them! You can use tissue paper, pompoms or simply use your child's handprints.
4. Photo display
Get creative and make a photo display full of treasured memories, whether its a scrapbook, framed collage or a  DIY photo cube, it's guaranteed to make mum smile.
5. Personalised gifts
Not sure what to make? Let us do the hard work and create a personalised gift for mum based on your child's drawing or handprint!  

Personalised Wooden Child's Drawing Coaster, £16
Personalised Wooden Handprint Keyring, £31.50
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Mother's Day Gift Guide

With Mother's Day fast approaching (Sunday 26th March!) it's time to start thinking about the special lady in your life. We've put together a little gift guide to help you find that perfect gift to show mum just how much she means to you. From personalised keepsakes to beautiful home decor and flat-pack flowers, show your mum the appreciation she deserves!

From top left: Personalised Mum Mirror, Maria Allen Boutique, £30 // Florbella Ceramic Vase, Oliver Bonas, £28 // Mothers Day Monthly Tea Delivery Gift, Novello, £27 // Personalised Mini Love Letter Necklace, Maria Allen Boutique, £52


From top left: Terrarium Kit, Geo-Fleur, £45 // Personalised Calligraphy Initial Luggage Tag, Maria Allen Boutique, £23 // Personalised Best Mum Jewellery Box, Maria Allen Boutique, £42 // Holdsworth Blue Cube Chocolates, John Lewis, £15


From top left: Personalised Mum & Baby Zodiac Necklace, Maria Allen Boutique, £50 //  Signature Hopscotch Soy Candle Rose, Hopscotch, £24 // Letterbox Flower Subscription, Bloom & Wild, £50 // Personalised Glass Envelope Box, Maria Allen Boutique, £40



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