With Mothers Day fast approaching (it's this Sunday the 11th of March in case you've forgotten!) we have hand picked the best treats in Deeside that are sure to make your Mum feel extra special this weekend.
Lunch at The Boat Inn, Aboyne
With delights on the menu such as Plum and chestnut salad, Seabass with lemon veloute and crushed potatoes - followed by Sticky toffee pudding and hot fudge sauce a meal at The Boat Inn this Mother's Day will be the ultimate culinary treat. Situated directly opposite the River Dee why not take a wander down to the River to walk off your lunch - perfect! Call (013398) 86137 to book a table.
Mothers Day Steam Special at the Royal Deeside Railway
Hop on board the vintage steam train at Crathes and enjoy a ride along the old railway line towards Banchory. Onboard you will be treated to refreshments such as sandwiches, scones, tea and coffee and every Mother receives a complimentary glass of prosecco! Book tickets online here.
Farm tour, pony grooming and crafts at Belwade Farm
Tour the farm at Belwade where all mums go free on Mother's Day when accompanied by their children. Learn all about the work of the charity, the role Belwade Farm plays and meet some of the horses and ponies currently in care. All mums also get free pony grooming when accompanied by their children. Or spend a fun afternoon making Mothers Day crafts in the Conference Room. For further information check out Belwade Farm Facebook page or call (013398) 85398.
Swim, steam and spa at Douneside Health Club
For pure relaxation head on over to Tarland and Douneside Health Club. You don't have to be a member to enjoy this gorgeous facility - adult day membership is only £10 per day, with young adults (16 - 18 years) £7 per day, juniors (5-15 years) £5 per day and Under 5s go free! With a warm swimming pool, jacuzzi spa, sauna and steam room as well as a fitness suite a visit to Douneside is pure luxury!
Sweet treats from Love Laura Lane
To satisfy that sweet tooth it's a one stop shop at Love Laura Lane in Kincardine O'Neil. Treat your Mum to a selection of sweet treats and gifts along with beautiful vases of flowers from Hays Flowers. Open this Saturday and Sunday 10.30am til 5pm at 27 North Deeside Road, Kincardine O'Neil.
Mothers Day at The Butterworth Gallery
Take a Sunday drive and visit one of Royal Deeside most prized gem's - The Butterworth Gallery in Ballogie. Meet the artists Howard and Mary Butterworth, enjoy some coffee and cake and even have a Mothers Day gift personalised - what a treat! For more information call (013398) 86104.
Special dinner at Banchory Lodge
Top the day off with a delicious meal at Banchory Lodge where the Head Chef has conjured up a delicious menu that's nothing short of brilliant. Enjoy 2 courses for £31 or 3 courses for £35 including tea or coffee, petit fours AND a wee gift for mum on departure! It's the perfect way to make Mum's day. Children 10 & under, £6.50. Aged 10 - 14 years old, £14.95. To book a table call (01330) 822625.
Whatever you are up this Mothering Sunday we wish you all a wonderful day!