First things first, Mother’s Day is Sunday is the 26th March this year. Remember the date!
If you live in our DIGS student accommodation in Wolverhampton there is a good chance that you are living away from home, in another city.
It’s totally true that you will always think of home as the place where your Mum is. If you haven’t seen your Mum for a while, then it’s extra important to remind her how special she is to you this Mother’s Day. Distance is a beautiful blessing on all relationships because it serves as a reminder how precious, helpful and supportive people are.
Navigating Mother’s Day When You’re at Uni….
The chances are that since you left home for University you have really missed your parents. It is the not the location of home that we miss, but the familiarity and comfort of being around our family. We’re not too sure why it’s called homesick, it should be renamed parentsick!
If you are at DIGS Chambers 51, then there are excellent transport links to go home for Mother’s Day. There are excellent coach and bus links, Wolverhampton train station is a short walk away and Birmingham train station is only a twenty-minute train ride away which has great links to every part of the country. If you drive, the M54 is nearby. However, if your Mum wants to see you settling into your DIGS then we can suggest a variety of things to do for students of all budgets so that you can make the most of this Mother’s Day. We have a range of suggestions both in and around Wolverhampton to make your Mum smile.
The Bullring in Birmingham is just a twenty-minute train journey away. As the second biggest city in England it is well worth the visit if your Mum hasn’t been to the Midlands before. If you and your Mum love to bond over a little retail therapy (well a lot of retail therapy if you consider the vast choice of shops in Birmingham), then The Bullring is an excellent choice. The prestigious Selfridges is hosting a Mother’s Day weekend which is well worth a look. Then you can relax in pubs, bars or restaurants when you have walked your feet off!
Click here to read more about the hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants.
Gluttons for Nourishment
If you have lived in Wolverhampton for some time now and haven’t been to the café Gluttons for Nourishment in Tettenhall then you are truly missing out. It isn’t open Sundays but if your Mum is popping up on the Saturday or in the week then check it out. It is a hidden gem with excellent reviews.
Gluttons is such a well-loved and popular coffee shop that it even takes reservations so be sure to book if you don’t fancy waiting for a table. The cakes are baked every day by members of staff and the menu is sophisticated and of the highest quality. Tettenhall is also a lovely quaint and traditional village in Wolverhampton which your Mum is sure to love. You can either order from the normal day to day menu or have afternoon tea or a cake platter on their finest silverware! It truly is wonderful and won’t break the bank!
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Wightwick Manor and Gardens
If your Mum is more of a cultural and artsy type then Wightwick Manor and Gardens is an excellent choice. Take a step into this beautiful National Trust family home which also happens to be an art gallery. It will be an excellent choice if the weather is pleasant over Mother’s Day weekend.
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If your Mum loves cocktails then The Bohemian is perfect for your quality time together. The Bohemian is a relatively new bar that has opened right in the heart of Wolverhampton.
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The Oakley Arms
The location of the Oaken Arms in Brewood is situated in a picturesque and serene location. It is a pub overlooking a stunning lake and countryside, it prides itself on bundles of country charm, beautiful interior and excellent service. The menus tend to reflect the seasons and it the quality of the British food is second to none.
Visit the website for more information.
Digbeth Dining Club
For all our students who have left the Mother’s Day plans a little late, head to Digbeth Dining Club in Birmingham.
Digbeth Dining Club is a street food event held every Friday and Saturday from 5pm till late. It is an innovative and alternative idea which has grown in popularity over a short period and has become a huge hit with the Brummies. It is just such a fun and quirky concept. Birmingham is a city of art and culture and this variety of street food reflects this. The food is cooked fresh in front of you and is a cool alternative to a sit-down meal.
Visit their page for more information about the individual street traders and the food that they offer.
Baggeridge Country Park
If countryside walks and nature are your Mum’s thing then taking a stroll around the doorstep of the Black Country is sure to be a winner. Baggeridge is just South of Wolverhampton and will take approximately fifteen minutes to drive to. There is a tea shop for a sit down and a coffee which your Mum is sure to love. There are also four trails to the walk with varying lengths and difficulties. If you miss your dog from home then get Mum to bring him/her, it is perfect for dog walking and escaping the noise of city life.
Happy Mother’s Day to all our DIGS Student mums! Time is precious, enjoy your day.
And if you’re a parent reading this why not check out our tips to help you prepare for your child going to university here!