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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Many of us couldn’t celebrate Mother’s Day how we wanted to last year, so we’d love to make it a day to remember this time around. Coming up on the 27th of March, you don’t have long to get your day planned.

Here are some suggestions for hints to give your children, or some ideas on how to treat your own Mum.

Flowers

Starting off simple, you can’t go wrong with a bunch of flowers, any mother would be delighted to receive some. You can head to Lotty’s Flowers in the Market Place or D&G Florist in East Street – both shops have flowers for all price ranges, from charming springtime daffodils to big bouquets.

Afternoon Tea

We can’t think of a better occasion than Mother’s Day to head into town for a spot of afternoon tea. We have plenty of tea rooms to pick from in Faversham such as: Cosgroves, Havishams, The Yard, The Secret Garden Café at Standard Quay, Creek Creative café, Upstairs Downstairs by Morrisons, the Café by the Creek at Oare and more.

Head to the Markets

The upcoming Mad March Market falls on Mother’s Day and will be a lovely place to celebrate along with friends and family. There will be live music from Labyrinth and The Hospice Band, entertainment from local stalls and Merryman The Jester, and several activities such as a ‘Spot The Hare Trail’ and a window display competition. We’ve heard there will also be a pony named Rupert at the market ready for meet and greets.

Alongside all of these lovely extras, there will also be plenty of opportunities to support local businesses by shopping at their weekend stalls. If you can’t make it on Sunday, it will also be on the Saturday from 9am until 3.30pm.

Don’t forget a card

Don’t forget a card! Presentimes, Barley Mow, No77, Forget Me Not, and more local shops are all full of a terrific selection of Mother’s Day cards. If you need wrapping paper these shops will also have you covered. You needn’t leave Faversham!

Picking the perfect gift

Shopping small is much more meaningful than shopping at big online retailers. You can often find one-of-a-kind gifts in Faversham that are much more special. Thankfully, Faversham is full of wonderful independent businesses. Take a look in Top Hat & Tales for accessories and artwork, No77 for interior pieces, soaps and jewellery, and Creek Creative for pieces from local artists and makers. The Best of Faversham Market is also on 19th and 26th of March, which is a great opportunity to meet the makers and see what they have to offer.

Treat Mum to a meal

We are lucky that Faversham is full of friendly pubs, cafes, and restaurants waiting to serve you and your family.

Does your mum love a glass of wine? Head to Vinos on Court Street or newly opened Baltic House Wine bar at Standard Quay – the perfect place to wind down and enjoy some delicious drinks. Next door is Papa Bianco which creates the best handmade pizzas, with monthly specials, desserts and more. If your mum would rather some nachos, head back to the Market Place to visit California Cravings for your fix of Mexican cuisine.

Of course, we have many great restaurants In Faversham many serving delicious Sunday lunches. Check out The Pheonix, The Quay, The Sun Inn, Ask Italian, and The Yard to name just a handful, who are all taking bookings for Mother’s Day.

We hope that this blog has given you some ideas on how to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, and that you have the best day surrounded by Family and Friend’s.

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Faversham Mad March Market

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Mad March Market – 26th and 27th March

To celebrate the end of a difficult time for many local people and businesses, Faversham Town Council and Faversham Market have joined forces to hold a Mad March Market.  This will celebrate the best of Faversham in spring and will welcome back visitors, shoppers and residents to this lovely town.

What to look forward to

There will be a bumper weekend of markets. There will be a selection of stalls from Faversham Charter Market, Best of Faversham Market and Faversham Antiques & Vintage Market making an appearance.

The whole family will also be able to enjoy a mad selection of activities and entertainment including:

  • Meet Rupert the Pony, sponsored by Harrison Homes
  • Street entertainment including magic and fun
  • Music
  • ‘Spot the Hare’ trail
  • Fun photo opportunities
  • Window Display competition, sponsored by Alloy Marketing

12 Market Place will be hosting talks and demonstrations by local producers along with fun activities for children.

Many of the town centre’s unique and independent shops, cafes and businesses will also be open for visitors to enjoy. 

Where it’s taking place

Taking place in Faversham Market Place and Court Street along with a Best of Faversham Market in Preston Street on Saturday.  There will also be displays and activities in The Town Hall at 12 Market Place.  Most of the fun will be taking place between 10am and 3pm.

The weekend’s themes

Sunday 27th is Mother’s Day. The Mad March Market will be a lovely way to spend some time with family and friends, without breaking the piggy bank.

The organisers will be working with local attractions and businesses to highlight the best of Faversham this season. There will be a focus on food and drink; flowers, nature and growing; farming; creativity and more.

More information

If you are a business, trader or attraction and would like to find out how you can get involved – please email [email protected]

For more information click here.