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Mother's Day 2015Treat your mum with the latest cards, flowers & gifts

Last updated: 10 Mar 2015
( 6 Current Deals )

Treating your mum needn’t cost the earth but don’t feel you have to spend anything at all. We’re sure your mum would appreciate breakfast in bed or dinner cooked for her. If you are going to buy something, here are some cheap and cheerful ideas. 

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Couriered flowers

Thoughtful gifts stem from the heart, but it needn't cost you the earth (geddit?). You can get pretty bouquets delivered to your mum/nan etc on Mother's Day for £18.

WARNING! Sometimes flower deliveries go wrong. Hopefully it won’t happen, but there’s always a risk. Consider that before buying.

In-store flowers


Sending a card to mum on Mother's Day shows her you care/you're sorry/you're thankful (delete as appropriate!), but it needn’t cost the earth. You can pick up a free card.

Free Mother's Day gift cheques

Thoughtfulness melts the heart far more than a pricey pressie. Our free Mother's Day gift cheques let you create vouchers for your mum. When she presents it, you fulfill your pledge.


Don't feel pressured to buy pricey pressies for your mum, but if you're feeling flush (well, in the MoneySaving sense of the word), then a small gift could be an added surprise to the day. And buying something at a discounted price will surely please your mum more than seeing you waste your hard-earned cash.

Restaurant, takeaway & champagne deals

If your mum's usually top chef in your household, give her the night off and treat her to a meal out or grab a takeaway or dine-in deal and stay in. Just make sure you do the washing up too!

Cheap days out

While flowers and gifts are bound to make your Mum smile, few things are as priceless as spending time with the people she loves. Below are some days-out offers so you can do just that.

Bristol Zoo logoBristol Zoo 15% student discountDiscount for students with valid ID and 15 to 18-year-olds

Need valid ID

If you're a student (or aged between 15-18 years old), you can get 15% off ticket prices at Bristol Zoo. Students will need to show an NUS or ISIC card.

Without the optional donation, adult tickets are £14.53, but you can get a ticket for £12.71 with this deal.

National Rail logo2for1 attractions with National RailBuy train ticket & print vch to save up to £50

Save up to £50

If you register and print a voucher from Days Out Guide then buy a National Rail ticket from a train station you can get 2for1 entry to over 150 top UK attractions, including SeaLife Centres, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor when you present both at the attraction. See the full theme park list or the zoo and wildlife list

You need to print a voucher for the relevant attraction (follow the link above and search for it) AND have a valid rail ticket bought from National Rail on the same day for a single or day return ticket, or within the days of travel for a return ticket. 

What if I live near the attraction/am travelling by other means?

It's worth doing this even if you are not travelling by train as a cheap single ticket can be available for a couple of quid, far cheaper than the entry ticket price (Thorpe Park is the most expensive at £50 on the gate). 

Just stop by the nearest station on your way and pick one up, then present both to get your 2for1. Crucially, your rail ticket must show that you have travelled to one of the stations nearest the attraction. So for Thorpe Park, you need to have a ticket with an end destination of Staines or Chertsey. 

The offer's ongoing, but check the voucher for each individual attraction's restrictions, as these vary. See the full T&Cs including which tickets are valid.

MSE Rhiannon says:

Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes retain your ticket (especially if it's a single), so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff at a manned gate to help you through.

More info
Excludes family, advance and web tickets as well as Oyster cards, and tickets and travelcards bought from London Underground. Can't be used with other offers or promotions. Excludes Thorpe Park from Mon 26 Oct 2015 until Sun 1 Nov 2015.

Chester Zoo logoChester Zoo up to 20% off onlineUp to 20% discount for online bookings made in advance

Book ahead

Book tickets online at Chester Zoo, at least one day before your visit, and get up to 20% off entry prices.

Without the optional donation, you can get a peak adult ticket for £20 online (£26 at the gate), and a peak child ticket for £16.36 (£22 at the gate).

Lakes Aquarium logoLakes Aquarium up to 20% off onlineAutomatic discount when you book online

Book ahead
If you book online at Lakes Aquarium you'll get up to 20% off the gate price. Select a date up to 30 days in advance and your ticket(s) will be valid for 7 days from that date. Can't be used with other offers.

You can get an online adult ticket for £5.95 (£6.95 on the gate) and an online child ticket for £3.95 (£4.95 at the gate).

Bournemouth Oceanarium logoBournemouth Oceanarium up to 20% off onlineBook in advance to get the biggest discount

Book ahead

Book tickets online at Bournemouth Oceanarium to get up to 20% off ticket prices. The discount varies depending on how far in advance you book.

Online prices range from £8.95 to £9.95 for an adult ticket, with a family ticket for four ranging from £24.95 to £26.95.

Bournemouth Oceanarium says this is an ongoing offer.

Drusillas Park logoDrusillas Park 10% off onlineBook online to get discounted entry

Book ahead
If you book online at Drusillas Park to get 10% off entry for your entire group.

You can book up till midnight the night before to get the online rate. This available online only and can't be used with any other offer.
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