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Leeds Castle News02 February 2021

Surprise Mum with a Gift from Leeds Castle this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day might be a little different this year but even if you can’t be together, you can show Mum just how much you care with a special gift experience voucher from Leeds Castle, “the loveliest Castle in the world”.

The ideal for Mother’s Day, gift vouchers can be used for a host of luxury Leeds Castle experiences including a year’s worth of visits to the 900-year old Castle, ladies golf coaching on the fairways or a delicious afternoon tea. Surprise Mum by choosing to adopt her one of the resident birds of prey for a whole year or give the gift of living like royalty with an overnight stay in the Castle’s prestigious accommodation.

The online Castle gift shop offers a wide selection of beautiful items, perfect for Mother’s Day. Choose from a range of Kentish tea and mugs fit for Her Ladyship or treat Mum to one of our stunning pure silk scarves featuring floral images taken in the Castle’s very own Culpeper Garden All items are available to buy online for home delivery in time for Mother’s Day.

If you are looking for a really unusual gift this year, choose to adopt one of the Castle’s resident birds. You may have seen our birds of prey flying in the displays, have previously attended one of our experience days or just have a love of wildlife – whatever the reason, this gift is sure to make Mum smile.

NEW for 2021, be one of the first people to adopt ‘Groot’ – a baby Burrowing Owl who hatched in May 2020 and is the first ever bird of prey to be bred at Leeds Castle. This spring, for the first time you also have the opportunity to adopt ‘Pickles’ the famous and very noisy Leeds Castle Whooper Swan, who will turn 30 this year and is believed to be the oldest swan in the UK! Leeds Castle bird adoptions start from £99 and include a certificate, photograph of your chosen bird and a special metal plaque displayed at the Bird of Prey Centre, which can feature Mum’s name and will be seen by visitors to the Castle for years to come.

Afternoon Tea for Two is an experience not to be missed at Leeds Castle. The perfect treat for mothers, family and friends alike, you will be served a variety of tempting sandwiches and sweet delectable delights in one of the luxurious state rooms, on selected dates throughout the year (in line with current government guidance). The last private owner Lady Baillie used these exquisite rooms for entertaining her illustrious weekend guests in the 1930s and today, you too can enjoy the Castle’s famous hospitality in the same stunning surroundings. Vouchers can be purchased to cover the cost of Afternoon Tea for two, with prices starting at £84.

For the active Mum, gift vouchers can be redeemed against a selection of exciting golf experiences. The historical Leeds Castle 9-hole par 34 course dates back to the 1930s and last year, was proud to be awarded the R&A Women in Golf Charter. The Golf Club offers expert ladies coaching for all ages and skill levels with Head PGA Professional Scott Stevens as well as great value memberships and Pro Shop vouchers for purchases from the well stocked professional shop.

Over the course of the last 900 years, Leeds Castle has been home to six medieval Queens of England, served as a Tudor Palace for King Henry VIII and hosted some of the most influential people of the 1930s. So what better way to spoil Mum than with an overnight stay at this great treasure house of England. Overnight choices include B&B rooms in the Stable Courtyard, self-catered holiday cottages on the grounds of the estate and even medieval glamping in the summer months. For a really special treat, opt for the 5-star Maiden’s Tower Bedrooms across the drawbridge and adjacent to the Castle itself and sleep in 16th century Tudor opulence for the night. Gift vouchers are redeemable against all accommodation options, please check the website for up to date prices and availability.

It couldn’t be simpler to purchase a Leeds Castle gift voucher, just visit the eShop and select the amount you would like to spend and we’ll do the rest. Your voucher will be sent to you in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday 14th March. With a gift voucher you are helping to support the Leeds Castle Charitable Foundation in continuing to preserve this special place.

The Castle’s magnificent 500-acre grounds and gardens currently remain open for local visitors to enjoy healthy strolls in the stunning open space and fresh air. Please check the website to pre-book your visit and for current opening times and prices.