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The bad news: It’s less than two weeks until Mother’s Day, meaning if you haven’t yet planned anything for your significant other - eek! The good news, however, is this: Two weeks is actually plenty of time when you’ve got a dedicated experience platform at your fingertips! So, if you've got a young family and she's not expecting any Mother's Day activities with toddlers outside the home, you can surprise her in one of the following ways:

  1. Spa break

Yes - there are spas available worldwide that cater to little ‘uns so she can enjoy some much-needed me-time without any mom guilt! Here are some of our top picks:

  • The Maldives. Nestled between a coral reef and leafy jungle in the heart of the Indian Ocean lies the Soneva Fushi - an island paradise that offers a five-star spa experience for moms and an array of age-appropriate treats to keep kids happy, too. Examples include mini yoga classes, pool parties, treasure hunts, hairstyling and manicures!
  • Provence, Spain. Surrounded by lush vineyards, Coquillade Village offers the Mother's Day activity of all Mother's Day activities in the form of epic spa features (think sauna, hammock, steam bath and sensory shower, to name but a few!) and babysitters on tap to ensure she can sit back, relax and enjoy a spot of pampering. There are even special baby massage workshops for a bit of mother-child bonding! Plan a visit to the lavender fields
  • Switzerland. The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is an upscale spa offering copious amounts of adult treatments and a range of kid-friendly features, such as a thermal baby pool, mermaid swimming, aqua dance, water slide, and games. If she’s got older children as well, they’ll be spoilt for choice by the treatments on offer, which include Bling Bling Fingers, Happy Feet, Sweet Honey and Funny Chocolat massages, as well as hairstyling. Book a chocolate and cheese tour
  • Portugal. With four branches in Portugal, Martinhal Family Resorts has positioned itself as the go-to family-friendly choice, welcoming children into its spas with open arms. The whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are set at lower temperatures, while the hydrotherapy pool sets have a softer pressure. There are also treatments for children six and over - the parent-child massage, family meditation and yoga sessions all highlights. Book a hop-on-hop-off bus

You can't really get anything better when it comes to Mother's Day activities, can you?

2. Trampolining

Ok, bear with us a second: It might not sound as if it’s going to be her idea of a dream Mother’s Day, but not only is it a perfect activity for the toddler in her life, it’s actually a lot of fun for grown-ups, too (not to mention the exercise, which will then entitle her to gorge guilt-free on a takeaway/ restaurant dinner later on!). It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Find your closest trampolining park here

3. Nature loving

For something fun, free and family-friendly, arrange a walk for the day. Whether you’re near forests, woods, countryside or just a nice park (read more here!), she’ll love this Mother's Day activity (especially if it includes a top-tier picnic with a splash of bubbles, too!). And, if you’re thinking of booking a getaway, maybe these suggestions will help give you some inspiration:

4. Afternoon tea

A perfect way to spoil mom - especially with so many child-friendly themed teas on offer (think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland type of vibe!). Of course, London is the place to go for the ultimate choice, with more options than you’ll know what to do with, so if you were thinking about visiting anyway, now’s the time! Get a London city pass

Read more: Tea For Two: The Top 9 Experiences Worldwide

5. River cruise

A fantastic Mother's Day activity, even with a young family - especially if you book a pirate-themed escapade! Of course, without the toddler in tow, she’d probably prefer something a bit more romantic, but a cruise is still a cruise, and anything that keeps the little ones entertained while you eat, drink and be merry as you float past breathtaking views can only be well-received … right?

Read more: The 12 Best Pirate Themed Vacations

With any one of these ideas, she’s sure to have a very happy Mother’s Day. All that’s left for you to do is start booking!

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