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Mother’s Day at Sky Park Farm

21.03.2022

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there” 

Robert Browning

How will you be celebrating and spoiling the mother in your life this Mother’s Day? Cooking up a delicious lunch at home or maybe going out for a treat? Our Butcher has a wide variety of delicious meats and various cuts for the perfect roast or dish. With the Farm Shop stocking locally sourced vegetables and produce to accompany your meal, pop down and get all the ingredients you need under one roof. 

If you prefer to dine out, The Grazing Rooms has a delicious breakfast and lunch menu with something for everyone. We may be fully booked for Mother’s Day but why not give a gift voucher and dine in The Grazing Rooms another day?  Or maybe you’d prefer a little gift like a candle or chocolates? The Farm Shop and Visitor Centre have a wonderful selection of gifts to spoil your loved one this Mother’s Day.

Did you know that Mother’s Day in the UK started as a day for families to reunite and return home. Many years ago, children often left home to work far away from as young as 10 years old.  The custom then developed to allow those people who had moved away from their families to return home and visit their mothers or ‘mother’ church on the fourth Sunday of Lent. Their journey home developed into a custom for children to pick flowers en-route to give as a gift to their mothers. It was traditionally an occasion for the fasting rules of Lent to be relaxed, allowing for a long-awaited feast and consequently, it also became known as Refreshment Sunday.

Over many years the day has developed into increased celebrations and focussing on celebrating mothers. Traditionally known as Mothering Sunday, we more commonly celebrate the day as “Mother’s Day” with the focus on celebrating the mothers in our lives.  This is more in line with the American Mother’s Day, established in 1914 when President Wilson declared a public holiday for Mother’s Day as “a public expression of love and reverence for the mothers of our country” although they celebrate it in May.

 

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