This weekend it’s Mother’s Day in the UK. The one day of the year that we’re supposed to honour our mums and show them how much we appreciate them for all the things they do for us. So, if your mum’s a fan of Midsomer, what better way to show her what she means to you than a day out in Southern Oxfordshire?
Stop off for a drink in Henley at The Argyll, featured in a number of epsiodes including 2006’s Last Year’s Model, and maybe sample a half or two of the Midsomer Ale. Suitably refreshed, it’s time to take on the Midsomer Murders Walking Trail that passes through Henley and some of the most infamous locations used in the show.
If that all sounds like a little too much hard work, why not head over to the stunning Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s award-winning restaurant, for an unforgettable meal?
If mum loves gardening or gardens, then why not stop off at Waterperry Gardens to see the National Collection of Kabschia Saxifrages? These beautiful alpine plants look their best in March and you can also find out about how to cultivate and grow your own.
In the evening, why not head over to Dorchester Abbey (another location from the show) and enjoy the world-class music of Arias at the Abbey. Featuring soloists including Stuart Pendred, Hannah Pedley, Kylie Watt and the award-winning Wallingford Parish Church Choir (regular readers will know that Wallingford doubles up for Causton itself in the show).
There are plenty of other top destinations to enjoy in Southern Oxfordshire this mother’s day, so why not do some extra special? After all, doesn’t your mum deserve it?