Enjoy the Ultimate Mother’s Day Escape with Booking.com

Wednesday 06th Mar 2024 |

Fancy a refreshing break from the kids, cluttered home, and nonstop to-do lists? With 71%* of UK travellers revealing that they feel more alive than ever when they are on vacation, Booking.com, a leading travel provider, shares the best properties for mums to have the ultimate escape. From a luxurious property in London to a seaside resort in Devon, prepare for a treat like none other. 

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At the heart of Scotland lies Perthshire, which has recently been revealed as 2024’s most welcoming destination*. Auchetrarder, in particular, is revered for its friendly and communal ambiance, making it perfect for mums who crave a remote, pampered getaway. Additionally, shopping fanatics will be pleased to know this destination is best known for having the longest high street in Scotland, that is dotted with the finest shops and cafes. 

Where to stay: Tuck away at Wyndham Duchally Country Estate; this beautiful countryside resort is surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, allowing one to get attuned with nature. It’s also home to spacious and luxurious rooms, many of which are ensuite; as well as an on-site restaurant offering award-winning cuisine. As for relaxation, this property boasts two swimming pools, one of which is indoor and heated. Alongside this is a spa bath, perfect to detox from the stresses of everyday life, a sauna and fully-equipped gym. 


Nothing beats charm than the city of London, home to elite properties, scenic nature parks, cuisines from around the world, iconic landmarks and attractions. This destination is perfect for travellers who love the vibrancy and appeal of a city. With this River Thames Cruise, adventurous mums can discover iconic landmarks such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower of London, Palace of Westminster and Big Ben on a 40-minute sail.

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Where to stay: Say hello to unending self-care at Kimpton – Fitzroy London; an exquisite 19th-century landmark property featuring luxurious contemporary interior. One foot into this property is set to get mums into auto-vacation mode, coupled with the fact that this property holds a Travel Proud badge, meaning guests are guaranteed a welcoming and inclusive stay. Additionally, its breakfast and dinner service features a variety of delicious dining options, allowing mums to feel nourished and rejuvenated. 


With three quarters (75%)* of UK travellers agreeing that being close to water makes them feel instantly relaxed, the seaside resort of Woolacombe, in North Devon, is what the heart needs. Its three-mile beach has won awards such as the Blue Flag and Premier Seaside Beach Award, for its water quality, cleanliness, and facilities, allowing travellers to engage in a series of water sports such as surfing, swimming and conventional beach activities. With a lively atmosphere, vibrant shops, and restaurants; Woolacombe provides everything that mums would want in a vacation – a noteworthy welcome to bliss.

Where to stay: Whisk away to the luxurious Watersmeet Hotel, offering spectacular sea views as well as private steps to the gorgeous Combesgate beach. With almost all rooms having epic sea views, mums can truly unlock vacation mode and admire the sunset and sunrise over a cup of Devon cream tea. Water fanatics, in particular, will love this property’s access to North Devon’s coastline and beaches.

*Destinations were sorted by the total share of Traveller Review Award 2024 recipients when compared to the total amount of eligible properties in that city (accommodation only). Destinations also had to have an above-average amount of winners to be included on this list (200 award recipients or higher for cities) and were curated for geographic spread.

*Travel Predictions 2024 research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total, 27,730 respondents across 33 countries and territories were polled (including 1008 from Argentina, 1012 from Australia, 505 from Austria, 1001 from Belgium, 1002 from Brazil, 1009 from Canada, 1009 from China, 1002 from Colombia, 508 from Croatia, 504 from Denmark, 1011 from France, 1011 from Germany, 1016 from Hong Kong, 1004 from India, 510 from Ireland, 504 from Israel, 1014 from Italy, 1004 from Japan, 1009 from Mexico, 1014 from The Netherlands, 1015 from New Zealand, 500 from Portugal, 502 from Singapore, 1010 from South Korea, 1009 from Spain, 502 from Sweden, 507 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 1003 from Thailand, 502 from the UAE, 1007 from the UK, 1005 from the US and 1007 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in July 2023.