It's that time of year again; the time when we all show a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t to our mums and thank them for putting up with us. Of all the calendar-clutterers we have to put up with, Mothering Sunday (the 31s March) is wholly legit and deserves your undivided attention.

After all, this woman literally made you from scratch in her tummy, then fed and clothed your sorry arse for two decades. She sure deserves to be treated to a nice meal or a fun day out once in a while. The hard part comes when you need to pick somewhere to take her โ€“ after all, we're spoilt for choice here in Bristol! Luckily for you, we've done the hard part, rounding up the best foodie deals and events for you and your Ma to enjoy together. Whatever her vice, whether she's a crafty creative Mum or a gin loving tipsy Mum, we've got the Wriggle for you both. Some of these ace Wriggles are on actual Mothering Sunday; some of them are just before or a few days later โ€“ 'cos let's be real โ€“ Mums aren't just for Mother's Day; they're for life.

So without further ado, here it is: Wriggle's guide to the best Wriggles in Bristol to go on with mum, the number one woman in your life. 

The plant-based Mama in your life is gonna love this one. Pick Mum up and trot on up Gloucester Road to the Golden Lion, where the brilliant vegan kitchen Pie Baby are in residence, cooking up a traditional roast dinner with a twist: it's a PIE! Yes, you read that right: a roast dinner pie. This beautiful specimen comes complete with all the trimmings: roast potatoes, sautรฉed spinach, leeks and peas, carrot and swede mash, sage stuffing, and of course: lashings and lashings of ale and onion gravy. It's followed up with a delicious dessert that's as sweet as you are for taking your Mum out this Mother's day....

Read more about For Vegan Mum: Two Course Vegan Sunday Roast @ The Golden Lion

If the Mum in your life is a new one, whose little tyke is still in the baby stages of their existence, then this is the Wriggle for them!

At Sew Darn Good's awesome parent and baby craft club, mums (and dads, for that matter) can experience a joyful yet peaceful moment of calm with their little ones baby, at a fabulously fun and informal workshop that's great for some Mum-time.

This class is for parents to get as creative as they can while their little ones play or sleep. Sew Darn Good will provide materials and guidance for activities, as well as hot drinks and biscuits.

Read more about For New Mum: Parent & Baby Creative Craft Session @ Sew Darn Good

If your Mum has got a touch of the Am-Dram theatrics, or loves a good ol' murder mystery, she's going to be completely bowled over by this evening of intrigue.

Nab tickets for you and Ma, and you'll join Chance & Counters for Prohibition - a chaotic evening of moonshine, gangsters and betrayal - at the fantastic and grand Abbey Hotel, in Bath. Prohibition is a playable adventure game: think somewhere between a murder mystery and a role-playing game. When you walk through the door you'll assume the role of a 1920s mover-and-shaker, which could be anything from "legitimate business person" to the head of the local Mafia.

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Book this amazing weekend treat for you and Mum, and you'll be enjoying bottomless prosecco along with some seriously fine food โ€“ what better way to honour your madre?! The Prosecco itself is from Doc Belstar, Conti Neri, Italy, with hints of pears and white peaches on the palette. You and your mama will pick any starter from a fabulous array, and follow it up with a choice of glorious main courses.

Read more about For Classy but Fun Mum: Boozy Two Course Lunch & Bottomless Prosecco @ The Rummer

Having built a loyal following for its distinctive taste and instantly recognisable hand finished bottle, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, these guys are now paying a trip to the gorgeously elegant Milk Thistle, for a very special Gin Club. Sample perfect G&Ts, specially created cocktails, cheese and meat boards, as well as enjoying a tutored tasting of the whole Ableforth's range. Gin Mum is going to love this one.

Read more about For Gin Loving Mum: Ableforth's Bathtub Gin Tasting @ The Milk Thistle

If your Mama has got creative inclinations, this relaxingly arty evening will go down a storm. The Bristol Print Collective is inviting you both to join their Botanical Printmaking Workshop: they'll teach you how to create beautiful botanical prints using foraged plants, flowers and herbs.

Learn how to use low tech equipment such as a pasta press to make spontaneous, multi-layered printed artwork โ€“ skills that you can use to continue making at home. No drawing skills are needed, as you can let nature do the work for you! Bring your own booze or enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits on the night. All materials provided, just come along and get inky!

Read more about For Crafty, Creative Mum: Botanical Printmaking Workshop @ Bristol Print Collective

The legendary Clockwork Rose is taking you, your Mum and your tastebuds on a trip to Havana this month, with their one and only Rum Club. This time, they'll be showcasing the legendary Havana Club Rum, hosted by UK Ambassador Max Warner. Cha-Cha-Cha on over to Clockworks Rose, where you'll be tasting a fine selection of rums from the Havana Club range while talking about the history of one of the worlds most famous brands.

Tickets include a welcome drink, a tutored (but super fun!) rum tasting and a final cocktail pairing.

Read more about For Caribbean Fun-Loving Mum: Havana Rum Tasting & Cocktails @ The Clockwork Rose

Tucked away in St Werburghs, Wiper and True is the beer aficionado's dream destination. Their top quality pints have earned them a loyal fanbase; spotting their distinctive white and gold labels on a pump-clip is a sure sign you're in a quality establishment.

If you're Mum is a beer lover, what better gift than to taker her to the place where the magic happens: the brewery itself. Wiper & True host full brewery tours each Saturday, as well as guided beer tastings on Friday evenings. Take Mum along and we're sure you'll both have a grand old knees-up.

Read more about For Beer Loving Mum: Brewery Tours & Tastings @ Wiper & True Brewery

Take Madre over to Clifton Down Station, head down the little side path, and you'll end up at Steam, ready to sit down to a crack-a-lacking bottomless brunch session.

Graze upon a tasty selection of pastries when you arrive, before ordering from a range of glorious hot brunch dishes. The jewel in this Mother's Day crown, though, is the bottomless prosecco & mimosas, naturally. Mum is going to have a whale of a time sipping away on as many refills as she fancies โ€“ย after all, she deserves to let her hair down!

Read more about For Prosecco Mum: Bottomless Brunch @ Steam

Published -14th March 2019