Feel like spoiling mum this Mother’s Day? We’re sure she deserves it. But if you’re stuck for what to get someone who’s practically super-human (because let’s face it, a box of Milk Tray isn’t quite enough sometimes), we’ve rounded up some of the best events and most beautiful venues to enjoy this Mother’s Day in Manchester.
In town for a limited time only, Mancs can see the Sistine Chapel like never before – and it’s perfect for art lovers. Amplifying Michelangelo’s masterpiece across an array of floor-to-ceiling frescoes, visitors will be able to see every brush stroke and every stunning detail like never before – without having to jump on a plane to Italy. Get tickets here.
2. Tuck into a Sunday lunch at Ducie Street Warehouse
Free-flowing mimosas are on the menu for Mum’s at Ducie Street Warehouse this Mother’s Day, alongside their delicious Sunday roast which is served with ample sides. Think classic meats such as beef sirloin, cornfed chicken, roasted leg of lamb, smoked gammon and a vegan roast, with tons of cauliflower cheese varieties to tuck into and a Yorkshire pudding sharing sandwich, too. Find out more and book here.
3. Indulge in bottomless gravy and Yorkshire puds at Motley
Got a mum who loves a good Yorkie pud? Then she’ll probably love Motley’s upcoming Mother’s Day roast. Serving up a choice of beef, chicken, porchetta, or mushroom wellington, guests can get stuck into a huge plate packed with all the good stuff, alongside seasonal vegetables, crispy roast potatoes, bottomless Yorkshire puddings and free-flowing gravy for the gravy lovers among us.
Can’t decide on the perfect gift? Let the powers that be decide. Offering a surprise culinary experience for guests to enjoy, Fever’s Find the Dinner experience kicks off a luxurious evening with a chauffeured drive over to a surprise restaurant in Manchester, where guests will be able to enjoy a three-course meal and drinks without the worry of planning it themselves. Find out more here.
5. Treat your mum to a fancy dinner at Tattu
One of Manchester’s most special restaurants, Tattu will have mums feeling honoured this Mothering Sunday with their stunning Emperor’s choice menu that’s packed full of their most opulent dishes. Think show-stopping desserts shaped like cherry blossom, Wagyu beef, and cocktails so good-looking they deserve their own Instagram accounts. Tattu, 3 Hardman Square, Gartside St, M3 3EB.
6. Enjoy afternoon tea and tasty desserts at The Ivy Spinningfields
Providing a botanical backdrop to Mother’s Day this year, The Ivy Spinningfields will celebrate with a delicious, spring-appropriate dessert menu this month – which will be served alongside their beloved brasserie menu and a lovely afternoon tea. The Floral Mother’s Day Macaron consists of a raspberry, almond and pistachio macaron filled with fresh vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich raspberry sauce, and can be enjoyed exclusively on Mother’s Day. The Ivy Spinningfields, The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG.
7. Relax at Three Little Words
Mums and female figures dining at Three Little Words this Mother’s Day will receive a cheeky little gift especially for the occasion – including a free Manchester Gin miniature and branded glass (until the distillery runs out). They’ll also be hosting a super chilled out Sunday roast session, too, including acoustic music, giant Yorkie puds, unlimited gravy and plenty of cocktails. Three Little Words, 12-13 Watson St, M3 4LP.
A sweet, sweet world of all things sugar awaits – and it makes for the perfect family day out. Found at the Trafford Centre, The Chocolate Factory is packed full of photo-opps, alongside plenty of sweets and treats along the way. Dive into the ballpool, get lost in a candy wonderland and more at Manchester’s fun new experience. Get tickets here.
9. Enjoy a ‘sky high’ afternoon tea at Hyatt House
Set on the 18th floor of Hyatt House, the lovely hotel will serve up a delicious family afternoon tea this Mother’s Day. For one day only, delicious, traditional, and sparkling afternoon teas will be served amongst fantastic views of the city, providing a fantastic escape from Manchester which lies below. Expect cakes, sweet treats, sandwiches and more, all accompanied by a choice of tea or fizz. Hyatt House, 55 Booth St W, M15 6PQ.
10. Treat Mum to something special at 20 Stories
20 Stories will be partnering up with Molton Brown this Mother’s Day, providing fantastic goodie bags for guests, alongside a delicious a la carte menu and a rhubarb and rose cocktail to complement Molton Brown’s newest fragrance. If that wasn’t luxurious enough already, guests will also be treated to acoustic entertainment, alongside a relaxing garden house where ladies will be able to enjoy hand and arm massages, fragrance profiling, and, of course, check out the range of fantastic Molton Brown products. Book here.
If it’s something a little different you’re looking for this Mother’s Day, Fever’s candlelight concert under the wings of a rare Concorde plane is set to bring the sounds of some of the most iconic movies of all time to the city, all performed by a talented group of musicians. The venue will be completely bathed in candlelight, amplifying the unique space with both sound and light. Get tickets here.
12. Enjoy bottomless afternoon tea at The Lowry
Manchester’s five-star hotel will host a completely bottomless afternoon tea this Mother’s Day, complete with unlimited cakes, sandwiches, desserts, scones and live entertainment. Served in The Grand Ballroom, each table will be stacked high full of treats for guests to scoff on, while their in-house pianist sets the tone for a relaxing Sunday. The Lowry, 50 Dearmans Pl, Salford, M3 5LH.
Taking place at the beautiful Manchester Cathedral, Fever’s upcoming Candlelight ballet concert is the perfect treat for Mother’s Day, providing a stunning setting to unwind in accompanied by beautiful music and a gorgeous atmosphere. Watch as talented ballerinas recreate Swan Lake, with music from Tchaikovsky, Strauss and other composers performed by a string quartet. Get tickets here.
14. Kick back with brunch and a movie at King Street Townhouse
Taking place across Mother’s Day weekend this month, King Street Townhouse will host an array of wholesome cinema afternoons – perfect for enjoying with Mum. Choose from Thelma & Louise, Little Women (1994) and Mamma Mia! for the screening, where you’ll also get to enjoy a brunch dish of your choice, a glass of Buck’s Fizz, popcorn, chocolates and even a floral gift for the occasion. Book here.
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