Feel like spoiling mum, or the legendary matriarchs and women in our lives, this Mother’s Day? We’re sure they deserve 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.
1. Enjoy a discounted family day out at Dreamland Imaginarium
Create some long-lasting memories with your little ones with an escape into Dreamland Imaginarium. The multisensory experience at Manchester’s Regent Retail Park, are offering families a cheeky discount in honour of Mother’s Day. The whole family will benefit from a 30% discount on all tickets bought between now and 12am on Monday, March 20. All you have to do is enter the code 30DR3AMYMUMS; the discount is valid once per user.
2. Make your very own personalised plant pot at Ducie Street Warehouse
For Mother’s Day, on Sunday 19th March, Ducie Street Warehouse will host a plant pot workshop for guest their mums to spend a quality time together and embrace their artistic skills. With expert guidance and all materials included, guests will create a personalised and beautiful pot for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. Over at the restaurant, serving the best Sunday Roast in the UK as named by Rate Good Roasts, Ducie Street Warehouse will offer a complimentary dessert for all Mums booked in on the day.
3. Indulge in tasty desserts and cocktails 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 this month, as well as their beloved brasserie menu and a lovely afternoon tea. The Mothering Sundae Dessert is a delicate combination of vanilla ice cream, strawberries, crushed meringue, with a raspberry and elderflower sauce. Guests can choose from a duo of cocktails which pair perfectly with The Ivy’s signature brunch dishes including the Elderflower Spritz and the Elderflower Royale featuring Champagne.
4. Light up Mother’s Day with a glowing candlelight concert
Looking for a unique gift to treat your mum with this year? Offering an experience that is sure to brighten up their day is an assortment of candlelight concerts being held in stunning Manchester venues, sure to be a Mother’s Day present they won’t forget in a hurry. With concerts to suit a mix of musical tastes, choose from the likes of tributes to Coldplay, Ella Fitzgerald or Amy Winehouse, all with the added glow of candlelight flickering away.
5. Treat them to a pamper day at one of Manchester’s luxurious spas
Mums and mother figures sure do put up with a lot and getting them to relax and put their feet up in a tranquil spot is one way to say ‘thank you’. Treat them to a massage, facial or swim to fully get them to switch off from the world. They deserve more than medals and a trip to a spa in Manchester gives them some much-needed pamper time.
6. Tuck into an afternoon tea or Sunday roast at The Midland
Whisk your mum away for an afternoon at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester for their renowned Sunday lunch at Mount Street Dining Room & Bar, where all mums will receive a complimentary glass of bubbles. Or surprise her with an elegant afternoon tea at The Tea Room as you overlook St Peter’s Square in the spring. Sit back with a meal and have your mum taken care of all whilst soaking up the marvellous splendour of this Manchester hotel.
7. Take your mum to the cinema to see the latest blockbuster
One budget-friendly way to treat your mum in Manchester this Mother’s Day is a trip to the cinema. But maybe let them choose the film this time. Head to your local Vue cinema and snap up tickets for as little as £3.99 each or if you’re closer to an ODEON cinema you can watch the latest film for just £5.99 during off-peak hours. So reasonably priced that you’ll have cash spare to buy her a popcorn and drink too!
8. Celebrate with free-flowing bubbles at MOTLEY’s bottomless brunch
Make a visit to MOTLEY on Sunday 19th March between the hours of 11.30am and 4pm to for their exclusive brunch menu. The bar at YOTEL Deansgate is giving their Sunday Bottomless Brunch a glow up for one day only, where you and your mum can enjoy unlimited prosecco and selected cocktails alongside MOTLEY’s brand new classic brunch dishes for the perfect celebration from £35 per person. Plus MOTLEY have a special sweet treat just for your mum.
9. Spice up your usual Sunday roast at home with one at Zouk
Zouk is known for serving up sensational Sunday roasts with an Indian twist. This includes the restaurant’s popular sharing platters which boast three different roasted meats, all the trimmings and Zouk’s famous spicy gravy. Alternatively, you can indulge in individual plated roast dinners including Whole Roast Poussin, Beef Top Side and Lamb Henry (a mini lamb roast) each served with Yorkshire puddings, seasonal veg, golden roasties and a choice of classic or spicy gravy. Plus every mum dining at Zouk in Manchester this Mother’s Day will be treated to a welcome drink on the house.
10. Relax with an overnight stay at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
In typical mum-fashion, the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is planning ahead and has quite the Mother’s Day offers. The Manchester hotel is offering a Mother’s Day weekender where your mum can enjoy an overnight stay in a premium room with £50 to spend in The Refuge. Or make it even better by adding a 30-minute relaxing massage and a 20-minute facial for two people as part of their luxury spa and stay package. Gift certificates are also available to put towards an overnight stay or The Refuge, which you can get 19% off with code MUM19 (cannot be used for spa and stay package).
11. Escape to Peru for a Mother’s Day meal without leaving Manchester
With its trailing botanicals and lovely pink décor, Peru Perdu is adorned with soft furnishings and cosy textures, making it the perfect dining destination this Mothering Sunday. This Mother’s Day, Peru Perdu are celebrating all mothers by offering a complimentary G&T for mum when booking in for a Sunday Roast. Diners can choose from Tiger Milk Roast Chicken, Churrasco Picanha or Vegan Chimichurri Cauli, all served with roasties, yorkies, honey glazed carrots, parsnips and broccoli. To drink, there are options from the Bloody Mary Bar, or an assortment of carefully selected wines; including sparkling, whites, cabernet franc or malbec. All are welcome at Peru Perdu – even dogs, who will receive a complimentary dinner when dining on Sunday – just ask your host for a chicken or beef doggie roast.
12. Give the gift of beautiful blooms and brunch
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones at Cottonopolis with brunch available from 12pm to 3pm, serving classic cocktails such as Bellinis, Mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as premium options, Espresso Martinis and Aperol Spritz. To eat, guests can enjoy sushi, donburi rice bowls and bao buns in true Cottonopolis-style. Plus, sitting pretty at the entrance, Floral Collective will also be there all day, so you can purchase gorgeous artisanal blooms for the person you love. To make your Sunday extra special, guests are also welcome to pre-order bouquets to their table. For the full wow-effect upon arrival, simply email email@example.com with your booking details and the team from Floral Creative will let you know your available options.
13. Take your mum on a trip to the theatre
This March, Manchester has quite the array of theatre shows to choose from. With classic musicals such as My Fair Lady to plays with famous faces like Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, there’s bound to be a show that will have you both in awe as you watch all the drama play out.
14. Bag a free G&T for your gin-loving mum
For one day only, HOME is calling on the people of Manchester to head on down to the artsy venue and treat their gin-loving mums to a Premium Arber G&T, on the house. But that’s not all…There’s also the opportunity for guests to win their mum the full Agnes Arber Gin range and Arber Copa stem glass – worth £100 – by simply sharing a snap of their mum enjoying their Arber G&T to their Instagram stories or grid and tagging @agnesarbergin and @homemcr.
15. Have a paw-fect day of yoga and cuddling puppies
Give your mum a paw-some time this Mother’s Day. On Sunday 19th March, Paw Yoga is inviting you and your mother, mother figure, or loved one to celebrate Mother’s Day at a puppy yoga special. The classes, which take place at a Manchester city centre location, include 30 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of puppy playtime with a Mother’s Day themed playlist.
Also published on Medium.