Ideas for Mother’s Day 2016
This Mother’s Day, why not whisk your mum away to one of the UK cities below and treat her to a weekend of pampering and enjoyment. Below are some activities to inspire you and give your Mother a weekend she will always remember.
There are many exciting places you can take your Mother on Sunday 6th March in and around the city centre and you can even spend the whole weekend there at one of our hotels in Manchester. Below are some great ideas for places to visit and give your mum a fantastic and memorable Mother’s day 2016.
There are a wide variety of places you can shop, from small boutiques, eclectic stores, designer brands and shopping malls, there is every kind of shop your mum could wish for. Some of the most popular shops and malls include:
Intu Trafford Centre
This is home to hundreds of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars including Selfridges, Hollister, Lakeland and Homesense as well as Carluccios, Tampopo, Five Guys and Zizzi.
Here you can find an array of designer stores as well as restaurants including Jamie’s Italian. You can find brands including The White Company, Vivienne Westwood, Barbour, Cath Kidston and DKNY.
Afternoon Tea Break
There are a variety of places to treat your Mother to a delicious afternoon tea in Manchester and some of the best include:
Richmond Tea Rooms
Located in the Gay Village, you can choose from some delectable treats and cocktails in a Tim Burton inspired setting.
This family run café offers some fantastic dishes and afternoon tea options surrounded by electric furnishings and bookshelves. You can find this popular café in the Northern Quarter and it might be best to book in advance!
Enjoy a Mother’s Day meal
Manchester boasts almost every kind of cuisine you could possible wish for, including Greek, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, American and more. After a busy day shopping or relaxing in a spa, you and your Mother can enjoy an evening meal in style in some amazing restaurants including:
Run by Great British Menu celebrity chef Aiden Byrne, this is a unique and thoroughly Mancunian style of dining with stunning dishes using local produce. There are also some stunning views across the Manchester Skyline from its Spinningfields location.
James Martin Manchester
This fabulous restaurant is located within the luxurious Manchester 235 casino and serves a variety of British dishes created by celebrity chef James Martin. The menu is constructed using seasonal and locally sourced products for a fresh and mouth-watering dining experience.
Edinburgh offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and attractions for any Mother’s day occasion. You can plan a weekend of treats for yourself and your mother, whilst staying at one of our Edinburgh hotels.
Edinburgh has a real mix of cafés and restaurants, as well as attractions including food and drink experiences. Some Mother’s day options include:
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
If you and your mother are gin lovers, this is a fantastic place to visit and sample a wide range of gins in their stunning bar area. You can also learn everything you need to know about the distilling process at the same time.
This is a specialist coffee shop in the city, which serves a range of coffees and artisan food from local sources. They also have training courses if you want to treat your Mum to a home barista course at their specialist training lab, so she came make the perfect brew for years to come.
There are many great shopping locations including boutique shops as well as designer, local and high street brands to choose from.
This famous Edinburgh Street offers many popular high street brands including Primark, Jenner’s Department Store, Lush and more. You can spend an afternoon browsing the stores before stopping for a drink at one of the many cafes and bars.
This shopping mall is located on the Albert Dock in Leith and houses a cinema, many restaurants and eateries, as well as many high street shops including Waterstones, Boots and Debenhams. You can enjoy the sea views, shopping and eateries all in one place.
As the UK capital, London has an unlimited amount of things to see and do and it would certainly make a very special place to visit for this Mother’s Day weekend. If you are planning a weekend itinerary for this occasion you can book a stay with us at one of our hotels in London.
There are some fantastic places within the centre of London where you can take your Mother for a relaxing and reenergising spa day. These include:
With spas sprinkled across Central London, you can chose the location that you prefer and book an afternoon of treatments for a blissful escape. Treatments include massages, salt scrubs and skin perfecting facials using their own fantastic products.
Located on King’s Road, this unique spa experience includes treatments such as ‘Sound Baths’, ‘The Spell’ foot treatment and the relaxing Synaesthesia multi-sensory massage treatment.
Unique cinema experiences
If your mother is a film fan there are some unusual cinema experiences in the city of London including:
The Electric Cinema
Based on Portobello road, this stunning cinema is over 100 years old and boasts armchairs, footstools, side tables and three seater sofas as well as 6 double beds. If you get chilly you can snuggle under one of their cashmere blankets.
The Edible Cinema
If your Mother is a food lover as well as a film lover then she will be in for a treat at this multi-sensory cinema. Before you take your seat you are given a set of mystery boxes which contain bite-sized tasting menu which you are supposed to eat at specific points in the film. A bit different to your normal popcorn and hog dog cinema classics.
The gift of chocolate
London has some fantastic stores, cafes and restaurants where you can get some delicious chocolate to indulge in, including:
Charbonnel et Walker
Located in the Royal Arcade on Bond Street, this London favourite has one particular fan, Her Majesty the Queen! They have a range of mouth-watering treats, including their ever popular sea salted caramel truffles.
Fortnum and Mason
Their huge chocolate counter offers chocolate lover’s a whole range of treats including bars, biscuits, drinking chocolate, Florentines and truffles in their Piccadilly store.