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Mother’s Day in Manchester and the North

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Mother’s Day arrives on Sunday 22nd of March 2020. Plenty of time to start planning what you can do to treat your Mum. We’ve rounded up some of the best Mother’s Day options in Manchester and the North.

Spend some time appreciating just how much your mum has done for you. From carrying you about for nine months solid, to feeding and nurturing you, only to see you turn into some terrible teenage oik before you (hopefully) came out the other side. It’s time to repay her for the thousands upon thousands of hours and pounds she’s spent on you, but what will be enough for the most special lady in your life?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of our favourite things you can do together in Manchester and the North this Mother’s Day.

Here are our picks

  • 1. 20 Stories

    20 Stories
    Ian Jones

    20 Stories, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now

    Want to pamper your mum at the venue with the best views in Manchester? Look no further. 20 Stories have created a special MOM (Mum’s of Manchester) cocktail and this Mother’s Day features a live soul band all afternoon. Not only this, the Molton Brown girls will be there so she can try out their new products, along with a luxury hand and arm massage. A surefire way to become the favourite child.

  • 2. Utility Gift Shop

    Utility Gift Shop
    Utility Retail Ltd

    Utility Gift Shop, 128 Oxford Road, University Green, Manchester, M139GP - Visit now

    Utility Gift Shop on Oxford Road is all about products that are new, unique, quirky and cool… Just like your Mum!

  • 3. Afternoon Tea in Manchester

    Afternoon Tea in Manchester
    Image courtesy of Ian Jones

    The finest places in Manchester to sip Darjeeling, eat dainty finger sandwiches and slap extra clotted cream on a freshly baked scone. Or, if you’re at the other end of the M62, checkout our round-up of the best places for tea, cake and afternoon delights in Liverpool.

  • 4. Food Shops in Manchester

    The inside of a Spanish and Catalan deli
    Lunya Manchester. Photo: Natalia Castillejo.

    Make it a special day for Mum and surprise her with a home-cooked meal. Here are the best places to pick up supplies in Manchester.

  • 5. LEAF on Portland Street

    LEAF on Portland Street
    Courtesy of LEAF on Portland Street

    LEAF on Portland Street, 113–115 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6DW - Visit now

    Like Liverpool’s LEAF on Bold Street, Manchester’s branch of LEAF has a deserved reputation as one of the standout cafes in the city. Take your mum along, and enjoy the elegant, almost artistic vibe while picking from an excellent menu of food, teas and alcohol.

  • 6. Salford Makers

    Salford Makers

    Salford Makers, Islington Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HW - Visit now

    Salford Makers are a collective of artists, designers, educators and makers based at Islington Mill in Salford. Their regular workshops are a fantastic way to do something creative with your Mum.

  • 7. The Refuge

    Heritage Tomatoes, Red Onion

    The Refuge, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 7HA - Visit now

    Take your mum for a meal at The Refuge on Mother’s Day and she’ll receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco. Use this as your chance to try out their excellent Sunday dinner platter – one of the finest roast dinners in Manchester. Why should mums have all the fun?

  • 8. El Gato Negro Tapas

    El Gato Negro Tapas
    Image courtesy of Marketing Manchester

    El Gato Negro Tapas, 52 King Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 4LY - Visit now

    The new Sunday brunch at El Gato is the perfect place to take your mum this Mother’s Day. Classic Sunday fare, with a Spanish twist, it’s sure to appeal to anyone – as will the glorious views out onto King Street. You can even buy her a personalised gift voucher so she can go again, and again, and again.

  • 9. Albert’s Restaurant & Bar

    Albert's Restaurant & Bar

    Albert’s Restaurant & Bar, 120-122 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester, M20 2PU - Visit now

    Albert’s in Didsbury has re-opened in time for Mother’s Day, featuring a brand new look and an expanded range of cocktails. If getting tipsy isn’t quite your dear old mum’s thing, don’t worry, they’re now offering a special Afternoon Tea experience for those lazy daytime lunches.

  • 10. Art Galleries in Liverpool

    Art galleries in Liverpool
    Walker Art Gallery's Banksy. Photo (c) Mark McNulty.

    The visual art offer in Liverpool is (arguably) the best outside of London. Why not take Mum on an art-hop around the city? We’ve put together a handy selection of the best coffee shops if you’re in need of caffeine assistance, and picked out some of the best spots to eat in Liverpool too.

  • 11. Independent Shops in Manchester

    OBJECT, Chorlton. Independent Shops Manchester
    Courtesy of OBJECT

    If you’re looking for something more original than a photo frame or a ‘world’s best mum’ mug, have a wander through the best independent shops in Manchester, and find a gift that’s actually good. Also, here’s some places to shop in Liverpool too.

  • 12. Gorilla

    Gorilla, Whitworth street Manchester

    Gorilla, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5WW - Visit now

    Does your mum like to let her hair down? Head to Gorilla for their special Mother Mary’s brunch disco brunch special. Think Turkish eggs, slow-cooked short rib, eggs & sumac, fancy breakfast toasts and a kedgeree so good it’ll make up for all your teenage foibles.

  • 13. Gin Bars in Manchester

    Image courtesy of Atlas Bar.

    If all else fails, a little bit of mother’s ruin might help fuel some fun times together.