Mother’s Day in Manchester and the North

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Mother’s Day arrives on Sunday 10 March 2024 – time to repay your mum or mother figure for the thousands upon thousands of hours and pounds she’s spent on you.

From curated cocktails and tasty roasts to crafty workshops and cultural tours, and from Sunday spreads with glamorous backdrops to art exhibitions to inspire and astonish, here is our guide of things to do with your mum this Mother’s Day. There should be something in our list that will put a smile on her face.

Our top picks

The Lawn Club

The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester, M33HG - Visit now

It doesn’t get better than this: a free roast dinner for mums all day on Sunday. Head over to The Lawn Club and make up for the thousand or so Sunday lunches she made you over the years.

The Lawn Club

Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 5QR - Visit now

This Mother’s Day, Albert’s Schloss invites guests to celebrate the mother figure in their life with brunch, haus roasts and a free glass of sparkling Ferghettina Rosé for all the mums.

Albert Schloss

Embankment Kitchen Restaurant & Bar

Embankment Kitchen Restaurant & Bar, 16 Chapel St, Salford, M3 7NH - Visit now

Treat your mum to a sophisticated meal out at Embankment Kitchen, with a complimentary chilled glass of prosecco across the Mother’s Day weekend.    

Embankment Kitchen

Gilpin Lake House

Gilpin Lake House, Knipe Tarn, Kendal , Lake District, LA8 8LN - Visit now

It doesn’t get prettier than Gilpin in the Lake District, and what could be better than afternoon tea with your favourite (well, only) mum in this beautiful space? Click through for more details, and to read coverage of our recent visit to this stunning destination.

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Manchester Wine Tours

Manchester Wine Tours, Various locations in Manchester city centre, Manchester , M1 - Visit now

This year, give your mum the gift of knowledge. Knowledge and wine. With the emphasis on wine. Kelly Bishop’s Manchester Wine Tours are fun-packed affairs, with plenty of great chat, amusing tales and, of course, great vino with equally-great people. Best of all, buy a ticket for two and you’ll be first in line for the +1. And you can even use CREATIVETOURIST for 10% off any tour in March or April.

Manchester Wine Tours

Abeja Tapas

Abeja Tapas, Various locations, plus delivery, Manchester , M1 111 - Visit now

Ana Villegas-Mendez is the creative whizz behind Abeja Tapas – beautiful Spanish food and drink gift boxes for all occasions. Click through to read our review of a wonderful box we tried recently, then order one for your mamá.

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Tattu Manchester

Tattu Manchester, Gartside Street, 3 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB - Visit now

On 10th March, Tattu are offering the ultimate limited edition Mother’s Day cocktail the Divine Bloom with rum, Cointreau, lychee and butterfly pea tea and delicate floral notes which will be complimentary for any mother figures dining from the Sharing Imperial Roast menu. For a unique Mother’s Day present, guests can add something special by pre-ordering two bespoke individually branded macarons to be at the table when you arrive in a miniature dim sum basket.

The Mother’s Day Sharing Menu is available on 10th March for £49 per person and an additional £6.50 per macaron.

The Municipal Hotel MGallery

The Municipal Hotel MGallery, Municipal Building, Dale St , Liverpool , L2 2DH - Visit now

The Municipal Hotel MGallery is pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day, including a special overnight stay experience, Afternoon Tea and a dazzling dessert.

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Ducie Street Warehouse

Ducie Street Warehouse, Ground Floor, Warehouse, Ducie St,, Manchester, M1 2TP - Visit now

Make a beeline to the Bud & Pot Pop-up Shop on Saturday 9 March, when you can join the florists for a Build Your Own Bouquet workshop with your mum. Undoubtedly thirsty work, the stylish surroundings of this Grade II-listed building offer the perfect backdrop to classic and warehouse signature cocktail quaffing.

Ducie Street Warehouse

Wives and Daughters season at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House online

Wives and Daughters - Events Season at Elizabeth Gaskell's House, online, Until 30 November 2024, from £5.00 - Book now

Book your mum into one of the live talks beaming out of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House this year, or head there in person on Sunday 10 March and see the desk where the author wrote her famous novels. Spring is springing in the lovely garden, and on Mothering Sunday, the tearoom will be open and the monthly secondhand book sale will be in full swing.

Elizabeth Gaskell's House

RHS Garden Bridgewater

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Road (Off Leigh Road), Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester, M28 2GU - Visit now

As well as the hellebores and cyclamens, spring bulbs and blossom, RHS Garden Bridgewater is celebrating women in horticulture 9 and 10 March to coincide with International Women’s Day. There will be talks and Q&As, including Idle Women, who are creating the first dedicated women’s physic garden in the UK. Don’t forget to grab a slice of cake in the quaint Garden Cottage Cafe overlooking the orchard and be sure to stock up your mum’s own borders at the garden centre.

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Victoria Baths

Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 0FE - Visit now

Treat your mum to a trip to the Victoria Baths Vintage Home Show on Sunday 17 March – it might be the week after Mother’s Day, but it’s worth the trip to bag a bargain and see the beautiful building buzzing. You can also get behind the scenes (or under the pools) at Manchester’s famous ‘Water Palace’ on Welcome Wednesdays from 3 April to 25 September 2024 (11am to 3pm).

Much Ado About Nothing at Victoria Baths

The Refuge

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

Refuge Sundays are still a must-do. Sip a classic cocktail (Mimosas, Negroni Sbagliatos and Bloody Marys are on the menu) beneath the tiled Glamour of Manchester mural, then chow down on a platter for two or an individual roast – beef rump, Cumbrian chicken, Yorkshire porchetta or vegan welly. You can even get a special portion for your four-legged friend. Refuge roasts are served all day – ‘turn up, kick back and tuck in’.

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Castlefield Viaduct

Castlefield Viaduct, Castlefield Viaduct, Manchester, M3 4PU - Visit now

This Victorian steel viaduct transformed into a temporary green ‘sky garden’ in the heart of Manchester is well worth a visit as the spring colours start to pop – and there’s no need to book; just rock up. Free guided visits are available in the morning or wander at your own pace from 12.30pm every day of the week.

Castlefield Viaduct by JJ.

Afternoon Tea in Manchester

Find the finest places in Manchester to down Darjeeling (or a flute of fizz), nibble on dainty finger sandwiches and slap clotted cream on a freshly baked scone – no mum is going to say no to this afternoon out. Or, if she’s at the other end of the M62, check out our round-up of the best places for tea, cake and afternoon delights in Liverpool.

Afternoon Tea in Manchester
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