If you weren’t already aware, Mother’s Day has slowly crept up on us and takes place this Sunday, 26th March. Sunday also marks the date when clock’s go forward giving you one less hour to show how much you care this Mother’s Day. While flowers and chocolates can be a nice gesture to that special mother in your life, why not do something different this year, and make it one to remember. Below we look at 7 things to do with your mother across Northern Ireland this Mothering Sunday.
7 Things to do in Northern Ireland this Mother's Day
1. Enjoy the National Trust Experience
If the weather is on your side on Sunday, why not get yourself outdoors and visit one of Northern Ireland’s 29 National Trust properties. Castle Ward are holding a Mother’s Day craft event and you can enjoy an Afternoon Tea with a difference at the stunning Mount Stewart. Check out https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/days-out/northern-ireland for more suggestions on things to do this Mother’s Day at NI’s National Trust properties.
2. Experience a Winterfell Afternoon Tea
Is your mum a fan of the wonderful Game of Throne’s series? If she is, the guys at Ballygawley Castle have the perfect Mother’s Day experience for you with a Game of Thrones inspired afternoon tea. Among the treats on offer are Jon Snow Cakes, Lannister Egg Rolls and Dothraki Trifle. Find out more here.
3. Take a trip to the Spa
Is there anything better than being pampered on? Why not treat the special mum in your life to a spa experience in on of Northern Ireland’s top hotels. Popular spa hotels in Northern Ireland include Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh, Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Co Down and the Galgorm Resort & Spa in Antrim. For something a little different, check out the Soak Seaweed Baths in Newcastle or Sea Heaven Seaweed Baths in Ballycastle.
4. A day at the markets
Why not enjoy a day strolling around Belfast City Centre, and the award-winning St. George’s Market. The Sunday market is a mix of arts and crafts, providing you with plenty of choice to pick up a more personal and unique gift this Mother’s Day. The market is also running a Mother’s Day competition in which they are giving away a hamper. Find out how to enter your mum here.
5. Lego and Afternoon Tea at Castle Espie
Take the kids along to Castle Espie this Sunday and make it a real family day out. The popular LEGO Brick Trail and Workshops are back at Castle Espie, providing great entertainment for all the family. Relax and take in Ireland’s largest collection of exotic birds while you explore the estuary, before grabbing afternoon tea with a view at the Kingfisher Kitchen.
6. Enjoy a family day out
From the stunning Sperrins and majestic Mourne Mountains to the Causeway Coast & Glens and Fermanagh Lakelands, there’s plenty of choice when it comes to great days out with the family in Northern Ireland. Why not hope in your car and take an NI road trip to somewhere you’ve never been before and create memories that will last for many years to come.
7. Dine in one of NI’s top restaurants
After the successful 2016 Year of Food and Drink, Northern Ireland’s food scene is enjoying a renaissance, with our chefs and restaurants in particular showcasing the great produce of the area. The latest McKenna Restaurant Guide listed 9 local restaurants in the top 100 (view the restaurants to make the grade here), while Belfast based Ox and Deane’s EIPIC maintained their Michelin Stars for 2017. With so much great choice for dining out, treat your mum to a dining experience to remember this weekend.
Have a great weekend
Whatever you have planned for this coming weekend be sure to make it a great day out for the family, and more importantly a great day out for mum!