Mother’s Day is fast approaching and when it comes to treating mum, Greater Manchester has a lot to offer. Whether you’re looking for the perfect activity to spend some quality time with the main lady in your life or for a unique gift to make her day this Mother’s Day, we’re rounding up some of the things we know will be a hit. 

RHS Garden Bridgewater 

If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors this Mother’s Day , the RHS Garden Bridgewater could be the perfect place to spend some quality time. The 154-acre RHS Garden is one of the largest horticultural projects in Europe. You can explore a whole host of gardens with a range of different blooms to capture the imagination and get back to nature. Plus, with two onsite cafés and a garden centre, there’s plenty to keep you entertained and make a day of it. There will also be a special Ramadan Kareen interactive storytelling show inspired by Hiba Masood’s charming children’s book, Drummer Girl. With two free 60-minute performances at 1pm and 3pm this Mother’s Day, your little ones will love being transported to Southern Pakistan.  

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Hyatt House Manchester’s Sky-High Mother’s Day Family Afternoon Tea  

Take your Mother’s Day celebration to the next level with Hyatt House Manchester’s Sky-High Mother’s Day Family Afternoon Tea. Head to the 18th floor and enjoy a traditional or sparkling afternoon tea with a backdrop of outstanding panoramic views across Manchester and across to the Peak District. The afternoon tea offering is available for one day only and you need to book in advance. 

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Feed the Soul at Three Little Words 

This Mother’s Day, Three Little Words is hosting Feed the Soul Sundays with a mouth-watering Sunday Roast, live music and signature cocktails. In the historical arches beneath Manchester Central, the people behind Manchester Gin are serving up a feast. Come along for the ultimate chilled Sunday vibes and celebrate the special lady in your life in style. Enjoy a variety of roast options topped with fluffiest little Yorkshire Puddings, unlimited gravy and all the trimmings for just £15pp. Live music will begin from 2:30 pm and every Mum (or mother figure in your life) will receive a free Manchester Gin miniature and branded glass to really give her something to toast to.  

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A Luxury Hotel Experience 

Greater Manchester has so many great hotels, and they’re all a fantastic way to add a bit of luxury to your Mother’s Day celebrations. From overnight stays to afternoon teas and everything in between, there’s no shortage of ways to treat a special lady. For example, Radisson Edwardian Manchester is offering a complimentary glass of bubbly for Mum (or that special mother figure in your life) when you dine at Peter Street Kitchen or book afternoon tea in their Library. It’s the perfect way to add a bit of sparkle this Mother’s Day and leave her feeling decadent.  

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The Mercure Norton Grange Hotel Spa in Rochdale is also hosting a Mother’s Day afternoon tea filled with mouth-watering treats designed to spoil mum. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea and coffee while you take in the stunning surroundings of the Rochdale countryside.  

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Find a unique gift at Oklahoma

Looking for a wonderfully unique gift or card this Mother’s Day? Manchester’s biggest independent gift shop, Oklahoma, will have something for you. The Aladdin’s cave of the Northern Quarter is filled with work from independent artists and makers, so you’re sure to find a colourful, vibrant gift that will be loved.. From home and kitchen-ware to handmade jewellery, books and stationery to novelty items, who knows what you’ll find? The best part is, Oklahoma celebrates fair trade and ethical goods, so you’ll be giving a gift that helps others too! 

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Afternoon tea taxi tour 

Mother’s Day is full of afternoon tea offers, but here’s an experience with a difference that will make this year’s celebrations one to remember. Why not take a tour of Manchester while enjoying afternoon tea? Thanks to Manchester Taxi Tours, you can hop into an electric black cab, which will pick you up from a location of your choice. Then, your family can take in the sights of the city while enjoying a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones from award-winning Slattery Patissier & Chocolatier. Enjoy your afternoon tea from the comfort of the black cab or if the weather is on your side, you can dine al fresco in one of Manchester’s stunning green spaces. 

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Tapas to your door 

You don’t even have to leave the house to bring a tasty treat this Mother’s Day. Abeja Tapas Bar in Chorlton, Manchester's Smallest Tapas Bar, is offering a bespoke Tapas Box with a selection of the finest meats, cheeses and olives from local artisan suppliers. They’ll top it off with a bottle of wine and optional extra gifts to give  a taste of Spain this Mother’s Day!  

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Mother’s Day cruise 

We’d all love to book a cruise for mum this Mother’s Day, and now you can do just that. Kittywake Canal Cruises are offering a scenic 2-hour cruise with afternoon tea and pottery painting from Wigan Pier. Relax and unwind with a glass of bubbly or a brew while you experience the wildlife and cruise the canals. It may not be the Caribbean, but we’re sure Mum, Grandma and any other special lady in your life will appreciate 2 hours of quality time on Greater Manchester’s waterways. 

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Manchester River Cruises are also pulling out all the stops this Mother’s Day. Departing from Salford Quays, there’ll be a free glass of prosecco waiting for mum. Then you can take in the local sights on this 60 minute trip with running commentary and background music to entertain you as you sail. With tea, coffee and a fully stocked bar you can really make the most of this trip. Choose from a family-friendly daytime cruise, or a more grown-up evening affair – whatever mum would prefer.  

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Go Back to the 80s 

Go back in time this Mother’s Day! The Cotton Rooms in Oldham are hosting an I Love The 80s Mothers’ Day Brunch which promises to be fun for all the family. Tuck into some delicious food while singing along to some of the biggest hits of the decade. There’s no better excuse for a boogie. If you want to make it extra special, they’ll even add in a surprise gift for an extra £8. 

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A gin-tastic Mother’s Day 

Got a gin-loving mum? Then we have the perfect gift for you. Manchester Gin is inspired by the wonderful city it’s made in, by local suppliers. It’s the embodiment of our city and everything it stands for, which makes it the ideal gift for Mancunian Mums! You could buy a bottle or specialist gift box to give a gin-lover an incredible gift. Or for a real treat, you could visit the Spirit of Manchester Distillery to see where the gin is made. Tour the distillery, make your own gin or taste the wonderful drinks they have to offer, with gift vouchers available the possibilities are endless. Let the fun be-gin this Mother’s Day with a home-grown and deliciously tasty treat. 

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Dine Out at Buile Hill Park 

For a feast to remember, why not head to one of Salford’s gorgeous green spaces this Mother’s Day? Buile Hill Park Hall is offering a special 3-course meal for only £28 per head and £10 for under 12’s. Enjoy a traditional roast of your choice along with truly scrumptious starters and delicious desserts for an indulgent Mother's Day like no other. Plus, there’s a special kids menu to ensure the whole family is taken care of. 

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Magical Lakeside Afternoon Tea at Heaton Park 

For another unique afternoon tea experience, Heaton Park is delivering something special this Mother’s Day. With three scenic lakeside dining domes, you can treat mum to afternoon tea with a view. Take in the stunning lake and park surroundings in your private pod. With several options available from traditional afternoon tea to a vegan alternative up to six people can enjoy a truly decadent sweet treat. There’s even an afternoon tea for the little ones! You can make a day of it with electric boat hire, a visit to the Heaton Park animal centre or any of Heaton Park’s other family-friendly activities. 

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There’s plenty to do this Mother’s Day to treat the special lady in your life in all corners of Greater Manchester. 

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