With Mother’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to show your mum just how much she means to you.
Whether she’s big on food, a bit of a film buff or loves being showered with gifts for all her hard work bringing you into the world – everything you need to plan the ultimate Mother’s Day celebration is perfectly located under one roof.
Offering dining, drinking, and fun by the boatload, Manchester’s most varied shopping and leisure destination is going all out for the occasion.
Kick off your Mother’s Day expedition at the Great Northern’s Odeon cinema.
Relive the unrivalled magic of Diana Ross and her extraordinary life and career as her biopic hits screens at the Great Northern’s Odeon on 26th March, get a strong dose of female empowerment from Marvel’s latest instalment of Captain Marvel, or enjoy a childhood throwback with the reimagined Disney blockbuster Dumbo.
And after your trip to the movies, wine and dine with some serious foodie favourites perfect for every mum’s taste.
Luxury restaurant James Martin is pulling out all the stops with a three-course Sunday lunch that’s perfect for the whole family – costing £35 per person, the exclusive offer is available for one day only, 31st March – and also includes a delicious box of chocolates for your mum to take home too – or to share, if she’s feeling generous!
But if you think she’d prefer a light bite after filling up on popcorn and pick n mix in the cinema, enjoy some quality time together over a traditional afternoon tea on Saturday 30th for just £19.95 per person.
Or for major foodie loving mums, Home Sweet Home offer some naughtier options and is the perfect venue to find some drool-worthy treats.
With fried chicken, burgers, mac balls and loaded nachos on the menu, satisfy your dirty food needs and wash it down with a cocktail or three.
And don’t forget about Home Sweet Home’s famous desserts – because is it really a celebration if cake isn’t involved? A no-brainer for any sweet-toothed mums.
Those of you with adventurous mums that like to get stuck in to activities, let the good times roll at retro bowling outfit All Star Lanes – or battle it out in the ultimate axe throwing showdown at Whistle Punks, and let your mum show you she’s cooler than you think.
And for mums who would prefer some well deserved R&R, help find her inner zen by purchasing a voucher for a course of yoga or pilates classes at The Life Centre.
After spending all her time taking care of you, let her find some time to look after herself.
Finish off the ultimate Mother’s Day by getting her some gifts that she can take home to carry on the celebrations.
Pay a visit to Manchester chocolatiers, Dormouse Chocolates for some seriously sweet treats – and surprise your mum with their limited edition salted muscovado ganache and praline heart.
And the perfect accompaniment to those chocolates? An award winning fine wine from Evuna restaurants wine shop service. And if, like me, you don’t know too much about them – advisors are on hand so you can suss out the perfect flavours your mum will love as a classic yet classy gift.
For those mums that are constantly watching what they eat, explore a stunning interior range that’s guaranteed to put a smile on her face and brighten up the family home.
From statement faux succulents to funky cushions, Futon Company will have something she’ll appreciate for years to come.
Regardless of your budget, family size or taste – a Mother’s Day spent at the Great Northern is one worth remembering.