Make Mother's Day plans with our pick of gorgeous gifts, treats and gadabouts in the North East.

Lap up the luxury at some of the region’s finest halls and manor houses, tuck into a sumptuous Sunday roast or shower mum with treats at a local farm shop. Some ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day in the North East…

Wynyard Hall 


Make Mother’s Day nothing other than magnificent this year with a visit to Wynyard Hall, hosting a series of unique experiences. Those looking for a traditional family get together, are invited to enjoy a delectable Mother’s Day Sunday lunch in the Wellington Restaurant. If you fancy something a little different, why not try your hand at floristry or gardening? Learn how to make a stunning hand tied bouquet on Saturday 10th March, or make a beautiful flower and heart decoration on Mother’s Day. Mum may also enjoy the Spring Pruning class held on Wednesday 21st March. The two-hour workshop tackles the prickly question of what to prune, when to prune and how to prune properly. Finally, if you fancy a spot of relaxation, Wynyard Hall’s Spa has a selection of packages including spa time, blissful body massages, facials, indulgent afternoon tea and manicures.


Matfen Hall 


Relax and unwind this Mother’s Day with a fine selection of indulgent celebration packages at the beautiful Matfen Hall. Set in 300 acres of stunning Northumbrian countryside, guests can switch off and experience pure luxury in a truly elegant environment. With a great range of gift voucher experiences available, there really is something for every mum. Choose from traditional Sunday lunch, indulgent afternoon tea, tranquil spa days and luxurious overnight stays. Matfen Hall’s new Beauty and the Bump spa day is the perfect gift for mums-to-be, complete with an Elemis peaceful pregnancy massage. All gift vouchers can be purchased online. To find out more about Matfen Hall’s magnificent Mother’s Day experiences visit: or call 01661 886500.


Giraffe Lounge 


A sumptuous Sunday roast with lashings of gravy and some tasty tipples thrown in the mix, Giraffe Lounge is the perfect place to celebrate in Newcastle. The specially crafted Mother’s Day menu includes three fabulous courses and a glass of champagne for mum. Choose from celeriac soup, chicken and leek terrine, mussels or crispy pork salad starters; beef, pork belly, chicken breast, vegan nut roast or pan fried coley mains; and finally, chocolate brownie, sticky toffee pudding, berry crumble, cheese board or an ice cream selection for something sweet. Go here for a foodie feast that truly says I love you!


Café Rouge, Newcastle


This Mother’s Day, Newcastle’s Café Rouge on Grey Street is treating mums to complimentary prosecco with any main meal purchased. Family time, French food and fizz – what’s not to love? This swish and sophisticated restaurant is perfectly placed in the hubbub of the city centre, perfect for post-shopping dinner or pre-Quayside stroll on this special Sunday. Serving up French dishes with a contemporary twist, treat your mum to a delicious and diverse offering from confit de canard and moules to boeuf bourguignon and Poulet Breton. Go all out French chic with your Mother’s Day plans this year. Ooh la la.


Jesmond Dene House 


Be the bearer of good news and treat your mum to a beautiful day out at Jesmond’s boutique hotel, Jesmond Dene House. Take the afternoon off and unwind in this peaceful location with tasty treats and tipples thrown in for good measure. Take mum for a delicious Sunday roast with all the trimmings, or treat her to something sweet with a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea offering. Finger sandwiches, sausage rolls and melt-in-your-mouth quiche will be elegantly displayed alongside fluffy scones and a stunning selection of  sweets and cakes. Afternoon tea is served from noon until 5pm. If your mum is not one for sweets, treat her to a hearty Sunday lunch complete with a special gift. Once you’ve finished your feast, take a relaxing stroll through the stunning Jesmond Dene. What a way to celebrate!


Vallum Farm 


Give your mum the gift of cake this Mother’s Day at Vallum Farm. Let the talented team help you say thank you with a beautifully prepared lunch in the Tea Room. Sweet-toothed mums can be treated to expertly crafted cakes and hot drinks, while savoury celebrations can be enjoyed in the form of a delicious Mother’s Day lunch served 12pm until 3pm. Diners can look forward to a selection of sumptuous starters; mains of beef, pork, lamb and sunflower seed loaf; followed by a scrumptious sweet selection including Vallum’s very own dairy ice creams. Don’t miss out on this delightful offering this Mother’s Day – book a table by email: [email protected] or by phone: 01434 672 652.


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