If you’re looking to treat your mum to an unforgettable Mothers’ Day, there’s a wonderful variety of things to do this Mothers’ Day in Newcastle and Gateshead. Pick and choose from a fantastic selection of ways to spoil your mum, from a delightful afternoon tea to an adventure-filled day out in the countryside. We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do for Mothers’ Day in the North East to show your mum just how truly special she is.

Enjoy a Tempting Afternoon Tea

Jesmond Dene House

What better way to treat your mum than with an indulgent afternoon tea in NewcastleGateshead? If you want to enjoy one of the best afternoon teas in the region, you can head to Jesmond Dene House; one of the oldest, independently owned hotels in Newcastle. Located in the heart of Jesmond Dene, spoil your mum with a selection of lovingly prepared mouth-watering cakes, home-made jams and exquisite finger sandwiches before toasting with a glass of fizz!

Have an Adventurous Day at Kielder

For active mams that love the thrill of an adventure, why not take her to Kielder, where she can enjoy the fantastic selection of activities at Kielder Water & Forest Park. There’s everything from challenging mountain bike rides to horse-riding across the idyllic Northumberland countryside.

Perfect for packing a picnic, as well as some nature spotting, mums with younger children will welcome the fresh air and tranquil surroundings of a family day out to Kielder.

Visit a Spa for Well-Deserved Pampering

Malmaison Newcastle Quayside

Spend some quality time with your mum on Mothers’ Day and unwind together on a luxurious spa day in the North East. Malmaison has the perfect spa treatments, including facials and massages, to ensure you’re both pampered in style.

This beautiful, modern hotel is located in the heart of Newcastle’s city centre, where you can also enjoy stunning views across the iconic Quayside. Allow the spa experts to indulge you with a luxurious manicure or pedicure, and add a glass of bubbly if you’re looking for an extra special Mothers’ Day experience.

Discover the Sights on a River Cruise         

River Escapes

For a memorable Mothers’ Day, spoil your mum with a unique cruise across the River Tyne, which includes Afternoon Tea as you sail calmly down the North East’s most famous river. This cruise takes you from Newcastle’s Quayside, where you can enjoy panoramic views as you pass underneath Gateshead Millennium Bridge, to the mouth of the river.

You’ll be able to admire the iconic vantage points across Newcastle and Gateshead’s riverside while tucking into a selection of cakes, sandwiches and scones. The Mothers’ Day cruise books up quickly, but River Escape offer a variety of other cruises, including Quay to City and Quay to Sea should you wish to set sail later on in the year.

Enjoy a Spooky Ghost Tour in Newcastle

Newcastle Castle

If you’re looking for a unique way to take your mam out for an evening of fun and excitement, you’re sure to find it on a ghost walking tour across Newcastle and Gateshead. Explore the eerie historical sites of the region, such as the Castle Keep to discover the cities grisly past; you may even feel a chill or two in some of the city centre’s oldest graveyards. If your mam has an adventurous side, she’s sure to relish the fascinating stories of ghastly encounters and dark legends of NewcastleGateshead on a spooky tour of the city.

Eat at one of Newcastle’s best Fine Dining Restaurants

Peace and Loaf Jesmond

Give your mum a break from home cooking to explore the fine dining on offer in NewcastleGateshead with a trip to Peace and Loaf. Located in Jesmond, Peace and Loaf is frequently hailed as one of the best restaurants in Newcastle, thanks to its sensational and eclectic menu, served up effortlessly stylish surroundings. From epic sharer desserts, beautifully presented dishes and unique concoctions crafted by former Master Chef contestant and culinary expert Dave Coulson, Peace and Loaf is the perfect indulgent evening to spend with your mum. Book early to get a Sunday afternoon slot and try out their delicious Sunday lunch.

Treat Mum to a Night Away at a Fancy Hotel

Rockliffe Hall Hotel and Spa Garden experience

Part of the North East’s charm is the great selection of hotels and unique private cottages to stay for the evening. If you really want to give your mum a Mothers’ Day to remember, book a stay in a luxurious room, and enjoy five-star care and attention at Rockliffe Hall. Tucked away in a quiet village on the edge of County Durham, this exceptional hotel is the perfect setting for busy mams to unwind. Your mum will never want to leave Rockliffe's spectacular Spa Garden complete with panoramic views, fire pit, water feature and heated relaxation loungers.

Why not make the most of it and include a visit to Rockliffe Hall Spa in your package?  That way you can turn a blissful evening out of the house into a luxurious Mothers’ Day weekend break.

Peruse NewcastleGateshead’s Cultural Gems

Laing Art Gallery

If your mum is interested in arts and culture, refresh your perspective and take her on a day out to some of the best art galleries and museums that the North East has to offer. Spend the day together at Laing Art Gallery and explore artwork from modern artists. Or, alternatively, why not visit Great North Museum: Hancock and discover fascinating exhibitions on ancient cultures, natural history and contemporary art. Particularly good for mums with younger children, you can also book tickets for a variety of talks from experts.

Explore Northumberland on a Day Trip

Bamburgh Castle

What could be a better Mothers’ Day gift than taking your mum on an exciting day trip to the North East Countryside? From stunning coastal towns and beaches, to woodland reserves and National Trust sites, Northumberland has it all for mums who like to get outdoors during the Spring.

The magnificent Bamburgh Castle is definitely one of the must-see attractions, so don’t forget to bring your camera with you to snap your adventure-filled Mothers’ Day.

Treat Her to a Theatre Show

Theatre Royal Newcastle

Nothing feels quite as special as a night at the theatre. Whether your mum is into dance, dramatic plays or musicals, you’re sure to find the perfect show at Newcastle’s beautiful Theatre Royal which has a regular rotating itinerary of performances by the likes of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Alternatively, if your mum is more of a toe-tapper, perhaps a visit to Prohibition Bar is the perfect way to spend Mothers’ Day. Here you’ll find a selection of musicians and bands taking to the stage in a 1920s ‘speak-easy’ setting which makes for an intimate and unforgettable evening.

No matter how you want to celebrate Mothers’ Day, you can discover many more things to do in NewcastleGateshead including Newcastle’s best must see sights this Mothers’ Day.

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