Things to do on Mothers Day in Newcastle Gateshead

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 a culinary tour of discovery around Newcastle.

We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do for Mothers’ Day in the North East to show your mum just how special she is.

Enjoy a refined Afternoon Tea

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 cakes, home-made jams and exquisite finger sandwiches before toasting with a glass of fizz! 

There are a number of special Mother's Day Afternoon Tea events taking place across NewcastleGateshead so why not treat your mum to the quintessentially British luxury at historic Newcastle Cathedral, dog-friendly South Causey Inn or with the accompaniment of live jazz at the magnificent Spanish City in Whitley Bay?

Visit a spa for well-deserved pampering

Spend some quality time with your mum on Mothers’ Day and unwind together on a luxurious spa day in the North East. Grey Street Hotel in the heart of Newcastle have a Processco Package at their City Retreat for the ultimate relaxation experience. Further afield at Slaley Hall, tired mums are offered a deluxe slice of rural tranquility with a spa day and range of treatments.

Book in early and surprise your busy mums with a Mother's Day Mini Retreat in Gosforth. Give the gift of a two-hour yoga break and help your mum float through to the next Mother's Day.

Challenge the family to an Escape Room

For the adventurous problem-solvers book a slot at Newcastle's independent escape room. Get hearts racing and build some family memories (hopefully!) with a visit to The Escape Key where you have the choice of four indoor games to solve. 

Alternatively take on Escape Key's virtual game Rosie's Charm which is an exciting outdoor mystery adventure game. Explore the streets of Newcastle while you work together as a family to unravel Rosie's tragic tale. 

Whatever you do... don't leave mum locked in! 

Sunday Lunch at one of Newcastle’s top restaurants

Give your mum a break from home cooking and take her out for a traditional Sunday Lunch in NewcastleGateshead. Stroll along the Quayside and dine out at stylish Gusto's who will have a special Mother's Day Sunday Lunch prepared for you. Alternatively, try multi-award-winning gastropub, The Broad Chare which serves up some of the best Sunday roasts in the region. 

Cook House in Ouseburn is a hot ticket, so book well in advance for a home-from-home sharing lunch in the relaxed venue. Blackfriars, Jesmond Dene House and The Maven at The Vermont Hotel will all provide a cosy Sunday Lunch to help you celebrate the women in your life. 

Culinary discovery with Triple A Food Tours

What could be better than eating and drinking your way around Newcastle with the help of a very warm and friendly guide? Triple A Tours have a choice of foodie experiences which would be perfect for mum. You and your mum can sample Newcastle's best street food in Grainger Market, indulge in the Ultimate Cheese and Wine Tour or head out to discover what culinary delights await in Northumberland. All food tours can be booked as a gift voucher too.

Travel back to the 1950s at Beamish Museum

Take your mum back in time to the 1950s at Beamish Museum this Mother's Day and discover what life was like in the North East over fifty years ago. Wander down the award-winning outdoor attraction's latest terrace street and discover their brand-new exhibits which include an authentic 1950s hairdressers, an immersive replica of North East artist, Norman Cornish's home as well as a rock 'n' roll ice cream parlour. 

Buy a unique gift and explore art & culture in Newcastle

Plan ahead for an autumn city break to Newcastle and treat mum to a ticket to see the Lindisfarne Gospels at Laing Art Gallery. Tickets to this much-anticipated exhibition will go on sale soon so keep an eye out for more information. 

If mum can't wait until September for a taste of art and culture in NewcastleGateshead, why not enjoy a day out to celebrate Mother's Day early at Ouseburn Open Studios' spring event? Uncover the creative beating heart of Ouseburn when you wander into working artist studios, print works and potters studios. With prints, ceramics, art, jewellery and much more on sale, this is the ideal spot to pick up a unique Mother's Day gift from one of the independent creatives in Ouseburn.

Experience Opera North at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Whether your mum is an opera aficionado or would just like to try something new, treat her to one of Opera North's spectacular performances this March at Newcastle Theatre Royal. Perhaps the most famous of the operas is Bizet's Carmen (Friday 25 March) which has been reworked by Opera North into a new and fiery production. There are three experiences to choose from and each promise to be a feast for the ears and the eyes. 

Meet Red Ellen at Northern Stage

Inspire your mum with the empowering story of Red Ellen at Northern Stage this March (Friday 25 March - Saturday 9 April). Discover how the formidable woman blazed a trail in politics and whose passion and fight against injustice led her to spearhead the Jarrow March in 1936.

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 one of Newcastle’s excellent theatres and venues. Discover where you can treat your mum to dinner and a show in the North East.

Indulge her with a luxury weekend in Newcastle

Take your pick of the very best in four-star hotels and splash out for mums this year with a luxury city break in NewcastleGateshead. Maldron Hotel in the heart of Newcastle city centre have a brilliant B&B plus Afternoon Tea offer to really elevate Mum's luxury few nights away. While INNSiDE along Newcastle Quayside has a choice of rooms and suites with spectacular views along the River Tyne as well as lounge areas and adjoining rooms to make it easier for families staying together. 

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