Pancake Day is over and all the pancakes have been eaten, so now it’s time for Mother’s Day. Also known as Mothering Sunday, the UK celebrates mothers and mother figures on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. Originally, Mothering Sunday was a day off for servants who could go home and see their mothers, as the next time the people could visit them would be around Christmas. Home in the Middle Ages was also known as ‘mother’, and the day eventually morphed into families coming together, leading to the modern Mother’s Day in the beginning of the 20th Century.
So, we have gathered some wholesome activities for some quality time with your mum or mother figure.
1. Treat your mum to a treatment at a beauty salon or spa
There just isn’t many experiences out there better than a massage so good you’re left not knowing what year it is, or a facial treatment that leaves your skin simply glowing. With so many of us living more sedentary lives nowadays, a good massage can do wonders for our health if done regularly, as well as other beauty treatments. So, treating your mother figure to a spa day could not only offer some quality time, but also some well-deserved self-care. Because finding the perfect spot out of all the beauty salons in Glasgow can be a mission and a half, you can check out our list of the very best beauty salons in the city.
2. Take your mum to a Mamma Mia-themed rooftop boozy brunch
Rooftop bar VEGA is introducing The Brunch Project: a series of monthly themed brunches, and this one is solely dedicated to Mamma Mia. The brunch will be welcoming Mamma Mia and Bellini fans this Saturday (March 18) from 12pm: it’s the perfect Mother’s Day day out with your mother figure. With this month’s brunch set to liven things up, guests can live out their Greek island dreams, making a day of it with your mum.
3. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a dinner at Mamasan Bar and Brasserie
Boasting a myriad of wick chandeliers casually dangling from the ceiling and a unique feel from the moment you walk in, Mamasan is a place of simplistic grandeur. Located on Ingram Street in Glasgow, the restaurant is known a mix of modern Southeast Asian flavours and the best of British produce, served alongside creative cocktails, craft beers and a generous wine selection. This Mother’s Day, Mamasan is offering a selection of dishes from its authentic set menu offer, available for one day only on March 19. The menu will be available between 12pm and 8pm, and guests will also be able to enjoy the best beats from a live DJ, who will be spinning tracks all afternoon whilst you tuck into your dishes. Expect treats such as the Indonesian Crispy Chicken Satay, Wok Fried Chilli Jam Chicken and Coconut and Peanut Chocolate Delice.
4. Visit the only Scottish restaurant that was awarded 3 AA Rosettes this year
The Restaurant at One Devonshire Gardens by Hotel du Vin Glasgow is the only establishment in Scotland to be recognised in the February 2023 AA Rosette Awards announcement, and it’s clearly worth treating your mother figure to an afternoon tea or a Sunday lunch there. The menu is curated by Michelin-trained Head Chef Gary Townsend, offering balanced flavours and culinary creativity at this award-winning restaurant in Glasgow. This Mother’s Day, The Restaurant is offering a four-course Sunday lunch for £44.95 including a glass of champagne and a gift for mum.
5. Explore the magical waterfalls outside of Glasgow
Scotland is not short of stunning vistas and bodies of water – and they’re right on our doorstep. We do adore a decent walk every now and then, especially if it involves waterfalls. Why not take your mother figure for a wee day out of picturesque views filled with lochs and nature. We’ve gathered up a list of the most stunning waterfalls not too far from Glasgow for you to marvel at and have the best day trip ever.