Here are JLife’s picks for treating the mother figure in your life for Mother’s Day (31st March).
Enjoy fabulous French dining with your mum at Brasserie Blanc in Hale Barns. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and everything in-between, the brasserie serves home-cooked French food with a contemporary international twist. You might not be able to whisk your mum away to the French Riviera, but you can recreate the clime and atmosphere with a choice of French wines, carefully crafted cocktails and an extensive spirits list to enjoy on the restaurant’s very own terrace.
The Grand Tour
Join Manchester Guided Tours and explore the original Midland Hotel, concluding with a light afternoon tea – Mother’s Day (31st March) is the final day of the tour and a great way to treat mother as well as learn a little too!
Take in the iconic grand hotel to explore the Grade II listed building, with a professional tour guide for an insight into the fascinating architectural and social history of the hotel, plus hear a wealth of tales concerning Manchester and its people, as well as the many famous guests who have stayed over the decades.
The tour ends with a light afternoon tea, which includes an assortment of finger sandwiches with seasonal fillings, plain and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream, and unlimited tea or coffee.
To book or to discuss dietary requirements, call 07812 129 754 or email email@example.com.
I Think I Can
The classic 1941 Disney animated tale of Dumbo, the story of a young elephant whose oversized ears enable him to fly, makes its big return to the screen on 29th March, and is helmed by everyone’s favourite fantasy director, Tim Burton. Sure to be a fantastical and a tear-jerking treat for all the family, aongside the elephant in the room, Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Burton favourite Michael Keaton join in the circus fun.
In cinemas 29th March.
Gabrielle is one of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, having sold over five million records in the UK, scoring two number one singles, five top 10 albums, two BRIT Awards and an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Song Collection.
Under My Skin is Gabrielle’s first studio album in 11 years and marks 25 years since the release of her debut single, Dreams. Performing at Bridgewater Hall on 24th March, Gabrielle will be performing her career hits as well as tracks from her latest album that landed at number seven in the UK charts. The ‘Under the Skin VIP package’ includes a chance to nab the best seats in the house as well as meet Gabrielle before the show starts – dreams really can come true!
Roll back the years and help your mum don the flares for some of the music of the 1970s!
Following the success of last year’s Legends Live concerts, a new tour has been announced for 2019. The show will bring together Suzi Quatro, pop icon David Essex, Bay City Rollers and Showaddywaddy, and arrive at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on 4th April.
With over 50 top 30 hits and in excess of 100 million record sales between them, this will surely be a night mum cannot miss.
Over the Moon
One of Manchester’s much-loved eateries Lunya in the Barton Arcade and home of Catalonian tapas, is putting on a special Mother’s Day menu for 2019. Join them for a very day that celebrates everything that makes mothers so special. All mothers dining will receive a free gift too!
Choose from the regular a la carte menu or the special Mother’s Day banquet. If you really want to spoil your mum, don’t forget to buy her a fab present from the Lunya deli – featuring a selection of hampers, chocolates, gins, wines and luxury Spanish spirits.