Mother’s Day is looming (6th March, in case you didn’t know) but don’t panic if you haven’t had a chance to sort anything out for your dear old Mum (or Mam, depending on how posh you are!). We’re here to give you some inspiration, and I’m also taking the opportunity to drop a few not-so-subtle hints for Mr. Canny!
VIP Teas, High Spen
One of the most welcoming tearooms we’ve visited in a while. Their full Afternoon Tea at £14.95 is a small price to pay to make your Mum smile, especially when it’s such good value for money. As everything is homemade it will also save you donning a pinny to bake her something special.
Read my full review here of our recent trip.
A full review of The Jolly Fisherman this award winning traditional pub will grace the pages of the blog very soon. If you have access to a car, or can bear a long bus journey, you can’t go far wrong with a trip up the coast to Craster.
This picturesque fishing village is famous for its kippers, and the sharing platter from this eatery with stunning sea views is a veritable ‘taste of the sea’. At £9.95 it’s also purse (or wallet) friendly. A walk up to Dunstanburgh Castle and an ice cream afterwards would round off a perfectly good day.
The Tyneside Cinema
Not only is there a great free tour of this fascinating building, you also get to watch old newsreel footage. This is a highly recommended hour of your time well spent.
Afterwards you could treat your Mum to one of the Tyneside Bar Cafe’s Afternoon Teas, which is how I spent last Mother’s Day. Booking is advised, and from the 6th March they will be screening a classic Hollywood musical at 3pm every Sunday.
I have reviewed the Victoria Tunnel experience myself (see previous post here) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. At £6 per person it’s excellent value for money and a great way to while away a few hours learning a little more about the Toon’s history.
We sent my Brazilian in-laws on this trip recently and their response was a big thumbs up. If your Mum is interested in history she’ll love this.
The Grainger Market is a treasure trove of gift ideas for Mummy Dearest. You can’t go wrong with a trip to Pet Lamb Patisserie to pick up a box of their delicious and pretty cupcakes for your Mum. You could also team it up with a basket of goodies for Mmm Newcastle.
I recently visited The French Oven to try out their vegan options. I picked up some delicious Coconut Haystacks while there, and they sell fantastic Macarons that your Mum will love. I also popped along to Katherine’s Florist to pick up their bargain bunches of flowers. I don’t suggest you only spend £1 on a bouquet like I did, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find something to suit your budget there.
With so many gift ideas that will bring a smile to the face of your Mam or Nanna, Geordie Gifts should be the automatic choice for any NE family wishing to purchase something a little different for a special occasion.
Another day trip idea I’ve blogged about in the past. I’m planning on returning to see the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition which is currently running. A few hours spent wandering round this gallery, followed by a trip to Fenwicks Food Hall for scran afterwards, would delight many Mums.
I hope we’re provided some food for thought here with this guide to inexpensive Mother’s Day ideas. Let us know if you use any of them!
Thanks for reading,