There are some dates that you never want to forget.  A birthday is one, and Mothering Sunday is another, although it can be confusing to keep track of the latter with the date changing each year.

This year, Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 26th March and is a day designated to celebrate your mum, nan, grandmother or that special person in your life who has inspired and looked out for you over the years.

Tourism Northern Ireland Destination PR Officer Rachel Quigg says “From award-winning spas where you can relax and unwind to afternoon tea experiences and stunning places to visit there is something for everyone to enjoy together this Mother’s Day in Northern Ireland.”  

Tourism Northern Ireland has put together a list of ideas to help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day this Sunday.


Spa-tacular Days
Take some time out from the stress of everyday life and make you mum feel like a queen for the day with some well-deserved pampering.

Galgorm Resort & Spa, Co. Antrim
Set in an idyllic woodland location this four-star resort offers a wealth of packages having recently undergone a major expansion. A new Indoor & Outdoor Spa Village has been created which is the first of its kind in Ireland offering luxurious thermal spa facilities, where you can enjoy the tranquillity of nature less than an hour from Belfast.

Lavender Health Spa, Co. Tyrone
From its origin Lavender Health Spa was designed to revive the mind and body. Found in the shadow of the ancient monument at Errigal’s old monastery, the spa overlooks one of the most beautiful valleys in Northern Ireland. Guests to the spa can choose from a collection of Holistic and Deep Relaxation treatments before relaxing in the Thermal Suite.

SOAK Seaweed Bathhouse, Co. Down
Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Newcastle, SOAK offers a wide range of health, beauty and holistic spa treatments where you can relax in a silky hot seaweed bath or revive yourself with a sensual Spa treatment at Soothe treatment rooms.

Tantalising Afternoon Teas
Wherever you find yourself in Northern Ireland, there are lots of venues to choose from in the search for a luxurious afternoon tea.

Titanic Belfast, Belfast
Treat your mum to a special Afternoon Tea in the opulent surroundings of the Titanic Suite featuring the stunning replica staircase. Enjoy the delicious menu featuring a selection of finger sandwiches, mouth-watering cakes and exquisite éclairs to the sounds of a live jazz band!  Plus, every mother in attendance will receive a special gift from Titanic Belfast. To book call 028 90 76 6386.

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co. Down
This Mother’s Day, treat your mum and loved ones to a delicious Afternoon Tea at the Kingfisher Kitchen at Castle Espie, and enjoy demonstrations on this season’s latest fashion trends with special guests Susan Lusty of Captain Tortue and jewellery specialist, Honor Knox. To book call 028 91 874146.

The Argory, Co. Armagh
Treat your mum by taking her along to The Argory this Mothering Sunday. This stunning 19th century Victorian mansion provides the perfect backdrop for an Afternoon Tea consisting of finger sandwiches, Victoria sponge, homemade scones and other traditional delights. To book call 028 87 784753

Places To Wander
From the majestic Mourne Mountains to the dramatic Causeway Coastal Route and the stunning waterways of the Fermanagh Lakelands, Northern Ireland is home to inspirational locations waiting to be explored.

Glenariff Forest Park, Co. Antrim
Take some time this Sunday and explore the famous Glens of Antrim, each with its own scenic drive. Don’t miss Glenariff Forest Park, set in the ‘Queen of the Glens’, with bracing walks and beautiful waterfalls – ideal for a picturesque photo opportunity with the family.

Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh
Within the grounds of Florence Court, you’ll find a mansion house, gardens, visitor centre and woodland walks.  The house is one of the most important Georgian Houses in Ireland, and holds a fascinating collection of furniture.  In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew, a stunning walled garden and floral trellis walkway, perfect for an afternoon walk this Sunday.

Mourne Mountains, Co. Down
The Mournes is home to Northern Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard, and is said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’ magical world of Narnia.  Why not combine this Mother’s Day with a literary adventure in Co. Down with a visit to the Mourne Mountains and The Narnia Trail at Kilbroney Park.

For more information and ideas for Mother’s Day experiences in Northern Ireland visit or visit your local visitor information centre.