Restaurants, gifts and days out to make Mother's Day a special one this year
Whether you are looking for a traditional pub lunch or the perfect bunch of flowers, North East Lincolnshire has everything you need to make your mum feel special on Mothering Sunday.
From family trips on board the Lincolnshire Wolds steam railway to a night at the theatre, there is any number of ways to celebrate on March 18.
Many of the area's pubs and restaurants are offering special Mother’s Day menus. The White Hart in Bethlehem Street is offering three courses for just £14.99, while for something with a more European flavour, Abby’s bar and bistro is also cooking up something special.
And for those wanting to give their mum the gift of relaxation this year, why not book her in for a few luxurious hours at The Attic Spa.
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The spa is offering a range of packages as well as all it usual treatments.
The packages include an express facial and shoulders, head and neck massage for £35 and a facial, infra-red sauna and Swedish massage for £45.
Attic owner Mandy Baldwin, who is also an aesthetic nurse practitioner said: “A day at the spa is a really nice way to give your mum a day off and treat her to some pampering.
“She can have a nice relaxing massage and we can put on any treatments she wants to make it a really bespoke day.
“The spa is beautiful, with really relaxing and tranquil surroundings and we can do things like book lunch down at the Abbeygate Wine Bar to make it a really special day.”
The Spa also does special mother and daughter packages and has a range of other treatments on offer including a Guam body wrap with free gift.
Mandy said: “It is a seaweed treatment that is really, really nice and is great for getting rid of cellulite. For Mother’s Day you will also get a free Guam product. They aren’t readily available on the High Street and are sold in places like Harrods and Harvey Nichols, we are the only place that does it round here.”
For details of how to book your mum in for a day of de-stressing at the Attic as well as our other top tips for Mother’s Day in Grimsby check out our list of attractions, activities and places to eat out below.
1. The White Hart, 1 Bethlehem Street, DN31 1JN, Grimsby, 01472 361469.
Style: Traditional British.
Food Served: Monday to Saturday 12pm-9pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Mother’s Day: Three course menu £14.99 per person.
Try: Roast chicken breast, pan-fried and served with sage and onion stuffing and a red wine sauce.
Showcasing classic British cooking at its best, The White Hart is cooking up a meal guaranteed to make your mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day.
The menu features three different roast dinners – all made with locally sourced ingredients – as well as fish and vegetarian options.
Throw in luxurious desserts like Bailey’s profiteroles, bright stylish decor and a welcoming atmosphere and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable family lunch.
At just £14.99 per person, the three course menu is also one of Grimsby’s most affordable.
2. Stallingborough Grange, Riby Road, Grimsby, DN41 8BU, 01469 561302.
Style: Traditional British.
Food Served: Daily from 12pm.
Mother’s Day: Three course menu, coffee and mints, £17.50 per adult, £12.50 per child.
Try: Roast beef with a selection of vegetables and potatoes.
For a traditional Mothering Sunday meal head to Stallingborough Grange.
The pretty thatched 18th Century country house hotel is serving up a three course carvery lunch with all the trimmings.
Surrounded by the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds, this is a truly idyllic Mother’s Day destination.
3. Abby’s, 12 Abbeygate, Grimsby, DN31 1JY, 01472 362 944.
Style: Bistro and wine bar.
Food Served: Monday 10.30pm-3.30pm, Tuesday 10am-8.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday 10.30am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 9.30am-9.30pm.
Mother’s Day: Two course menu £17.95 per person (£10.95 for under 11s). You can also add a third course for an extra £4.
Try: Tomato, mozzarella and basil stuffed chicken breast on crisp vegetables with a sun-dried tomato sauce.
This modern, stylish bistro has established a deserved reputation as one of Grimsby’s finest gastronomic destinations
With its modern European food and fine wines it offers a laidback sophistication, perfect for special occasions.
The Mother’s Day set menu ranges from roast lamb to courgette, pepper and mozzarella tart.
And if your mum has a sweet tooth she won’t be disappointed with desserts that include hot chocolate mousse cake and raspberry pavlova.
4. The Dovedale Hotel, 8 Albert Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 8LX, 01472 692988.
Food Served: 12pm-9.30pm daily.
Mother’s Day: Two course menu £19.95 or three course menu £25 per person. Special children’s menu £7.95 or £9.95.
Try: Grilled fillets of sea bass with lemon chervil crushed potato and pesto.
Named as The Telegraph’s Hotel Restaurant of the Year five years in a row, a meal at the Dovedale is the perfect way to treat your mum on March 18.
The varied Mother’s Day menu offers something for everyone from roast dinners to beer battered fish and chips.
The Dovedale’s famous grill will also be in operation.
And if all that isn’t enough the restaurant is really pushing the boat out with a mouth-watering array of puddings.
Choices include apple and cinnamon crumble with macadamia ice cream, and orange and ginger cheesecake with chocolate ice cream.
5. The Swallow Inn, Caistor Road, Swallow, LN7 6DL, 01472 371250.
Style: Gastro pub.
Food Served: Monday to Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm.
Mother’s Day: Two course roast dinner £12.95 per person or mains from £8.95.
Try: Homemade steak and ale pie with rich stock gravy, chips and fresh seasonal vegetables.
Offering hearty home-cooked food and a warm welcome, The Swallow is a great place for a family celebration.
The Mother’s Day menu is a varied affair with British classics like steak and ale pie, sitting alongside the more exotic Thai green vegetable curry and chicken chasseur.
After a delicious meal why not walk off your lunch with a stroll through the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds that can be seen from the dining room.
6. Cromwell Florists, 137 Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BB, 01472 356 497.
Sells: Flowers and gifts.
Open: Monday to Friday 8.15am-5.15pm and Saturday 8.15am-4.30pm.
Mother’s Day: A wide range of special Mother’s Day arrangements.
If you are looking to say it with flowers this Mother’s Day then head to Cromwell Florists.
The town centre shop has a range of beautiful blooms guaranteed to make your mum feel special on March 18.
From a stunning Spring-time white tulip and narcissus bouquet, to a gift-wrapped arrangement of pink alstroemeria, cerise freesia, pink hyacinths and lilac lisianthus complete with chocolates and a balloon, there is something for every taste.
The florist also does deliveries and gifts including wine, champagne and food hampers.
7. The Attic Spa, 14 Abbeygate, Grimsby, DN31 1JY, 01472 722444.
Event/activity: Spa days and treatments.
Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 9.30am-8pm, Saturday 9.30am-4pm.
Mother’s Day: A number of treatment packages starting at £35.
Help your mum feel relaxed and rejuvenated this Mother’s Day with a visit to the Attic Spa.
Offering everything from hot shell massages to facials and seaweed body wraps, the spa is the perfect place to get away from it all for a few hours.
For Mother’s Day it is offering a number of different treatment packages, starting from £35 for an express facial and head, shoulder and neck massage.
8. Alice and the White Rabbit, Oasis Academy: Wintringham, Weelsby Ave, Grimsby, DN32 0AZ, 01472 346251.
Event/activity: Children’s shadow play.
When: March 17, 11am and 2pm.
Tickets: £5 adults, £4 children.
For an outing over the Mother’s Day weekend that both parents and children will enjoy book a ticket for Alice and the White Rabbit at the Oasis Academy.
The colourful characters and mysterious world from Lewis Carroll’s classic tale have been reworked as an eye-catching shadow play.
The re-telling of the story by the Birdhouse Theatre Company is inspired by the gothic architecture and medieval origins of the white rabbit statue found in St Mary’s Church in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
The show is set to be a unique and engaging experience for young and old alike.
9. Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, Ludborough Station, Grimsby, DN36 5SQ, 01507 363 881
Event/activity: Steam railway trips.
Mother’s Day: Trains from Ludborough Station every hour from 10.45am to 3.45pm plus a free gift for mums.
Tickets: £6 adults, £3 children, £15 family (two adults, two children).
Take a step back in time and celebrate Mother’s Day with a family adventure on board the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
Steam trains will be running hourly from Ludborough Station to North Thoresby starting at 10.45am and all mums will receive a gift.
Watching the beautiful countryside roll past the window with the hypnotic noise of the engine in the background, this is a magical and relaxing way to spend a few hours.
Parking at Ludborough is free and the station also has a gift shop, museum and cafe.
10. Calendar Girls, Grimsby Auditorium, Cromwell Road, Grimsby, DN31 2BH, 01472 311300.
Event/activity: Theatre production.
When: 7.30pm March 12-17 and 2.30pm March 14 and 17.
Stopping off in Grimsby on its farewell tour, a ticket to the heart-warming and hilarious Calendar Girls is an ideal early Mother’s Day gift.
The play, which also became a hit film, is based on the real story of a group of ordinary women who spark a global phenomenon after posing for a charity calendar with a difference.
Starring the likes of Lynda Bellingham, Lisa Riley, Ruth Madoc and former Strictly Come Dancing star Camilla Dallerup, it a show that is simply not to be missed.