10 Alternative Mothers Day Ideas in Liverpool

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and if you’re a little bored of the traditional flowers and afternoon tea, why not check out our alternative top ten Mother’s Day treats for your mum.

1) Get Into the Groove. The Royal Philharmonic Hall hosts the 80’s Invasion Tour on Sunday. Take your mum on a trip down memory lane, back to when leg warmers and crimped hair outshined rollers and Uggs, With a line-up consisting of Curiosity Killed the Cat, Big Country and Midge Ure we’re convinced your mum will have a ball belting out 80’s classics. Sunday 6th March 7:30pm Tickets from £29.50 www.liverpoolphil.com

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2) Give a Little More. Newly appointed charity Ambassador and cake baking extraordinaire Kirsty Lucas is hosting a Mother’s Day Fashion event in aid of Macmillan. Kingdom nightclub will be a hive of glamorous activity with fashion shows from some of the city’s hottest new designers and musical talent. There are pop up stores from Harvey Nicholls, free mini treatments and bubbles for all the mums and prize raffles. Kingdom, Harrington Street. Tickets £5 on the door.

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3) A Do for Two. How about giving the curly-blow a miss this weekend and going for a full-on 40’s glamour look at vintage hair dressers, Russell & Brown’s. Based on Duke Street your spoiled for choice with bars and restaurants to show off your new Do with a cocktail or three. Offer £50 two vintage hair-do’s and bubbles. Call Amy on 07974 431166 to book.

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4) Make A Splash. Not for the faint-hearted Mum’s….how about donning a wetsuit for mother’s day and having a laugh on a water trampoline? Yep, you heard us right! This fantastic bit of kit is brilliant for groups to hire and spend an afternoon burning off all that afternoon tea! Simple, childish fun! For more info check out www.liverpoolwatersports.org.uk

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5) Get Back to Basics. Are you spending mother’s day with your little ones? Then how about a family-friendly activity that gets right back to basics? Nature to Nurture Ltd are running a Family Forest School at Croxteth Park filled with woodland games, den building and activities for adults and kids under 9. If you’re a bit of a rough and tumble mum, this is definitely the day out for you! For more info search Nature to Nurture Ltd. Tickets from £5.31 at Eventbrite.com

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6) Pick A Card. How about treating your mum to an afternoon of jaw-dropping magic? Dynamo comes to the Echo arena this Mother’s Day with what promises to be his most spectacular live stage production to date. There Are VIP tickets available if you want to go the extra mile! Check out www.echoarena.com to book.

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7) Let’s Dance. Is your mum a big Strictly Come Dancing fan? Then the Liverpool Empire has aced Mother’s Day for you. The Last Tango show starring Strictly favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace is a full throttle live stage show, the last the couple will dance after 20 years together. Don’t miss your last chance to see this explosive experience. Check out www.atgtickets.com to book.

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8) Grab Your Dancing Shoes. Okay so not technically on Mother’s Day but following on from Strictly, how about having a go at salsa yourself? Inspired by the pro’s you can get involved at Salsa Sabor Latino and take your mum for a spin every Thursday evening. The Casa Hope Street plays host to a Salsa party every week and beginners are welcome from 8pm, with Ian El Grifo at the helm you’re bound to have a blast. (Also counts as cardio so a good excuse to miss the gym) Call 07795 360 753 to book.

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9) Reach A New High. Is your mum a thrill seeker? Then how about getting rigged out at Awesome Walls climbing centre, Liverpool and take on an indoor mountain together? Open 10-8 on Sundays the climbing centre, based inside a 150 year-old church encourages climbers to explore over 1000 square feet and hundreds of different routes. Get rigged out and have a giggle. Taster sessions available. Go to www.awesomewalls.co.uk for more info.

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10) Take A Breather. We may have worn your mum out a bit with all those high energy events so to finish off our top ten we recommend something a little more chilled out. How about getting wrapped up and taking a stroll in the winter sunshine around one of the city’s stunning parks? From the lake at Sefton to the Japanese walled garden at Calderstone’s and Home Farm at Croxteth. Grab a camera (and the dog) and take in the beautiful winter landscapes. For more info on Liverpool parks and green spaces go to www.liverpool.gov.uk

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By Kate James

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