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Spending Mother’s Day in Liverpool

The day to celebrate our mother figures is fast approaching and it could be a perfect opportunity to tick a few things off the Liverpool bucket list. Whether it is going to be a bite to eat in one of the amazing independents or going for a picturesque stroll there are plenty of options. So with this in mind, I have gladly put together some of the fun things the city has to offer this Mother’s Day.

What springs to mind instantly, is good old afternoon tea. With it being perfect for any occasion, it is a perfect way to spoil your mum this Sunday. Thankfully, tea and cake comes in varieties far and wide across the city so you won’t be short of options.

Right off the bat, The Baltic Social must be mentioned as one of the funkiest versions of afternoon tea your mum may have ever feasted on. Consisting of grilled cheese frankfurters, salt and pepper fries and Oreo chocolate brownies plus lots more. The vegetarian menu would be a hit with veggies and meat eaters alike with choices such as sticky honey and sesame halloumi – even veggie hotdogs! Both menus can be washed down with teapot cocktails coming in at just under £20 a head for this ‘Punk Afternoon Tea’.

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Alternatively, if you fancy treating your mum to the traditional elegant style think: Oh Me Oh My. This would be such a treat since the restaurant provides a beautiful backdrop to your afternoon with mum. The finger food ranging from roast chicken and pancetta, oak smoked salmon and egg and chive mayonnaise sandwiches, to name a few. These are complimented with sweet treats from a delicious selection such as classic scones and crème brulee. If you fancy sipping on the variety of loose leaf teas, you can expect £15.95 per person. However, if you fancy a tipple you can choose to pay a fraction more for prosecco or champagne. If that didn’t sound tempting enough, Independent Liverpool urges guests to let a ‘Scouse Great Gatsby’ experience come to mind.

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Want to steer clear from the traditional? Sunday evening at Hot Water Comedy Club hosts a Mother’s Day special bringing their flagship ‘triple headline’ to the stage to ensure you have a right giggle. The comedians are hilarious and can guarantee a fair share of Scouse humour won’t go a miss. Why not make it extra special by popping a bottle of bubbly or adding on a meal from the venue’s restaurant from as little as £10 extra. Set amid the Rope Walks means that it is a perfect location of you fancy carrying on the night in town.

If you’ve been in Liverpool for longer than five minutes, then you will know that the city is steeped in beautiful architecture – simply exploring this with mum would make a perfect outing for a Sunday afternoon. However, step inside and you might find yourself in one of the many museums and galleries you’ve always sworn you’ll visit. If you want to brush up on local history, head for the Museum of Liverpool or the Beatles Story along the waterfront – you may even end up catching a ferry across the Mersey! Alternatively, take a stroll along William Brown Street that boasts neo-classical buildings like St George’s Hall, Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum.

This selection of activities displays just a snippet of what you can get up to around Liverpool and it is not limited to the city centre – try Lark Lane or even the Palm House in Sefton Park for a day of treats. It is safe to say you are never short of a lovely day out to celebrate all the maternal love we receive – with quirky independents and fancy familiar chains down every Scouse road, I reckon you’ll have the best Mothering Sunday yet.

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