Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to show the special woman in your life just how much you appreciate her. Whether she's your mum, mother, mummy or ‘mammy’, maybe even a grandmother, aunt, or any other maternal figure who’s important to you, it's essential to make her feel loved and valued on her special day. This year, consider treating her to a memorable experience, gift, or a short break that she'll cherish forever.

If you're looking for inspiration, the Causeway Coast and Glens is full of perfect ideas to suit all budgets, whether you’re a local or if you’re planning a special trip for her. This beautiful region of Northern Ireland is home to some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, making it an ideal destination for a Mother's Day getaway. From scenic drives along the coastline to relaxing spa treatments, there's no shortage of ways to make this Mother's Day one she'll never forget. Let’s explore some of the great things to do, gift ideas, and experiences in the Causeway Coast and Glens, so you can give your mum the special day she deserves:

Mother’s Day 2024 Ideas in Northern Ireland

Book an overnight stay or a short break

Booking a short break or overnight stay in the Causeway Coast and Glens for Mother's Day is an excellent way to spoil your mum and show her how much you care. With so much to see and do in the region, it's the perfect opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some quality time together. You could book a cosy bed and breakfast or a luxurious hotel, and there’s plenty of options which offer stunning views of the coastline or our rich countryside, as well as easy access to some of the region's top attractions. Whether you spend your time exploring the Giant's Causeway, enjoying a scenic drive along the coast, or exploring our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, your mum is sure to love the experience and feel valued on her special day.

Where to stay

Portrush Atlantic Hotel

Treat your mother to a seaside retreat at the Portrush Atlantic Hotel, exploring all that this popular town has to offer. She can wake up to the soothing sounds of the ocean and breathtaking views of the Atlantic. With luxurious accommodation and top-class amenities, she'll feel pampered and rejuvenated. Take a leisurely stroll along the nearby beaches and explore the local nightlife, with plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby to indulge at.

Me & Mrs Jones, Portstewart

Situated in the seaside town of Portstewart, this boutique hotel offers a warm and intimate atmosphere, perfect for a Mother's Day getaway. Let her unwind in stylishly chic and comfortable rooms, each designed with elegance and sophistication. Sip and savour delicious cocktails downstairs in their trendy bar, or treat her to a three-course meal ahead of a night out on the town.

Benone Getaways

If your mum loves spending time by the beach, just imagine how happy it will make her if you treat her to an overnight stay at Benone Getaways. These unique glamping pods come with access to their own private hot tub, perfectly relaxing before cosying down for a night’s rest. In the morning, awake to the sound of nearby waves and head to Benone Strand for a long walk on one of Northern Ireland’s most pristine beaches.

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Afternoon Tea

If you're looking to treat your mum this Mother's Day, a sumptuous afternoon tea experience in the Causeway Coast and Glens might just be the perfect idea you’ve been searching for. From charming tea rooms to elegant hotels, there are plenty of options to choose from. Sip on a warming cup of tea and indulge in a delicious array of cakes, scones, and sandwiches while enjoying picturesque views of the coastline or countryside. Whether you're looking for a classic afternoon tea or something with a modern twist, there's an option your mum will love.

Where to have afternoon tea

Marine Hotel

Treat your mum to a delightful Afternoon Tea by the Sea at the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle this Mother's Day. Savour a hot assiette such as a soup or a sausage roll, followed by a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, and a delectable assortment of mini sweet treats and desserts, complemented by your choice of Twinning's Tea, all while enjoying stunning sea views in the heart of Ballycastle.

Bushmills Inn

Indulge in a gourmet experience in the lead up to Mother’s Day with Afternoon Tea at The Bushmills Inn, available Monday to Saturday from 12 noon to 3pm. This culinary delight is a must-try experience, offering seasonal savouries, delicate sandwiches, buttermilk scones with clotted cream and preserves, and a range of mini desserts, all accompanied by a choice of fine teas. The Bushmills Inn also offers the option to upgrade your afternoon tea with a glass of fizz or a classic cocktail to make it a truly decadent experience. The presentation is as beautiful as it is delicious, making it a perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Bushmills.

Woodbank House Vintage Tearoom

Tucked away in the quiet countryside outside the town of Garvagh, Woodbank House Vintage Tearoom offers its guests the opportunity to sample a truly authentic afternoon tea experience in their Georgian listed building. They have limited availability for Saturday 9th March if you fancy having a weekend-long celebration with your mum. If you miss out, don’t panic – they also offer vouchers too!

Lunch, Brunch and Dinner Ideas

For foodie mums who love to savour the local food and drink scene when visiting somewhere new, there’s an abundance of options to choose from here in the Causeway Coast and Glens. Take her for lunch at a hip and trendy café, or treat her to a three-course meal at a countryside escape. Of course, Mother’s Day always takes place on a Sunday, and sometimes it’s nice to just keep things traditional with a filling carvery – always a popular option with locals!

Places to eat this Mother’s Day

The Causeway Hotel

This Mother’s Day, The Causeway Hotel are pulling out all the stops for mothers, step-mothers, and like-a-mothers, offering them 10% off their food bill on Sunday 10th March. On the day, guests can unwind in the ambiance of the 1836 Restaurant while enjoying live harp music by Katie from the Causeway Harp School during their meal. Bliss!

The Angler’s Rest

Close to the stunning golden sands of Benone Beach you’ll find The Angler’s Rest; a charming roadside eatery that serve up delightful traditional favourites. This Mother’s Day, consider taking a long walk on the beach, taking in the fresh and invigorating sea air, before popping in to The Angler’s Rest for a well deserved carvery while enjoying live music from a local musician.

The Lodge Hotel

Another option for a traditional Sunday carvery this Mother’s Day can be found in Coleraine at the Lodge Hotel. Locals will tell you this is one of the tastiest carvery options to be found in the whole of Northern Ireland and with that in mind, it’s recommended you book your place in advance – you definitely don’t want to miss your chance to feast at this four-course extravaganza!

Ocho Bistro

Nestled along the tranquil banks of the River Bann, Ocho Bistro provide an idyllic setting for your Mother’s Day dining experience. Spend an afternoon gazing out over the river while feasting on tasty starters, mouthwatering main courses and decadent desserts (if you have room!)

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There are so many things to do in this stunning part of Northern Ireland, and booking a voucher for one of the many available activities and experiences on offer is a great way to show your appreciation. Take a food tour and indulge in delicious local delicacies, explore the beautiful countryside with a walking tour, get creative on the Causeway Craft Trail or relax on a scenic boat trip. The possibilities are endless, and the memories you create with your mum will be cherished forever. Give your mother the gift of experience this Mother's Day and create unforgettable memories together.

Experience ideas

Coast and Country Foodie Tour

Treat your mother to an unforgettable foodie experience on the stunning Causeway Coast with Causeway Coast Foodie Tours’ ‘Coast and Country’ excursion. This six-hour tour takes you on a journey through the rich culinary culture of the region, with stops at five carefully selected locations where you will taste locally produced artisan foods and beverages. At each stop, you will meet the makers and learn about their passion for producing high-quality products. The next Coast & Country tour takes place on 30th March, so book now and give yourselves both something to look forward to after Mother’s Day.

Take a guided hike together on the Causeway Coast & Glens Walking Festival

The Causeway Coast & Glens Walking Festival returns from 15th-17th March, the weekend after Mother’s Day. This year, you can explore the wild rolling hills in the Glens of Antrim, learning about folklore and legends of the area, and the history of the local landscapes. Places are already selling out on some of the walks, so don’t delay in booking your tickets.

Boat trips and tours with Abhainn Cruises

Abhainn Cruises offer an exceptional experience that mothers can enjoy with their families. Customers can purchase a gift voucher for a private charter, or cover the cost of one of their experience days at sea. For those who want to book a specific tour date, Abhainn Cruises can send an email invitation that customers can print at home and include in their Mother's Day card. With a variety of experiences to choose from, such as their incredible Sea Safaris or swimming under the iconic Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, families can enjoy a fantastic day out on the beautiful Causeway Coast together.

Get creative on the Causeway Craft Trail

Throughout March 2024, members of the Causeway Craft Trail will be hosting a series of workshops, taster classes and open studios where you can learn to paint, pot, felt and even discover the art of glass-making. A spot at one of these exclusive workshops would make a lovely gift for creative mums, or those seeking a new, crafty hobby. If you can’t make it to any of the workshops, take a look at some of the members of the trail, many who have online shops where you can purchase a lovely, locally-made gift.

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Take a spa day

For those looking to pamper their mothers on Mother's Day, a spa day in the Causeway Coast and Glens region is a fantastic way to show you care. There are many excellent spas and wellness centres throughout the area, each offering a range of treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate. Whether it’s a massage, aromatherapy, a luxurious facial or a great package deal, you’re sure to find a great spa experience that you and your mum will love. With the stunning scenery of the Causeway Coast and Glens as a backdrop, a spa day here is sure to be an unforgettable memory. Choose from day spa experiences or an overnight stay and treat your mother to a day of luxury and relaxation this Mother's Day.

Spas in the Causeway Coast and Glens

Bushtown Hotel

Nestled just outside of Coleraine, the Bushtown Hotel has undergone an impressive renovation in recent years, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. The hotel's serene and tranquil spa is the perfect place to unwind and escape from the stresses of daily life. Whether you're a hotel guest taking advantage of the incredible thermal spa or a day guest enjoying a range of soothing treatments, a visit to this spa promises to leave you feeling pampered and refreshed.

Roe Park Resort

Discover the ultimate wellness retreat at The Spa at Roe Park Resort, situated in the stunning surroundings of Limavady. Located near the scenic Roe Valley Country Park and the River Roe, this tranquil haven provides a world of sensory delight, holistic relaxation, and mindfulness. The highly skilled therapists at The Spa are experts in their field, offering a wide range of therapies that cater to all. From facials to massages, your every need will be taken care of as you nourish your mind, body, and soul.

Rosnashane House

What do you get when you add a hot tub, a 30 minute facial or massage, fresh scones and cupcakes and a complimentary glass of Prosecco together? The answer is; a perfect afternoon out at Rosnashane House! They’ve put together a lovely package for Mother’s Day, available to book or to purchase as a voucher to use at a later date. The best part is, it costs just £65 for two people, what a bargain!

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Locally made gifts

Buy a locally-made gift from the Causeway Coast and Glens

Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your gratitude for everything that our mothers have done for us. What better way to do so than with a locally made gift? Buying local not only supports small businesses and the local economy, but it also adds a unique and special touch to your gift. Whether it's a beautiful piece of jewellery, a handmade craft, or some locally sourced gourmet treats, there are plenty of options available to suit every taste and budget. Our Visitor Information Centres in the area stock a wide range of artisan gifts, created locally. Stop by and browse our collection of paintings and prints by local artists, sparkling glass jewellery, food hampers and more. By choosing a locally made gift, you'll not only be giving your mother something special and meaningful, but you'll also be supporting your community and contributing to a sustainable future.

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Gift vouchers

Purchase a gift voucher for a local business

Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation and support for local businesses by purchasing gift vouchers for your loved one. By doing so, you're not only treating your mum to a memorable experience, but also supporting the local economy. Many local businesses offer gift vouchers for various experiences, from hotels and B&Bs, to day-out experiences, spas and local boutiques. These vouchers not only provide a unique gift but also help to keep the local economy thriving! If your mum has an upcoming trip to the Causeway Coast and Glens already planned, check out the Causeway Coast and Glens Gift Card, which is accepted by many businesses borough wide.

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The Causeway Coast and Glens area offers a fantastic range of options for celebrating Mother's Day. From luxurious spa treatments to adventurous outdoor activities, there is something for every type of mum.

With a variety of local businesses offering unique, locally-made gifts and experiences, it's easy to find the perfect present to show your appreciation. Whether you choose to spend a day exploring the stunning natural landscapes or simply relaxing and enjoying quality time together, the Causeway Coast and Glens is the perfect place to make this Mother's Day one to remember.