Mother’s Day 2024: Magic on the Northumberland Coast

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A Guide to Making mother's day Memories

Celebrating Mother’s Day is not just about giving gifts; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences and memories. This year Mother’s Day 2024 falls on Sunday 10th March.  Why not consider the Northumberland coast as your canvas for crafting a perfect day for your mum. From stunning landscapes to historical sites, this area offers a variety of activities to suit every interest. Here’s a detailed guide to making Mother’s Day 2024 special along the beautiful Northumberland coast.

Stay in a Picturesque Cottage

Begin your adventure by booking a stay in one of the delightful cottages offered by Coast & Country Stays. They have a selection of holiday properties in idyllic locations like Beadnell, Seahouses, and Bamburgh.

Imagine waking up in a cosy cottage, complete with all the comforts of home, including a warm log burner and a terrace to admire the coastal views. It’s the perfect setting to start Mother’s Day with a heartfelt breakfast and cup of tea in bed!

The Alnwick Garden Experience

Explore the famous Alnwick Garden, a paradise for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and gardening. This magnificent garden boasts a range of plants, water sculptures, and an intriguing Poison Garden.

Stroll through the cherry orchard, enjoy the tranquility of the bamboo labyrinth, and marvel at the grandeur of the cascading fountains. Plan your visit and purchase tickets through the Alnwick Garden website.

Afternoon Tea by the Seaside

Treat your mum to a classic British afternoon tea at a seaside café. The Northumberland coast is dotted with quaint cafes offering delicious scones, sandwiches, and cakes, paired with a cup of fine tea.

Enjoy these delicacies while gazing out at the sea, creating a serene and memorable experience.  Perhaps, extend the experience by taking a leisurely stroll along the beach to take in the invigorating sea air. 


Explore Lindisfarne's Rich History

A visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must for those interested in history and spirituality. Accessible via a causeway at low tide, the island is home to ancient monastic ruins and a picturesque castle.

Dive into the history of the 7th-century monastery, take in the stunning natural scenery, and spot local wildlife. Check the Visit Northumberland website for tide times and travel tips.

Farne Islands Wildlife Adventure

If your Mum is a nature and animal lover, a boat trip to the Farne Islands is an unforgettable experience. These islands are a haven for seabirds and seals, offering a unique opportunity to observe wildlife in their natural habitat.

Book a boat tour from Seahouses, and watch out for puffins, terns, and grey seals basking on the rocks. Billy Shiel’s Boat Trips or Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours provide excellent options for these excursions.

Shopping for Unique Crafts

The Northumberland coast is home to various markets and shops, perfect for finding unique crafts and souvenirs. Local artisans showcase their talents through a variety of handmade products.

Look for special items like pottery, jewellery, and artisan soaps as a wonderful mementos or keepsake.  

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Relaxing Spa Day

For some well-deserved relaxation, visit one of the many spas along the Northumberland coast. Treat your mum to a luxurious massage, facial, or a pampering manicure and pedicure.

Some of the local spas include The Ocean Club at Seahouses or a short drive away near Morpeth is The Macdonald Linden Hall Spa, offering a range of treatments and facilities to rejuvenate the mind and body.

Entertainment at Alnwick Playhouse

If your Mum enjoys cultural experiences, a visit to the Alnwick Playhouse is ideal. This venue hosts a variety of performances, from theatre productions and ballets to movies and operas.

Check the schedule on the Alnwick Playhouse website and book tickets for a show that catches your eye. It’s a perfect way to wind down an eventful day.

Dining at Fine Restaurants and Pubs

End the day with a fabulous dinner at one of the Northumberland coast’s renowned restaurants or cosy pubs. Whether it’s a Michelin-starred meal or a traditional pub dinner, the area caters to all tastes.

Places like The Potted Lobster, The Jolly Fisherman and Beadnell Towers offer exquisite dining experiences

explore our holiday cottages at coast & country stays

Come stay at our charming holiday cottages, located in the stunning coastal locations of Bamburgh, Seahouses and Beadnell.  Our thoughtfully designed accommodations offer the perfect getaway to explore the impressive Northumberland coastline.  Experience the best of both worlds as you relax and create lasting memories in these picturesque retreats.

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