How to have the perfect Mother’s Day weekend in Birmingham

If you are looking to make your mum feel extra special this Mother’s Day, then why not visit Birmingham for a full weekend of celebrations?  There are plenty of places to see and things to do in this city.  Here are a few suggestions of activities that will keep your mum both occupied and very happy:

Afternoon Tea

A quintessentially British custom, few can resist perfectly decorated sweet treats and finger sandwiches elegantly arranged on a three tier silver stand.  Taking afternoon tea, or high tea, is fashionable and a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions such as Mother’s Day.

The afternoon tea menu at Hotel La Tour consists of a delectable selection of fine foods and beverages, taken in a luxurious setting with live music accompanied by attentive service.  You can choose to add a glass of Champagne for extra indulgence for your mum, or simply allow her to sample sophisticated fine teas without any alcohol.

Mother’s Day lunch

Taking your mum out for a Mother’s Day lunch will save both you and your mum a lot of stress from having to rustle up something at home or elsewhere.

Hotel La Tour is offering a three course Sunday Lunch and coffee special, served from 12.30 to 9pm on Mother’s Day.  You can expect fabulous foods from Chef Dan and his team including traditional roast dishes as well as new exciting alternatives to try.  Priced at £25 per adult and £10 per child under 12, this offer presents fantastic value for money.


If your mum loves to shop, then Birmingham is definitely the place for her to be in.  Shopping in Birmingham is great, as the city features some of the UK’s finest department stores, the iconic Bullring shopping centre as well as the fashionable Mailbox complex.  Whether your mum is looking for new clothes, a handbag, shoes or electronic gadgets, Birmingham has it all.

The Bullring houses over 160 outlets selling a range of goods while the Mailbox complex hosts a variety of shops including Harvey Nichols and Emporio Armani.

Don’t forget to check out any in-store special offers for Mother’s Day.  Many retail stores such as Selfridges are offering Mother’s Day pampering evenings that include mini makeovers, product personalisation and expert beauty tips.

Jewellery Quarter

For mums who love a bit of sparkle, a visit to the Jewellery Quarter can be a real treat.

It has over one hundred independent retail jewellers and is famous for specialist hand-crafted jewellery, clocks and watches.  Competition amongst the jewellers is high, leading to an incredible range of product offerings, all being excellently priced.

Walking Tours

For those looking for extra activities, a walk around the city is both easy and rewarding.  You can start exploring on foot by simply picking up a map or a guide.  Birmingham has some unique buildings – St Phillips Cathedral, the Central Mosque, and the iconic Selfridges building, just to name a few.  If your mum loves snapping pictures, then she will certainly enjoy taking photos of these landmarks to add to her album.

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