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Mother’s Day 2023 – how will you celebrate?

A special day for a very special person, Mother’s Day, also known as Mothering Sunday, is celebrated on Sunday, 19 March this year and it is a time to be grateful to our mothers for all the love and care she has shown us throughout our lives. 

Obviously we should try to show our appreciation to our mother at all times but it is nice to have a day specifically dedicated to her. 

There are many ways to show our mother we care.  We can simply have a cheery chat, give her a gift or a card expressing our love and gratitude, we can prepare a meal for her and sit down together to enjoy it or go for a drive and get away together for the day.  Now is the time to appreciate having your mum in your life and add some precious memories. 

Here are a few ideas for you to enjoy with your mum in Mourne, Gullion and Stangford.

What about a special gift from Montalto Estate upcoming events including Hatha Yoga, Easter Basket Workshop, or a garden tour.

You'll be spoilt for choice with the selection of restaurants

Show your love and appreciation by gifting your mum a Hillyard Experience 

Or if your undecided, choose a Millbrook Lodge Gift Voucher for afternoon tea, or Mothers Day Lunch.

Experience Mothers Day at Canal Court Hotel, Newry.

Magestic Mothers Day at Kilmorey Arms Hotel, Kilkeel.

If you want to extend your visit in the area check out the local accommodation and book an overnight stay.

If your looking for something more adventurious, and enjoy the great outdoors check out all the epic experiences at Life Adventure, Castlewellan.

Or explore the parks and forests and spend a fun family day out in one of our many adventure play parks, woodland trails, and garden walks. You have plenty of parks to choose from.

Plan an experience for the whole family to enjoy, but remember to make it memorable for your mum.

Don't be disappointed.  Get your booking made!

Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa
View of the front exterior of the Burrendale Hotel, Country Club and Spa, Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.

The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa is a leading four-star Hotel in Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, nestled beneath the Mountains of Mourne. Located just 45 minutes from Belfast or Newry, The Burrendale Hotel, Country Club & Spa is the ideal location to relax and unwind. Perfect for a Spa Break, Family Retreat, Romantic Getaway or Business Trip.

Canal Court Hotel and Spa
View of the front of the Canal Court Hotel and Spa building, fountain also in the picture.

The Canal Court Hotel & Spa is a fine four star property, with a total of 110 bedrooms & suites, extensive Health & Leisure Complex and stunning Spa, perfectly located in the heart of the City close to both Bus & Rail Stations.

Kilmorey Arms Hotel
Kilmorey Arms Hotel

Nestled in the Kingdom of Mourne, an area of outstanding natural beauty; The Kilmorey Arms Hotel boasts a prime location for any holiday. With 3 National Trust sites on our doorstep,

Montalto Estate
Historic Sites, Houses, Castles & Buildings
Picture of Montalto House, Montalto Lake and Boathouse all within Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch.

Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch is a mystical and enchanting estate, set in magnificent natural surroundings. Visitor experience includes access to the estate's beautiful gardens; historic walks and trails and an exciting play area where children can engage, explore and learn.

The Cuan Restaurant
The Cuan Restaurant

The success of The Cuan has been built on consistently serving excellent food and drink coupled with exceptional customer service. A strong emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and sourcing our produce locally. Stay over in our bedrooms.

Castlewellan Forest Park
Forest Parks
View of the Annesley Walk in Castlewellan Forest Park

Located on Forest Park View, Castlewellan, County Down, in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, Castlewellan Forest Park has one of the most outstanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The beauty, vigour and perfect shape of the trees in the National Arboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world.

Fionn's Giant Adventure at Slieve Gullion Forest Park
A family reading a sign at the entrance to Fionn's Giant Adventure  at Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

Follow Fionn's Giant Adventure (previously known as the Giant's Lair) at Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Follow the trail, there's so much to explore. Seek out fairies, spells, music and more.  Help is at hand as you'll have fairies and warriors to help you follow the trail.

Delamont Country Park
Public Park
Child climbing and another on a slide in the play park, at Delamont Country Park.

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh offers peace, beauty and tranquillity. The stunning views across Strangford Lough and the relaxing atmosphere make Delamont Country Park a place to enjoy that 'away from it all feeling'. It is home of the Strangford Stone - the tallest megalith in Ireland. This beautiful 200-acre Country Park offers a great day out for visitors of all ages. Whether you are a keen walker, a nature lover or simply looking for a great day out for all the family you will find plenty to entertain you in Delamont Country Park.

Kilbroney Park
Forest Parks
Kilbroney Park

Kilbroney Park Forest features riverside walks and an arboretum. There is a two-mile forest drive which showcases panoramic views over Carlingford Lough. There is also a Play Park with children's play area and tennis courts, an Information area and a café all on site.