What a great opportunity to treat your mom (or wife) to some lovely days out so she can relax and have a good time with those she loves most: YOU!
Here is a list of things to do in Edinburgh that she will simply love. Please note that not all of them are suitable for children.
Give Her Some Good Quality Entertainment
If your mom likes to have a good laugh, take her to see a comedy.
Thursday, March 15 at 8pm
Edinburgh, EH1 2EA
Tel. 0131 228 1155
Andrew Lawrence has been nominated for two Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Joining him will be Seann Walsh, a favourite on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Idiots of Ants who were granted the 2010 Chortle Award and 2009 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominees and Mark Olver a master warm-up man.
Good Mourning Mrs Brown
March 13-16 at 7.30pm +
March 17 at 2pm
18-22 Greenside Pl
Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel. 0131 524 3333
Part two of the Mrs Brown trilogy of comedy plays by Brendan O’Carroll, finds the Brown family now trying to tackle the wake and funeral of Grandad Brown, there is just one problem… Grandad Brown is not dead!
If you can’t get tickets to those, why not take her to watch a movie? Treat her like a star and book a VIP seat for her!
VIP Movie Session at Vue
28 Greenside Row
Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel. 0131 524 7770
Take Her Out for a Fine Dine
Edinburgh has so many options when it comes to fine dining. Take your mom to one or more of the award winning restaurants in town.
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2NF
On Royal Mile, near the Castle, this restaurant is famous for its delicious Scottish menu and for its beautiful interior. Booking is essential.
Wedgwood The Restaurant
This restaurant is owned by chef Paul Wedgwood and was awarded the ‘Restaurant of the Year 2010′ by Scottish Licensed Trade News.
The Forth Floor Restaurant
30-34 St Andrew Square
Stuart Muir, its chef, is recognised by the Scottish Chefs Association as one of the 12 best chefs in Scotland. He always uses local produce to create his dishes.
78 Commercial Quay
Located on the waterfront, The Kitchin is one of the most famous restaurants in Edinburgh. Some of its latest awards include: ‘Best UK Restaurant’ Observer Food Monthly Awards in 2010, awarded Four AA Rosettes in 2010, AA Wine-list of the year, Scotland, AA Awards also in 2010, Best in Scotland at ’UK National Restaurant Awards 2009’ Restaurant Magazine. Place 8 in ’UK National Restaurant Awards 2009’ Restaurant Magazine.
Restaurant Martin Wishart
54 The Shore
Run by the Michelin-starred chef Martin Wishart. The restaurant has been awarded the Scottish Restaurant Awards ‘Fine Dining Experience of the Year’ and is named as one of the Toptable’s best-rated restaurants by diners.
Take Her Shopping until She Drops in New Town
What a great place for shopping! With most of the shops concentrated in New Town, it’s easy to get around. Go shopping on Princes St with its shops on one side and the beautiful views of the Edinburgh Castle on the other. Jenners, owned by House of Fraser, is on one of the most beautiful buildings on Princes Street! There you will find the fanciest and most expensive brands. George Street and the luxury shops around the Multrees Walk area – headed by Harvey Nichols and supported by Louis Viutton, Mulberry, Links, Calvin Klien and lots more are also great places to shop.
On the east end of Princes Street you will find the St James Mall. The flagship shop here is John Lewis and there is a covered walkway over to the car park for the Omni centre with the multi-screen cinema, fitness centre, clubs and restaurants.
Treat Her to a Champagne Afternoon Tea
Take her to have an afternoon tea she will never forget. Don’t forget to ask for the champagne! Although it’s more expensive, we all know she deserves it!
Edinburgh EH16 5UT
Tel. 0131 225 7800
1 Princes Street
Edinburgh EH2 2EQ
Tel: 0131 556 2414
For other places to enjoy an afternoon tea in Edinburgh, visit afternoontea.co.uk.
Give Her a Spa Day in Edinburgh
After all the hard working taking care of you, a Spa Day will make her feel like new again!
8 Conference Square
Tel: 0131 221 7777
Prices from £70.00 for a 3-hour spa experience including Rooftop Hydropool, 19m swimming pool, Aromatic Cleopatra Baths, Gym, Relaxation Areas and Thermal Suite (Hammam, Aroma Grotto, Tepidarium, Laconium, Bio-Sauna, Rock Sauna, Lifestyle Showers).
The Bannatyne Spa
43 Queen Street
Tel. 0131 2258384
From £49 you can book for her a skin facial and a Swedish back, neck, and shoulder massage. It also gives her full use of the clubs facilities including: gym, classes (from Tai Chi and Pilates to Boxercise and Aerobics, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.