Mother’s Day in Leicester

My MIL – definitely worth celebrating!

Are you looking for something super special to do on Mother’s Day? Some of you may remember that I celebrated my mother-in-law by creating the biggest toast mosaic in the world in her honour. If that sounds like fractionally more faff than you can bear, here’s my round up of top notch happenings for Leicester families of all ages. They are all happening on Sunday 15th March 2015.

Young Children

If you are a mum of children aged 0-6, why not take them to the Space Baby Disco at Embrace Arts. It costs £5 per child and accompanying adults go free. Do something a bit different, let it all hang out and make Mother’s Day a great, fun and unforgettable experience!

Sport Mad

For the diehard Tigers mum, there will only be one option for Mothering Sunday this year, tickets to see the Leicester Tigers play the Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road! Kick off is at 1pm so you’ll just have time to squeeze in a nice lunch before heading down. Tickets start at £18, here’s hoping for a win to seal the deal!

Irish, or just like the craic?

Enjoy the Patrick’s Day parade organised by the Emerald Centre, It starts at Holy Cross Church on New Walk and noon and will make its way to Jubilee Square. Local community groups will be led by an Irish pipe band. Super.

Looking for a unique gift?

Visit Newarke Houses Museum and be inspired by local artists’ work in the 26th Leicester and East Midlands Open Art Exhibition. Admission is free, but if your mum falls in love with a work of art then you can buy it for her as an extra special and unique present.

Theatre Lovers

What could mark Mother’s Day in Leicester more fittingly than taking her to see Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole at Curve? Admittedly, there are no performances on the Sunday, so you’ll need to take mum along on the Saturday afternoon or evening instead, but with tickets starting at £20 I’m sure that this special treat will put a smile on her face that lasts all weekend.


Finally, of course you might just want to take mum out for a special dinner (or be taken out if you are a mum!). My top picks of special menus for the Sunday follow but don’t forget to book in advance so you don’t miss out on a table!

  • The White Horse in Birstall is offering a special menu for £20.50 per person, which includes 3 courses and coffee. The White Horse is a bit of a way out of town, but a great little pub with beautiful views over Watermead Park. The slow cooked lamb shank would definitely be my pick here.
  • One of my absolute favourite places to eat in the city is Le Bistrot Pierre. They are offering both special set and a la carte menus for your mummy. The set menu costs £18.95 for three courses and you can be sure you’ll receive great service. The Fromage de Chevre starter would be my pick of the menu here.
  • Somewhere I haven’t eaten at recently, but I am still hearing good things about is Colourworks. I thought them worth mentioning as they are perhaps not an obvious choice for Mother’s Day. They will be putting on a special carvery menu at £17.95 for three courses. Let me know how you found it if you try this one out.


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