With Lockdown 3.0 still upon us, we’ve pulled together the best remote experiences from across the city for a socially-not-emotionally-distanced Mother’s Day.
DID SOMEONE SAY GIN ‘O’ CLOCK?
The Ultimate Stay Home Gin Tasting Experience
If you’ve missed getting tipsy with mama, bring The Spirit of Manchester Distillery into your living rooms with a guided online gin tasting with the master distillers. You’ll have everything you need for the two of you to sip your way through the range, guided by a pre-recorded video, where founders Seb and Jane discuss their process and help you both recognise signature botanicals, and garnish each gin for the perfect serve.
DON’T LET MOTHER’S DAY GO TO POT
Take + Make Home Pottery Kit
Salford’s very own paint-your-own pottery cafe is offering takeaway boxes, perfect for a calm and meditative Mother’s Day making session.
Select your pottery and your kits will come with all the tools needed to paint them at your places. When your masterpieces are complete, all you need to do is bring them back to the studio and the good folks at 7 Spot Pottery will glaze and fire them for collection the following week. They even do the washing up, so Mum doesn’t have to!
Manchester Galleries and Museums Virtual Visit
Some of Manchester’s best-loved cultural institutions have moved online so you and mum can share a range of virtual arty experiences without having to leave your sofas. With online exhibitions from titans such as Manchester Art Gallery, to local favourites such as Castlefield Gallery, you can both discover everything from contemporary art and sculpture to the city’s industrial past.
Whether you join Harry Potter star Alfred Enoch as he explores Manchester People’s Museum on its Art for Two tour or discover the sounds of nature in lockdown with Manchester Museum’s Wild Chorus sound installation, there’s sure to be something to spark mum’s curiosity.
ANOTHER BLOOMING MOTHER’S DAY
DIY Wreath Kits
Get creative in the comfort of your own homes with Didsbury Flower Lounge’s chic range of DIY decorative wreath kits. From a eucalyptus wreath kit with a touch of miscanthus to a bang-on-trend neutral dried arrangement, each kit includes a hoop, flowers and foliage – all you need is a pair of scissors and an eye for detail.
Simply follow the step-by-step instructions from award-winning South Manchester floral designers, leave the wreath to dry out, and you’ll soon have yourselves a stunning botanical feature for your doors as a permanent reminder of a special day shared together.