5 Top Mother Day Treats in Edinburgh.

02 March 2022

Mum, Gran, Sister – whoever the leading lady is in your life, Mother’s Day is the perfect time to treat her.

From spa treatments and afternoon tea to top theatre shows, our blog has lots of suggestions to spoil her (and earn you a few brownie points!)

Pamper her with a spa treatment

Sheraton Onespa Pool

Switch off and let the everyday stresses melt away….

Whether she loves a manicure, full body massage or a dip in a whirl pool, there are a range of spa treatments and packages available throughout the city. This Mother’s Day rejuvenate her mind and body with this indulgent treat and make her feel like a million dollars.

Explore more in our guide to Edinburgh's Top Spas > 

Treat her to a traditional afternoon tea  

Prestonfield High Tea

The quintessential pastime of Afternoon Tea is a pleasure at any time of the year.

A lovely treat for two, while away the afternoon as you tuck into delicate finger sandwiches, fresh scones with cream & jam and a sumptuous selection of cakes & pastries.  

Tantalise your tastebuds with our guide to the top spots to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh > 

Hit the shops for some retail therapy

Shopping With Orange Dress

Clothing, jewellery, homewares – when it comes to unique finds, Edinburgh’s shops are packed to bursting, so why not treat your mum (and maybe yourself) to a bit of retail therapy.

Lose yourself in the independent boutiques of the West End, enjoy a bit of luxury from the fabulous stores in St James Quarter or get something a little quirky in the Grassmarket.

It's the perfect opportunity to treat her to that new dress that she's not quite got round to buying yet, update her wardrobe for spring or surprise her with a bit of bling!

Have a night at the theatre

Playhouse General View

From laugh-out-loud comedy to thought-provoking drama, Edinburgh’s legendary theatres continue to bring an array of top class performances to the city each month.

In March audiences are in for a treat with a host of shows to choose from. Why not surprise Mum with tickets to one of these sensational shows and she’ll soon be singing your praises!

SIX is the smash musical telling the tale of the six wives of Henry VIII, but with a twist – these Tudor Queens are Pop Princesses armed with 21st-century girl power!

Based on Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera, EDGAS presents The Pirates of Penzance. Join the adventures of the love-struck Frederic, who is released from his apprenticeship to a band of comic and tender-hearted pirates

Get Mum’s toes tapping with Remembering the Oscars. Featuring Aljaz and Janette from Strictly Come Dancing, this incredible production will take you from Disney family favourites, through to the Golden Ages of Hollywood and Bollywood, with songs from Lady Gaga, Adele, Queen, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, as well as classics from legendary songwriters such as Burt Bacharach and Irving Berlin.

Have your funny bones tickled as comedian Joe Lycett takes to the stage with his long-awaited tour, Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? 

Enjoy a classic cocktail


Edinburgh is a haven for cocktail bars, where mixologists will memorise you with their concoctions and tickle your tastebuds until late in the evening.

A feast for both the eyes and the senses, slip into one of Edinburgh's best cocktail bars and finish off Mother's Day in style.

Read on for some of the finest bars that Edinburgh has to offer in our guide to Edinburgh's Top Cocktail Bars >  

To Mum’s everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day!