With Mother’s Day this weekend, its the perfect excuse to plan a girls’ day out with your mum, sisters, cousins, or even a group of friends. Any excuse to get the girls together.

Here are 10 activities to treat the ladies in your life this month.

Afternoon tea at the Hardiman, Galway

Afternoon tea at the Hardiman, Galway.

Relax at the Hardiman’s afternoon tea experience created by their head pastry chef this Sunday, 10 March. The afternoon is also accompanied by teas and coffees selected by their in-house tea masters and barista. Prices for the experience are €32 per adult.


2 Foraging and wild food course at Howth Castle, Dublin

Foraging and wild food course at Howth Castle, Dublin.

Plan a visit to Howth Castle for a fun and informative foraging session with your best gals. After coffee and warm pastries, the morning is spent exploring the castle grounds, learning about seasonal plants and herbs and using them to create tasty and nutritious wild food dishes. After foraging, you’ll sample these delights at a wild food lunch at the castle while the afternoon is spent enjoying a hands-on cookery class. Prices for the experience are €150 per person.


3 One-day introduction to pottery, Cork

One-day introduction to Pottery, Cork.

Kinsale Pottery provides a day workshop to enjoy with friends. You will learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel, coil a small sculpture, learn about pinch pebble sculpting and decoration with clay slip. The day runs from 10am to 5pm and all work will be fired and glazed within two weeks, ready for collection. Price for the day course is €280 for two. kinsaleceramics.com

4 Paint and Prosecco experience

If you are looking for a creative way to get a group of friends or family together, Paint and Prosecco hosts personalised events for groups larger than six people. There are a number of options available such as painting at-home kits, pop-up classes, corporate events, and paint at-home online tutorials. With a number of pop-up events taking place in March and April, prices start at €45 per person.


5 Farnham Estate, Cavan

Farnham Estate, Cavan.

It can be hard to choose where to go for a day spa experience but the outdoor pool overlooking the countryside at Farnham Estate always tips things in their favour. Perfect to catch-up and wind down with your girls, there are a number of packages available including the ‘Swim and Spa’. Prices start from €90. farnhamestate.ie

6 Cakeface patisserie cookery workshop, Kilkenny

Cakeface patisserie cookery workshop, Kilkenny.

Located on the Medieval Mile in Kilkenny’s city centre, Cakeface was founded by pastry chef duo Laura and Rory Gannon. There are a number of workshop options available including half-day and full-day group classes and they can be designed around the group’s abilities. Prices start at €80 per person. cakeface.ie

7 Nevsail Kayaking Tour, Limerick

Nevsail Kayaking Tour, Limerick.

If you and your girls are the more adventurous kind, an afternoon of kayaking may be a daring way to spend time together. Whether you’re a local or tourist, Nevsail combines games and facts about Limerick into the tour. Throughout, groups can enjoy the local wildlife along the River Shannon, guided by an expert. Prices start at €35 per person.


8 A food and shopping day out, Kildare

A food and shopping day out, Kildare.

Every girls’ day out needs a little retail therapy and food tasting so why not combine the two? Kildare Village has more than 100 boutiques all in one location, perfect for splashing out on some new clothes. After a morning of shopping, head over to the K Club for an afternoon or evening of wine and cheese tasting. Their package includes a masterclass in food and wine matching with their in-house sommelier. Prices for the wine tasting are €85 per person.


9 Luxurious lunch at Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh

Luxurious lunch at Lough Erne Resort, Fermanagh.

For a meal to remember, the Catalina Restaurant at Lough Erne resort offer a four-course dining experience that will really treat your mum. Plus, the setting boasts breathtaking views of the lough and the resort’s grounds, great for a stroll afterwards. Prices for the lunch are £39.95 (€46) per person. lougherneresort.com

10 Stay and snooze in Faithlegg, Waterford

Stay and snooze in Faithlegg, Waterford.

This Mother’s Day, Faithlegg Hotel is offering a ‘Sunday stay for two’ that includes lunch, breakfast the following morning, a late checkout and complimentary access to the leisure centre. Prices start from €246. faithlegg.com

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