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March 22, 2022

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day at Alandas!

If you’re looking for Mother’s Day ideas in Edinburgh or North Berwick, we have plenty of fantastic ways to spoil your mum! Whether she’s a gelato fan or is more partial to a fish and chip supper, we’ve got you covered with our tasty offerings. 

Mother’s Day with Alandas

Mother's Day gelato treat

All our stores are a great place to take your mum for Mother’s Day, whether it’s a trip to our North Berwick gelato parlour or a tasty visit to our new shop in Edinburgh town centre, dinner with a view at Longniddry Bents or takeout fish and chips at Prestonpans… And best of all, our perfectly placed locations mean you can plan a great day out for Mother’s Day too!

Take in Edinburgh

Mother's Day Edinburgh visit ideas

Edinburgh city centre is a wonderful place to spend the day with so much to see and do. Take a walk up to Edinburgh Castle; one of the most historic sights in Europe situated at the top of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile, and from there, savour the view across the city. Look across to Arthur’s Seat (perfect for walking enthusiasts if you fancy giving it a go!) one way and to the sea the other way. If your mum is a fan of a ‘wee dram’, stop by the Whisky Tour, a five star visitor attraction that’s been inspiring visitors of Edinburgh about the joys of Scotch whisky for over 30 years. They have a fantastic souvenir shop too. Then, on the way down, stop by and see us for a refreshing gelato at our Gelato Parlour on Forrest Road!

Find mum’s favourite flavour…

Mother's Day idea gelato flavours

Both our Edinburgh and North Berwick Gelato Parlours have a mouthwatering range of flavours for you to treat your mum to, from traditional tastes such as strawberry, vanilla and chocolate, to the introduction of different flavours as more fruit comes into season. Try our latest offerings that include: Raspberry coulis and white chocolate, fresh watermelon sorbet, Mini Egg, Creme Egg, lemon and blueberry, pear with dark chocolate, pink dragonfruit or how about guava ginseng? Your mum will be spoilt for choice!

Need to tickle those taste buds even more? Take a peek on our Instagram or Facebook pages; we’re sure you’ll agree that our gelato looks as delicious as it tastes! 

Beautiful North Berwick

North Berwick in bloom

If you decide to treat your mum to a day out in North Berwick for Mother’s Day, you’ve picked a great location for such a special day. Firstly, you’ll notice the flowers; they’re plentiful here, thanks to North Berwick in Bloom – winner of multiple awards for its gardens, floral displays and wildflower gardens.

A seaside town, North Berwick also has pretty beaches, coastal scenery and nearby attractions such as the mighty Tantallon Castle to the east and Dirleton Castle to the west. If your mum is a bird fan, the 5-star Scottish Seabird Centre is also here. For keen cyclists, the coastal road from North Berwick to Edinburgh passes all Alandas shops along the way!

Fish, chips and seaside views

Fish and chips by the seaside Mother's Day idea

If your mum is a fan of seafood, come and experience our innovative seafood menus and choose from a selection of sustainable, locally sourced, fresh seafood all cooked to order. We have two amazing sites; take in dinner with a view at our Alandas pop up at Longniddry (Longniddry Bents Car Park No.3 EH32 OPU). Longniddry is only 12 miles from Edinburgh, with the most beautiful beaches and nature reserves. Or visit us in Prestonpans (252 High St, Prestonpans EH32 9BD), which is only 8 miles east of Edinburgh and bursting with history. It’s the site of the famous ‘Battle of Prestonpans’ and home to many examples of historic architecture including Preston Tower, the one time seat of the Hamiltons of Preston, The Mercat Cross and a memorial to the Battle of Prestonpans. What’s more, if you’re more partial to pizza than fish, you’ll be happy to hear we also serve rustic, wood-fired pizzas, prepared fresh using homemade dough. 

We hope our ideas for Mother’s Day out in Edinburgh and North Berwick have inspired you! And don’t forget, we also have Alandas Gift Vouchers that can be redeemed in all our stores so your mum can use them when she’s in the mood for gelato or fish and chips! 

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