Is there anywhere better to celebrate the mother figures in your life than Devon? With its diverse landscape and those incredible cream teas, you can easily find the perfect way to show your appreciation.

If you need a little inspiration for things to do this Mother’s Day, check out these suggestions.

At Dartmoor Zoo, mums get to go free over Mother’s Day weekend – tickets are limited for this weekend, so make sure to book yours in advance to avoid disappointment. To receive free admission, mum just has to be accompanied by a full paying adult or child. Find out more here.

Another top attraction offering free entry for mums this Mother’s Day is Canonteign Falls. Set within 90 acres of park and woodland, Canonteign has walks and activities for all ages and abilities, plus is a beautiful place for a Sunday stroll, making it ideal for a Mother’s Day outing. Tickets for Mother’s Day have to be booked in advance, so head to their website to book yours today.

Seaton Tramway are offering a chance for mums to travel free with an accompanying child all day long over Mother’s Day – they can even take part in the Drivers’ Eye Experience! Once you’ve finished your trip, you can stop off at the Tramstop Café where you can indulge in a roast dinner or Devon Cream Tea, just make sure to book in advance!

Or you can celebrate by visiting Hartland Abbey before their official opening season and enjoy the spring flowers with Daffodil Day. Daffodil Day takes place on 19th March and grants entry to the gardens at a reduced price, if you have a mother figure that loves spring flowers and would like a chance to explore these beautiful gardens, this would be a great day out. Find out more here. 

Why not combine celebrating your mum by meeting lots of new mums? Head to World of Country Life in Exmouth for their Mother’s Day activities where your mum can meet all their new mums and spend some time with the baby lambs and pygmy goats. There is a full programme of activities as well as special events just for Mother’s Day and a host of offers in Farmer Lee’s Food Barn – only on Mother’s Day!

Of course, one way to treat your mum is by booking a cream tea, as well as Seaton Tramway, there are hotels, tea rooms and cafés all over the county offering a variety of different Devonshire cream teas, from the traditional to the special, with everything from gluten free and dairy free options and even prosecco instead of tea on offer. You can always combine a special day out with a cream tea by booking the Mother’s Day Cream Tea Cruise with Stuart Line Cruises. 

Stuart Line Cruises offer a range of cruises throughout the year and provide a brilliant way to explore the region. These special cruises include a devilishly delicious Devon Cream Tea complete with oodles of cream and lashings of strawberry jam for you to enjoy while watching the world sail by along the River Exe. Each boat also has their own fully licenced bar on board for those that want something a little stronger and the cruises are also easily accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Another Mother’s Day trip that’s definitely worth booking is South Devon Railway’s Mother’s Day trips. Not only can you enjoy a historic steam train ride through glorious South Devon countryside but you’ll also be served a traditional Devon cream tea right to your seat. Your ticket will also entitle you to unlimited travel on other services throughout the day, so you aren’t limited to just one trip. 

Becky Falls near Newton Abbot are also offering cream teas for mums, and you don’t even have to be free on Mother’s Day! Not only do you get the chance to do all the usual activities while on site, but you can also spend time with the animals and meet the keepers. All mums accompanied by a child on 27th March will receive a cream tea!

For a cream tea with a difference, why not head to Kents Cavern in Torquay for their Mother’s Day High Tea. Whether or not your mum is a history buff, there is something special about having a nice tea in a unique location? You don’t even need to book a trip into the caves to enjoy.

Speaking of cream teas, why not take advantage of the incredible food and drink on offer in Devon by booking a meal for mum to enjoy with the whole family? There are plenty of restaurants across the region offering special menus for the big day including The Bedford Hotel  in Tavistock. On Mother’s Day, they are offering a traditional three course lunch created using the finest seasonal produce. Find out more and make a booking here.

Another option for a great Mother’s Day lunch is at the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor. Their three course meal is served in their award winning Tors Restaurant and afterwards, you can take a stroll around the National Park. Find out more and book your meal here.

In Sidmouth, the Victoria Hotel is offering a five course menu so you can really spoil your mum! Choose from either their Jubilee Restaurant where your meal will be accompanied by their resident pianist or the White Room for a less formal dining experience. Just get in touch with them to book your table now.

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