We may still be in February, but Mother’s Day will be here before you know it – if there is a mother figure in your life, whether they are your actual mum, a step mum, aunt or just someone else you want to treat, Devon is a wonderful place to spend some time.
Here are some of the things you can do with your mum in Devon this Mother’s Day.
Book a cream tea
The Devonshire Cream Tea is one of the best things about Devon and if your mum is anything like ours, she’ll love sitting down somewhere picturesque with a plate full of homemade scones, thick, local cream and some sweet jam. You’ll find a host of hotels, cafés, restaurants and more places offering Mother’s Day cream tea. You could even jazz it up a bit by swapping the tea for something like prosecco or champagne and there are also gluten free and vegan versions on offer so everyone can join in. Just remember to encourage her to eat it the Devon way!
Go out for a meal
As Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday, it’s the perfect excuse for a Sunday Roast! If that’s not your mum’s favourite, there are plenty of other options to choose from. Devon’s restaurants offer everything from fine dining to informal, light bites with a smattering of Michelin Stars sprinkled across the county. Wherever you choose to eat, you’ll find menus full of the best locally sourced ingredients in the UK and there will be plenty of special set menus and treats to make it a special occasion.
Have a family day out
Sometimes the best gift is making memories and spending time together. If the mum you’re thinking of has young children or wants to spend her day with the family, why not head out together and explore Devon’s countryside or coast? Or even head to one of the region’s top attractions? Often places like theme parks and other family friendly establishments will do “mum’s go free” events over Mother’s Day weekend. You don’t even need to spend too much money to have a great time, just head out on the South West Coast Path and see what sights you come across, grab a net and do some rockpooling or jump on your bike and explore one of the many cycle routes in the region.
No doubt your mums, aunts, grandmas and other mother figures could do with a bit of r and r. Thankfully, there are a host of spa hotels offering just that. Book her a treatment or two or let her spend a whole day relaxing in a sauna.
Want more ideas of things to do this Mother’s Day? Check out what’s on here.