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Spring is emerging and we are fast approaching Mother’s Day in South Devon, which, for those that don’t have it earmarked, is on Sunday 10th March! It comes as no surprise that there are plenty of things to do in the region every day of the year, but to truly honour this special weekend, we’re concentrating on a handpicked selection of specific activities perfectly suited to Mother’s Day in South Devon.

Things to do this Mother’s Day in South Devon

Use our quick links below, or read on for our comprehensive guide to Mother’s Day in South Devon…

Mother’s Day Sunday Lunch

Mothers Day in South Devon | The Millbrook Inn, Southpool

The Millbrook Inn, Southpool

At Coast & Country Cottages, we love Sunday lunch and think there is no better way to treat your mum than to book a hearty roast dinner for all the family to enjoy. Nothing beats a wholesome meal with family, especially when it’s combined with a coastal or country walk. For mum, It’s the ultimate luxury to sit down together and enjoy Sunday lunch without peeling all the veggies or scrubbing mountains of roasting trays afterwards!

Read our full blog post on where to find the best roast in South Devon here. Below are five of our favourite Sunday lunch destinations that are simply perfect for Mother’s Day in South Devon – just be sure to book ahead.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother's Day in South Devon | A table laid with afternoon tea

If your mum loves scones, clotted cream, petit fours, cakes and finger sandwiches then you will find an endless selection of places to go on Mother’s Day. Spend the day relaxing with family and tucking into delicious sweet and savoury treats, with a traditional cup or tea or even a glass of fizz. Read our comprehensive guide on where to find the best afternoon tea in Devon for our recommendations.

A Mother’s Day Spa and Massage

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for your mum to be pampered, and luckily, South Devon has a bounty on offer when it comes to choosing the ultimate luxurious spa experience. Establishments all offer a breadth of food choices, first class leisure facilities and stunning views, so there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the perfect bolthole to spoil your mum. Treat your Mum to an afternoon of indulgence with a South Devon spa experience, or alternatively, what about purchasing a treatment voucher? This is an ideal gift to save for a later date.

Below, in no order of preference, we’ve listed five (tried and tested!) luxury spas for you to add to your Mother’s Day in South Devon bucket list:

Free entry to National Trust properties

Mother's Day in South Devon | The National Trust's Greenway House

Greenway, Galmpton

For one exclusive week in March, the National Trust is offering a free Mother’s Day out to all National Lottery players. It’s the National Trust’s way of saying thank you to all lottery players for the vital conservation work that has been carried out due to the charity’s donation. Read our article on the 4 National Trust properties in South Devon to help decide where to visit.

Ahead of your visit, check the National Trust website to find out the exact properties involved in this scheme and whether you need to book.

A Mother’s Day adventure at Dartington Hall

Mother's Day in South Devon | Front view of Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall, Totnes

Spend Mother’s Day ambling through the beautiful Dartington Hall estate, with its striking South Hams scenery, sculpture gardens and stunning courtyard. Learn about the intriguing history of this magical place and don’t forget to look out for the 1947 Henry Moore sculpture, ‘Memorial Figure’ on the far side of the famous tiltyard.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the White Hart restaurant, just off the central courtyard, where you can enjoy a delicious Mother’s Day lunch. The White Hart, which holds a Taste of the West Bronze Award, puts a strong emphasis on locally-sourced food, and is a popular local foodie hotspot. Enjoy a 2 course lunch for £25.95 or, if you’re really hungry, how about a 3 course lunch for £29.95? Booking in advance is essential; visit their website, call 01803 847111, or email to secure your table.

Special Offers for Mother’s Day in South Devon

Some of our favourite South Devon attractions are offering special deals to celebrate Mother’s Day this year. At Coast & Country Cottages the team are big advocates for gifting experiences that the whole family can enjoy, and so we are thrilled to see the below on offer…

Considering a family holiday to celebrate Mother’s Day in South Devon? Take a look at our range of holiday homes in Salcombe, Dartmouth and throughout South Devon here. With a wide range of accommodation from modern coastal apartments to quaint period cottages, you’re sure to find the perfect getaway your mum deserves.