12th March 2019

Ideas for Mother’s Day in North Devon

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, how will you be treating mum on the 31st of March?

In North Devon, there are many ways to spend Mothering Sunday. Walk the coast and beaches as a family, treat mum to a delicious meal out or a spa treatment, or spend the day at a local attraction.

We’ve rounded up some top ideas for how to spend Mother’s Day in North Devon...

Where to visit on Mother’s Day

If your main aim this Mother’s Day is spending time together as a family, then there are a number of wonderful places in North Devon to visit for an exciting day out.

At The Big Sheep just outside Bideford, mum’s get in for free on Mothering Sunday when accompanied by full paying children. Spend the day racing down slides, seeing the cute animals or mum can even spend the day at the brewery or Gin Distillery.

Elsewhere, there is a range of other top attractions to spend the day. The Milky Way Adventure Park, for example, will be open all day; offering rides, bumper cars, indoor play areas and if the weathers’ nice, outdoor fun too.

Don’t forget about Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park filled with lions, wolves, sea lions and animatronic dinosaurs, or Exmoor Zoo with cheetahs, wolves, singing dogs, monkeys, and Black Leopards! Two wonderful North Devon zoos for all the family.

Plus we have Clovelly Village in which to stroll with loved ones up and down the cobbled, historical and car-free streets to take in the views.

Don’t forget about the many North Devon gardens too…

  • Marwood Hill Gardens - 20 acres of private gardens and lakes in a quiet valley

  • Broomhill Art and Sculpture Gardens - discover contemporary art and sculptures set amongst a stunning garden backdrop

  • Arlington Court - a National Trust property with a historical house, Victoria garden and a large estate in which to walk

  • RHS Gardens Rosemoor - one of the most popular gardens in North Devon, Rosemoor is 65 acres of beautifully planted gardens with a lot to see

  • Hartland Abbey and Gardens - Another historical property with a stunning estate, beautiful gardens and a not-so-secret walk to the coast

  • Castle Hill - a beautiful yellow house that sits on a hill with beautiful gardens that showcase 50 acres of historic parkland

Spend your Mother’s Day in North Devon visiting any number of these gardens or local attractions for a wonderful family day out.

Where to enjoy the North Devon scenery

Alternatively, why not spend the day with loved ones walking through the North Devon countryside, along the coast or across golden beaches?

North Devon is blessed with many wonderful places to stroll, sightsee, picnic and take in the fresh air.

The area has award-winning beaches and photo-worthy coastal routes. Inland there’s rolling hills and hidden countryside paths, plus we share Exmoor National Park with Somerset which is filled with hidden natural treasures and sights to behold!

Discover our Popular North Devon walks here…

Where to dine on Mothering Sunday

For high quality, South West sourced, and popular dining, it has to be The Barnstaple Hotel or another Brend Hotel for your Mother's Day meals.

Here at the Barnstaple, we are offering a two-course carvery and sweet dining experience.

Enjoy a delicious carvery and dessert in the contemporary surroundings of The Brasserie Restaurant for a wonderful set price of £19.50 (£9.75 for children).

Our carveries are always popular, and we are expecting a big turn out for Mother's Day lunch. So don't be disappointed, book now to get your table by calling 01271 376221.

And discover what other Brend Hotels in Devon and Cornwall are doing here…

Special Treats for Mum

Finally, put the focus back on mum this Mothering Sunday by treating her to a pamper!

At Saunton Sands Hotel, mum will simply love being looked after at Source Spa and Wellness centre - the home of extra luxurious spa treatments and facilities, relaxing vibes, sea views and refreshing experiences.

Source Spa has facilities, treatments and spa days for every type of person, along with spa breaks for those who want to go all out! Mum can enjoy ice showers, the swimming pool, saunas, massages, skin treatments and more - dad could join in too.

Treat her to a Source Spa voucher as a special treat to spend how she wishes, or buy a session for a Mothering Sunday surprise.

Don’t forget about Barnstaple Hotel Leisure Centre too! If you’re staying with us over Mother’s Day, you can enjoy the facilities for free.

Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, state of the art Fitness Suite, Relaxation Suite – with two heated stone beds, mood lighting and soothing music, 'His and Her' Saunas and a full range of massage treatments including Swedish massages.

To conclude a lovely day, everyone can let their hair down with drinks at Bar 62 in the heart of Barnstaple! Their drink selection includes everything from remixed classic cocktails to unique candy shop creations alongside everyone's favourite wines, gins, beers and more.

Barnstaple Hotel Mother’s Day Accommodation

If you’re not local to North Devon, think about visiting the area for the weekend for an extra special Mother’s Day.

You'll enjoy a Bed and Breakfast offer with the option of joining us for our carvery lunch. 

Give our reception team a call to discuss how we can best accommodate couples and families on 01271 376221.

Make the most of the area for an unforgettable Mother's Day in North Devon!