Dartmouth is the perfect place to treat the special lady in your life this Mother’s Day. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take mum, grandma, aunty or any other special ladies in your life, Dartmouth has something for everyone to enjoy; from lovely Sunday lunches, to traditional Devonshire cream teas, or exciting days out!
Enjoy a Devonshire Cream Tea
Dartmouth has an abundance of excellent Cream Tea spots to choose from. Dartmouth Castle Tearoom is a lovely café situated near Dartmouth Castle and has stunning views of the Dart Estuary. They serve an excellent range of drinks, cakes, sandwiches and those all-important scones, with a generous serving of cream and jam! Another fabulous cream tea spot is The Singing Kettle, a quaint and traditional English tearoom serving delicious homemade cakes and cream teas; they do a great breakfast too!
Take mum out for lunch
If your mum is a bit of a foodie, treating her to a nice lunch or dinner will surely show your appreciation for her. Radius 7 at Leonards Cove is offering a fabulous Sunday Lunch, offering an interesting selection of starters, mains and deserts, including scallops, lemon sole and rhubarb and white chocolate cheesecake – yummy! Bushell’s Riverside are offering a free glass of prosecco with lunch for mum’s this year, choose between their tasty beer battered fish and chips, or roasted pork belly, just to name a few! If you’re looking for a cosy pub atmosphere, The Dartmouth Arms will be serving their popular Sunday lunch, three courses for just £21.95, plus a great selection of wines and ales to wash it down with, as well as The Ship in Dock Inn, one of Dartmouth’s oldest pubs who offer excellent real ales and ciders with beautiful views of the Dart Estuary. There are plenty of other excellent eateries in Dartmouth so head over to our Food and Drink page to discover more!
Our picturesque coastal town has so many great activities, right on your doorstep! If you’re a family who loves to stay active, you’ll certainly get your adrenalin-filled fix here! Dartmouth is known for its watersports; you could try your hand at paddleboarding with The Paddle Shack, or kayak around the bay with Sea Kayak Devon. Nomad Marine also offer excellent excursions to Start Point, Salcombe, Hallsands and Berry Head, with the chance to sea seals and dolphins! If you’re looking for something low cost, you can show mum you care by spending some quality time together exploring the beaches and coastal paths that Dartmouth, and the surrounding area, have to offer. Take the South West Coast Path to Blackpool Sands, explore the Berry Head Nature Reserve in Brixham or walk the Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove trail.
Enjoy Piggy Cuddles at Pennywell Farm
If mum is a big animal lover, you could treat her to a day out at Pennywell Farm! Spring can only mean one thing – new babies! The whole family can enjoy cuddling the new baby piglets, bunnies, guinea pigs and much more! You can also immerse yourself in farm life for the day with activities like goat milking, deer feeding and egg collecting. All ages will enjoy the Tractor and Trailer rides, or embark in a leisurely ride of the rainbow railway!
Take a walk around Greenway House
Greenway House is a beautiful estate where Agatha Christie and her family would spend their holidays relaxing by the river, playing croquet, or imagining her latest mystery book. This National Trust owned building is an excellent place to take mum for the day, especially if she’s an avid reader! The house is filled with a delightful collection of ceramics, silverware and books, owned by Agatha Christie. In the garden, the woodlands trail down to the stunning Dart Estuary is a beautiful place to stop and watch the world go by; or you could treat mum to a spot of lunch at their Barn Café. For a greener and more leisurely travel, why not take the Greenway Ferry from Dartmouth?
Travel back in time to the Jazz Age with a visit to Coleton Fishacre House and Gardens. Originally owned by the D’Oyly Cart family, this Arts and Craft-style house is imbued with Art Deco grace. You will be able to explore and spend some quality time with the special females in your life and as spring is on its way, you’ll see an abundance of stunning flora within the garden, including beautiful cherry blossoms and delicate daffodils. There are also plenty of walks you can take with captivating views of the rugged coastline and hidden coves. They also have a lovely café, the perfect place to grab a light bite to eat, or a warming cup of coffee.
For green-fingered mums, visiting a garden centre is an excellent activity to do together! Based outside of Dartmouth, near Kingsbridge, Avon Mill is an independent garden centre situated in the beautiful Avon Valley. As well as their garden centre, they also have a lovely café to grab a bite to eat, local art shops, a boutique and a florist! After your visit to the garden centre, you can take a walk down the valley, along the old Primrose Railway Line.