Planning a trip to the beautiful Jurassic Coast over the 9th and 10th March? Here’s how you can celebrate the mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day while visiting the Jurassic Coast.

Things to do in Dorset

For those of you visiting the Dorset area of the Jurassic Coast, why not enjoy the cliffs in all their glory with an Afternoon Tea Cruise from City Cruises Poole? Indulge in a three tier afternoon tea stand filled with freshly baked scones, cakes and sandwiches, all while passing the iconic coastline, as well as places like Brownsea Island and Sandbanks. Not only that, but you can fill up on unlimited tea and coffee and mums get a free glass of prosecco for your mother.

For a cream tea on dry land, head to Lulworth Castle where you can enjoy a cream tea in the Castle Tearoom, the castle and grounds will also be open, so you can make a full day of it.

If you are looking for a fun day out for the whole family, make sure to spend some time at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens where mums get free entry on both Saturday and Sunday!

Planning to take mum out for dinner? Check out the Mother’s Day lunch menu from the Heights Hotel, there’s even a complimentary glass of bubbly for mum!

Alternatively, the Hive Beach Café, which has two branches, the Club House at West Bexington and the Watch House Café at West Bay, has a host of lovely menu options perfect for a meal out on Mother’s Day. If you’re looking for a gift, you can also book a range of experiences, like cream tea for two and cocktail masterclasses, as well as vouchers, so your mum can enjoy a treat whenever is convenient.

Things to do in Devon

If you find yourself at the Devon end of the Jurassic Coast, there’s plenty of opportunity for a cream tea – just make sure you eat it the Devon way or you’ll cause a riot!

Stuart Line Cruises are offering Mother’s Day Cream Tea Cruises around the River Exe, giving you plenty of opportunities to see the cliffs in all their glory while enjoying a traditional Devonshire cream tea.

Elsewhere the team at Seaton Tramway 

have a variety of ways to treat your mum this Mother’s Day, with their mums travel free offer, giving your mum a free trip all day long, as long as you have a paying child with you. They are also running their Driver’s Eye Experience for those of you who want to do something extra special and of course, their Tramstop Café will also be open for cream tea and Sunday Lunch!  

If you’re visiting the day before Mother’s Day, don’t worry, there’s still a chance to do something special at Seaton Tramway with their Mother’s Day Twilight Tram and 3 Course Meal event. Enjoy a trip at twilight with a three course meal at Colyton before returning to Seaton.

Elsewhere if you want to treat your mum to a traditional meal out, make sure to head to Sidmouth and visit the Victoria Hotel. 

Sat on the cliff top with incredible views over the bay, this is certainly a picturesque place to stop for lunch and with the Victoria’s four course lunch, it certainly will be a mother’s day to remember. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Don’t forget, this is just a handful of suggestions for things to do while visiting the Jurassic Coast this Mother’s Day – you can find more here.


City Cruises Poole
Boat Trip
City Cruises' boat against the backdrop of white Chalk cliffs on the Jurassic Coast near Swanage

City Cruises Poole have a variety of sightseeing cruises on offer to the public, departing from Poole Quay and Swanage Pier. From trips around Europe’s largest natural harbour with its stunning islands, to cruises past the start of the Jurassic Coast into Swanage Bay, pairing with Swanage Railway’s iconic steam trains.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Parks & Gardens
Abbotsbury Gardens

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens is no ordinary garden, with its own micro-climate in a sheltered woodland valley on the Jurassic Coast. The special plant collection has been built up over the last quarter of a century and with an interesting and full history makes for a ‘must see’ visit to Dorset.

Heights Hotel
Heights Hotel

The Heights Hotel is set at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Coastline on the summit of the Isle of Portland, Dorset. There are stunning panoramic views over Chesil Beach, Lyme Bay and Portland Harbour from our Bar & Bistro.

Hive Beach Café
Hive Beach Café Entrance

Iconic coastline. Fantastic food. Serving fresh, locally sourced produce, focusing on fish and seafood lovingly prepared to our customers from near and far. The Hive pavilion with wrap around patio and seasonal additions of the top marquee and ice cream parlour, each offering far-reaching sea views and evening sunsets to each table.

Stuart Line Cruises
Boat Trip
Stuart Line Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises is a multi-award-winning, family-run business which has now been operating for over 50 years from Exmouth in Devon.

Seaton Tramway
Transport Attraction
Seaton Tramway

Seaton Tramway operates narrow gauge heritage trams between Seaton, Colyford and Colyton in East Devon's glorious Axe Valley, travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.

The Victoria Hotel
The Victoria Hotel

With glorious sweeping views of Lyme Bay, The Victoria Hotel is one of England’s finest hotels. This magnificent luxury hotel epitomises our traditional values of superb quality, sumptuous cuisine and impeccable service. Discover this exceptional 4-star hotel which is perfectly situated for exploring the timeless charms of Sidmouth, a picturesque Regency town in East Devon.



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