Mother's Day Ideas in Dorset & the New Forest

6th March 2018


Whether you’re treating mum to a much-deserved break at one of our south coast parks, or are just looking for ways to show your wonderful mum just how much she means to you, there’s so much to discover in Dorset and the New Forest. Here are some of our favourite offers and attractions to visit with mum...

The New Forest


The New Forest is peppered with picturesque villages and cosy country pubs and there are plenty of places to treat mum to afternoon tea, whether it’s a traditional cream tea at Bashley Manor Tearooms in New Milton, or a sumptuous ‘tasting journey’ at the luxurious Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu.


For garden lovers, it’s hard to beat Exbury Gardens, a spectacular 200-acre site world-famous for the Rothschild collection of colourful rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. Reopening for spring on March 11, Exbury is one of England’s most beautiful gardens and what’s more, mums can enjoy 50% off entry to the gardens on Mother’s Day - the perfect treat!


Of course, a firm favourite with our guests and an ideal place to spend Mother’s Day is at the family theme park Paulton’s Park which has everything from wild rollercoasters to adventure playgrounds. Mummy Pig will be making special appearances throughout Peppa Pig World for Mother’s Day, giving you plenty of opportunities for the perfect family selfie.


After a busy day out, mums can return to our Shorefield Country Park to relax tired muscles in a luxurious spa bath, steam room and sauna, or enjoy a soothing massage at Reflections Day Spa, which offers the best in-house treatments and products. 



The Swanage Steam Railway offers a nostalgic trip through patchwork fields through the Enid Blyton country of the Purbecks to Corfe Castle, where you can treat mum to a special Mother’s Day high tea. After exploring the famous castle ruins, you can return to the village to discover many of the quaint shops. If your mum has a sweet tooth why not stop by the Sweet Shop or even enjoy a traditional Dorset cream tea at one of the tea rooms and bakeries. 



Elsewhere in Dorset, there’s plenty of fantastic places for a Mother’s Day out. If your mum is an animal lover, why not visit Monkey World. Mum’s get 50% off at Monkey World on Mother’s Day so you can ‘monkey around’ and make memories together for even less. You’ll  just need to download the voucher in advance.


For mums with younger children, Farmer Palmer's are offering free entry for mums on the 11th March. Based in Poole, the farm park has a range of animal activities and indoor play areas just waiting to be explored. 

With all this and more right on our doorstep, why not book a holiday with us now and make mum’s day! It’s not too late to book her a getaway over Mother’s Day weekend either, as we still have availability for 2 or 3 night breaks.