How to spend Mother’s Day in North Devon

Mother’s Day is just one week away – so how will you be treating the most important woman in your life?
With spring flowers now well and truly in bloom, an abundance of local eateries to enjoy a bite to eat and a wide selection of fantastic activities, North Devon is a Mother’s Day haven.
Here are our top tips on what you and your mum can get up to next weekend:

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Family-friendly accommodation for a North Devon Easter holiday

The evenings are getting lighter and we’ve ditched our hats and gloves for the year … spring has sprung!

After a wet and windy winter, we’re now looking forward to some more sunshine, daffodils and Easter bunnies – and the Easter holidays aren’t far away.

With gorgeous outdoor spaces, beautiful beaches and so much to do, North Devon is the perfect destination for an Easter break with the family.

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The UK’s best beaches are in North Devon

This time last year, we were proud to read that Woolacombe was rated as the best beach in the UK by members of TripAdvisor (for the second year in a row might we add)!

Now, however, the North Devon beauty spot – popular with locals and tourists alike – has dropped to fifth in the rankings, overtaken by the likes of now-number-one Weymouth, St Brelade’s on Jersey and, whisper it, Cornwall’s Fistral Beach.

That got us to thinking – TripAdvisor aside, just where are the UK’s best beaches?

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A Local’s Guide To… Barnstaple

Beautiful Barnstaple is one of many jewels in North Devon’s crown, and is generally considered the regional centre of the area.

Being central to North Devon, the town is widely regarded as being the area’s “capital”. It truly is a go-to hub, with activities and interests for all ages and persuasions.

In Barnstaple, you will find a delightful mix of old and new: along with the hustle and bustle of the high street, you’ll find quaint streets lined with boutique shops, while local food producers sell their delectable goods on Butchers Row or in the Pannier Market.

Here’s a snapshot of what to expect when visiting the oldest borough in England…

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