Mother’s Day cream tea at Seaton Wetlands

Treat your mum to tea at Seaton Wetlands on Saturday March 10 and Sunday 11. Picture: EDDC

Treat your mum to tea at Seaton Wetlands on Saturday March 10 and Sunday 11. Picture: EDDC - Credit: Archant

Nature reserve set to provide a tasty treat for local mums

Mums are being invited to enjoy a cream tea at Seaton Wetlands to celebrate their special day next month.

East Devon District Council’s countryside team has come up with the idea of combining a visit to one of the district’s top nature attractions with a tasty treat for Mother’s Day

Children can take their mum to the nature reserve’s discovery hut on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, from 10am to 4pm and enjoy a cream tea for £3 per person, on a first come first served basis. There’s no need to book, just turn up.

In addition to the cream teas, all visitors will have the chance to learn more about Seaton Wetlands from the volunteers who run the discovery hut each weekend and to meet the site’s resident harvest mouse. There is wheelchair and pushchair access.


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Other refreshments can be purchased for a donation towards Seaton Wetlands. Please note there are no card payment facilities.

The Discovery Hut at Seaton Wetlands is open 10am to 4pm Saturday to Monday throughout the year for hot drinks, refreshments and various activities.

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For any mums feeling extra energetic, there is the chance to welcome in the day with the dawn chorus walk at 6am on Saturday 10 March. Countryside ranger, James Chubb will lead the Dawn chorus walk in the beautiful Holyford woods. Spaces are £4 each and must be booked in advance at wildeastdevon.co.uk.

Councillor Tom Wright, East Devon’s portfolio holder for the environment, said: “Our Mother’s Day treat at Seaton Wetlands is a lovely way for families to spend time together. It’s a chance to connect with nature and enjoy a few hours of peace and tranquillity, exploring the nature reserve before enjoying a delicious cream tea.’’

The countryside team runs an exciting programme of events throughout the year for all ages to enjoy. Upcoming events can be viewed online at wildeastdevon.co.uk. For further information the Countryside team can be contacted via email: countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk or by calling: 01395 517557.

“Mother’s Day is all about making mums feel special and loved,” added a countryside team member.

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