Visiting Devon for the Easter weekend or the school holidays? Well, you’re in luck – there are a host of egg-citing things to see and do throughout the fortnight from the last week of March into April.

Things to do in South Devon

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With its warm micro-climate and the abundance of palm trees in the Torbay area, you can easily imagine being somewhere more exotic. As one of the best loved holiday resorts, you’ll find there is always something to do in this part of Devon, including the following:

At Babbacombe Model Village, you’ll find an Easter Egg Trail running from 23rd March until 14th April where each child will get a prize for finding all the eggs hidden around the village. As well as that, on selected days, the village’s popular Illuminations will be running as part of the Easter break. Make sure to book your tickets online to avoid disappointment.

In Buckfastleigh, you can meet some of the new spring animals at Pennywell Farm as part of their Easter activities. The Egg-stravaganza Trail is suitable for all ages and will lead you to the Easter Bunny’s house! All completed trails win a prize – you can also join in with the Easter Bunny’s games in the orchard. Don’t forget to take pictures, the winning photo could win a hamper worth £250!

At Canonteign Falls there are a host of activities taking place between 29th March and 14th April, including Alpaca Experiences where you can get one on one sessions with some very cute and friendly alpacas, as well as their usual fun, all with an Easter twist. There are a family of willow dinosaurs to discover, as well as egg hunts and adventure play areas.

If you’re looking for something a little different, take a trip to Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium where you’ll find a host of activities, including SEND sessions.


Things to do in North Devon

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As part of the UK’s first surf reserve, there’s lots of opportunity for adventure in North Devon. If you fancy staying on dry land though, why not visit The Mole Resort where you can indulge in a delectable Easter Lunch? You can even work up an appetite by taking part in some of their activities, including a free egg hunt around the resort! If you don’t fancy a full meal, they also have a special Easter Afternoon Tea – Easter treats aren’t just for the kids after all!

Elsewhere Hartland Abbey will be open and there is a chance to discover a hidden trove of Easter Eggs. This time of year, the grounds are usually awash with beautiful spring flowers, including blue bells, which are always worth making the trip to see.

The annual Easter hunt is returning to Clovelly between 29th March and 1st April. Every child gets a map on entry to the village and can use it to track down the Easter chicks that are hidden around the high street and the harbour. If you find at least 10 of them, a prize is yours! Or why not visit RHS Rosemoor where you can join in a giant egg hunt and win a host of chocolate prizes! The giant Easter egg hunt will take place between 29th March and 14th April – the prizes are also vegan so even those who abstain from dairy can join in and win! Later in the Easter holidays, the garden is hosting a Welly Walk where you can enjoy a tour of the garden and then create something special to take home with you. At the end of the Easter holidays, Rosemoor are hosting a Great Wool Weekend, featuring a knitted bunting trail, craft workshops and the chance to meet some cute, woolly animals!

For something a little different, stop by the Milky Way and visit the Easter Bunny in her unique Easter Grotto. Visit between the 28th March to 7th April to head into the Easter HQ and complete a series of tasks to help everything go without a hitch over the Easter weekend. That’s on top of the usual fun of the rides and events that take place all year round!

For more Easter fun, the Big Sheep has a host of activities planned on the farm, including chances to feed the new lambs and meet the other creatures that call the farm home. The Easter Bunny will be visiting and will be available for meet and greets and you can take part in an Easter egg hunt – that’s on top of the usual rides and live shows! Book your tickets online to avoid disappointment.

Things to do in East Devon & Exeter

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Home to the Jurassic Coast and some of the most impressive coastal areas in the region, East Devon is a great place to call home during the Easter break.
One of our favourite things to do while in East Devon is take a ride on a tram between Seaton and Colyton – something made even better this Easter break with Seaton Tramway’s Easter Egg-tram-aganza! Pick up an activity sheet from either of their stations and use it to find all the chicks hiding around the route – completed sheets will win you a prize!

In Sidmouth, enjoy the beauty of spring at the Donkey Sanctuary with Drizzle’s Green Guardians Easter Trail. Following a trail around the sanctuary, you can learn more about the various animals that call Sidmouth home and there might even be an egg or two hidden along the way.

On the outskirts of Exeter you’ll find Crealy Theme Park and Resort – one of the best loved adventure parks in the UK. Over the Easter holiday, all your favourite rides and shows will take place as usual with the added fun of a pirate themed Easter egg hunt!

Things to do in Mid Devon

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For those of you who want to spend some time in the countryside this Easter (let’s face it, it’s the best place to see those new born lambs!), make Mid Devon your destination. Over the Easter break, you’ll find plenty of fun things to do, including an Easter Steam Day at Coldharbour Mill. As well as a selection of family crafts, there is also an egg hunt to complete and enjoy and if you book online in advance, there is even a discount!

Fancy a mudtastic day out? Then visit The Bear Trail between Friday 29th March - Sunday 14th April.  After tackling the trail, all children can collect an Easter certificate and a small sweet treat from the cafe.

For smaller visitors, why not check out Bear Town where the Easter Bunny has hidden eggs throughout the Town and needs help to find them all. Alongside the two-hour play session and all the eggs have been found, paid children will be given a very special Easter gift to take home and enjoy!


Things to do on Dartmoor

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If you find yourself on Dartmoor, make sure to book a table at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock for their Easter Sunday Lunch. With the view and the incredible menu created using local ingredients, it will be a very special Easter lunch indeed.

For activities in the Dartmoor area, head to House of Marbles in Bovey Tracey. Come dressed as a pirate and take on the Golden Egg Treasure Trail – there are extra prizes for those dressed up! There’s also a chance to win a hamper worth £200!

National Trust events

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Across Devon, you can take part in a series of events at the region’s National Trust sites. In North Devon, there is an Easter egg hunt at Arlington Court and in South Devon, you can enjoy a bee themed egg hunt at Greenway and Coleton Fishacre.
On Dartmoor, you can hunt for dinosaur eggs at Buckland Abbey and in Exeter at Castle Drogo, there is a nature trail and Easter egg hunt.

Other National Trust sites around Devon you can get involved in Easter themed activities:

  • Baggy Point
  • Heddon Valley
  • Killerton
  • Knightshayes
  • Lorna Doone Valley
  • Lydford Gorge
  • Saltram
  • Woolacombe

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