If you find yourself in North Devon over the Easter weekend or during the school holidays and are looking for things to do, look no further, here are our top suggestions of things to do this Easter.
One must do activity is visiting the Easter bunny who will be at the Milky Way Adventure Park from 9th until 22nd April. As well as all the usual things to do at the theme park, there is a host of Easter themed fun including the chance to jump down the rabbit hold to meet the Easter Bunny and the Eggsperts who spend their days making sure there are enough Easter eggs to go around. When there, you can help solve puzzles, make music and getting your own Easter treats! Visiting over Easter doesn’t mean that there aren’t other things to do there too, you have the whole park at your disposal, including coasters, dodgems and more!
Just make sure to book your trip early to guarantee entry.
Nearby there is the Big Sheep, who have a giant Easter Egg hunt among other activities taking place this Easter. The giant Easter egg hunt runs from 9th – 24th April and features larger than life eggs, if you complete the trail, you get free chocolates that are allergen free – so everyone can join in the fun! From 11th April you can meet the Easter bunny who will be visiting the garden on certain dates and if that isn’t enough rabbit themed action for you, you can even catch a screening of Peter Rabbit 2 in the garden room on 16th April. Once you’ve experienced all the Easter fun, you can chill out by having a wander around the gardens and enjoying the scents and sights.
If you like the idea of seeing the spring plants, make sure to visit Hartland Abbey and Gardens There will be a special Easter egg hunt taking place on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday for the whole family to get involved with and the bluebells will be in full bloom, creating a wonderful welcome to the spring season. The Abbey and Gardens makes for a great day out with its fascinating interiors and beautifully landscaped gardens, full of walks, talks and the chance to immerse yourself in some of your favourite films – you’d be surprised how many of them were filmed here!
There is also an Easter trail taking place in the historical village of Clovelly. Visitors coming to the village between 4th and 18th April with children will be given a village map on arrival which will help them track down the Easter chicks which are hidden around the high street all the way down to the quay. If you spot 10 of them, you get a prize and if you find all of them, there is something even bigger on offer!
Even if you don’t have children with you, Clovelly is still a great place to spend a few hours during the Easter weekend, especially if you want a chance to escape from everyday life and experience a slice of history.
For those of you who want something a little more active over the Easter break head to Skern Lodge There is the Easter Appledore Adventure Club programme where the kids can undertake a whole host of activities, if you don’t get onto one of those programmes, you can still enjoy some adventures, including surfing, kayaking, climbing, archery and more!
Watersports are also on the menu at North Devon Wake Park which is just ten minutes from the award winning North Devon coast and is the perfect place for trying out a host of watersports and their aqua park, the outdoor, water activity centre. There are a selection of packages available, so you can make the most of all the activities on offer and spend the whole day out on the lake.
Alternatively, why not spend a few hours picking up some bargains and grabbing the latest season’s clothes at Affinity Devon. Located in Bideford, this unique shopping centre has over 30 different brand name stores offering a host of well loved brands with up to 50% off the RRP.
Find more things to do in North Devon over Easter here.