Easter is nearly here, but there’s no shortage of fun awaiting you in Ottery St Mary! Whether you’re after Easter themed events or simply want to get out and about, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you. 


Why don’t you visit one of Devon’s best wildlife parks, Wildwood Devon? With 45 acres of parkland to explore, you can get up close and personal with a number of threatened and unusual species. Walk with Red Squirrels, spot a wallaby across the wetlands and come face to face with bears, wolves, lynx and more. 

From April 1st until April 16th, take part in the Easter Egg-stravagnza! Follow an Easter Trail throughout the park and complete it to win a prize. Explore the beech hedge maze during daily Easter egg hunts, follow the twisting turns and dead-ends to uncover clues and enjoy a chocolate prize. Take part in story-telling, crafting, face painting and more in their Saxon Village. 

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If you’re looking to explore of a piece of history in Ottery St Mary visit the Tumbling Weir. This rare design means it is definitely a beauty spot to visit when in Ottery, The circular weir allows water from a leat or man-made stream to reach the River Otter, cascading down the rings of the weir until it meets the River a few metres away. This rare design was created to help the region’s Wool production, which was a major industry for Devon until the early 18th-Century. 

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Ottery St Mary is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature. Whether you’re interested in plants & foliage or wildlife & animals, head to the River Otter and Land of Canaan to see what you can spot. From resident otters, beavers and wild birds, there is always a hive of nature in East Devon. Walk or cycle your way around to get active while out and about in nature. 

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