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Easter breaks during Easter events in South Devon

With its warm sunshine, blooming daffodils and wildlife in abundance, spring starts early in South Devon. The calendar of Easter events in South Devon is brimming with activity and all about having fun, so expect a jam-packed itinerary of egg-ceptional events, activities and places to explore.

It may come as a surprise, but Easter in South Devon isn’t just about chocolate eggs – this schedule of Easter events is anchored in having fun with both family and friends. From traditional egg hunts, bonnet parades and egg rolling, to a travelling Mad Hatters Tea Party and even a light show illumination, you’re sure to find a variety of events to enjoy during your Easter break in South Devon.

Easter events in South Devon

Easter Events in South Devon | Easter eggs wrapped in coloured foil

As the Easter holidays appear on the horizon, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Easter events in South Devon. If you’re looking for something specific then use our quick links below. Alternatively, read on for our comprehensive guide to Easter events in South Devon…

National Trust Easter Egg Hunt at Greenway

Easter Events in South Devon | Outside view of the National Trust's Greenway House

23rd March – 12th April
Greenway, near Galmpton

Inspired by the wonderful world of bees, Greenway’s Easter egg trail provides an opportunity to ‘look through a bee’s eyes’ and even dress up as a bee. During your time here you can also enjoy fun pop up talks from a local beekeeper. Normal admission charges apply, with an additional cost of £3.00 per child.

Find out more on the National Trust Greenway website.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunt at Coleton Fishacre

23rd March – 14th April
Coleton Fishacre, Nr. Dartmouth

Navigate the Easter trail at Coleton Fishacre and interact with ten insect inspired activities. Uncover the incredible world of insects and marvel at the mighty skills they demonstrate in the natural world. Prices are £3 per trail participant, including an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg. Booking is not required for the trail, and this event is particularly aimed at families.

Find out more on the Coleton Fishacre website.

Babbacombe Model Village Easter Egg Trail

Easter Events in South Devon | Model canal with barge on it at Babbacombe Model Village

23rd March – 14th April
Babbacombe Model Village, Babbacombe

Looking for a fun-filled Easter scavenger hunt? Head to Babbacombe Model Village and enjoy a treasure hunt like no other. If they manage to find all of the colourful eggs hidden around Babbacombe Model Village, then young successful explorers will be lucky enough to receive a small chocolate treat.

Find out more here

Easter Egg Hunt at Aune Valley Meat Farm Shop, Butcher and Cafe

29th March – 14th April
Aune Valley Meat Farm Shop, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge

Nestled in the rolling countryside of Loddiswell you will find Aune Valley. This Easter they are hosting a riddle-filled Easter egg hunt – join the fun by solving riddles, deciphering clues and unjumbling letters to reveal a seasonal word. Take your answer to the shop to retrieve a prize.

At Aune Valley you can also purchase all you need to cook a delicious Easter feast. With locally reared meats, fresh vegetables and a breadth of cheese, you really are spoilt for choice! The onsite Valley View Cafe is a local hotspot for foodies, and on the menu you will find Mary Berry accredited cake, breakfast and lunch options so be sure to arrive with rumbling tummies.

Reserve your tickets to the 2024 Aune Valley Easter Egg hunt here. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets on the day.

Pennywell Farm Egg-stravaganza

Easter Events in South Devon | A baby lamb and piglet at Pennywell Farm

1st – 10th April
Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh

Make your Easter holidays egg-stra special with a trip to Pennywell Farm. Their egg-stravaganza is more than your average Easter egg hunt and you’ll be in for a real treat at the end too. With thousands (Yes, thousands!) of chocolate prizes up for grabs, an Easter trail, games and giveaways there’s something for all the family. Best of all, you will find the farm bouncing with young animals, all of which you can get up close with and, if you’re really lucky, enjoy a fluffy cuddle.

You really don’t want to miss out on one of Pennywell Farm’s most loved celebrations. For information and to book your tickets, check out the Pennywell Farm egg-stravaganza event on their website.

Easter Egglow at Kent’s Cavern

29th March – 14th April
Kents Cavern, Torquay

If you’re in search of an Easter event with a slightly different twist, head to Kent’s Cavern and explore the caves, peppered with illuminated Easter eggs! We wonder just how many glowing eggs you and your family will be able to find? Whilst inside the caves, you can also learn about an array of rocks and minerals, perfect for interested adults or curious young minds.

The fun doesn’t stop there though. Outside of the caves, there is a wealth to explore. Why not navigate the woodland trail, take part in an ice age animal hunt, learn the skills needed to survive during the Stone Age, or use natural resources to build a shelter in the woods. For those feeling crafty, there is also a stone age craft zone, where little ones can craft their own mammoth or dig for gemstones and fossils in the sand.

Find out more on the Kent’s Cavern website.

All Folkin’ Week Beer & Music Festival

Easter events in South Devon | The new cans of Moonhoney Mead being relaunched

30th March – 5th April
The Old Warehouse, Kingsbridge

Looking to party your way into the Easter weekend? Enjoy live music and local drinks at The Old Warehouse’s ‘All Folkin’ Week’ Beer and Music Festival. This week-long event includes a line up of 11 talented local artists, as well as an outdoor bar dedicated to a wide range of local beer and cider.

The festival will also host the relaunch of The Old Warehouse’s award-winning Moonhoney Sparkling Mead, with products from a new range available to drink in-house or take away. You’ll also find the brewers, Sam and Tom, on hand during the day for tasting and ‘Meet the Brewers’ sessions.

Entry to all events is FREE, apart from the much-anticipated Rodney Branigan show (£8.50/ticket).

Wonderglow Light Trail at Dartington

Easter events in South Devon | Outside view of Dartington Hall

8th March – 13th April
Dartington Gardens, Nr. Totnes

Experience a  Wonderland at Dartington like never before! An extra special light trail inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is waiting to be discovered at Dartington Hall. Curated by the team behind The Polar Express Train Ride at South Devon Railway, expect an array of enchanting paths, exciting adventures and illuminated experiences.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Dartington website.

Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party

6th April – 7th April
South Devon Railway, Buckfastleigh Station

This Easter break, the South Devon Railway is hosting a wild and wonderful Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party. Continuing the Alice in Wonderland theme, enjoy an immersive journey through the world of wonderland.

On your travels you will meet Alice, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Alice needs a little help to solve her mysterious riddle and bring herself and all onboard guests home from Wonderland. Whilst onboard, the inhabitants of Wonderland will delight you with their wondrous tales and welcome you as the most special guests at their tea party!

Enjoy cakes and cold drinks while keeping an ear open for the invisible Cheshire cat, who may provide hints and tips on how to solve the Hatter’s mysterious riddle. Don’t forget to remain on close watch for the Queen of Hearts – she’s in a frightful rage after someone stole her jam tarts!

If this sounds perfect for your family, you can book your tickets on the South Devon Railway website.

Pigs Nose Inn Easter Extravaganza

30th March
Pigs Nose Inn, East Prawle, Kingsbridge

Bounce into Easter at the Pigs Nose, as they celebrate their 24th annual Easter extravaganza. With over two decades’ experience hosting this Easter event, they are well versed when it comes to Easter, so prepare yourself for an unrivalled day of family activities and Easter fun.

You can expect an array of things to do, suited to everyone from the littlest of bunnies to fully fledged grown-ups! The programme of events includes an extraordinary magician, Easter bonnet parade, boiled egg decorating competition, egg rolling race, Easter raffle and an adventurous Easter egg hunt. As the day winds down, Nick the Fish will serenade punters with his popular music, allowing everyone to merrily sway into the evening.

For more information, visit the Pigs Nose Inn website.

Things to do this Easter in South Devon

Easter events aside, South Devon really packs a punch when it comes to finding things to do, and the breadth of choice on offer during the Easter break is second to none. Regardless of rain or shine, beach or woodland, decadent restaurants or al fresco ice cream, you will never find yourself short of an activity to enjoy. Below you will find a collection of links to some of our most popular blogs, to help you create the perfect itinerary for your Easter break:

South Devon Easter break holiday cottages

Easter Events in South Devon | Table laid with daffodils, hot cross buns and boiled eggs

With some excellent offers for Easter breaks available, there’s never been a better time to hatch holiday plans and hop down to South Devon for some spring fun. At Coast & Country Cottages, we boast an enviable selection of holiday cottages, from country escapes to family holidays and dog-friendly cottages, not forgetting our dog-friendly cottages near the beach in South Devon.

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