What's On Easter 2014

Date: March 10, 2014 posted by admin mail Twitter facebook

Just a few of the many activities (below) happening near us this Easter

1. Cities
2. RHS Garden (Rosemoor)
3. Boy’s Toys - Vintage Vehicles
4. Bucks Mills Cabin open day
5. Widecombe-in-the-Moor Market
6. Archery Lessons
7. Wood Barton Arboretum
8. Dartmoor Railway
9. Easter Egg Hunts - various
10. The Milky Way
11. The Big Sheep
12. Fairies & Folklore
13. Fantastic Fudge Hunt in Clovelly
14. A few other places!!!

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If the cities take your fancy then Exeter and Plymouth both stand proudly  as two of England’s finest.

Exeter offers a stunning history with a beautiful Cathedral sitting centrally in the city. .

If you prefer to stand back and simply enjoy the sights then Plymouth is for you. Get a view from the sky of the city from Smeaton Tower or take a ride on Plymouth’s version of the London Eye – The Wheel of Plymouth.

If heights are not for you then enjoy the wonders of the ocean in the UK’s largest aquarium before tucking into Perillas Fish and Chips.


2. RHS Rosemoor, Great Torrington EX38 8PH

Rosemoor has plenty to do for visitors of all ages over Easter. - you can follow the Easter Garden Trail and see the Easter flowers.

Younger visitors can take part in the Easter Egg Trail, following the Easter clues around the garden, from Friday 2 until Monday 5 April (10am - 4pm).

The Garden Kitchen Restaurant is open from 10am daily. Call 01805 626822 for information

NB: dogs not allowed in the garden (except guide dogs)

The Brash: Our fantastic family picnic and play area, ‘The Brash’ is great for families to eat and play. The Copse Play Area with its unique ‘Green Ship’ and standing See Saw are great fun and the new Tubular Bells (above) which all help develop creative play.

Children's trail

Pick up a free children’s trail at the entrance kiosk, have fun following the clues, and take your completed trail to the shop before claiming your prize! There is a different version for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter and the whole family can have fun spotting plants, insects and sights around the garden!


3. Boy’s Toys: Vintage Vehicles

01752 333500 saltram:national trust.org.uk

18th April 12noon - no additional charges - PL7 1UH


4. Bucks Mills Cabin open day with the Burton Art Gallery

Join us for a unique open day at the Bucks Mills Cabin to explore and meet with the Burton Art Gallery's Collection and Exhibition Officer Warren Collum.

This is a great opportunity to see inside The Cabin, used as an artists holiday retreat by Mary Stellar Edwards and Judith Ackland and left completely untouched since the 1970's. As well as National Trust staff on site to answer questions, the Burton's Collection and Exhibition Officer, Warren Collum, will be on site with examples of Ackland and Edwards work and to discuss the importance of the artists to the region. www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

More Information: North Devon Event Bookings, 01598 763402,

Sturdy footwear recommended. Free parking at the top of Bucks Mills. Walk down to the cabin, which is on the slipway to the beach. Donations for our work welcome. Dogs on leads welcome Children welcome Steep walk down to cabin. Steps down into cabin, and into upper floor of the building. Unfortunately not wheelchair accessible due to steep slipway, and narrow access.


5. Widecombe-in-the- Moor Market

10am to 4pm Saturday 19th april 


6. Archery

Try your hand at archery at the centre situated over the road from us. Phone 01409 231171 to book


7. Wood Barton Arboretum -  20th, 21st April - 2 acres with speciers trees on south facing slope. EX15 2AT (Magnolias, Davidia, Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Acers, Ponds and water features.


8. Dartmoor Railway -

Dartmoor Railway is more than a train journey; it is the ideal way to explore the beautiful countryside of mid-Devon and the dramatic north flank of Dartmoor.

Combine your trip on the train with a walk or cycle ride, (note: cycles are available for hire from Okehampton Station) or simply enjoy the views from the train.

Dartmoor Railway is part of the former Southern Railway main line from London Waterloo to Plymouth and Cornwall, once the route of the famous Atlantic Coast Express and the Devon Belle Pullman. This scenic journey takes you through the rolling mid-Devon countryside from Exeter or Sampford Courtenay to Meldon, the highest railway station in the southern England, and inside the National Park, where you may walk across the impressive Meldon Viaduct and enjoy panoramic views of the highest Tors of Dartmoor.

There are trains from Okehampton all year round at weekends & Bank Holidays with additional services during the summer holidays. Dartmoor Sunday Rover trains run between Exeter & Okehampton on summer Sundays.

There is a Buffet & well known model shop at Okehampton the Visitor Centre, famous Viaduct and Buffet at Meldon. Cycle hire is available. We are wheelchair friendly too.

Come and enjoy a great nostalgic day out. Call us today for details. Okehampton Station
EX20 1EJ

Tel: 01837 55667 www.dartmoorrailway.com

Open weekends, Bank Holidays and school holiday.


9. Try an Easter Egg Trail - loads available:

Bring Cadbury magic to your family by joining in at one of our Easter Egg Trails.  Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find your way to a prize just for you!


Easter Egg Trail Information

Lydford Gorge - EX20 4BH 01822 820320

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st 10am to 4.30pm Trail cost £2 - other entry fees apply (adult £7.60 - children over 5 yrs £3.80 - Family £19)


Finch Foundry, Sticklepath EX20 2NW 01837 840046

18th, 19th, 20th  11am to 4.30pm

Trail cost £2  - other entry fees apply (adult £5.80, child over 5yrs £2.90 - family £14.50)


Castle Drogo - Drewsteignton EX6 6PB 01647 434111

18th, 19th, 20th, 21st - 11am to 4pm openign time 9am to 5.30pm

Trail cost £2  - other entry fees apply (adult £9.60, child over 5yrs £4.80 - family £24)


Baggy Point, Moor Lane, EX33 1PA 01598 763677 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/baggy-point

Trail cost £2 -

19th, 20th - 9am to 5pm

Entry free - car park fee applies

We think the Hyde family who used to live on Baggy Point would have enjoyed hunting for Cadbury Easter eggs as much as you will. Climb a mini mountain and enjoy a perfect seaside view and don't forget to look out for the whale bone! Smaller children can take part in a hunt in the Sandleigh Cafe walled garden to claim their Cadbury chocolate Egghead


10. The Milky Way – North Devon’s Biggest Family Day Out – Clovelly EX39 5RY – 01237 431 735 www.themilkyway.co.uk


11. The Big Sheep – enjoy a family Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on 18th and 20th April –  or, on St. George’s Day 23rd – Anyone with the name George or Georgina is admitted free of charge to help celebrate St. George’s Day.  George’s or Georgina’s must be accompanied by a full paying adult or child.  


12. Knightshayes Court - National Trust

Faries & Folklore

Keep your little imps busy this holiday by introducing them to the Victorian fascination with the world of Fairies (with the odd goblin thrown in!). Join our trail and one of our magical activities- brewing potions and magicing up wands!

More Information: Knightshayes , 01884 254665

Daily 5th April to 21st April 10am to 5pm  - child £1.50 - other admission prices apply.


13. Funtastic Fudge Hunt in CLOVELLY EX39 5TA

April 18, 2014 to April 27, 2014

Starting on Good Friday, 20 fudge stones will be hidden in the village each day. Find one and take it to the Fudge Shop at the Visitor Centre and discover how much fudge you have won.

If you find Number 20, you will get a whole kilo of fudge, made up of 8 different flavours - what a treat! And you can come back and try again. One stone redeemable per visiting family per day.


14. A few other items:

Outlet Shopping at Atlantic Village EX39 3QU www.atlanticvillage.co.uk

A Trip to Lundy Island www.lundyisland.co.uk

Wildlife and Dinosaur Park EX24 0NG www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk

Quad World – all-terrain off-road funEX5 4LB  www.quadworld.co.uk

Kents Cavern prehistoric caves  TQ1 2JF – www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway – unique Victorian water powered lift – EX35 6EQ www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk


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