East Devon Easter Events Guide
There are lots of fantastic days out near Andrewshayes, from days on the beach, countryside walks and gardens to local attractions. Over the Easter holidays many of these tourist attractions hold special events and we are delighted to help share as many of these with you here. So read on for our East Devon Easter events guide.
World of Country Life Exmouth– Fun of daily activities throughout the Easter holidays including an Easter trail with prizes. New baby animals to visit in the pet centre and nursery and also a special mad hat tea party over the Easter weekend.
Easter Egg Hunt at Killerton House (National Trust) near Exeter-Why not get outdoors and have fun following the Easter egg trail, explore the gardens, discover the bear hut and ice house. Enjoy your Cadburys chocolate reward on completion. Normal admission charges apply. 6-28 April
A La Ronde Exmouth (National Trust) – Enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt around this fascinating 18th century 16 sided house. Find clues around the house and gardens and be rewarded with a Cadburys chocolate. Normal admission charges apply. 6-22 April
Seaton Wetlands– There are plenty of activities being hosted at Seaton Wetlands for Easter, including ‘What’s that Bird’ from 6 April and the 18 April 11-1pm. There’s bird watching for children on 11 April (£2 per child between 2-3pm booking essential). Family Easter fun 17 April where you can join the rangers for a morning of craft making £3 per child 11-1pm.
The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth- Get outdoors this spring and explore the beautiful East Devon countryside by hunting the Easter eggs hidden around the Donkey Sanctuary whilst meeting some of the lovable resident donkeys. Entrance is free, the trail costs £3 per person including a prize and certificate. 6-22 April
Home and Garden show at Westpoint arena Exeter- An ideal one stop show for anyone wanting to improve their house or garden. Lots of exhibits to see. 6-7 April, free entry if booked online by 4 April.
Woolly Week at Powderham Castle, Exeter- Watch the shearing demonstrations with entertaining commentary followed by a sheep hustle from this fantastic sheep show. Also visit the walled garden to see the lambs and participate in the fun themed trail around the gardens. Normal admission charges apply. 8-22 April.
Family fun day Exeter Racecourse– One of the busiest days of the year this promises to be a fun day out. As well as meeting Peter Rabbit there will also be Tractor Ted activities. More fun includes face painting, balloon modelling and an Easter egg hunt. Ride an imitation racehorse whilst wearing the jockeys colours. All this for 2 for £15 (pre booked) and children go free. 9 April.
Seaton Tramway Pirate day– Dress up as a pirate and set sail on the Seaton pearl in search for treasure at shipwreck cove on her voyage through the Exe Estuary. 11am and 2pm 10 and 20 April Booking essential.
Seaton Tramway Fairy day– Embark on the fairy special in search of the fairy kingdom in your quest to save the fairy prince. Enjoy a fairy themed tea party, children will also receive a goody bag.11am, 1pm and 3pm 12 and 19 April booking essential.
Seaton Wetlands – There are plenty of activities being hosted at Seaton Wetlands nature reserve for Easter, including ‘What’s that Bird’ from 6th April and the 18th April 11-1pm. There’s bird watching for children on 11th April (£2 per child between 2-3pm booking essential). Family Easter fun 17th April where you can join the rangers for a morning of craft making £3 per child 11-1pm.
Wildwood Escot: Spring has sprung and Wildwood Escot look forward to welcoming the Saxon goddess of Easter, Eostre, to the Saxon Village. Enjoy a story around the fire or to try your hand at eco art and Saxon activities. Make Crowns and Wands using local willow and natural materials and decorate with springs beautiful flowers, natural materials and ribbons. Enjoy the Easter Park Trail (complete the trail and receive a goodie bag), Face Painting. Additional charges apply for these activities. From 6th to 22nd April.
Crealy Adventure Park, Exeter– A fun family theme park with rides and play areas for all ages. As well as all the normal activities, Crealy have their annual Easter egg hunt featuring Peter Rabbit. Find all the magical eggs and tick them off your map to win a chocolate prize.
Easter egg hunt between 15-22 April, Peter Rabbit will be visiting between the 18-22nd April. Normal charges apply. Online tickets are discounted.
Easter Bonnet parade, Lyme Regis– Take part in the Easter bonnet parade or just enjoy watching as it heads through town and along the sea front. The parade will be lead by Lyme Regis Majorettes. 21st April judging at 2pm at the Baptist Church followed by the parade at 3pm.
Big Duck Race, Lyme Regis– Follow the Town Crier through Lyme Regis to the start of the race and support the local Woodroffe school. Race starts at noon but tickets on sale from 10am.
There are also plenty of nearby beaches to explore as well as fossil hunting and rock pooling.
As well as all these Easter events, look out for events on the park and Greg’s bar during the holidays at Andrewshayes.
Our well stocked information room is packed full of leaflets and ideas for days out. You can also take a look on the local blog Flip flops or Wellies that posts write ups and reviews of many local attractions and has an event listing. Also feel free to ask our office team or wardens for advice.