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5 things to do in Devon this weekend

PUBLISHED: 11:22 15 April 2019

The Double Locks Inn (c) Rob Glover, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The Double Locks Inn (c) Rob Glover, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Devon

Kents Cavern Stone Age School – April 20

At Kents Cavern near Torquay, youngsters can enrol for Stone Age School and learn new skills. Discover natural remedies used by ancient people that have been passed down through the ages and are even still used in some cultures today. They can make their own lip-balm and a shaman stick to take home with a badge to show their new Stone Age skill.

All sessions take place in the woodland trail and caves. Sessions are between 10am and noon and 2pm and 4pm.

The Best of Devon Gin Festival at Double Locks, Exeter – April 19 – 20

Taste a selection of delicious gins from the county and learn more about how this spirit is created over this great two-day festival. Your ticket includes a free double gin and tonic, a gin encyclopaedia, canapés, goody bag and more.

Tickets are £15 and there are three different sessions to choose from.

Paddle to the Pub on the River Dart – April 20

Head out on the river in a Canadian canoe and pitch up at Dittisham or Stoke Gabriel for either a pub lunch or a picnic on the river banks. The Dart Estuary is abundant with wildlife and there is also a chance you might spot a seal.

Tickets are £40 for adults and £20 for under-16s.

Egg-stra Special Easter Weekend at Pecorama – April 21 – 22

Over the long Easter weekend there will be loads going on at this steam railway attraction in Beer. Activities include an Easter egg hunt, entertainment from Elfic the Juggler and Rob Pudner and much more.

Visit the link above for more information.

Easter Sunday Funday at Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – April 21

As well as the railway's normal timetable of train rides there will be this free event with plenty of activities for the kids. Based at Woody Bay – the highest railway station in Southern England – the railway is a great place for a day out with the whole family.

Normal prices apply for the train rides.


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