9 perfect Easter outings in Devon

PUBLISHED: 16:00 27 March 2015

Pictures By Steven Haywood -Jake Ball from Plymouth at Wembury Beach, Devon (Easter Egg Hunting!)

Pictures By Steven Haywood -Jake Ball from Plymouth at Wembury Beach, Devon (Easter Egg Hunting!)


This Easter, Devon is crammed with entertaining activities and egg hunts for the whole family. Find yourself spoilt for choice with some of the county’s best tourist attractions hosting fun filled days, making Devon the perfect Easter break destination.

Pictures By Steven Haywood - Alice Ball from Plymouth at Wembury Beach, Devon (Easter Egg Hunting!)Pictures By Steven Haywood - Alice Ball from Plymouth at Wembury Beach, Devon (Easter Egg Hunting!)

Make it all about chocolate with the annual teaming up of Cadbury and National Trust. This year, as part of the South West Coastal Festival, your children will love unleashing their inner coastal explorer with trails taking place within eight coastal locations. On completion of the trail, explorers will receive a delicious chocolate treat, but not before all the clues are found! Cadbury’s trails take place this Easter in two Devon coastal locations, Baggy Point on 4-5 April and South Milton Sands on 3-4 April.

The Cadburys Easter egg trail also takes place at Knightshayes, Tiverton where you are set free to venture through an amazing plant collection from America to China, with face painting and activities for all the family to enjoy. Take a pleasant day out at Knightshayes on any day between 3 April to the 6 April. www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Get involved in the Escot House Great Golden Easter egg hunt if you want to win a year’s free entry! With fabulous prizes on offer, Escot have a fantastic trail filled with hidden Easter eggs, with a few special golden eggs containing tempting prizes such as a falconry experience and lunch in the Coach House restaurant! Golden eggs will be hidden between the 3 April to the 6 April so don’t miss out! www.escot-devon.co.uk

The Exe Egg chase is an Easter egg hunt with an edge. This fun filled, family day out follows clues along the Exe Estuary, a cycle trail between Exeter, Exmouth and Dawlish. Run, walk or cycle to find the secluded chocolate rugby balls which are tucked away along the trail. Answer all the clue questions for the chance to win some great prizes, running from 28 March to 12 April. www.heartofdevon.com

Join in the Easter fun at Hartland Abbey where daffodils are in full bloom, scattered around the beautiful grounds. Search woodland paths that will lead to hidden Easter eggs, with traditional games to provide further entertainment. A special day out for adults and children alike, running on the 5 and 6 of April. www.northdevon.com

Journey into the depths of the Kents Cavern, Torquay to piece together clues from around the cave for the chance to win some delicious treats. Running from the 28 March to 12 April, Kents Cavern offers a quirky twist on the classic egg hunt! www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Babbacombe Model village provides us with another excuse to visit this quant attraction, a chocolate Easter egg hunt! From March 28 to April 12, begin exploring the attraction for chocolate treats, the perfect Easter themed day out. www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk

For a chance to get close to some extraordinary birds of prey, the Hawk and Owl Sanctuary will be at Pennywell Farm in addition to wacky entertainment from Dan the Hat and Nutty Noah, providing bags of fun for children. The Owl Sanctuary will be at the farm on the 4 and 5 April with plenty of other Easter activities available on each day. www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

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