Easter events in Devon – our top 20+

Step away from the chocolate … and get out and about in Devon this Easter. In the season of happy bunnies and cross buns there’ll be fun things to do right across Devon, making it a great place to come for a family break.

FIND 2017 EASTER EVENTS ACROSS DEVON

From Lambing Live to meetings with Peter Rabbit, Easter chick hunts to dinosaur hunts, there’ll be something for every member of the family to enjoy (and ok, there’ll probably be plenty of chocolate alongside too). Read on for our guide to 2016 Easter events in Devon, and follow the links to find many more – plus places to stay nearby.

Find the Easter Chicks, Clovelly
March 19-28
Back off grownups – this one’s just for the kids! They’ll get a village map on entry, then they need to find the Easter chicks and mark the location of each – they’ll be perched up and down the tumbling cottages along the High Street to the Quay. Return the map to the Visitor Centre at the end, and if they’ve spoted at least 10 chicks they’ll win an Easter egg. Find out more
You might also like Dinosaur Zoo – Meet the T-Rex and The Landmark Easter Craft Fair, both in Ilfracombe
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Greenwell Farm’s Lambing Live, near Yelverton
March 21-26
Visit Greenwell Farm on Dartmoor and experience the magic of spring with Lambing Live. Every evening between 5.30pm–7:30pm (and on Saturday March 26 from 1-4pm) you can take part in a guided tour of the ‘sheep maternity unit’ to see the ewes and newborn lambs. Cost is £5 for adults, £3 for children over 3 – and do book ahead by calling 01822 855535 or email greenwellfarm@gmail.com
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easter events devon the big sheepEaster Eggstravaganza Festival at The BIG Sheep, near Bideford
March 22-April 8
The BIG Sheep’s Easter festivities are certainly worthy of the title ‘Eggstravaganza’: the biggest Easter egg hunt in the South West (there’s 30,000 to find!); lots of newborn lambs and other animals to see and pet; a chance to see the Easter Bunny (and have a family breakfast with said bunny too); and special Easter-themed Toddler Takeover days.
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Anderton and Rowlands Fun Fair
Paignton
March 24-April 10
Traditional attractions are some of the best! Throughout the holidays on Paignton Green there’ll be all the usual funfair rides, including dodgems, the carousel and the helter skelter – plus candy floss, hotdogs and prize stalls no doubt!
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Meet Peter Rabbit at The Milky Way, near Bideford
March 25-April 10 (March 27 for Peter)
Peter Rabbit will be at The Milky Way near Bideford on Easter Sunday – as well as the Easter Bunny and an Easter Treasure hunt throughout the weekend. Meet Peter and the Easter Bunny at intervals throughout the day on March 27, and enjoy the rest of this excellent all-weather amusement park.
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Easter at Pennywell Farm, near Buckfastleigh
March 25-April 10
There are always Easter fun and games at Pennywell … this year expect to see Horse & Heart, a new display offering an insight into pony language and behaviour, and the return of children’s TV legend Muffin the Mule, as well as Easter egg hunts, meet the Easter babies and hands-on birds of prey displays.
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Easter Weekend at Pecorama, near Beer
March 25-28
Enjoy the gardens, games and trains at Pecorama – as well as a full weekend of bonus fun and entertainment planned for this Easter. There’ll be shows every day at 2.30pm in the Peco Marquee from Good Friday to Bank Holiday Monday.
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Dinosaur Quest at Kents Cavern, near Torquay
March 25-April10
Every day over the Easter hols at Kents Cavern there’ll be cave tours with lots of Easter activities to complete, including an ice age hunt, stone age trail and kids’ fun dig. Activities are included in the cave admission price, and you don’t need to book.
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Easter Wonderland at Royal William Yard
March 27
Take a journey down the rabbit hole to Royal William Yard on Easter Sunday … for a Wonderland day out, where Alice and her friends will amuse and bemuse at the mad hatters tea party. Enjoy the Good Food Market, Arts & Crafts stalls, a face painter, chocolate giveaways and wonders from special guests The Invisible Circus.
You might also like the Easter fun at Drake Circus from 11am–4pm over the holiday weekend. Children can make and decorate Easter bonnets, and prizes will be given by Princess Belle from Sleeping Beauty on Easter Monday at 1pm.
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Easter Egg Hunt at Boringdon Hall Hotel, near 
March 27
A great Easter’s Day out – join Boringdon Hill Hall’s marvellous Easter Egg Hunt around their magnificent grounds, followed by a Sunday roast in the restaurant. Tickets cost £21.95 for an adult and £11.95 for a child. More
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More Easter eggs hunts around Devon: The Golden Hind, Brixham; Becky Falls, near Bovey Tracey; Paignton Zoo; Babbacombe Model Village; Hannah’s at Seale-Hayne, Dartington; The Milky Way and The Big Sheep near Bideford

Kids Go Wild In The Trees, near Tavistock 
March 31
Get the kids out and about to try a real adventure high up in the tree tops with experienced instructors from Tree Surfers at The Tamar Trails Centre. Activities include Tree Surfing, Tree Climbing, The Big Zip, The Leap of Faith & other high wire activities. Suitable for ages 8 upwards, £35 per child, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Book ahead on 01822 833409 or info@treesurfers.co.uk
You might also like a Guided family canoe trip from Calstock Quay on March 29, also with Tree Surfers – suitable for ages 3+
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Kids’ Easter Cookery School at Occombe Farm, Paignton
March 31
Drop the kids off for a day of hands-on cookery for kids at this popular cookery school. It’ll be a full day of Easter themed cookery, including chocolate chicks, hot cross buns and lots more. For ages 7-12, 10am – 4pm, £30 per child – booking essential.
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You might also like: Easter Activities at Cockington Court
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