The season of lambs, chicks and Spring flowers is here! If you are looking to treat your children to an Easter day out involving fresh air, fun and a chocolatey treat then here’s where you’ll find Easter egg hunts and trails in Devon in 2024.
Please note that this guide is under construction as events are yet to be finalised. Read on for what happened last year.
If you know of other egg hunts and Easter trails in Devon not mentioned here drop me a line so I can add them in.
You might also like to read my post about other things to do in Devon this Easter.
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Easter trails at National Trust places in Devon in 2023
The National Trust is a sure bet for Easter egg hunts in Devon and this year has a nature-inspired activity trail.
The trail sheet costs £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and chocolate egg at the end.
Here’s the National Trust places in Devon where you will find egg hunts happening in 2023 – note that the dates are not the same at every venue so check before you visit:
- Arlington Court, near Barnstaple – 2 – 16 April 2023
- Baggy Point, Braunton – 1 to 16 April 2023
- Buckland Abbey, Dartmoor – 1 to 16 April 2023
- Castle Drogo, near Exeter – 31 March to 17 April 2023
- Coleton Fishacre, Brixham – 24 March to 30 April 2023
- Greenway, Churston – 24 March to 30 April 2023
- Killerton, near Exeter – 25 March to 16 April 2023
- Knightshayes, near Tiverton – 1 to 2 and 4 to 16 April 2023
- Saltram, near Plymouth – 1 to 16 April 2023
Find out more on the National Trust website.
Check out more things to do in Devon with kids.
Easter egg hunts in North Devon
Here’s where to find Easter egg trails in the North of Devon:
Dino egg hunt at Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park – 27 March to 16 April 2023
Head to Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park as it reopens for the season and go on a hunt for dino eggs.
A special egg trail has been laid around the park. Find all 10 and there is a special prize to be collected.
Find out more and book your visit on the Combe Martin website.
Easter egg hunt challenge at The Big Sheep – 1 to 15 April 2023
The Big Sheep has teamed up with Bloomsbury Books to put on a We’re Going on an Egg Hunt trail this Easter school holiday.
There will be a trail laid around the farm, as well as all the usual Big Sheep fun, with lots of prizes to be won including a top prize of winning your height in books.
Find out more about what’s on at The Big Sheep.
Easter Grotto at The Milky Way – 1 to 14 April 2023
Visit The Milky Way adventure park this Easter and you can journey down the rabbit hole to its expanded Easter Bunny HQ and meet the friendly ‘eggsperts’ who control the production of the entire world’s chocolate eggs.
There’s puzzles and fun as you travel through the grotto and meet the Easter Bunny. Of course there’s a chocolate treat to too.
This experience is designed for children aged one to 10-years-old.
Find out more about what’s at The Milky Way this Easter.
Woolacombe Easter Trail – 1 to 16 April 2023
Pick up a trail map from Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre on the Esplanade and head out to find clues hidden around Woolacombe Warren.
Complete this egg-citing adventure trail and claim a chocolate prize.
Find out more on the Woolacombe Tourist Information website.
Egg hunt at RHS Rosemoor – 1 to 16 April 2023
There’s a giant Easter egg hunt at RHS Rosemoor in Torrington this Easter.
Explore the garden searching for the giant Easter eggs decorated with competition-winning designs based on spring wildlife and flowers. Once you’ve found all the eggs, you’ll be rewarded with a free chocolate treat.
The Easter Bunny will be in the garden on the Easter weekend so keep an eye out.
And on 6 and 11 April there’ll be Giant Bubble shows with Captain Coconut with bubbles inside bubbles, bubbles big enough to fit a child and even a tower of bubbles – this show will blow you away!
Find out more about visiting RHS Rosemoor.
Easter activities at Dartington Crystal – 3 to 14 April 2023
Dartington Crystal’s Easter activities include Easter crafts, egg trails and themed glass painting. Get creative and make Easter decorations and make sure you show your support to Children’s Hospice Southwest and go on the bear hunt.
Plus see their craftspeople hard at work creating beautiful pieces for you to use and enjoy.
Find out more about what’s on at Dartington Crystal.
Find the Easter chicks at Clovelly Village – 7 to 10 April 2023
Pick up a map of the Village when you arrive and spot Easter chicks perched up and down the cobbled High Street to the quay.
If you spot at least 10 chicks there will be an Easter egg waiting for you at the Visitor Centre reception.
Normal admission prices apply.
Find out more about visiting Clovelly.
Easter EGG-STRAVAGANZA with Ilfracombe Lifeboats – 8 April 2023
There will be an Easter egg hunt and plenty of seasonal fun happening at RNLI boathouse on the Cove from 11 am to 3pm.
Here’s where to find the lifeboat station.
Easter fun at Hartland Abbey – 9 to 10 April 2023
Hartland Abbey’s Easter egg hunts return with the bluebells this spring.
Families will have a wonderful time searching all the flower-filled woodland paths and walks for clues that will lead them to a hidden treasure trove of Easter eggs.
The house and gardens are also open on Good Friday (7 April) but the trail starts on Easter Sunday.
Find out more about what’s on at Hartland Abbey.
Easter egg hunts in Mid-Devon
Here’s where to search for the East bunny’s treats in Mid-Devon:
Easter at Bear Town – 31 March to 19 April 2023
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs throughout Bear Town, and tiny tots are required to help find them all.
Alongside a two-hour play session, your little ones will be hopping through the Town to help collect all the eggs. Once all the eggs have been found, all paid children will be given a hatching egg to take home and grow.
There’s also a SEND session on Friday 31 March.
Find out more and book on the Bear Town website.
Madhatters and March Hares at Coldharbour Mill Museum – 10 April 2023
Come and see the 19th century engines of this heritage museum in full steam as you hunt for eggs, cleverly hidden by the resident March Hare!
You can also meet the mill’s craft community who are inviting you to join them for a tea party.
Find out more about events at Coldharbour Mill Museum.
Easter egg hunts in East Devon
Go in search of Easter eggs at these attractions and placed in East Devon:
Easter trail at Heron Farm – 1 to 16 April 2023
Heron Farm’s Easter trail is back with a twist in 2023. It now has younger and older children clues, and there’s one rather special golden egg to find each day for an egg-stra special prize.
Trail sheets cost £5 per child. If you wish to eat at the farm during your visit booking is essential.
Find out more on the Heron Farm website.
Spring at The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth – 1 to 16 April 2023
The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth is bursting with life now and the Spring Wildlife Hunt trail is the perfect excuse to get out with family and friends to explore the sanctuary and combine exercise and brainpower.
The resident donkeys play an important part in increasing the biodiversity of wildlife across the sanctuary. Their hooves and coats spread seeds far and wide, boosting the ecosystem to allow new fauna and flora to flourish.
By following clues from their trail sheet, people will be able to discover wildlife boards around the sanctuary and match them up with the stickers provided. Trail sheets cost £5 each and include a prize on completion, which over the Easter holidays is a chocolate Easter Egg.
The Donkey Sanctuary is free to visit, and parking is free.
Find out more about visiting The Donkey Sanctuary.
RSPB Easter egg trail at Darts Farm – 1 to 16 April 2023
Explore Darts Farm’s farm walk, nature trail and wetlands while completing a special Easter egg hunt in aid of the RSPB.
Visit the RSPB Gazebo on Darts Farm’s front field between 10am and 4pm to collect your clue sheet. These cost £3.50 per child with all proceeds going to RSPB.
Find out more about what’s on at Darts Farm this Easter.
Gnome hunt at Bicton Park Botanical Gardens – 2 to 3 April 2023
On Easter Sunday and Monday Bicton Park Botanical Gardens will be running a Gnome Hunt for children
with a series of clues to help find the gnomes hidden around the park.
Completed clue sheets handed into reception will be entered in the daily draw with a chance to win one of six Easter gifts.
Find out more about visiting Bicton Park.
Eggo-Saurus Dino Hunt at Crealy Adventure Park and Resort – 3 to 16 April 2023
Head to Crealy for a Jurassic adventure in addition to the usual theme park fun this Easter school holiday.
Huge bone structures, fossilised footprints and myserious large eggs have been uncovered at the park and volunteers are needed to help discover the secret location of more Dino eggs.
Tip: save £4 per person on day tickets when you book online at least the night before your visit
Check the website for more information: Crealy Adventure Park & Resort, Exeter
Pecorama reopens for Easter fun – from 4 April 2023
It’s full steam ahead at Pecorama from the Easter weekend as it reopens for the season and a week of Easter fun.
There will br a special trail alongside scenic steam train rides, the beautiful gardens, crazy golf, the model railway exhibition and let the kids let off more steam around the outdoor play areas.
Find out more about visiting Pecorama.
Egg-Tram-Aganza at Seaton Tramway – 7 to 10 April 2023
Ride the Easter Egg-Tram-Aganza and pick up a free activity sheet to help you find Gilbert the Station
Master’s Goose and its Cheeky Chicks.
Complete the sheet to win an Easter treat.
Find out more about what’s on at Seaton Tramway this Easter.
Easter egg hunts in South Devon in 2023
Here’s where to find Easter egg hunts in South Devon this year:
Easter egg trail at Mount Edgcumbe – 26 March 2023
Hop on the ferry from Stonehouse in Plymouth to Mount Edgcumbe where there’s an Easter egg trail.
Find out more about what’s on at Mount Edgcumbe this Easter.
Easter Eggstraveganzoo at Dartmoor Zoo – 1 to 10 April 2023
Hop over to Dartmoor Zoo for lots of egg-themed fun including an Easter egg trail, games and the chance to meet the Easter bunny!
The trails costs an additional £3 on your admission ticket. This includes a trail sheet, pencil and Easter egg.
Find out more and book tickets on the Dartmoor Zoo website.
Easter Alien Egg Trail at Cockington Court – 1 to 14 April 2023
This Easter, take a trip to Cockington Court and discover the Alien Eggs that have landed in the grounds.
Pick up a trail map from the Manor House and hunt down the extra-terrestrial creations in this family friendly, Easter Egg trail around the estate.
A team of local sculptures, makers, painters and artists have created a wide range of alien-inspired, eye-catching eggs that offer a twist on the traditional Easter Egg hunt tradition.
Trail sheets are available for £2 from the Cockington Court Gallery inside the Manor House and Seven Dials Café. The trail will be in place from 11am to 4pm daily.
Find out more about what’s on at Cockington Court.
Easter egg trail at Babbacombe Model Village – 1 to 16 April 2023
Can you crack the Model Village’s Easter Egg Trail? Visit to find colourful eggs hidden in and around the gardens.
All successful young explorers will enjoy a chocolatey treat!
There’s also a brand new year round Bug Trail starting on 1 April.
Find out more on the Model Village’s website.
Glowing egg trail at Kents Cavern – 1 to 16 April 2023
How many glowing eggs you can find during your tour of Kents Cavern? Spot them all and earn a tasty treat.
Find out more about what’s on at Kents Cavern this Easter holiday.
Easter egg hunt at Bygones near Torquay – 1 to 16 April 2023
There will be eggs hidden among the displays of memorabilia and historic artefacts at Bygones Museum this Easter.
Find out more about visiting Bygones.
Easter fun at Becky Falls – 1 to 16 April 2023
Visit Becky Falls this Easter to find out which of their animals lay eggs (some might surprise you) in their Easter-themed Challenge. Every entrant wins a go on the chocolate tombola with a prize every time.
Children can also have a go at the free Nature Challenge which includes a prize for every child.
Find out more about what’s on at Becky Falls.
Egg hunt at Canonteign Falls – 1 to 16 April 2023
Discover nature at its best at Canonteign Falls this Easter. As well as an Easter egg trail and colouring competition you can explore the adventure playgrounds, trampolines, wooden galleon, zip wire and mini assault course.
Find out more about what’s on at Canonteign Falls.
Spring Time Egg Hunt in Plymouth – 1 to 17 April 2023
There’s 10 large eggs to discover in West End shop windows this Easter. Each beautifully decorated egg is inspired by a different local habitat in springtime and the animals that live there.
There is a letter hiding on each egg. Once you’ve found all 10 letters and worked out the word
you have the chance to win one of three x £50 vouchers.
Download the egg trail map from the Visit Plymouth website.
Easter at The House of Marbles – 7, 8 and 10 April 2023
Can you solve the case of the missing bunny? Head to The House of Marbles at Bovey Tracey to solve a series of clues to help gather all the forensics and make your case.
This is a free Easter trail and there are prizes to be won.
Find out more on the House of Marbles website.
Easter fun at Pennywell Farm – 7 to 10 April 2023
There’s days full of Easter activities at Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh this school holiday plus loads of baby animals to meet.
Some activities, like an egg hunt, are happening on specific days over the holidays, so check the Pennywell Farm website for more information.
Find out more and book your tickets in advance on the Pennywell Farm website.
Easter family fun weekend at South Devon Railway – 7 to 10 April 2023
Book your train tickets and take part in an Easter Egg Hunt and children’s activities alongside entertainment and a ride through the Dart Valley.
Find out more and book tickets on the South Devon Railway website.
Easter egg hunt at River Dart Country Park – 7 to 10 April 2023
Spring into action this Easter at River Dart Country Park where you’l find an egg-straordinary Easter Egg Hunt, with a chance to win prizes. Explore the park with your clue sheet and track down the hidden eggs.
Find out what’s on at River Dart Country Park.
Egg hunt at Paignton’s Easter Celebrations – 7 April 2023
Head to Paignton’s Torbay Road for a cracking free Easter event including live music, an egg hunt, stalls and entertainment.
Visit the English Riviera website for more information.
Treasure hunt at Totnes Spring Festival – 13 April 2023
Hop along to Totnes this Easter for its free, family-friendly Spring Festival including an treasure hunt.
The event will include a free bouncy castle and soft play area for little ones, live music and street entertainment, kids crafting and a treasure hunt.
There will also be plenty of street food vendors and local makers stalls.
The even t takes place in Totnes Market Square and Civic Hall.
Find out more on the Visit Totnes website.
Easter events at Woodlands Family Theme Park – Easter school holidays 2023
The Easter Bunny’s Grotto is returning to Woodlands this school holidays with a walk-through experience for families.
There will also be character meet and greets with Bluey and Titan the Robot.
Check the Woodlands website for more information.
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