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Things to do in Devon this Easter 2024

Things to do in Devon this Easter 2024

Easter is a top time to get out and about in Devon with egg hunts and special family activities usually happening while the kids are off. This post includes a selection ideas for fun things to do in Devon this Easter school holiday.

The Easter school holidays in Devon happen from 29 March to 14 April 2024, so this is when most attractions will be running themed events.

If you’re looking for more ideas for the rest of the month check out my full guide to what’s on in Devon this April.

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Easter egg hunts and Easter trails in Devon in 2024

Want to find out where the Easter bunny has hidden it’s eggs? Check out my full guide to Easter egg hunts and trails in Devon including National Trust egg hunts and trails at family attractions.

Child's hand reaching for Easter eggs in grass

What’s on this Easter in Devon?

Don’t fancy an egg hunt? Here’s what else is going including family-friendly events, shows and activities happening around Devon this Easter:

Drizzle’s Green Guardian Easter Trail at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary – 19 March to 12 April 2024

Bonnie looking at the camera at Oakleigh, Sidmouth
Picture credit: The Donkey Sanctuary

Follow Drizzle and his friends to discover the critters and plants which call Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary their home and aid biodiversity. You might even stumble across an Easter egg.

Trail sheets cost £5 which includes a prize on completion. 

There’s also a new bat beacon interactive exhibition, natural play area, daily talks, scenic walks, engaging displays, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too.

The Donkey Sanctuary is free to visit.

Find out more about visiting Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary.

Three Little Pigs at Theatre Royal Plymouth – 26 March to 14 April 2024

Join three problem-solving pigs and help save their bacon in the raucous, high-octane family show by theatre company Stuff and Nonsense.

The Three Little Pigs have tricked the Wolf onto a bus. If he catches them, he’ll huff and he’ll puff and… we all know how that ends but you’ll still be left howling.

For a relaxed performance book tickets on 3 April.

Find out more and book tickets on the Theatre Royal Plymouth website.

The Wizard of Oz at Theatre Royal Plymouth – 26 to 30 March 2024

Direct from The London Palladium, Plymouth is hosting a new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals.

Starring RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner and Dancing On Ice star The Vivienne as The Wicked Witch Of The West, this spectacular production of The Wizard of Oz is a not to be missed Easter school holiday show for all the family.

Tickets were limited at the time of publication, so don’t delay in securing your!

Buy tickets and find out more on the Theatre Royal Plymouth website.

Easter Grotto at the Milky Way, North Devon – 28 March to 7 April 2024

There’s a feast of chocolatey Easter fun being laid on at the Milky Way this school holiday.

Journey down the rabbit hole to discover the theme park’s unique Easter Grotto and collect a chocolatey treat from the Easter Bunny.

The grotto is for children aged one to 10 and visits must be booked when you buy your park entry tickets. There is a small additional charge for the grotto.

Find out more on the Milky Way website.

Soft play opens at Jurassic Discovery in Seaton – daily from 29 March 2024

Soft play frame at Jurassic Discovery in Seaton

A brand new soft play facility and cafe is opening at Jurassic Discovery in East Devon.

Jurassic Discovery will offer four two-hour play sessions a day between 9.30am and 5.30pm. Tickets will be for 2 to 12-year-olds, while under 2’s and adults enter for free.

Book in advance to secure your preferred play session.

Later this year, Jurassic Discovery will fully open, allowing visitors to explore the prehistoric wonders and the story of the Jurassic Coast.

The family-friendly attraction will feature life-like animatronic dinosaurs that bring history to life in the captivating Walk with Dinosaurs exhibition.

Find out more about the soft play and Jurassic Discovery.

Woodlands Easter Grotto – 29 to 31 March 2024

The Easter Grotto returns to Woodlands Family Theme Park this Easter with a walk through experience of the Easter Bunny’s home and egg factory, a meet and greet with the Bunny and a gift for the kids.

Tickets for the grotto are sold separately to theme park entry.

Find out more on the Woodlands website.

Big Spring Trail at Strawberry Fields, Lifton Farm – 29 March to 14 April 2024

Explore the sights and sounds of Spring by completing the The Big Spring Trail at Lifton Strawberry Fields this Easter school holiday.

There’s a map to help you find QR codes that reveal clues around the trail as well as games and puzzles.

Book your visit in advance and don’t forget your wellington boots and waterproofs!

After finishing the trail you can meet farm animals and play in the barn.

Find out more and book your visit on the Strawberry Fields website.

Easter egg-venture at Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres – 29 March to 14 April 2024

Pick up a free Egg-venture trail sheet from one of Dartmoor’s visitor centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor to take part in this family-friendly activity around the National Park.

Find the best view of the moor, listen to the sounds of spring and get creative and design your own minibeast. Don’t forget to watch out for real life eggs laid by moorland birds.

Find out more on the Dartmoor National Park website.

Easter fun at Becky Falls – 29 March to 14 April 2024

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.

There’s an extra charge for this Easter activity.

Find out more about what’s on at Becky Falls.

Kids go free at River Dart Country Park, Ashburton – 29 March to 14 April 2024

River Dart Country Park is open daily this Easter and has a special offer for families.

Simply pre-book Day Admission online and with each ‘Adult’ ticket add up to three ‘Free Child 3 to 17 years’ tickets.

Check the website for full terms and conditions and book online.

Easter activities at Dartington Crystal, North Devon – 29 March to 14 April 2024

This Easter Dartington Crystal’s family activities include crafts and glass painting.

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.

Flow Art Exhibition at Cockington Court near Torquay – 29 March to 2 June 2024

Glass sculpture with different coloured waves curling over
Picture credit: Stax Glass

Dive into Cockington Court’s latest exhibition, Flow, which is inspired by water. See a wide range of mediums from glass to paintings.

The exhibition takes place in the Kitchen Gallery and is free to visit between 10.30am and 4.30pm daily.

Find out more on the Cockington Court website.

Laura Walls’ Goose – Live on Stage at Pavilions Teignmouth – 30 March 2024

Promotion image for Goose

Laura Wall’s beloved children’s book ‘Goose’ is being brought to life in this brand new musical that pre-schoolers will love.

Sophie meets Goose while on a trip to the park and the pair soon become the best of friends. Under-fives can join them as they jump through muddy puddles, go on a wild goose chase and honk as loud as they can.

Find out more and get tickets on the Teignmouth Pavilions website.

YHA Okehampton annual open day – 30 March 2024

YHA Okehampton is inviting you to handle mini beasts at its annual open day this weekend.

As well as braving the beasties you can buy tokens for adventurous activities during the day including archery, low ropes, axe throwing and the climbing wall.

The event takes place between 11am and 4pm. Entry is free and proceeds from activities will go to charity.

Find out more on the YHA Okehampton Instagram page.

The Ultimate Bubble Show at Palace Theatre, Paignton – 1 April 2024

Join Ray, International Bubbleologist and Guinness World Record Holder, and help him in his quest to complete the bubble game and make the ultimate bubble. 

This is a fast-paced show full of high energy and surprises as Ray uses various different gases to create incredible bubble sculptures, effects and magical displays.  

Find out more and buy tickets on the Palace Theatre website.

Dear Zoo at Exeter Northcott Theatre – 1 to 2 April 2024

Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book Dear Zoo is coming to Exeter Northcott this Easter in Devon.

The children’s favourite which has sold more than eight million copies in the past forty years is retold on stage with with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Exeter Northcott Theatre website.

Kids activities at RAMM in Exeter – selected dates from 2 to 11 April 2024

Visit RAMM in Exeter this Easter holiday to take part in comic and printing workshops inspired by exhibits in the museum.

Places need to be booked in advance.

Find out more about what’s on at RAMM.

Life Underwater activities at The Box in Plymouth – selected dates from 2 to 11 April 2024

Join the team at The Box on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the Easter holidays to enjoy a range of creative activities inspired by the museum’s ‘Planet Ocean’ exhibition.

It explores the fascinating marine life beneath the waves in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park.

Find out more on The Box website.

Belongings at Exeter Northcott Theatre – 3 April 2024

Teenage girl plays on the floor looking into the window of a small toy house that is lit from inside. The light shines on her face. She is smiling
Picture credit: Exeter Northcott

Belongings is a theatre production for children aged 7 to 11+ developed through working creatively with young people in care over a period of years.

This ‘inspiring, engaging, beautifully evocative production’ (Everything Theatre) explores a fundamental need we all share – the need to belong.

Find out more and book tickets on the Exeter Northcott website.

Family funday at Lorna Doone near Lynton – 3 April 2024

Malmsmead Bridge with ford at Lorna Doone Valley in Exmoor National Park in Devon
© National Trust Images Mark Johnson

Join the team at Lorna Doone for a free family fun day with activities from crafting to nature discovery.

Find out more about visiting Lorna Doone.

Character meets at Woodlands Family Theme Park – 3 April 2024

TV favourite Bluey will be making an appearance at Woodlands near Dartmouth this Easter holiday.

Character meet and greets are included in the admission price.

Check the Woodlands website for more information.

Adventure tram services in Seaton, East Devon – 3, 7 & 12 April 2024

There’s dinosaur and pirate themed adventures, as well as a sensory ride on Seaton Tramway this Easter school holiday.

Find out more about these special events in April and at other times throughout the year on the Seaton Tramway website.

Bedtime story at Soar Mill Cove, South Devon – 3 and 10 April 2024

Marijke Herselman, the local author behind ‘A Day In The Life of Bart’, will be hosting a live reading of a bedtime story at Soar Mill Cove hotel at 5.30pm on Wednesday 3 and Wednesday 10 April.

These events are free guests or available at just £5 per child to non-residents.

Find out more about what’s on at Soar Mill Cove this Easter.

Mischief & Mystery in Moominvalley at two venues in East Devon – 4 and 5 April 2024

Two puppeteers with puppet characters from the Moomins

Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley has enjoyed sell-out residencies at London’s prestigious Southbank Centre, premiering at the Nordic Matters festival, Kew Gardens and The Old Market Brighton and is now coming to Devon.

Featuring magical puppetry, an ingenious pop-up book set, original music and interactive play, this show immerses young audiences in unique participatory storytelling experience.

This show is best for children aged 4 to 7 years.

See Mischief and Mystery in Moominvalley at The Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook (4 April) and Newton St Cyres Village Hall (5 April).

Find out more and buy tickets from Villages in Action.

Roar and Snore at Dartmoor Zoo – 6 April 2024

There’s a unique opportunity to camp overnight at Dartmoor Zoo this month.

Find out what life is like between dusk and dawn, when many residents come out to play. There will be an evening tour and a twilight tour when you’ll be able to meet all the diurnal and nocturnal animals.

A BBQ dinner and breakfast are also included, as well as a Roar n’ Snore t-shirt to remember the night.

Other dates are available in May and July.

Find out more and book on the Dartmoor Zoo website.

Mad Hatter’s Travelling Tea Party at South Devon Railway – 6 to 7 April 2024

Join South Devon Railway for a Wonderland-themed train ride with Alice, The Mad Hatter, the March Hare, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

During your immersive journey through the South Hams countryside you must help Alice solve a mysterious riddle. There will also be drinks, cakes and plenty of fun.

Find out more and book tickets on the South Devon Railway website.

Good Food & Craft Market at Royal William Yard, Plymouth – 7 April 2024

People browsing markets stalls in the historic setting of Royal William Yard in Plymouth
Picture credit: Royal William Yard

Head to the Good Food & Craft market on The Green at Royal William Yard to meet some of the region’s best artists and makers, offering everything from tasty treats to handcrafted gifts.

Find out more about what’s on at Royal William Yard.

Spring Family Rave at The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe – 7 April 2024

Rave almost like the old days at this family-friendly event featuring house, drum & bass and jungle classics alongside crafts, parachute games and a baby child out zone.

Find out more and book tickets on The Landmark Theatre’s website.

Dragon crafts with Naturemake at Buckland Abbey – 7 and 10 April 2024

Alongside Buckland Abbey’s Easter Dragon egg hunt (see my full egg trail guide), you can create your very own pet dragon, fairy tale friend or magical dwelling with creative experts Naturemake.

Craft sessions take place in the School Room and are an extra cost on top of admission to Buckland Abbey and the egg hunt trail. You don’t need to book.

Find out more about visiting Buckland Abbey.

Woodland Animals Craft Workshop at Pavilions Teignmouth – 8 April 2024

Child at crafting table
Picture credit: Pavilions Teignmouth

What’s your child’s favourite woodland animal? A squirrel? A hedgehog? Maybe a badger?

Head to Pavilions Teignmouth for a special workshop where they can draw, cut, stick and colour their very own animal mask.

This event is for children aged three to eight and they must be accompanied.

Find out more and book on the Pavilions Teignmouth website.

Amy Sparkes: craft event and author talk at Exeter Library – 9 April 2024

Local children’s author Amy Sparkes will be signing books alongside a magical crafting event ideal for eight to 11-year-olds at Exeter Library.

There will be a bookmark making activity followed by a talk and Q&A with the author of the House at the Edge of Magic series.

There’s even an opportunity to win signed copies of Amy’s books. This event is free to attend.

Find out more about what’s happening on Eventbrite.

Spring craft workshop with My Space Fruit in Ermington – 9 April 2024

Create you own pop-up flower jungle using up-cycled materials at Ermington Store Community Space near Ivybridge.

This workshops suitable for families with children aged seven and up.

Find out more and book this workshop with My Space Fruit.

Andy & The Odd Socks at Princess Theatre, Torquay – 11 April 2024

Straight off the TV and onto the live stage, Andy and the Odd Socks bring their brilliant madcap mix of songs, slapstick and silliness to life with a show to entertain families of all ages.

Featuring a host of popular songs from their much loved CBBC TV series “Andy and the Band”, children’s TV megastar Andy Day, off of Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures, Andy Safari Adventures and his band deliver a hilarious, uplifting, fun live performance with a positive message to be yourself and proud of who you are.

Find out more and buy tickets on the ATG website.

Beauty and the Beast at Babbacombe Theatre – 14 April 2024

See Lee Latchford-Evans from STEPS, Barney Harwood from CBBC and Blue Peter, and Steve Royle from Britain’s Got Talent star in this fun-filled Easter panto in Babbacombe.

Find out more and buy tickets on the Babbacombe Theatre website.

Bluebell Sunday at Hartland Abbey – 14 April 2024

Head to Hartland Abbey to enjoy the bluebells for a reduced entrance fee.

These Spring blooms carpet the walks from the Walled Gardens to the sea with restored paths leading to the Woodland Summerhouse, the Gazebo and Blackpool Mill overlooking the Atlantic. 

There’s a second chance to visit for the bluebells on 21 April.

Find out more about visiting Hartland Abbey in April.

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