Things to do in Devon this Easter 2020
UPDATE: Things are changing rapidly with COVID-19. Events may be cancelled and government advice may be to not to go to certain attractions. Check with organisers and venues before travelling, be safe and plan to return to attractions and tourism businesses when possible.
Here are some ideas for outdoor activities in Devon where you can practice responsible social distancing.
Easter is a top time to get out and about in Devon with egg hunts and special family activities usually happening over and around the school holidays. Here’s a selection of the fun things to do in Devon this Easter.
Please check each attraction’s website for up-to-date visitor information.
Don’t forget that the Easter school holidays in Devon run from 28 March to 13 April, 2020. Some attractions and activities will cover the following week too.
Take a look at more Devon days out throughout the year.
Please check each attraction’s website for up-to-date visitor information and admission prices.
Go on an Easter egg hunt in Devon
UPDATE: National Trust Easter egg hunts have been cancelled
Take a look at where to find 15 Easter egg hunts in Devon including National Trust Cadbury hunts and bunny grottos.
Spring wildlife trail at The Donkey Sanctuary
UPDATE: The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth has temporarily closed
As well as the delightful donkeys, meet the other animals living at the sanctuary on this tour the centre’s biodiversity. At the end of the trail you can pick your prize: palm oil free mini chocolate eggs or seeds to plant in your garden at home.
28 March to 19 April 2020, The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth
Exmoor Zoo quiz
There’s an Easter quiz for visitors to this zoo in North Devon as well as a packed programme of animal talks and experiences.
28 March to 13 April 2020, Exmoor Zoo, Barnstaple
Tudor tales at Powderham Castle
Hear tales from Tudor times at Powderham Castle over the Easter weekend. Historian and storyteller Dave Tonge will be entertaining families.
9 to 13 April 2020, Powderham Castle, near Exeter
Themed rides on Seaton Tramway
A series of special tram rides will run over the Easter school holidays. Whether your children are fans of fairies, avid bird watchers, dinosaur crazy or wannabe pirates, check out the timetable to see if there’s a journey that takes your fancy.
3 to 19 April 2020, Seaton Tramway, Seaton
Penguin Pebble Trail at Living Coasts
The Living Coasts aquarium in Torquay will be launching a new trail at Easter – the Penguin Pebble Trail. Find all 17 of the brightly coloured pebbles to win a prize. Each pebble represents a different species of these adorable flightless birds, some of which you can meet during your visit.
28 March to 6 September 2020, Living Coasts, Torquay
The Great Big Brick Safari at Paignton Zoo
LEGO® fans will love the new trail coming to Paignton Zoo from Easter. More than 80 giant wild animal models have been constructed using over 1 million LEGO® bricks! Follow the trail around the zoo while meeting its regular and equally charming residents.
28 March to 1 September 2020, Paignton Zoo, Paignton
Free things to do
Days out in Devon don’t need to be expensive. Check out our recommended free things to do in Devon.
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