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. This post includes a selection ideas for fun things to do in Devon this Easter school holiday including events that have been announced for 2021, the Devon attractions reopening as restrictions ease and other outdoor places you can go now.

Easter school holidays in Devon run from 2 to 18 April 2021. This is a week later than some parts of the country.

*This post was last updated on 12 April 2021*

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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.

Easter egg hunts and Easter trails in Devon in 2021

Some Devon attractions are planning to hold Easter trails and egg hunts from 29 April when restrictions on outdoor recreation ease a little further.

I’ve got another post all about Easter egg hunts in Devon. Do check it out!

Devon attractions open this Easter

Here is a list of Devon attractions that can’t wait to welcome you back this Easter. Most will open from 12 April unless otherwise stated. Please check with each venue regarding the COVID safe measures they have in place and booking arrangements.

I am updating this list as attractions announce when they are reopening. If you know of somewhere that should be added please drop me a line.

More outdoor things to do in Devon this Easter

Here are Devon’s outdoor places that you can always rely on to be open and available to explore – they’re even open before 12 April:

  • Bicton Park Gardens, East Devon – open daily for members before 12 April, book in advance.
  • Dartington Estate, Dartington, South Devon – open daily before 12 April, no need to book.
  • National Trust grounds and gardens at Saltram, Killerton and Knightshayes – book your visit in advance for Killerton and Knightshayes.
  • RHS Rosemoor, North Devon – open daily, book in advance.

Please remember that before 12 April non-essential travel should be kept to a minimum. Only visit places that are local to you for exercise and recreation.

Here are some more outdoor places it’s possible to go before 12 April:

Parks and playgrounds in Devon

Playgrounds are open. I have put together a list of some of the larger adventure playgrounds that you can visit for free.

Local playgrounds and parks are also open in Devon. Check your local council’s website for the latest information.

Devon nature reserves

Nature reserves are open including East Devon nature reservesSouth Devon nature reserves and North Devon nature reserves.

South West Lakes

The trails around South West Lakes are open to people who live locally for their daily exercise before 12 April. You can go fishing but there will be no safety cover on the lakes.

The cafes at Roadford, Wimbleball, Stithians, Siblyback and Argal are closed until at least 12 April.

For more information visit the South West Lakes website.

Devon cycle trails

Cycle trails are another place to get outdoor exercise before 12 April and over the Easter holidays. 

Here’s where you’ll find them: 

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust sites

Berry Head Nature Reserve and Cockington Country Park in South Devon are open. 

For more information check the Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust website.

Devon beaches

I know we’ll be visiting our local beaches at Easter. Here’s some of our favourite beaches on the south coast of Devon and the best beaches in North Devon.

Please check whether toilets and other facilities are open before you travel.

South West Coast Path

There’s so many coast walks to enjoy in Devon. Check out the Flip Flops or Wellies blog for plenty of walks in East Devon. 

We have recently done the walks from Gara Rock to Mill Bay in Kingsbridge, at Berry Head Nature Reserve in Brixham and Little Dartmouth to Dartmouth Castle.

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is open for walks across the moors and around the tors. For the latest information about what’s open check the Dartmoor National Park website.

Exmoor National Park

Exmoor car parks are open. For the latest updates, including what facilities are open check the Exmoor National Park website.

Haldon Forest Park

The walking and cycle trails of Haldon Forest near Exeter are open. Find out more about the facilities available.

Stover Country Park

The walking and cycle trails at Stover Country Park are open but the visitors centre is closed. Find out more on the Devon County Council website.

Can you recommend any other places in Devon where families can get fresh air safely during lockdown?

Drive-in events in Devon this Easter

Here’s some of the events happening in Devon this Easter:

Horrible History Live at Exeter Racecourse

Drive-in to Exeter Racecourse for a performance of Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians at 11am on 15 April 2021

Find out more and book tickets through Car Park Party.

Billionaire Boy at Exeter Racecourse

A drive-in performance of David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy is planned to take place at Exeter Racecourse on 15 April 2021.

There will be two performances: 2pm and 5pm. Book you tickets, park up and view the show from the comfort of your own car.

Find out more and book tickets through Car Park Party.

Do you know of something happening this Easter that isn’t on this list or our round up of Devon Easter egg hunts? Let me know by commenting below or sending me a message.

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