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Things to do in Devon this Easter 2022

Things to do in Devon this Easter 2022

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 what’s on in April and a selection ideas for fun things to do in Devon this Easter school holiday.

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Please check each attraction’s website for up-to-date visitor information and admission prices.

Easter egg hunts and Easter trails in Devon in 2022

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 April and 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:

Immersive family shows at Market Hall in Plymouth – all month

Sea Monsters show projected on immersive dome at Market Hall in Plymouth
Sea Monsters

Enter the immersive dome at Market Hall in Devonport for a series of family-friendly 360 degree shows this month.

The dome here is the largest in Europe and gives visitors a full-scale virtual reality experience without having to don a headset.

This month you can book tickets for:

  • Sea Monsters – travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the seas and meet Dolly – a curious and adventurous dolichorhynchops – 1 to 10 April
  • Legend of the Enchanted Reef – an animated film for the whole family raising awareness about marine conservation – 11 to 24 April.

Market Hall has introduced a flexible payment system where you can ‘pay as you feel’ making its events accessible to all.

Find out more about what’s on at Market Hall.

Pirates of the Imagination at Soapbox Children’s Theatre in Plymouth – until 2 April 2022

Pirates of the Imagination graphic of pirate ship

Join the Stiltskin Theatre Company for this family friendly outdoor show about pirates who sail through time and space exploring the wonders of imagination.

Pirates of the Imagination performed at Soapbox Children’s Theatre in Devonport is aimed at kids age three to eight and their families. It lasts approximately 50 minutes and there will be time at the end to take photos with the cast. 

Food and drink will are available for purchase in the venue’s cafe during, before and after the show. 

Buy tickets on the theatre’s website.

Pre-schooler Easter parties at The Big Sheep – 4 – 8 April 2022

The Big Sheep in North Devon is holding pre-Easter party days for toddlers. Jiggy Wrigglers will be putting on an Easter Music Show, there will be newborn baby animals to meet and an Usborne Books Poppy and Sam Easter Trail, as well as lots more indoor and outdoor fun.

Booking is essential.

Find out more and book tickets.

Little City North Devon Easter-themed imaginative play sessions – 7 – 30 April 2022

Young boy with tap measure and hard hat in building site scene
Image credit: Little City North Devon

North Devon’s touring imaginative play sessions will be offering plenty of Easter-themed imaginative fun for little ones this month.

As well as role plays areas there will be a non-chocolatey egg hunt, an Easter quiz, a Spring enhancement area and a gift foe every child.

Find out more about where to find Little City around North Devon this Easter and book your session.

School holiday nature activities and talks at Paignton Zoo – 9 – 24 April 2022

Paignton Zoo is celebrating nature on our doorstep. Some species are easy to spot, others go unnoticed but many are threatened and need our help. We can all make changes that allow us to share our space with nature so we can live and thrive together. Every action matters and if you visit us during Easter you’ll be able to see some of the things we can all do to help.

Throughout the Easter school holidays the Zoo will be running daily animal talks led by its rangers where you can discover amazing facts about the animals at Paignton Zoo. Plus you can take part in fun and interactive nature themed activities.

Find out more about visiting Paignton Zoo and boo your tickets from the Paignton Zoo website.

Escape Kids – Witch’s Spell at The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington – 10 – 12 April 2022

Can you help find all the magical ingredients to cast the spell that’ll break the curse in this family-friendly escape room?

A £30 tickets for the Plough’s escape room adventure for families admits a group of up to 12 people. It’s ideal for older children and primary aged school children, with an adult to help.

Find out more and book on The Plough Arts Centre website.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Exmouth Pavilion – 12 – 16 April 2022

Show poster

Centre Stage, Exmouth’s musical youth theatre group, will be performing at Exmouth Pavilion this Easter holiday.

Join them for a performance of one of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, including unforgettable classics Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.

Tickets are £10 for kids on Tuesday and Saturday.

Find out more and book tickets.

Art and craft workshops at RAMM – 12 – 21 April 2022

Try your hand at weaving, make beads and roman mosaic art during workshops at RAMM in Exeter this month.

The sessions are drop-in and do not need to be booked. They cost £3.50 per child.

Find out more about workshops at RAMM.

Family workshops at The Box in Plymouth – 12 – 23 April 2022

Each week over the Easter holiday there will be craft workshops running for families visiting The Box museum.

Between 12 and 16 April make amazing puppets inspired by artist Zadie Xa whose work is on show at The Box. And between 18 and 23 April, make your own sculpture to take home following the style of works on display in the ‘Breaking the Mould’ exhibition.

There’s no need to book these sessions.

Find out more about visiting The Box in Plymouth and what’s on this Easter.

Day out with Thomas at South Devon Railway – 15 -18 April 2022

Take a train ride through the Dart Valley with Thomas and his friends as they visit Devon. Ticket holders will also be treated to a magic show, balloon modelling, a special Thomas trail and photo opportunities.

Find out what’s on at South Devon Railway this April.

Amazing Migration event at Sharpham Estate – 20 April 2022

Drawing of a swallow
Swallow – Picture credit: RSPB

Learn which animals migrate, why and what challenges they face along the way at this family-friendly event on Sharpham Estate.

There will be games at Sharpham’s Woodland Campsite followed by a nature walk through the woods and down to the River Dart to search for birds and other wildlife.

This event is free for children to attend but places must be booked in advance. Find out more on the Shapham website

Easter activities at Seaton Wetlands – 20 April 2022

Join the Education ranger at Seaton Wetlands for Easter and springtime themed activities.

Make crafts to take home using small tools and natural materials and cook treats over the campfire.

Sessions cost £5 per child (babies and toddlers of two and under are free).

Find out more and book a place.

Gangsta Granny at Exeter Northcott Theatre – 21 to 24 April 2022

Gangsta Granny promo image

Join Ben and his Granny on the adventure of a lifetime in this stage adaptation of David Walliams’ best selling children’s book.

Find out more and book tickets.

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs at Pavilions Teignmouth – 22 April 2022

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben explores the biggest, deadliest and weirdest predators that ever roamed the planet. 

Find out more and book tickets.

150th Anniversary Celebrations at South Devon Railway – 30 April to 2 May 2022

Trains start running at South Devon Railway in May
Image credit: Andy Lock

South Devon Railway is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first train running along its line with a special gala weekend. There will be visiting steam engines including the 1901 built former Port Talbot Railway 0-6-0 saddle tank locomotive No.813.

Find out more and buy tickets for this special gala weekend.

More things to do in Devon

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

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