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What’s on in Devon in March 2024

What’s on in Devon in March 2024

Who’s up for some March madness? And by ‘madness’ I mean fun – obvs! Spring is in the air and there’s plenty happening across the county to entertain and enthral your youngsters. Read on for your guide to what’s on in Devon in March 2024.

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Mothers’ Day in Devon

Mother and son running on beach. It's a spring day and they are wearing wellington boots

Don’t forget Sunday 10 March is Mothers’ Day. Some of Devon’s best places to visit are offering special experiences and deals to celebrate the mums, grans and her women in our lives.

Check out my full guide to Mother’s Day in Devon for events and offers.

What’s on for families in March

Here’s my top picks from the family-friendly events on in Devon this month:

Sam O’Shanty – Ahoy! at Pavilions Teignmouth – 2 March 2024

Actors dressed as pirates with a pirate puppet

Pavilions Teignmouth is hosting a nautically comic show for all the family, crammed with fact, farce and fantasy.

Expect storytelling, puppetry and the singing of shanties to entertain the smallest of pirate-wannabes.

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

Grand opening of a new inclusive community park at Made-Well CIC in Hatherleigh – 5 March 2024

A colourful wheelchair accessible see saw in a playground at Made-Well CIC in Devon

Made-Well CIC, Hatherleigh will be celebrating the opening of its new inclusive community park that welcomes people of all abilities to play, learn and grow together.

As well as a ribbon cutting ceremony the café will be serving complimentary cream teas (alongside the usual menu) and refreshments.

The new park includes a wheelchair accessible swing, seesaw and roundabout, as well as outdoor gym equipment such as a bike, arm bike, elliptical trainer and squat.

Find out more and let CIC know if you’re attending by checking out its Facebook event.

Drizzle’s Green Guardian Trail at Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary – daily until 18 March 2024

Donkey in stable
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.

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.

Woodland Animals Craft Workshop at Pavilions Teignmouth – 8 March 2024

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

Head to Pavilions Teignmouth where your kids can draw, cut, stick and colour their own animal mask. This workshop is for children aged three to eight-years-old.

Find out more and book your child’s place on the Pavilions Teignmouth website.

WonderGlow at Dartington Hall – 8 March to 13 April 2024

WonderGlow promotion graphic showing a white rabbit going through a mystical wood

A new light trail is coming to Dartington Hall in South Devon this Spring.

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless tale Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, WonderGlow promises to take you on a journey of light and sound.

Find out more and buy tickets on the WonderGlow website.

Top Secret: The Magic of Science – 9 March 2024

The Magic of Science poster

The Palace Theatre in Paignton presents a fusion of magic with wondrous and miraculous feats of science in this family-friendly show coming in March.

Hang on to your seats as they transform the venue into a real life science laboratory. Expect mystery, suspense, and lots and lots of mess!

Find out more and book tickets for The Magic of Science

Daffodil Day at Hartland Abbey, Hartland – 10 March 2024

Hartland Abbey through trees

Daffodil Day returns to Hartland Abbey this March. This is the first chance to visit this historic house and its gardens in 2024.

Pop along to see a large collection of historic daffodils as well as camellias, hellebores, early Spring bulbs, mimosas, wild primroses and violets. These are dotted all over the gardens and estate walks.

The house, which is the set for CBBC’s Mallory Towers, will also be open during the afternoon.

Here’s some more about visiting Hartland Abbey.

Find out more about what’s on during Hartland Abbey’s Daffodil Day.

Protest at Exeter Northcott Theatre – 11 March 2024

ActorsEsmé Kingdom, Kirsty MacLaren and Tamara Fairbairn on stage in the show Protest at Northern Stage.
Photo by Oluwatosin Daniju

Three girls prepare to stand up for what they believe in despite the injustices stacked against them in this new play exploring what it takes to make a difference, the power of friendship, and the importance of believing in your own voice.

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

Easter craft fair at Chilsworthy Village Hall – 16 March 2024

Head to Chilsworthy Village Hall near Holsworthy in North Devon for a seasonal craft fair. There will be stalls from local businesses and a face painter.

For updates about this event see the village hall’s Facebook page.

Reopening: Canonteign Falls, Christow – from 18 March 2024

One of the seven lakes at Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls in the Tegn Valley reopens for the season from 18 March.

Read about visiting Canonteign Falls with children.

Find out more about visiting Canonteign Falls on its website.

National Trust Easter Adventure Trails

Girl with pleats writing on a National Trust Easter trail sheet in a garden

The National Trust’s Easter egg trails begin this month around Devon.

There’s a small charge for trail sheet which include 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 March 2024:

  • Coleton Fishacre, Brixham – dates TBC
  • Greenway, Churston – dates TBC
  • Killerton, near Exeter – dates TBC
  • Castle Drogo, near Exeter – dates TBC

Find out more on the National Trust website.

Find out more about what’s on in April and where to find more Devon Easter egg hunts.

More things to do in March

If you’re looking for more Devon days out and inspiration for activities to do check out my guide to Spring in Devon.

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