Easter is a brilliant time to visit Devon. The rolling countryside comes alive with beautiful spring flowers, wildlife and sprightly lambs and the towns are a hub of activities with things to do in Easter half term.
Easter is a brilliant time to get out and explore Devon, from enjoying Easter egg hunts and local attractions to wild walks and pub lunches. We have compiled this helpful list of Easter activities to do for your upcoming Easter break in East Devon.
Easter Egg Hunts
Bring the family together in one of Sweetcombe’s family holiday cottages and enjoy a small-scale hunt inside your holiday home or garden. If you’re wanting to get out and about and find an Easter Egg Hunt in Devon, there are various National Trust venues that host a daily trails, such as Killerton, Knightshayes and Castle Drogo -find out more on the National Trust website
Many Devon attractions are hosting fun things to do on Easter weekend, in addition to their regular exciting days out.
Sidmouth Celebrates 50th Aniversary of The South West Coast Path, 1st & 2nd April 2023- We are proud sponsors of the Sweetcombe Scramble Marathon, families and kids can also enjoy a range of events this weekend such as the Junior fun Run from Peak Hill to the Ham with obstacles in the field above Jacobs Ladder.
Wildwood, Escott– Amazing Animals, magnificent Maze, outdoor Adventure Play, indoor Soft Play, terrific Traversing Walls, heart-stopping Drop-Slide, 40 Meter Zip Line, authentic Saxon Village, and much more.
Crealy Adventure Park– Boasting over 60 rides and attractions, enjoy a fun filled family day out. This Easter they are offering a Jurassic adventure with a Eggo-Saurus Dino Hunt across the park to win an egg-ceptional prize
The Donkey Sanctuary– Based on the outskirts of Sidmouth, the ever-popular donkey sanctuary is always a great day out. Walk round the many trails, learn about the important work they do, enjoy the fun maze and treat yourself to their lovely restaurant ‘The Kitchen’.
Stuart Line Cruises– With over 50 years of award-winning boat trips, their excursions are fun for all the family. They offer dog- friendly all-weather trips along the Jurassic coast from Exmouth around Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay and Sidmouth.
Seaton Tramway– Enjoy 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the beautiful Axe Valley. They are hosting many themed events over the upcoming Easter Holidays, including ‘The Fairy Special’, ‘The Space Tram’, ‘The Pirate Tram’ and ‘The Dinosaur Tram Adventure’
Pecorama– For families, garden lovers and model railway enthusiasts alike, there is something for everyone to make your day out really special. The perfect day out in Devon.
Food & Drink
Devon prides itself on showcasing the amazing local South West produce. From authentic country pubs to fine dining restaurants, East Devon has something for everyone this Easter. If you’re looking for places to go on Easter Sunday, why not enjoy a country or costal walk followed by a scrumptious Sunday roast?
Branscombe- The Masons Arms & The Fountain Head, these 14th Century pubs offer a delightful but different experience. The Fountain Head is the more traditional of the two, independently run serving tasty hearty meals and award-winning local ales. The Masons Arms is ran by St Austell Brewery, and is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, ready to open by spring 2022. The pub oozes character and charm, complete with thatch umbrellas on the patio and serves classic food with a modern touch.
Sidmouth & Nearby- The Blue Ball, The Swan, Dukes Inn & The Golden Lion are among our favourite pubs to visit, all serving delightful meals and local ales. Otterton Mill is not to be missed, serving lunches, cream teas & delightful cakes amongst the working flour mill on the River Otter.
Exmouth & Topsham- Winslade Manor Restaurant offers the finest of South West produce, from elegant brunches and dining to its lively bar, it offers a special experience for guests. We love The Point Bar & Grill on Exmouth Marina and Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, Michael Caines relaxed beach restaurant serving amazing local produce with beautiful ocean views. The Passage House & The Lighter in Topsham boast estuary views and serve great food in a family friendly setting.
We have a range of East Devon holiday homes available this coming Easter, from cosy fisherman’s cottages to luxury houses and apartments, enjoy a short break or weeks stay in Devon this spring. The local friendly Sweetcombe Team are always on hand to recommend Easter holiday activities and share our favourite cafés, restaurants and pubs for you to experience.