Easter bank holiday family fun

Mary Youlden
Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 7:28pm

If you're wondering how you're going to keep the kids entertained over Easter we’ve got plenty of great ideas:

Until 17 April

Easter at Knightshayes Court, Tiverton
Keep your little imps busy this holiday by introducing them to the Victorian fascination with the world of Fairies (with the odd goblin thrown in!). Join in the  trail and one of the  magical activities- brewing potions and magicing up wands!  Open 10am-5pm.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/knightshayes

April 18

Jungle Jim visits Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park
Join Jungle Jim, the multi award-winning entertainer here at Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park, As Jungle Jim, creates a 'Rumble in the Jungle' with all his Jungle friends including Pee Wee the elephant, Dandelion, Slippy the seal, Rufus the gorilla, Scratch the rat, Pippo the hippo, Camilla the ostrich and lots more. Jim and his gang will provide a unique, unforgettable show. Appearing at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. www.crealy.co.uk/Devon

Until 21 April

Easter fun, Killerton House, Broadclyst
Open throughout the Easter holidays there are lots of eggs events and other fun and games to be had at Killerton House.  Follow the Easter egg trail around the garden and claim a yummy chocolate prize. Event entry is free with general admission to the park or house. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

Easter Quiz Trail, A La Ronde, Exmouth
Garden quiz trail running throughout the Easter holidays with a tasty treat for every entrant.  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alaronde

Easter Egg Hunt, Escot Park, Ottery St Mary
Escot’s Easter egg hunt takes place daily. Collect a clue sheet from the kiosk and see if you can find the eggs hidden around the park. A chocolate prize and certificate is awarded for every completed clue sheet.  During Easter weekend there is a special golden Easter egg hunt. Keep your eyes peeled for these very special eggs hidden around the park - each egg contains a very special prize! Cost £1 per clue sheet. Escot entry fee applies to non-members. www.escot-devon.co.uk

Chocolate and Candy Fortnight, Powderham Castle, Kenton
The amazing chocolatier returns with his tasty team who have affection for perfection in confection! Discover the science behind sweets and chocolates. Plus: There will be a special Easter Trail for children to follow around the grounds to win a prize as well. For more details visit www.powderham.co.uk

18-21 April 

Easter Egg hunt, Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh
Daily until 21 April. Children can follow the Bunny Trail to find the Easter Eggs and also meet one of the railway friends - Betsy Bunny! Visitors can ride as many times as they like on two separate railways at no extra charge. www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

Easter Trail, Finch Foundry, Sticklepath
Discover Finch Foundry and complete the Easter trail - receive a Cadbury's chocolate Egghead at the end. For more information call 01837 840046.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trails, Knighshayes Court, Tiverton
Be an Eggsplorer this Easter and navigate the themed trail that will be open throughout the whole bank holiday. There's a prize in the shape of a Cadbury's Egg Head given to children after completing the trail. Plus there will be a face-painter and craft activities for the whole family to enjoy. For more information call 01884 254665.

Easter Egg Hunt, Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh
Children can follow the Bunny Trail to find the Easter Eggs and also meet one of the railway friends - Betsy Bunny! Plus: An excellent feature of the centre is that visitors can ride as many times as they like on two delightful separate railways at no extra charge. For more information go to www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

‘Appy Easter Weekend, World of Country Life, Exmouth
Until Monday 21 April. Featuring plenty of Easter fun throughout the school holiday with the main events over the long weekend! For more information go to www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk

18-22 April

Easter Extravaganza, Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park
Each young visitor to the Park will receive a chocolate Easter egg on arrival from Good Friday through to Easter Sunday. The much loved Easter egg hunt will take place from 18 April until 22 April, where little ones will be invited to seek and explore the Park to gather as many eggs as they can! Look out for newly born fluffy chicks, bouncing lambs and spring time bunnies in the Animal Kingdom. www.crealy.co.uk

Easter Weekend Entertainment, Pecorama, Beer
A great weekend of entertainment has been planned, with shows daily at 2.30pm in the Peco Marquee. www.pecorama.info

Easter at Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh
Easter egg hunts, Easter games and an Easter film in the Pennywell Theatre. Make Easter egg cups and egg heads. Additional entertainment is on offer from Nutty Noah and Dan the Hat. www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

19-21 April

Easter Eggstravaganza, A La Ronde, Exmouth
Fun for all the family. £3 entry includes craft activities, face painting and Cadbury-sponsored Easter Egg Trail with Easter egg for every entrant. At 2pm there will be a chocolate filled Egg Scramble with the Easter Bunny.  Easter egg and spoon races run throughout the day on Monday 21st from 11.15am, last race 3.45pm. Take along your own spoon and plenty of luck!  www.nationaltrust.org.uk/alaronde

23 April

Nest building and egg decorating, Escot, Ottery St Mary
Celebrate the start of spring by building a birds nest and decorate little stone eggs. See what signs of spring you can find around the park and in your garden. Cost £1 per person. Park entry fee applies to non-members. www.escot-devon.co.uk

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