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Easter events in Devon 2014

Easter Bunny by Flickr user somewhereintheworldtoday

Easter Bunny by Flickr user somewhereintheworldtoday

Here are some family friendly events taking place this Easter in Devon. If you haven’t already booked your accommodation, make sure to visit our Devon holiday cottages.

Easter weekend at Living Coasts, Torquay’s costal zoo and aquarium. Meet the cute little chicks and take part in the Easter egg trail, games and craft activities, as well as meeting all the playful penguins and many more fascinating creatures!

Visit Kents Cavern, prehistoric caves in Torquay for a Dinosaur themed Easter. Piece together the Dino facts around the caves, solve the T-REX riddles and see if you can win an Easter surprise.

Easter egg trails at Coleton Fishacre, Dartmouth. Part of the National Trust, you can explore this lovely RHS accredited garden with winding paths through glades, past tranquil ponds, and see many wonderful plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thriving in this sheltered valley.

Go ‘Beyond the Book‘ in Bovey Tracey at this exhibition of artists that examine the book as a physical form as well as a container of ideas and concepts. Expect a variety of sculpture, installation and jewellery.

Family Rock Days in Okehampton. Suitable for ages 8 and up, this tour of some of the famous Dartmoor tors will cover a range of activities such as rock climbing, weaselling and bouldering.

Also in Okehampton is the Finch Foundry rag rug making workshop on Easter Monday.

The Big Sheep near Bideford, North Devon, is holding an Easter egg hunt to end all Easter egg hunts. Over 30,000 miniature chocolate eggs will be hidden throughout the site, plus, if you find three of them, you can claim a big egg! The Easter Bunny will also be making an appearance for a special breakfast!

 

 

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Holiday Cottage special offers

Has this week’s sunshine given you a taste for a holiday? If so, Helpful Holidays have a great selection of special offers for the remaining weeks of June. Cast your eyes over these:

Buckfastleigh cottage

Buckfastleigh cottage

This pretty little 18th century cottage (sleep 4) in the quiet town of Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor has 20% off for the remaining weeks in June. I stayed at this cottage myself when I went to learn some vegetarian cooking at the Ashburton Cookery School. See my review of the cottage here.

Horsebridge farmhouse

Horsebridge farmhouse

This detached Georgian/Victorian farmhouse (sleeps 8) ½ mile from the pub in Horsebridge, on the Cornish side of the Tamar also has 20% off on the remaining weeks in June. Renovated by expert craftspeople and redecorated by an artist, this is a totally private and tranquil home surrounded by wooded farmland.

Lustleigh cottages

Lustleigh cottages

3 miles (by car) north-east of Lustleigh in Dartmoor are four very good and attractive cottages, three made from barns. All share an indoor heated swimming pool (behind the cottages. A beautiful setting and great for walks. Snap up the 25% discount in June.

Bovey Castle lodges

Bovey Castle lodges

If you’re really quick and book before 9th June for any of the remaining weeks of June, then not only will you get a 20% discount, but you will also benefit from £100 worth of food vouchers to spend at the Bovey Castle Bistro. Choose one of the smart, stylish, granite-built lodges that overlook the Edwardian gardens, lake and tennis courts in the grounds of Bovey Castle. The hotel’s facilities are yours to enjoy, which include indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, steam room and croquet lawn.

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