5 Things to do near Woolacombe this Easter
Take a break from all the chocolate … and get out and about in and around Woolacombe this Easter. In the season of happy bunnies and cross buns there’ll be lots of fun things to do right across North Devon, making it a great place to come for a family break.
- Unique Easter Grotto & FREE Chocolate Eggs
The Milky Way Adventure Park
Journey down the rabbit hole to The Milky Way Adventure Park’s unique Easter Grotto this April 11-24. Collect your egg direct from the Easter Bunny and take part in the eggciting Easter Treasure Hunt with fantastic prizes up for grabs … kids will love this memorable and unique Easter experience.
Meet the friendly Eggsperts in the Easter Bunny HQ where they control the production of the entire world’s chocolate eggs. Venture past their crazy control panel, creep down the bunny-themed secret passage and into the Easter Bunny’s front room, where all those aged 1-12 will meet the Bunny and receive a FREE chocolate egg.
Then search the site, find the clues and hand in your completed treasure hunt sheet to be entered into the Golden Egg prize draw, with a family annual pass and other great prizes up for grabs. All this extra fun is included in the entrance fee or season ticket to this award-winning attraction, and everyone who visits will also get to enjoy all the family rides, amusements and adventure on offer.
More info> https://www.themilkyway.co.uk/childrens-events-north-devon
Plus … Star Wars fans will be excited to hear that Storm Troopers and other characters from the legendary films are coming to The Milky Way Adventure Park over the Easter holidays. On Saturday 20th April 2019 you’ll be able to meet and take pictures with characters from the films as they patrol the park throughout the day.
- Cadbury Easter Trail
What has Bunny been hiding in the sand dunes at Woolacombe? Enjoy a breath of fresh air this Easter in this adventurous trail at some beautiful Woolacombe locations, find the clues hidden behind the tiny wooden doors by National Trust Rangers – then claim your Cadbury’s chocolate prize. Pick up your trail map from the Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre on the Esplanade (£2.50 per child) between 10.30am and 3pm then ensure you get back to the TIC before closing time at 5pm to claim your prize!
This year National Trust is running five Cadbury Egg Hunts around North Devon – you’ll also find them at nearby Baggy Point (April 6-22), Heddon Valley (April 19-22), Watersmeet (April 19-22) and a little further away at Brownsham (April 20-21). You need to book for Brownsham but no other location.
More info> https://www.woolacombetourism.co.uk/events/event/cadbury-easter-trail-woolacombe/
Plus … Follow National Trust’s nature-themed spring trail through the beautiful Heddon Valley (April 6-18) to discover more about its wonderful wildlife. Start at the National Trust ranger’s office and follow the fun trail along the river, through beautiful woodland and towards the sea.
- Easter Sunday Fun Day
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
There’ll be lots of fun things for kids to do at this FREE event at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway this Easter Sunday. Fares will still apply for train rides, but it’s a journey well worth taking … the two mile round trip takes you through some of the loveliest countryside in North Devon. Board the narrow gauge train at Woody Bay Station and you may well spot wildlife such as buzzards and deer as you pass heather-covered hills and wooded valleys – on clear days you can see all the way across to Wales.
More info> https://www.lynton-rail.co.uk
Plus … All trains run to Killington Lane Halt, where you’re welcome to leave the train and walk to other local destinations including the lovely local village of Parracombe, home to the very good Fox & Goose pub. When you’re ready, walk back to Killington Lane Halt and catch a later train back to Woody Bay.
- Easter at Arlington
There’s lots going on at this beautiful National Trust property this Easter. On April 10 join the garden team and make your very own mini Easter garden to take home and look after, then from April 13-22 say hello to the new spring lambs and enjoy a talk from one of the team that takes care of them. On April 18 there’s an Easter table decorations workshop with Arlington’s Head Gardener, then the kids will love the chance to get their hands on even more chocolate whilst discovering the ground’s nature and wildlife amongst beautiful parkland at the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, April 19-22 from 11am-4pm.
More info> https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum
Plus …Throughout the Easter holidays (April 6-18) Arlington is running its own Spring Trail: find out more about the interesting animals that live at Arlington Court in an adventure across the grounds. Can you collect all the stamps and unscramble the word to claim your prize?
- Quince Honey Farm Reopening
Quince Honey Farm has relocated for 2019 and opens the doors of the new site to the public for the first time during the Easter holidays, 6th – 22nd April. Visit the Honey Factory for the ‘Products of the Hive’ exhibition, join a guided tour to get a close-up look at how honey is extracted, and watch a Beekeeping Demo. Children will love buzz the Play Hive Adventure Park where you’ll find indoor soft play, Critter Encounters and an outdoor play area and lake, plus the Play Hive Café which will be open for light bites and drinks. While you’re outside explore the Nectar Gardens then hop on a Beekeeping Tractor Tour to visit the apiary fields and view the fruit orchard and wild-flower meadows surrounding the main complex.
More info> https://www.woolacombetourism.co.uk/events/event/quince-honey-farm-easter-launch/
Plus … While you’re there remember to browse the Farm Shop’s range of seasonal honeys, beeswax candles, honey skincare, gifts and local produce.