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Sports

Balance Bike Lessons

26th-26th March 2019

Time: 10am – 10.40am

Venue: Clyst St Mary Village Hall

Address: Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1AA

Website: https://whizzkids-toys.co.uk/events

Also, 28 March. Balance Bike lessons for youngsters aged 2 to 5 years. Balance bikes and helmets will be provided or take your own.

Indoor activities

Reptile Ramble

27th-27th March 2019

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Paignton Zoo

Address: Paignton, TQ4 7EU

Website: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Experience a guided tour of the Reptile Tropics and Crocodile Swamp exhibits, watch the crocodiles jump out of the water to receive their food and see the beautiful Komodo dragon. Booking is essential....

Sports

Dartmoor Bike Fest

30th-30th March 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: River Dart Country Park

Address: Ashburton, TQ13 7NP

Website: www.riverdart.co.uk

Children can try different types of cycling under the watchful eye of British Cycling coaches and members of various South West racing teams. Plus, ride your bike on the trails or pump track. Cost: £10...

Easter

Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt

30th March-28th April 2019

Time: From 11am to 5pm

Venue: Dinosaur World

Address: Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

Website: www.torquaysdinosaurworld.co.uk

Be a Palaeontologist and discover fascinating fossils. Find out who has been stealing the dinosaur eggs, using clues to solve the mystery. Win a special Easter Edition Dinosaur Expert Certificate, a selection...

Outdoor Events

Man Sands Beach Clean

30th-30th March 2019

Time: 10am 12pm

Venue: Man Sands Beach

Address: Near Coleton Fishacre, TQ6 0EF

Website: www.discoverdartmouth.com

Help to clear the beach of plastic and litter which is so damaging to our oceans. Booking is not essential. Join in at any point.

Outdoor events

Miniature Pony Centre Opens for the Season

30th-30th March 2019

Venue: Miniature Pony Centre

Address: Wormhill Farm, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RG

Website: www.miniatureponycentre.com

With fun activities for the season and new animal additions to the centre including turkeys, alpacas and American mammoth donkeys. Plus, White Lightning is back.

Outdoor Events

Mother’s Day Treats

30th-31st March 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Visit Seaton Wetlands during Mother’s day weekend and enjoy a delicious cream tea from the Discovery Hut. Suggested donation £3 per cream tea (cash only), no booking required. Call 01395 517557

Arts & Crafts

Pom Pom Bunny Garland

30th-30th March 2019

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Station Yard Studios

Address: 4 Station Cottages, Ashburton, TQ13 7EF

Website: www.pomstitchtassel.com

Make a Bunny Pom Pom Garland for your home. For ages 5 years+. Cost: £12.

Outdoor Events

Monthly Family Wildlife Watch Programme

31st-31st March 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Burrator Discovery Centre

Address: Yelverton, PL20 6JE

Take part in a range of wildlife and heritage themed activities. Afterwards a warm mug of hot chocolate and biscuits. Cost: £3 per child, £2 per adult. For details ring 01822 855700.

Indoor activities

Mother’s Day at Pennywell

31st-31st March 2019

Venue: Pennywell Farm

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

Website: www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

Meet the animal mums with their new spring babies and enjoy some relaxed family time on the farm. All mums visiting the farm on Mother’s Day will be treated to a delicious Devon Cream Tea.

Outdoor events

Mother’s Day at Seaton Tramway

31st-31st March 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2NQ

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Every mum will travel free with an accompanying paying child on the standard service, all day long. Afterwards, treat mum to a delicious roast Sunday lunch or a scrumptious Devon cream tea at the Tramstop...

Outdoor Events

Mother’s Day Treats

31st-31st March 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Colyford Road, Seaton, EX12 2SP

Visit Seaton Wetlands during Mother’s day weekend and enjoy a delicious cream tea from the Discovery Hut. Suggested donation £3 per cream tea (cash only), no booking required. Call 01395 517557

Outdoor events

Mums go Free to Becky Falls

31st-31st March 2019

Venue: Becky Falls

Address: Manaton, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9UG

Website: www.beckyfalls.com

All mums visiting Becky Falls, who are accompanied by a full-paying child, go free. With a full day of entertainment, including awesome hands-on animal encounter shows and meet the keeper sessions. Call...

Theatre & Cinema

D'Click Circus Company – Isla

5th-5th April 2019

Venue: The Beehive

Address: Honiton, EX14 1LZ

Website: http://beehivehoniton.co.uk

D'Click use acrobatics, Chinese pole and other circus skills to tell the story of three shipwrecked characters who need each other to survive. Full of imagination and humour.

Outdoor events

50th Anniversary Gala

6th-14th April 2019

Venue: South Devon Railway

Address: Dartbridge Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ

Website: www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

This steam gala promises to be one of the biggest and best the South Devon Railway has ever arranged. There will be a large number of engines, extra activities and a busy and varied timetable.

Arts & Crafts

Children’s Sewing Club

6th-6th April 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Coastal Craft Collective

Address: 10 Marine Place, Seaton, EX12 2QL

Children will learn how to sew and will cover both machine and hand sewing. For children aged 8 years+. For details ring 01297 691362.

Outdoor events

Cockington Letterboxing Trail: Spring Secrets

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Cockington Visitor Centre

Address: Cockington Village, Torbay, TQ2 6XA

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Cockington's letterboxing trail is back. Scout around Cockington Park in search of hidden letterboxes. Pick up your packs from the visitor centre between 10am and 4pm and set off on an adventure. Cost:...

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt

6th-28th April 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Killerton

Address: Near Exeter, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Get the family together this Easter for a fun Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt. Spot the first signs of spring and experience nature bursting into life. Follow bunny's clues and finish the adventure with a delicious,...

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: Baggy Point

Address: Moor Lane, Croyde, EX33 1PA

Follow this fun family trail around the scenic coastal headland of Baggy Point, Croyde in search of hidden clues. Pick up a trail from the car park kiosk. Be rewarded with a chocolate prize.

Easter

Easter Eggstravaganza at Becky Falls

6th-21st April 2019

Venue: Becky Falls

Address: Manaton, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9UG

Website: www.beckyfalls.com

Including a wonderful array of activities and an ‘Eggsellent’ Quiz for children of all ages – find the answers around the park. There’s a prize for every child who takes part and a go on the tombola...

Easter

Easter Fun Family Workshops

6th-21st April 2019

Venue: RHS Garden Rosemoor

Address: Torrington, EX38 8PH

Website: www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Creative crafty workshops for children to get imaginative and make crafts they can take home. Includes Eggy Sheep, Rabbit Headband, Foxy Hands, Mole in a Hole and Easter Cones. Plus, there will be an Easter...

Easter

Easter Holiday Hunt

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/Sidmouth

Follow the trail to find the Easter eggs hidden around the sanctuary and discover some of the most iconic donkeys at the sanctuary, before claiming a tasty Easter treat and certificate - just £3 per trail.

Easter

Eggstreme Easter

6th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Woodlands Leisure Theme Park

Address: Near Dartmouth, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Meet the Easter Bunny and collect a special gift in the Chocolate Easter Bunny’s Grotto. Plus, craft workshops, zoo-farm activities, falconry displays, science shows and much more. For more details ring...

Outdoor events

Family Nature Trail

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: Heddon Valley

Address: Near Parracombe, Barnstaple, EX31 4PY

Follow the spring nature trail through the beautiful Heddon Valley to discover more about its wonderful wildlife and nature.

Outdoor events

Megga Easter Egg Hunt

6th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Take part in Crealy’s ‘mEGGa’ Easter egg hunt using a special map to locate all the magical eggs hidden around the park. Afterwards, claim a chocolate, egg-ceptional prize. Plus, the whole Theme...

Outdoor Events

Quince Honey Farm Re-Opens

6th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Quince Honey Farm

Address: South Molton, EX36 3RD

Website: www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk

Visit Devon’s newest attraction and enjoy a full day of activities: a Honey Factory Tour, Honey Tasting, a Beekeeping Demonstration, a Be a Beekeeper experience, a Tractor Tour, Critter Encounters and...

Outdoor events

The Drewe Family Trail

6th-18th April 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Castle Drogo

Address: Drewsteignton, near Exeter, EX6 6PB

Follow the trail through the garden and grounds, hunting out the clues to help you complete the trail before claiming your prize. Cost: £1 plus normal admission applies. For details ring 01647 433306.

Easter

Family Fun with The Rhyming Rabbit

8th-18th April 2019

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

Address: Torrington EX38 8PH

Website: www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

Keep your eyes peeled for the Rhyming Rabbit on a hop about garden trail and enjoy craft activities. Activities vary daily – check the website for more information or call 01805 626814.

Outdoor events

Family Nature Trail

8th-21st April 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Brownsham

Address: Hartland Point, EX39 6AN

Find the animal clues hidden in the woods along a gentle self-led nature trail. The trail starts from the car park at Brownsham and winds through beautiful woodland. Pick up your trail map for free from...

Easter

Find the Easter Chicks

8th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Clovelly Village

Address: Clovelly, EX39 5TA

Website: www.clovelly.co.uk

Collect a village map on entry, find the Easter chicks perched up and down the cobbled High Street to the Quay. Spot 10 chicks to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if you spot all 15. Call 01237 431644.

Outdoor events

Meet the Animals

8th-19th April 2019

Time: 10am to 11am

Venue: Occombe Farm

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Also, on 12, 15 and 19 April. Meet the Occombe Farm animals and get a taste of what it's like to feed and care for them.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor Adventures

8th-18th April 2019

Venue: Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre

Address: Exeter, EX2 8DP

Website: www.haven-banks.co.uk

Enjoy two weeks of outdoor activities on and off the water around Exeter Quayside. For children aged 8 years+. For details and bookings call 01392 400150.

Outdoor Events

Rock Adventure Session

8th-8th April 2019

Venue: Hound Tor

Address: Ashburton, TQ13 9XG

This rock adventure session will include plenty of rock climbing on some real Dartmoor Granite. There will also be a chance to explore over and under the rocks that make up the tors on Dartmoor with some...

Sports

Sports, Arts, Dance and Activity Sessions

8th-8th April 2019

Venue: OCRA Pavilion in the Park

Address: Okehampton, EX20 1PW

Website: https://ocrasport.org.uk/get-involved/holidays

Fun holiday activities for children aged 3-16 years. Includes great opportunities to be active, creative, social, build confidence and have fun. For details ring 01837 318010.

Outdoor events

The Great Big Dinosaur Hunt

8th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am - 3pm

Venue: Occombe Farm

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

The Dino-Bunny has dropped dinosaur eggs all over the trail at Occombe Farm. Help to solve the clues to find out which egg belongs to which dinosaur. Cost: £2.50 per dinosaur hunt sheet.

Theatre & Cinema

The Wizard of Oz

8th-8th April 2019

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay

Join Dorothy and her cute dog Toto as they enter the wonderful Land of Oz. With a superb star cast, live band, brilliant scenery and costumes – don’t miss this spectacular, fun family show.

Outdoor Events

Woolly Week

8th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Powderham Castle

Address: Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8JQ

Website: www.powderham.co.uk

With shearing demonstrations and entertaining commentary on each of the fantastic sheep, there is even a Sheep Show Hustle. Plus, see the adorable lambs and take part in the fun-filled themed trail.

Theatre & Cinema

Coppélia – Vienna Festival Ballet

9th-9th April 2019

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay

A lively production, infused with old world charm, Coppélia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes, lively characters...

Outdoor events

Crafty Castle Capers

9th-9th April 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Castle Drogo

Address: Drewsteignton, near Exeter, EX6 6PB

Also, 16 April. Get your hands dirty by joining in a variety of fun filled crafty activities. Activities will vary from making masks to clay modelling. For details ring 01647 433306.

Indoor activities

Kids Easter Cookery

9th-11th April 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Occombe Farm Cookery School

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Children will be able to make some edible treats for Easter to take home. For children aged 7 to 12 years.

Indoor activities

Mosaic Mania

9th-12th April 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: https://www.rammuseum.org.uk

Create a piece of art and add it to the large-scale paper mosaic at the museum.

Theatre & Cinema

Oliver

9th-13th April 2019

Venue: Exmouth Pavilion

Address: Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2AZ

Website: www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, this timeless musical plots the misfortunes and rags-to-riches story of the young orphan Oliver on the seedy streets of Victorian London. The ever-popular musical...

Arts & Crafts

Children's Craft Workshop

10th-10th April 2019

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Whatever the Weather Pottery

Address: Old Pottery Court, 8A Fore Street, Chudleigh, TQ13 0HX

Website: www.pomstitchtassel.com

A fun art and craft workshop where children can make a Bunny Ears pom-pom headband and indulge in some Easter pottery painting. Pre-booking essential. For ages 5 years+.

Outdoor Events

Exe Estuary Mud Walk

10th-10th April 2019

Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Venue: Exmouth Nature Reserve

Address: Imperial Road Rec, Exmouth, EX8 1 1DQ

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Discover what is living in the mud of the Exe Estuary. Dig for worms, search for crabs and shells and fish for shrimps. Booking required. Cost: £3 per child, £1.50 per adult.

Indoor activities

Make a Mosaic: Children's Workshop

10th-10th April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: https://www.rammuseum.org.uk

Create a coaster-sized mosaic using colourful, pre-cut tiles with help from a local artist. All materials provided. For ages 8+.

Outdoor Events

Unicorn and Dragon Day

10th-10th April 2019

Time: 00:00

Venue: Miniature Pony Centre

Address: Wormhill Farm, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RG

Website: www.miniatureponycentre.com

A fun day with unicorn and dragon themed activities.

Outdoor Events

Bird Watching for Children

11th-11th April 2019

Time: 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Borrow binoculars and discover the birds along the Axe estuary with an experienced guide to help spot different birds. Booking required. Cost: £2 per child.

Outdoor Events

Family Activity Drop In Day

11th-11th April 2019

Time: 10am to 3pm

Venue: Burrator Discovery Centre

Address: Yelverton, PL20 6JE

Fun activities include a themed nature trail, woodwork, environmental art and outdoor cooking around Burrator Discovery Centre. Cost: £3 per child, £2 per adult. For details ring 01822 855700.

Theatre & Cinema

Margo and Mr Whatsit

11th-11th April 2019

Venue: The Beehive

Address: Honiton, EX14 1LZ

Website: http://beehivehoniton.co.uk

Sophia’s imaginary friend is called Mr. Whatsit. Yet, when Sophia moves into her new foster home, Mr Whatsit finds himself unimagined! Now Sophia has a new imaginary friend – the glamourous, grown-up...

Outdoor events

Remarkable Rodents

11th-11th April 2019

Time: 10am -11.30am

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NF

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Find out about some of Dawlish Warren's mice and voles. Booking essential. New members welcome. For children aged 7-11 years. For details call 01626 863980.

Theatre & Cinema

Room on the Broom

11th-13th April 2019

Venue: Northcott Theatre

Address: Exeter, EX4 4QB

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of Room on the Broom, the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. With...

Indoor activities

Fizzpop Science Workshop and Shows

12th-12th April 2019

Venue: Woodlands Leisure Theme Park

Address: Near Dartmouth, TQ9 7DQ

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Also, 19 April. This is a practical and exciting science workshop. Fizz Pop will be getting very busy and creative with their gooey slime making workshop. This is a free event included in the admission...

Outdoor events

The Fairy Special at Seaton Tramway

12th-12th April 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2NQ

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Also 19 April. An enchanted tram ride and interactive show filled with music and stories of far-away lands. Enjoy a scrumptious tea party - fit for a fairy queen. Plus, enjoy a variety of activities.

Outdoor events

Food, Craft and Music Festival

13th-13th April 2019

Venue: High Street

Address: Cullompton, EX15

Website: www.facebook.com/Cullompton.Springfest

A wonderful community festival filled with great entertainment, food and activities. Indulge in some delicious food and drink produce from producers in the Culm Valley.

Indoor activities

Sleeping with Sharks Sleepover

13th-14th April 2019

Venue: National Marine Aquarium

Address: Plymouth, PL4 0LF

Website: www.national-aquarium.co.uk

The ever-popular Sleeping with Sharks Sleepover returns! Includes a twilight tour, arts and crafts, games in the exhibits, a big screen movie and a midnight snack! Booking essential. For more details call...

Arts & Crafts

Young Friends at Burton Art Gallery

13th-13th April 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Burton Art Gallery

Address: Kingsley Road, Bideford, EX39 2QQ

Website: www.burtonartgallery.co.uk

Children aged 7 to 12 years can get creative with a themed activity. Themes include printmaking, painting with watercolours and getting creative with clay. Booking is essential. Cost: £2 per child. Call...

Theatre & Cinema

A-Tissue A-Tissue

14th-14th April 2019

Venue: Exeter Phoenix

Address: Exeter, EX4 3LS

Website: www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Dive deep into oceans, fly through soaring skies and party like there’s no one watching! Inspired by the world of fables and nursery rhymes, A-Tissue, A-Tissue explores play, story and music through...

Outdoor events

Dinosaur Tram Adventure

14th-14th April 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2NQ

Website: www.tram.co.uk

An interactive adventure-filled tram ride with music, stories, a fossil dig and dinosaur activity area at Colyton Station.

Outdoor Events

Family Navigation Course

14th-14th April 2019

Time: 11am to 3pm

Venue: Dartmoor

Address: Princetown, PL20

A navigation course for families to get out on the moors and learn about navigation. Includes basic use of a compass and bearings, planning a route, skills for poor visibility navigation, orientating the...

Outdoor events

Junior Rangers Willow Weavers

14th-14th April 2019

Time: 2pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Decoy Country Park

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EB

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Twist, bend and weave some willow to create something arty. For children aged 7 to 11 years old. Booking essential. New members welcome. For details call 01626 215751.

Outdoor events

Wild Weekends

14th-14th April 2019

Venue: Decoy Country Park

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EB

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Featuring outdoor activities including natural navigation, campfire cooking, pond dipping and willow weaving to mini beast safaris. For details call 01626 215773

Outdoor Events

Family Explorers

15th-15th April 2019

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Trinity Hill Nature Reserve Car Park

Address: Trinity Hill Road, near Axminster, EX13 5SS

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Indoor activities

Buried History: Be a Detectorist

16th-17th April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: https://www.rammuseum.org.uk

Become a detectorist and see if you can find buried objects. Have a go at scanning for ‘treasures’ and when you find one, explore what it might be.

Theatre & Cinema

The Little Mix Experience

16th-16th April 2019

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to the UK’s finest girl-band with breath-taking dance moves, replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK.

Outdoor events

The Superhero Family Fun Day

16th-16th April 2019

Venue: Exeter Racecourse

Address: Kennford, Exeter EX6 7XS

Website: www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk

A wonderful free day out for the kids during the Easter holiday. An action-packed day with behind-the- scene tours, running races down the home straight and bundles of other free activities. Admission...

Outdoor events

Easter Treasure Trail

17th-17th April 2019

Time: 11am - 3pm

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NF

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Follow the nature trail and collect an Easter treat at the end. Fun for all the family. Cost: £1 per person.

Outdoor events

Easter Treasure Trail

17th-17th April 2019

Time: 11am – 3pm

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

A drop-in event for children. Cost: £1pp. For details call 01626 863980

Easter

Family Easter Fun

17th-17th April 2019

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

Outdoor events

Rockpool Ramble

17th-17th April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12pm

Venue: The Seashore Centre

Address: Tanners Rd, Paignton, TQ4 6LP

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Join a marine ranger to explore the incredible marine life that lives in Torbay's rock pools. Discover feisty crabs, slimy anemones, wriggly starfish, sneaky prawns and more in the rock pools of Middlestone....

Theatre & Cinema

The Adventures of Pinocchio

17th-17th April 2019

Venue: Exmouth Pavilion

Address: Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 2AZ

Website: www.ledleisure.co.uk/exmouth-pavilion

Based on the fantastical children’s book, this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in this high energy re-telling of Pinocchio’s extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy, audience...

Easter

Peter Rabbit visits Crealy

18th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Meet and greet the mischievous Peter Rabbit over the Easter weekend. Peter Rabbit will be making personal appearances on the Piazza Stage at intervals on each day. Plus, take part in the Easter egg hunt.

Easter

The Chocolicious Origins of Chocolate

18th-18th April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12pm

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

Address: Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Children will be guided through the process of preparing a special chocolate drink just like the ancient Mayans and Aztecs did. Includes an Easter treat to take home. For ages 5-11. Booking essential.

Theatre & Cinema

Children of Eden

19th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Exeter Corn Exchange

Address: Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW

Website: www.exetercornexchange.co.uk

To mark their silver anniversary, Stage by Stage is proud to present their epic staging of Children of Eden. From theatre legends Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a surprising, spectacular and deeply...

Easter

Chocolate and Coffee Festival

19th-19th April 2019

Time: 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm

Venue: Butchers Hall

Address: Tavistock, PL19 0AL

Website: www.missivyevents.co.uk

A perfect day out for chocoholics with over 25 chocolate and coffee producers, a hot chocolate and coffee bar, an Easter Egg Hunt, chocolate fondue and much more. Plus, there will be various workshops...

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Castle Drogo

Address: Drewsteignton, near Exeter, EX6 6PB

Follow the trail through the garden and grounds hunting out the clues to help you claim a chocolate prize. Cost: £2.50 per trail, plus normal admission applies. For details ring 01647 433306.

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt

19th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Devon Railway Centre

Address: Bickleigh, Tiverton EX16 8RG

Website: https://devonrailwaycentre.co.uk

Follow the Bunny Trail to hunt for the Easter Eggs and meet one of the railway friends, Betsy Bunny, along the way.

Easter

Easter Egg Trail

19th-21st April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 3pm

Venue: Watersmeet

Address: Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, EX35 6NT

Follow the woodland trail and find the clues hidden in the Lyn Valley to claim a chocolate prize. This fun Easter trail follows the river in the beautiful wooded valley around Watersmeet. Call 01271 891972.

Easter

Easter Trail

19th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Woolacombe TIC

Address: The Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7DL

Find out what the bunnies have been hiding in the Woolacombe Sand Dunes. Pick up a trail map from Woolacombe TIC, then go on an adventure around Woolacombe Warren. Pick up a chocolate prize. Cost: £2.50...

Easter

Egg-stra Special Easter

19th-22nd April 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: River Dart Country Park

Address: Near Ashburton, TQ13 7NP

Website: www.riverdart.co.uk

Featuring an egg-straordinary Easter Egg Hunt with an appearance from the Easter Bunny and bouncy castles. Using a clue sheet, track down the hidden eggs to win a cracking prize. The Easter Egg Hunt is...

Easter

Gilbert’s Easter Egg Hunt

19th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Seaton Tramway

Address: Harbour Road, Seaton, EX12 2NQ

Website: www.tram.co.uk

Help recover the eggs of Gilbert the Station Master’s grumpy goose at this fantastic Easter egg hunt. There will be lots of fantastic activities all weekend.

Easter

Good Friday at Pennywell

19th-19th April 2019

Venue: Pennywell Farm

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

Website: www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

Arrive early to enjoy a free Hot Cross Bun with every hot drink purchased before 11am. Complete the Easter Quiz to win a chocolate treat and enjoy two shows in the Pennywell theatre from Poco Drom.

Theatre & Cinema

Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

19th-19th April 2019

Venue: The Beehive

Address: Honiton, EX14 1LZ

Website: http://beehivehoniton.co.uk

Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant...

Easter

Create an Easter Tote Bag

20th-20th April 2019

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Station Yard Studios

Address: 4 Station Cottages, Ashburton, TQ13 7EF

Website: www.pomstitchtassel.com

A children's sewing workshop where youngsters can create an Easter Tote Bag. For children aged 7 years+. Pre-booking essential.

Easter

Easter Fun at Pennywell

20th-22nd April 2019

Venue: Pennywell Farm

Address: Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0LT

Website: www.pennywellfarm.co.uk

Chocoholics will appreciate the fun Easter egg hunts and the chance to win an extra chocolate treat by completing the Easter Quiz. Plus, there will be Easter activities and special entertainment in the...

Easter

Easter Saturday Fun Day

20th-20th April 2019

Venue: Town Centre and Market Walk

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 2DT

Website: www.newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk

Enjoy some seasonal fun in Newton Abbot this Easter.

Theatre & Cinema

Horrible Histories – A Brand New Barmy Britain

20th-21st April 2019

Venue: Queens Theatre

Address: Barnstaple, EX31 1SY

Website: www.queenstheatre-barnstaple.com

This is a show about the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in. Prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage with a brand new West End show that has never toured before – featuring...

Indoor Activities

Stone Age School – Doctor at Kents Cavern

20th-20th April 2019

Time: Kents Cavern

Venue: Ilsham Road, Torquay, TQ1 2JF

Website: www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Learn how to become a Stone Age doctor. Learn about natural remedies discovered by ancient people that have been passed down through the ages and are even still used in some cultures today. Booking essential.

Easter

Peppa Pig Visits Dartmoor Railway

21st-21st April 2019

Venue: Dartmoor Railway

Address: Okehampton Station, Station Road, Okehampton, EX20 1EJ

Website: www.dartmoorrailway.com

See Peppa Pig at story time led by a narrator as part of the special Easter train ride, departing at scheduled times throughout the day. A free chocolate egg will be given to each child. Advance booking...

Theatre & Cinema

The Sooty Show

21st-21st April 2019

Venue: The Landmark

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ

Website: www.queenstheatre-barnstaple.com

Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with guaranteed giggles for the whole family. Expect fabulous magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular...

Outdoor events

Easter Monday Rockpool Safari

22nd-22nd April 2019

Time: 1.30pm to 3pm

Venue: Wembury Marine Centre

Address: Wembury, PL9 0HP

Website: www.wemburymarinecentre.org

Instead of hunting for Easter eggs go on a hunt for some critters living among some fantastic rockpools. For ages 5 years+. Cost: £3 per person.

Easter

Superhero Day - Easter Monday

22nd-22nd April 2019

Venue: Miniature Pony Centre

Address: Wormhill Farm, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8RG

Website: www.miniatureponycentre.com

A day for superheroes – plus there will be a fun Easter egg hunt.

Indoor activities

Ape and Cake 2019

24th-24th April 2019

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Venue: Paignton Zoo

Address: Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EU

Website: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

An exclusive opportunity to eat cake with the apes at Paignton Zoo. Enjoy an informative presentation after a guided tour of the orang-utan, gorilla and gibbon exhibits. Afterwards, enjoy some cake. For...

Outdoor events

Golden Carrot Hunt

24th April-11th July 2019

Time: 9am - 5pm

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Follow the clues around the sanctuary to uncover the hidden treasure and claim a gold reward - just £3 per treasure hunt including prize and certificate on completion.

Indoor activities

A Celebration of World Penguin Day

25th-28th April 2019

Venue: Living Coasts

Address: Torquay Harbourside, Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2BG

Website: www.livingcoasts.org.uk

Living Coasts will be running some penguin-themed fun from Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 April to help celebrate World Penguin Day. Includes twice daily penguin feeds plus a selection of penguin-themed treats...

Outdoor events

Big Day Out on the Farm

28th-28th April 2019

Venue: East Soar

Address: East Soar Car Park, near Malborough, TQ7 3DR

Plenty of fun activities are planned for the big day out on the farm. Meet the animals, listen to some storytelling, hunt for bugs in the long grass and tuck into tasty BBQ food. Call 01752 346585.

Theatre & Cinema

Horrible Histories – Brand New Balmy Britain

28th-28th April 2019

Venue: The Venue (Uffculme)

Address: Cullompton, EX15 3AG

Website: www.venueuffculme.com

This hilarious hit show is a gag-filled gallop through British history with just two actors playing all of the roles. Would you be shaken or stirred by Richard III? Mount a mutiny against King Henry VIII?...

Outdoor Events

Monthly Family Wildlife Watch Programme

28th-28th April 2019

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Burrator Discovery Centre

Address: Yelverton, PL20 6JE

Take part in a range of wildlife and heritage themed activities. Afterwards a warm mug of hot chocolate and biscuits. Cost: £3 per child, £2 per adult. For details ring 01822 855700.

Outdoor Events

Bluebell Time

1st-31st May 2019

Time: 10am to 4.30pm

Venue: Buckland Abbey

Address: Yelverton, PL20 6EY

Each day throughout May. Take a walk to see the stunning carpet of bluebells in the Great North Wood, following one of the bluebell walks or by joining a guided walk with a ranger. Call 01822 853607.

Outdoor events

Spring Bird Walk

1st-1st May 2019

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7 0NF

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Join the ranger for a bird walk with spring migrants and feeding waders on display. Cost: Adults £3.20, children £1.60. Booking is essential. Call 01626 863980.

Theatre & Cinema

The Three Musketeers

1st May-5th September 2019

Venue: Northcott Theatre

Address: Exeter, EX4 4QB

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

A hilarious new comedy adventure that will have you rolling with laughter from here to the French countryside. Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he...

Outdoor events

Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival

3rd-4th May 2019

Time: 10am to 5pm

Venue: Powderham Castle

Address: Kenton, Near Exeter, EX6 8JQ

Website: https://tobygardenfest.co.uk

Kick-start your gardening year with expert talks and demonstrations. This year the festival will be divided into zones, including a Gardening Village, Feast Street and Craft Zone. Children under 12 go...

Outdoor events

Brixham Pirate Festival

4th-6th May 2019

Venue: Brixham Town Centre

Address: Brixham, TQ5 8AW

Website: www.brixhampirates.com

A weekend of swashbuckling piratical fun and entertainment. There will be lots of pirates, military and period re-enactors. With arts and crafts, live music, pirate rock and much more.

Outdoor

Days Out with Thomas

4th-6th May 2019

Venue: South Devon Railway

Address: Dartbridge Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ

Website: www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

Trains will run between Buckfastleigh, Staverton and Totnes all day. Plus, there will be rides behind Thomas, Imagination Station with Thomas storytelling, a chance to cuddle friendly animals at the Totnes...

Outdoor events

Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink

4th-6th May 2019

Venue: Northernhay Gardens and Exeter Castle

Address: Exeter, EX4 3PU

Website: www.exeterfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk

A three-day festival celebrating food and drink from the region. Featuring over one hundred local producers, top chefs, children’s workshops and cookery classes, live music and food-themed activities....

Outdoor Events

Plymouth History Festival 2019

4th-31st May 2019

Venue: Various Venues

Address: Plymouth, PL1

Website: www.plymhearts.org or https://historyfestival2019.wordpress.com

Plymouth’s History Festival is back to celebrate its seventh year. It will include around 180 individual events, guided walks, talks and tours and family activities. This year the main themes are of...

Outdoor events

Fossil Fest

5th-6th May 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: Seafront

Address: Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA

Website: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

With drop-in craft sessions, polishing on the sea front, and fossils at pocket money prices will be on sale.

Outdoor events

Ilfracombe’s May Day Celebrations

5th-5th May 2019

Venue: High Street

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9ET

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

A fun parade in Ilfracombe to celebrate the onset of summer. The parade marches through the High Street, Fore Street and St James Place before finishing at the Clapping Circle, where there will be a May...

Outdoor events

Salcombe Crabfest

5th-5th May 2019

Time: From 10am

Venue: Salcombe

Address: TQ8

Website: www.salcombecrabfest.co.uk

A celebration of crab and all things seafood. Featuring demonstrations, a demo kitchen, crab pot making, music and much more.

Outdoor events

Spring Bird Walk

5th-5th May 2019

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Venue: Dawlish Warren Visitor Centre

Address: Dawlish Warren, EX7

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Discover what birds are at the nature reserve during the spring. Cost: Adults £3.20, child £1.60. Booking essential. For details call 01626 863980

Outdoor events

International Donkey Week

7th May-14th September 2019

Venue: Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, EX10 0NU

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Activities on offer during Donkey Week include guest speakers, social events, wildlife walks, demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to meet and groom the donkeys throughout the week.

Theatre & Cinema

In the Night Garden Live

8th-9th May 2019

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay

See all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour.

Outdoor events

Devon's Biggest Sleepover

10th-12th May 2019

Venue: Crealy Adventure Park and Resort

Address: Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DR

Website: www.crealy.co.uk

Whether you are in Brownies, Cubs, Scouts or any other uniformed group, enjoy a two-night camping trip like no other. Includes two nights camping, two days entry into the Theme Park, a buffet meal and...

Outdoor events

Ilfracombe Art Trail

11th-12th May 2019

Venue: Town Centre

Address: Ilfracombe, EX34 9ET

Website: www.visitilfracombe.co.uk

Artists and crafts people will open their homes and galleries for visitors. Take part in free workshops, visit open gardens and listen to live music.

Indoor activities

Kids’ Cookery Club

11th-11th May 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm Cookery School

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

At this Saturday Cookery Club, children will be able to get ready for summer by making some fabulous picnic treats and dips. For ages 8-13 years only. Booking essential.

Outdoor events

Plymouth Pirate Weekend

11th-12th May 2019

Time: 10am to 4pm

Venue: The Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Address: Plymouth, PL1 2LR

Website: www.visitplymouth.co.uk

Head to the waterfront for a swashbuckling day of fun. Families will be entertained with re-enactment displays, demonstrations and dressing up opportunities. For details call 01752 668000.

Outdoor events

Breakfast Birdwatch

12th-12th May 2019

Time: 6am to 8am

Venue: Decoy Country Park

Address: Newton Abbot, TQ12 1EB

Website: www.teignbridge.gov.uk

Rise early and join the ranger for a stroll around the lake and woodland to listen for springtime songsters. Finish off with a bacon butty. Booking essential. For details call 01626 215751.

Outdoor Events

Canoe Safari

13th-13th May 2019

Time: 6pm to 8.30pm

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Address: Seaton, EX12 2SP

Website: www.wildeastdevon.co.uk

A guided paddle on the river Axe. Led by qualified instructors from the Axe Vale Canoe Club and a Countryside Ranger wildlife guide. No experience necessary, must be 8+ and able to swim 25m. Booking required.

Theatre & Cinema

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

13th-14th May 2019

Venue: Queens Theatre

Address: Barnstaple, EX31 1SY

Website: www.queenstheatre-barnstaple.com

The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos....

Outdoor events

Devon County Show

16th-18th May 2019

Venue: Devon County Showground

Address: Westpoint, Near Exeter, EX5 1DJ

Website: www.devoncountyshow.co.uk

Devon’s big rural day out. With amazing arena displays, livestock parades, a Children’s Farm, fairground, hundreds of trade stalls, live music and so much more. Plus, get up close to some amazing animals.

Theatre & Cinema

Tom Gates Live on Stage

16th-18th May 2019

Venue: Princess Theatre

Address: Torquay, TQ2 5EZ

Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay

This exciting and hilarious new adventure brings Liz Pichon's fantastic characters to life and is perfect for all the family whether you are a lover of books or new to Tom and his friends!

Theatre & Cinema

Aliens Love Underpants

28th-29th May 2019

Venue: Northcott Theatre

Address: Exeter, EX4 4QB

Website: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

This zany and hilarious tale based on the best-selling children’s book is wonderfully brought to life on stage for the very first time. With stunning effects, madcap action and original music, this fantastically...

Indoor activities

Spring Foodie Gift Making for Families

30th-30th March 2019

Venue: Occombe Farm Community Kitchen

Address: Preston Down Road, Paignton, TQ3 1RN

Website: www.countryside-trust.org.uk

Get ready for spring with a morning or afternoon of edible gift making. Make and bake a batch of hot cross buns and create hatching chick cupcakes just in time for Easter. Booking essential.

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