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Adventures in Purbeck Family Quest

Venue: Corfe Castle

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/dorset/corfe-castle

Find all the hidden quest boards in the castle and note down the ansers in the booklet

Autumn Apple Trail

Venue: Lydford Gorge

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/lydford-gorge

Follow the trail around the orchard to get stuck into some apple activities

Autumn Spotter Trail

Venue: Knightshayes

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/knightshayes

Pick up an Autumn Spotter Trail and go on an adventure around the gardens and parkland. See if you can find all of the colours on the colour wheel and match the leaves you find on the Autumn leaves guide....

Autumnfest celebrations at Arlington Court

Venue: Arlington Court and the National Carriage Museum

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/devon/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

Discover displays around the grounds, visitor reception, tea rooms and gardens, as they celebrate the autumn colour. Family crafting and activities


Venue: Various locations in North Devon

Website: www.chsw.org.uk/event/bear-hunt-sculpture-trail

Find 25 5 foot bears painted by a local artist around Bideford, Barnstaple, Great Torrington and Ilfracombe. Use the Bear Hunt app or download the trail map and make a donation to support Children's Hospice...

Beneath the Waves

Venue: West Bay Discovery Centre

Address: West Bay

Website: www.westbaydiscovercentre.org.uk

Pop-up exhibition where visitors can discover the history of fishing locally, the hidden world beneath our water and how local marine life is being protected

Outdoor Events

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Address: Everywhere

Website: www.rspb.org.uk/fun-and-learning/ for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/

Count birds in your school grounds and submit results online. See the website for helpful ID resources


Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay,

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org.uk

Find all the Zodiac animals around the Museum


Easter Activities at World of Country Life

Time: 1080624:00

Venue: World of Country Life

Address: West Down Lane, Sandy Bay, Exmouth

Website: https://www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk/event/easter-holiday-family-fun/

Special Easter arts and craft sessions, Easter Egg Trail as well as their programme of daily activities and play areas

Fairies and Dragons Trail

Venue: The Garden House

Address: Pound Road, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton

Website: www.thegardenhouse.org.uk

Sport the woodland fairies and friendly dragons hidden around the garden.

Outdoor Events

Follow the Sensory Trail at Seaton Wetlands

Venue: Seaton Wetlands

Website: https://eastdevon.gov.uk/wildeastdevon/wild-east-devon-events/february-2023/follow-the-sensory-trail-at-seaton-wetlands/

New sensory trail - follow the trail and each board highlights an activity to help you connect to nature

Guess Who Adoption Donkey Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Put your knowledge about the Sanctuary's adoption to the test in their new summer trail combining fun, exercise and brainpower - £5 per trail. Open daily until 9am, general admission and parking is free....

Hide and Sheep AR trail

Venue: Powderham Castle,

Address: Kenton, Nr Exeter

Website: www.powderham.co.uk

Explore this historic Estate with an Augmented Reality Trail. See the website for details on how to access the app before arrival

Hollywood Rome Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 530 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Explore the Hollywood Rome: Reel Life in the Ancient World exhibition and fill out the trail sheet. Also take part in an activity sheet called My Favourite Roman.

I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree Exhibition

Venue: Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Address: Arlington, Nr Barnstaple

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/arlington-court-and-the-national-trust-carriage-museum

Outdoor exhibition with nature scenes and poems for every month of the year

Indoor Activities


Venue: Torquay Museum

Address: Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG.

Website: www.torquaymuseum.org/events

Explore the Made To Be Played: A Festival of Musical Instruments exhibition and answer the questions on your trail sheet and get a prize on completion.


Venue: Church Farm Stow Bardolph

Address: Lynn Road, Stow Bardolph

Website: www.churchfarmstowbardolph.co.uk

See the new lambs as well as lots of other baby animals being born during the spring

Mail Trail 2023

Venue: Various locations across Exmouth

Website: www.hospiscare.co.uk/events/mail-trail-2023

Find over 40 decorated postboxes with maps available in aid of Hospiscare

Marvellous Minibeasts Trail

Venue: Kingston Lacy

Address: Wimborne

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dorset/kingston-lacy

Wander the woodland to find out where the minibeasts live, eat and sleep around Kingston Lacy and try the minibeast themed activities along the woodland walk from 9:30 to 4:30pm

Orchard Fortnight

Venue: Killerton

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/killerton

Learn how the Killerton team manage a traditional orchard to reverse the decline in nature, follow an orchard trail, pick your own apples and play games. Demonstrations of apple pressing

Paddington TM The Story of A Bear

Venue: Torre Abbey

Address: The King's Drive, Torquay

Website: www.torre-abbey.org.uk

Touring exhibition from the British Library with books, documents, film clips and original artwork and more associated events to be announced

Read to a Dog

Session to encourage children and teenagers to read - book onto a session with Rafa who has been assessed and is registered with Pets as Therapy.


Rediscover Church - Family Easter Trail - Cranbrook

Venue: Younghayes Centre

Address: Cranbrook

Website: https://www.rediscoverchurch.com/cranbrook-eastertrail

Organised by Rediscover Church and starting and ending at the Younghayes Centre.  Free to take part but booking essential.

Remedies, Reasons and Resilience

Venue: Torre Abbey

Website: www.torre-abbey.org.uk/whats-on

Exhibition exploring what wellbeing means to individuals


Venue: Time and Tide Museum

Address: Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, Blackfriars’ Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3BX.

Website: www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/timetide/ whats-on/retro-games

Exhibition charting the rise of computer gaming from 80s to the present day with the chance to play games using vintage and contemporary technology.


Venue: Corfe Castle

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/dorset/corfe-castle

Explore the ruins to learn about the royal residents of Corfe Castle. Answer the questions to earn your castle siege coin.

Spirit of Sanctuary Winter Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/events

Discover the true spirit of the sanctuary in their wonderful winter trail. Find your donkey spirit word this winter. This entertaining family activity combines fun, exercise and brainpower and is just...

Spring Wildlife Hunt

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Spot the wildlife that has thrived thanks to the stewardship of the land, aided by the donkeys. Seek out some of the many species by finding the wildlife boards located around the sanctuary and matching...

Outdoor Events

Stories of Sanctuary Spirit Trail

Venue: The Donkey Sanctuary

Address: The Donkey Sanctuary, Slade House Farm, Sidmouth,

Website: www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

Uncover the spirit of the sanctuary in their wonderful winter trail. Reveal your donkey spirit word this winter. This entertaining family activity combines fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5...

Sublime Symmetry: The Mathematics Behind De Morgan's Ceramic Designs

Venue: Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM)

Address: Queen Street, Exeter

Website: www.rammuseum.org.uk

Exhibition investigating the use of mathematical principles in William De Morgan's beautiful ceramic designs

Superhero Insect Trail

Venue: Torquay Museum

Website: 531 Babbacombe Road, Torquay

Wherever you find them, insects are carrying out vital jobs that make healthy ecosystems and help us by pollinating our food and cleaning up our environment. Follow the Superhero trail of these incredible...

Swannery Cygnets Hatching

Venue: Abbotsbury Swannery

Address: New Barn Road, Abbotsbury, Weymouth

Website: www.abbotsburytickets.co.uk

See the cygnets hatch and take their first steps from dozens of nests across the Swannery. Explore the Swannery and witness the unique sight of the fluffy cygnets

The Secret Book Quest

Venue: Torbay Libraries

Website: www.torbaylibraries.org.uk

Reading Challenge. Receive a booklet to complete as well as a certificate when 25, 50 and 100 books have been read. Free to take part. Visit the website to find out more about occasional special events.


Venue: Shire Hall Museum

Address: High West Street, Dorchester

Website: www.shirehalldorset.org/events

New exhibition celebrating the work of Judith Kerr with original artwork, notes and sketches


Venue: Killerton

Address: Broadclyst

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/devon/killerton

Exhibition exploring circular fashion from the 18th Century to the present day highlighting the techniques used to repair and reuse clothing throughout history

Travelling Trees Trail

Venue: Greenway

Address: Galmpton,

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

Discover the trees of Greenway in this family oriented self-led trail

Under The Autumn Leaves Trail

Venue: Coleton Fishacre

Address: Brownstone Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth,

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coleton-fishacre

Step among the trees and listen to the sounds of nature in this autumn trail.

Vineyard Nature Trail

Venue: Sandridge Barton,

Address: Stoke Gabriel

Website: www.sandridgebarton.com

Family friendly nature trail set on the edge of the River Dart

Winter Fun at Woodlands

Venue: Woodlands

Address: Woodlands, Blackawton, Totnes,

Website: www.woodlandspark.com

Indoor areas and selected rides open

Winter Sculpture Exhbition

Venue: RHS Rosemoor

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

Return of the annual exhibition with sculptures situated round the grounds

Outdoor Events


Venue: Haldon Forest Park

Address: Bullers Hill, nr Exeter

Website: www.forestryengland.uk/haldon-forest-park

Brand new family activity trail and free app. See website for details

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