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Have you booked your Easter family holiday yet? Or are you still searching?  Try Ocean Cottages for a spectacular home from home and the perfect base to explore the area. North Devon is famed for its spectacular coast and particularly beaches. However, the area also boasts some unique wildlife and adventure parks, that are perfectly geared up with fun seasonal activities this Easter. Whether you're looking for an exciting Easter egg hunt, spring lambing or an Easter Grotto, we have you covered with our top picks of entertaining things to do with the family this Easter.


30th March to 13th April


A fun day out whatever the time of year, explore the 28-acre park and see the lions, wolves, sea lions, primates, meerkats, penguins and more. Be careful though dinosaurs roam!

The impressive life size animatronic dinosaurs are located all around the park, adding an exciting dynamic for the whole family. The park also boasts a sizeable soft play area for the days when then weather is more changeable.

Extra to the Parks regular scheduled events, through the Easter holidays the park holds a unique dinosaur Egg hunt with prizes for the children who find them all!

Combe Martin Wildlife Park

THE MILKYWAY - Easter Bunny HQ Grotto

1st April to 13th April


The adventure Park is located between Bucks Cross and Higher Clovelly, accessible via the Atlantic Highway. With lots to do, it's a great day out for the whole family with fantastic indoor and outdoor activities. Whether you're looking for fun on the rollercoasters, in the maze, playing mini golf or visiting the North Devon bird of prey centre.

This Easter holiday the park will be adding the opportunity for children aged 1-12 yrs old to visit Easter Bunny HQ, the location of the Park Easter bunny and his chocolate Eggs. Children receive their own free Easter Egg and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny in person.

Milky Way

A beautiful Regency house on a family estate, built 1823. Arlington Court also has a National Trust Carriage Museum on the estate and spectacular formal gardens to explore on the finer spring days. For those families looking to get the kids outdoors this Easter then make sure you take part in the nature trail across Arlington Court where children find clues enabling them to claim a Cadbury's Chocolate prize. If you would like a more local experience, make sure you meet the new flock of spring lambs and enjoy a talk by one of the estates' local farmers.

Arlington Court

THE BIG SHEEP- Easter Eggstravaganza Festival

30th March to 13th April  


The big sheep has a great selection of activities for families, from rollercoasters to indoor playgrounds. One of our favourites has to be the daily live shows, with the sheep racing being a standout! The Easter Eggstravaganza Festival is an annual event at the Big Sheep, where thousands of chocolate Easter Eggs get hidden across the park for children to find as they explore the attractions. The Easter bunny even makes an appearance at intervals throughout the day, so make sure you get a photo!

Big Sheep


CLOVELLY - Find the Easter Chicks

30th march to 13th April 


This picturesque coastal village nestles perfectly into the dramatic cliffs near Hartland. Historical cottages line the quaint cobbled streets down to the harbour below. During Easter children receive a village map on entry to Clovelly, this map marks the location of the Easter chicks perched up and down the cobbled High Street. Find at least 10 chicks on the route and they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg.  If they spot all 15 chicks, they win a bigger prize!


WOOLACOMBE - Cadbury Easter Trail

10th April to 13th April, (10:30am - 3pm)       


If you want to experience one of North Devon's best beaches, then look no further than Woolacombe. Its golden sands are the perfect spot for families to truly experience the areas' outstanding natural beauty. Combine this with the Cadbury Easter Trail and you have a fantastic day out for everyone!

The adventure trail weaves through Woolacombe Warren and children use trail maps (available from Woolacombe TIC, £2.50) to search for clues. Find all the clues and win the Cadbury chocolate prize.

Woolacombe Cadbury

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