Best Easter Events South West 2022

Welcome to our what’s on guide this Easter in the South West in 2022. This includes events and attractions that are open in Cornwall – Devon – Dorset – Gloucestershire – Somerset & Bristol – Wiltshire. Please check with the attractions that they are open and their events are running before you leave home. Many attractions still require visitors to prebook in advance.

Things to do Easter in the South West 2022

American Museum and Gardens – Somerset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Claverton Manor, Claverton Down, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BD
Event – An Eggcellent Easter Adventure About – Join us throughout the school holidays for an outdoor trail, embracing the weather of the season and celebrating Spring in our beautiful grounds. Hunt for our creative and colourful nest installations throughout the gardens and parkland. Pick up an activity pack on arrival and join our scavenger hunt (an additional fee applies). Visit the crafting station for some fabulous Easter-themed crafts

Antony House – Cornwall

When? 12th – 21st April
Address: Ferry Ln, Torpoint PL11 2QA
Event – Easter Egg Hunts About – National Trust. At the start of your Easter adventures in nature trail, pick up your activity pack to find the bespoke trail you’re going to follow. Find and complete the 10 nature-inspired activities that are hiding along the way. Playing hedge detective, shaking like a squirrel and making wild art are just some of the activities you can experience at Antony. Finish the trail and collect your Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg or an allergen-free alternative at the end (where available).

Avon Valley Adventure – Somerset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Pixash Ln, Bath Rd, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1TP
Event – Dinosaur Valley Live About – This Easter Dinosaur Valley is taking over Avon Valley for a totally ROARsome, interactive eggstravaganza!  We have hatched plans that will make Dinosaur Valley: LIVE! the biggest and best dinosaur themed day out in the South West!

Avon Valley Railway – Somerset

When? 17th & 18th April
Address: Bitton Station, Bath Rd, Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD
Event – Chocolate Train About – This Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday we’ll be going all chocolatey! We spent ten years restoring the old steam loco from the Fry’s factory site and you’ll be able to see it running again. Then, look at displays on the history of Fry’s and talk to people who used to work there. There’ll also be a Fry’s chocolate treat for all the children too.

Becky Falls – Devon

When? 2nd – 24th April
Address: Manaton, Newton Abbot TQ13 9UG
Event – Celebrate Easter About – Complete the challenge for a go on the chocolate tombola – prize for every child. Help our Pixie Oakley with the Easter-themed Challenge to win a go on our chocolate tombola. Prize every time. Not forgetting all our usual activities, including a choice of three circular walking trails. You can take your time to explore over 50 acres of woodland rich in wildlife. Children can have a go at our Nature Challenge which includes a free prize for every child.

Berkeley Castle – Gloucestershire

When? 15th – 18th April
Address: Berkeley GL13 9PJ
Event – Civil War at Berkeley Castle About – For King & Parliament. A fantastic Easter weekend of living history. Horse & Foot will go through their paces in exciting arena displays, whilst families can enjoy period music, have-a-go dancing, and join in with children’s activities. 

Bicton Park – Devon

When? 16th – 18th April
Address: Bicton, East Budleigh Salterton, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BJ
About – Easter Bunny Hunt around the park.

Bishop’s Palace – Somerset

When? 8th – 24th April
Address: The Bishop’s Palace, Wells BA5 2PD
Event – Family Dragon Trail About – Explore the gardens of The Bishop’s Palace and hunt for dragons from around the world with our Family Dragon Trail! Follow in the footsteps of Bishop Jocelin, who built the Palace over 800 months ago and slayed the legendary Dinder Worm. The trail can be collected from the ticket office on your arrival and a small prize is available on completion.

Bowood House and Gardens – Wiltshire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Old Rd, Derry Hill, Calne SN11 0LZ
Event – Big Easter Adventure About – Join in the fun this Easter with our BIG Egg Hunt in the Arboretum, there will be a fun Easter Bunny Hide and Seek in the Adventure Playground and interactive Easter activities within the House.

Bristol Zoo – Bristol

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: College Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA
Event – 2 Family Trails About – Join us for two cracking days out and two eggcellent Easter family trails, packed full with eggxtremely fascinating animal facts. Using our activity sheet to guide you, solve the eggnigma at each egg to discover the keyword for each trail and claim your sticker reward!

Camel Creek – Cornwall

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Tredinnick, Wadebridge PL27 7RA
Event – Easter Extravaganza About – It’s our first Easter in 2 years. Keep your eyes on our events page for more information coming very soon.

Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm – Wiltshire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Amesbury Rd, Cholderton, Salisbury SP4 0EW
Event – Easter Holiday Eggcitement About – Visit us during the Easter Break for Easter Egg Hunts, appearances from the Easter Bunny and see our new baby animals! More details coming soon!

Clearwell Caves – Gloucestershire

When? 8th – 24th April
Address: The Rocks, Clearwell, Coleford GL16 8JR
Event – Spot the eggs About – This year some of the Forest birds have found their way into Clearwell Caves to lay their eggs. How many eggs can you spot? Correct entries are entered into our Easter Grand Prize Draw. Good Luck!

Corfe Castle – Dorset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham BH20 5EZ
Event – Castle and the dragon family trail About – National Trust. Help the friendly but forgetful Corfe Castle Dragon find the items that she’s lost around the castle. Each item is very important to the history of Corfe Castle, so keep your eyes peeled as your search the ruins. When you’ve noted all the items on your trail sheet, you must search for the Dragon herself to return the items and collect your prize from the Dragons nest.

Cotswold Farm Park – Gloucestershire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5FL
Event – Easter Holidays About – Celebrate Easter with us and join our egg-stra fun activities which are guaranteed to get your little one hopping around with excitement! Set off on an Easter egg hunt, choose a spring face paint design and meet the newly born members of our herds. As well as having the chance to feed our greedy goats, your little farmer can also get hands-on bottle-feeding our playful lambs who are waiting for their dinner.

Crealy Theme Park – Devon

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DR
Event – Eggo-Saurus Dino Hunt About – Join us during the Devon Easter Holidays for a Jurassic adventure as you set to discover all of our dinosaur egg locations across the Theme Park to win an egg-ceptional prize!

Dartmoor Zoo – Devon

When? 14th April
Address: Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG
Event – Easter Eggstravaganzoo About – Hop on over to Dartmoor Zoo and join us for our Easter EggstravaganZOO event!

Dunsters Castle – Somerset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Dunster, Minehead TA24 6NY
Event – Easter Adventures About – The Easter adventures nature trail is back and there is lots of fun to be had with your family as you explore Dunster this Easter. Discover tropical plants, cosy dens and learn about the bats that live in the castle. £3 per trail per person with one egg prize.

Dyrham Park – Gloucestershire

When? 9th – 18th April
Address: Dyrham, Bath, Chippenham SN14 8HY
Event – Easter Egg Hunts About – National Trust. Come along and explore the beautiful grounds of Dyrham Park. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Farmer Palmers – Dorset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Wareham Rd, Organford, Poole, Organford, Poole BH16 6EU
Event – Easter Holidays About – Did some ‘bunny’ say Easter Eggs? Hop along to Farmer Palmer’s Easter Eggstravaganza on Easter Bank Holiday Weekend! Eggcellent daily Egg Hunts and watch out for the ‘Bandit-Bunnies’ on the Tractor Ride! Full details, dates and times TBC.

Hope Nature Centre – Wiltshire

When? 8th – 24th April
Address: Frome Rd, Southwick, Trowbridge BA14 9QD
Event – Easter Egg Trail About – Looking for some egg-citement this Easter? Take part in The Easter Egg Trail, and go on the hunt for our 6 giant Easter eggs. Find all of them and you’ll get a treat from the Easter Bunny.

Knightshayes – Devon

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Bolham, Devon, EX16 7RQ
Event – Easter Trail About – National Trust. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful gardens of Knightshayes. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Lanhydrock – Cornwall

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: B3268, Bodmin PL30 4AB
Event – Easter Trail Hunts About – National Trust. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful parkland of Lanhydrock. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

Longleat – Wiltshire

When? 8th – 24th April
Address: Warminster BA12 7NW
Event – Alice in Wonderland Easter Eggstravaganza About – The Mad Hatter invites you to help him make origami roses in The Orangery for the Queen of Hearts. Then head to the Love Maze where the clumsy cards are trying to get the garden ready in time for her party. It’s down to you to add your red roses to the bushes before the Queen of Hearts loses her temper. In the Longhouse, enter the weird and wonderful Tulgey Wood where you can challenge your family and friends to a game of crazy golf.

Lost Gardens of Heligan – Cornwall

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN
Event – Nature’s Superheroes About – This Easter, join us at The Lost Gardens of Heligan to become re-acquainted with some of the world’s most invincible and globally important characters, Nature’s Superheroes! Discover the heroes of the natural world and the detailed and daily climate-affecting missions they embark on to save the planet. Choose your superhero and follow your quiz trail mission map to follow them across the Heligan estate, learning more about their lives and how they affect ours. What do you already know about them, what will you learn and how will you pledge to help their missions?

Mapperton House – Dorset

When? 17th – 21st April
Address: Mapperton, Beaminster DT8 3NR
Event – Easter Children’s Trail About – Join our fun family trail in the gardens this Easter! Follow the trail around the garden discovering Easter eggs and solving the clues until you reach the end! Prizes will be available in the Coach House at the end of the trail.

Newquay Zoo – Cornwall

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Trenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2NL
Event – Easter School Holiday Activities About – Throughout the Easter school holidays we’ll be running daily animal talks led by our rangers where you can discover amazing facts about the animals at Newquay Zoo. Plus you can take part in our fun, free and interactive nature-themed activities.

Noahs Ark Zoo Farm – Somerset

When? 2nd – 25th April
Address: Clevedon Rd, Wraxall, Clevedon BS48 1PG
Event – Easter Adventures About – Our animals are hiding special easter eggs around the zoo which spell out a hidden message. Will you find all the hidden animals with their eggs and crack the code? Hand in your trail to our gift shop to receive a special treat and for your chance to win a prize.

Old Down Country Park – Somerset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Foxholes Ln, Old Down, Bristol BS32 4PG
Event – Easter Extravaganza About – We’re egg-cited for our busy Easter Extravaganza this April. We have a range of activities and fun for a great family adventure. We will be joined by special guest Peter Rabbit on selected dates throughout our Extravaganza. Join in with Peter Rabbit’s love of nature and exploring! …and more

Paignton Zoo – Devon

When? Easter school holidays
Address: Totnes Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EU
Event – Easter School Holiday Activities About – Throughout the Easter school holidays we’ll be running daily animal talks led by our rangers where you can discover amazing facts about the animals at Paignton Zoo. Plus you can take part in our fun, free and interactive nature-themed activities.

Paradise Park and Junglebarn

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: 16 Trelissick Rd, Hayle TR27 4HY
Event – Easter Golden Egg Challenge About – Have a cracking time on the Easter Golden Egg Challenge around Paradise Park, and when you have completed the quiz you can claim your yummy chocolate reward.

Pencarrow House and Gardens – Cornwall

When? 17th – 18th April
Address: Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG
Event – Easter Trail About – Join us on Easter Sunday and Monday for fun in the gardens and look for the hidden clues, solve the puzzle and collect your prize!! Open from 10.00 – 5.00 pm – under 16’s free in the gardens.

Pendennis Castle – Cornwall

When? 2nd – 24th April
Address: Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP
Event – Easter Adventure Quest About – Join us for a cracking adventure quest at Pendennis Castle this Easter holiday. Explore the site to hunt for clues and challenges, and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Track down the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with a chocolate treat and an adventurer’s certificate. The quest costs just £1.50, which you can pay when you arrive at the site. This is in addition to the normal ticket price.

Roves Farm – Wiltshire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Roves Farm & Visitor Centre, Sevenhampton, Swindon SN6 7QG
Event – Easter Egg Trail About – Follow our Easter bunny trail taking you along grassy paths and animal paddocks. Meet the animals as you follow the trail to find the clue to lead you to the Easter bunny’s house. *additional charge applies to members.

Slimbridge – Gloucestershire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Newgrounds Ln, Gloucester GL2 7BT
Event – Easter Duck Trail About – Come and have a quacking time at our wetlands as you enjoy our Easter Duck Trail, the perfect opportunity to get outdoors with all the family. Pick up a trail card and crack the clues to find the bright yellow, cheeky ducks that are hiding around our wetlands.

Stourhead – Wiltshire

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Stourton, Warminster BA12 6QF
Event – Easter Egg Hunts About – National Trust. Make your way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities for the whole family. Come along and explore the beautiful Stourhead Gardens. The price of the trail is £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end.

The Tank Museum – Dorset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG
Event – Easter Holiday About – Easter fun for the whole family to enjoy. The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. Experience the biggest day out in history with 300 tanks, explosive live displays, kids’ activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. Free children’s trails.

Woodlands Family Theme Park – Devon

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: Woodlands Leisure Park A3122, Totnes TQ9 7DQ
Event – Eggstreme Easter About – The UK’s Number 1 Easter Bunny Grotto is even better this year! Traverse through Rabbit warren and enter a land like no other full of egg static fun and see the magic of the world of Easter. Meet the Easter Bunny himself and collect your special gift! Woodlands Easter Bunny’s Grotto is the first of its kind in the South West where customers will experience an eggstra special eggcounter with the one and only Easter Bunny. (extra cost)

Wookey Hole – Somerset

When? 9th – 24th April
Address: The Mill, High St, Wookey Hole, Wells BA5 1BB
Event – Easter About – Wookey Hole is always special, no matter what time of year you visit but Easter is a particularly magical time. After the dark of winter, our beautiful valley comes alive with blossom and the laughter of families enjoying their holidays. Walk through our enchanted valley to visit the Dinosaur Grove. In the Valley, you can join in our free Easter trail and receive a free chocolate egg for every child.

World of Country Life – Devon

When? 11th – 22nd April
Address: W Down Ln, Sandy Bay, Exmouth EX8 5BY
Event – Easter Holiday Family Fun About – There’s a full programme of daily activities to keep you busy all day. Walk a goat, bottle feed a lamb, hand-feed the red deer & llama, watch the Hawkridge Birds of Prey flying display, cheer on your favourite ferret at Ferret Racing Total Wipeout or cuddle a rabbit at Animal Handling! Plus, over the Easter Weekend, special Easter arts & crafts sessions and the Easter Egg Trail!


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