And just like that... the Easter holidays are here! Outdoor attractions can re-open their doors and cafés and restaurants can now take bookings for outdoor dining from the 12th April - meaning that family time can feel a little more normal. Not sure where to visit first? Read on to discover the list of our exciting attractions open to the public once again during the Easter break...

Please check with businesses individually before booking - government guidelines/opening times may change!

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Try something new at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre 

Those craving the thrill of adventure will be pleased to know that Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre will be open for their Easter activity courses! From 6th-16th April, enjoy canoeing, kayaking, caving, archery and much more! Click here to book your spaces. 

Burn off some steam at Crealy Adventure Park

Hurrah - families will be able to return to Crealy Adventure Park from 12th April! Enjoy over 60 incredible rides and attractions, say hello to the friendly animals and explore the colourful indoor play areas! Visit their website to keep up-to-date with their ticket releases!

Experience new heights at Go Ape!

We'll be able to explore the trees of the stunning Haldon Forest from 12th April with Go Ape, the UK’s no.1 forest adventure! Harness up and fly across zip-wires, leap off the Tarzan Swing - there are activities for all ages/abilities! Click here to book your tree top adventure.

Travel through the skies with Aerosaurus Balloons

If you're desperate for a change of scenery, we've got just the ticket! Book an exclusive small hot air balloon ride with Aerosaurus Balloons from 12th April - go on, tick something off of your bucket list this Easter half term!

Reunite with the animals at Wildwood Escot

You aren't alone if you've missed greeting the friendly animals at Wildwood Escot! After 12th April, visitors will be able to visit the magnificent maze, outdoor play areas, 40-metre zip line and the fascinating Saxon village! Visit their website for updates and ways to support this fantastic organisation!

Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village will re-open on 12th April, allowing visitors to explore acres of award-winning gardens showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people. The kids will love this! Book your tickets in advance here.

Step back in time at Seaton Tramway

From 12th April, Seaton Tramway will re-open its doors to visitors! Gaze at 3 miles of unspoilt countryside along the Axe Valley as you board a old-fashioned tram, plus you'll get to travel through two nature reserves filled with fascinating birds and wildlife along the way! This is a family day out like no other! Click here to book your tickets.

Enjoy a family day out at South Devon Railway

Visit South Devon Railway's Buckfastleigh site this Easter from 12th April, for a day out in the fresh air within their 12-acre grounds! Let the kids enjoy the play area, relax within their picnic site and stroll along the riverside walk! The Lee Moor Tramway museum, north signal box and the gift & model shop will be open too. Please note - steam train journeys will resume from 17th May. 

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Despite the enforced closure of the last 12 months, the South Devon Railway has still managed to carry out considerable, necessary planned maintenance and improvement works all along the line, but using socially distanced workers. These jobs have ranged from preparing stations and signal boxes; clearing undergrowth and track repairs, to signalling, coach and loco repairs, plus endless cleaning and painting so that everything is ready for re-opening again.

Drive-thru one of Exeter Racecourse's first live events

Experience David Walliams' 'Billionaire Boy' live on stage at Exeter Racecourse on Thursday 15th April - this fun-filled event will be the biggest COVID-secure touring theatre show this Easter! Book your tickets before they sell out.

Discover the history of St Nicholas Priory with an outdoor tour

This is something for the history lovers! Book your space for a fascinating outdoor tour of St Nicholas Priory this Easter half term! This will be your chance to explore the outside of St Nicholas Priory, plus discover the history of the building and the surrounding archaeology! Find out more here.

Explore the spectacular grounds of Powderham Castle 

Powderham Castle will be re-opening their grounds and Secret Garden on 2nd April, just in time for Easter half term! Visitors will be able to explore over the Easter holidays, then every weekend in April and May. The grounds will be closed again until the re-opening on 25th July!

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Seaton Tramway logo

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