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Tucked away in the North West
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Mar 15, Mother's Day and 2015 season opening at Docton Mill

  Come and treat the favourite lady in your life to lunch or a cream tea and a visit to this beautiful garden which is bursting with spring displays of snowdrops, daffodils, camelias, magnolias, corylopsis, hellebores, pulmonarias and much more. The tea room has something for everyone: local Ruby Red beef, fresh crab, smoked salmon, a fantastic range of desserts, cakes and drinks and of course Docton Mill's award winning cream tea. U18s free. Well behaved dogs welcome. Tea room free entry, gardens £4.50 Adult and £4.25 OAP.

Mar 15, Daffodil Day, Hartland Abbey

 See the wonderful collection of historic daffodils, many planted 150 years ago. Abbey spring flower days are really good fun days out for everyone including the children and dogs. Visitors will be able to see daffodils, camellias, hellebores, early spring bulbs, mimosas and wild primroses and violets. Warming hot pasties, light lunches and really good home made cream teas available in the Old Kitchen Tea Room. Visitors are advised to bring wellies and do please bring lots of dogs! For further information please ring 01237 441496 /441234.

Mar 28 - Apr 6, Funtastic Fudge Hunt, Clovelly

Twenty fudge stones will be hidden in the village for ten days, leading up to and over Easter. Find one and take it to the Fudge Shop at the Vistor Centre and discover how much fudge you have won. If you find Number 20, you will win a whole kilo of fudge made up of eight different flavours - what a treat! And you can come back and try again. One stone redeemable per visiting family per day. Normal admission applies.


Apr 3, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Big Sheep, Abbotsham

A GIANT Easter bunny will be making a special appearance at the BIG Sheep family attraction on Good Friday 3rd April to enjoy a very special holiday breakfast before taking children on a magical Easter egg hunt around the family attraction. After breakfast the Easter Bunny and Woolly, the BIG Sheep’s friendly character sheep, will take all the children on a magical Easter egg hunt around the attraction in search of LOTS of mini chocolate eggs and Bunny and Woolley will be giving out clues to any child who can’t find any eggs.

Apr 5 & 6, Easter Fun Days, Hartland Abbey

Details to be confirmed but lots of Easter Fun in the Hartland Abbey grounds for all. Admission charges apply.


Apr 19, Bluebell Days, Hartland Abbey

The bluebell season is throughout April and the beginning of May but normally the last two weeks in April are when the flowers are at their best. Visit and explore the woodland walks; the beautiful bluebells at Hartland Abbey carpet the walks from the Walled Gardens to the sea. For the energetic, there is plenty of opportunity for walking the 3½ miles within the Abbey grounds . The Abbey love children and dogs and hope that you will bring as many as possible!

Apr 19, Vintage Bride Fair, Clovelly Court

This gorgeous wedding fair is both VINTAGE and NAUTICALLY inspired ... the perfect combination for one of the most stunning wedding locations in North Devon. The Great Terrace at Clovelly Court will host a beautiful Vintage style Blue Fizz marquee, showcasing an array of wonderful wedding suppliers, both locally and regionally based. With live music, Pop Up Vintage style refreshments and food, Pop Up Beauty Parlour, roaming Catwalk, fabulous giveaways and goody bags ... the fair is the perfect Spring destination for brides and grooms ‘to be’.

Apr 25 & 26, North Devon Mind, Body & Soul Festival

The Mind, Body and Soul Festival will have in excess of 50 stands promoting massage, reflexology, life coaching, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Kinesiology, Chiropractic, Personal Colour Analysis, Acupuncture, Pilates, Colour Breathing, Homeopathy, Reiki, Yoga, Bowen Technique, spiritual healing, Dimensional Energy Voice Analysis, Crystal Healing, Metamorphic Technique, Shamanic Healing, Alexander Technique, Nutrition, Medicinal Herbalists, Psychic readings and Feng Shui.

May 3, Hartland Hartbreaker at Hartland Abbey

13(ish) miles of extreme cross-country running, this is a not-to-be-missed event for the endurance runner through spectacular woodland, coastal and parkland scenery, and for spectators who just want to stand and admire the sheer pluck, stamina and tenacity of the participants.


May 30, The Cream Tea Challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care Big Sheep, Abbotsham.

The Cream Tea Challenge is open to professional, amateur and junior bakers and entrants will have an opportunity to enter either the ‘Fruit Scone’ or ‘Plain Scone’ category or both categories. Entrants will have to bake four scones for each category. In order to avoid the age old debate as to whether the cream or jam should come first, Cream Tea Challenge sponsors, Asda of Bideford will be supplying the cream and jam and entrants can stipulate how they would prefer to have their scone dressed.

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