Easter 2015 events on and near the Peninsula

With Easter just around the corner, there’s something for everyone on and near the Peninsula over the next few weeks.  This beautiful part of North Devon is the perfect place to spend a day, a short break or a holiday this Easter.


With Easter just around the corner, there’s something for everyone on and near the Peninsula over the next few weeks.  This beautiful part of North Devon is the perfect place to spend a day, a short break or a holiday this Easter.


Clovelly Fudge for the 
Funtastic Fudge Hunt 2015

Clovelly have their Funtastic Fudge Hunt from now until April 6th: visit this beautiful, historic village, with its steep cobbled streets tumbling down to the ancient quay, and hunt for one of the twenty fudge stones hidden around the village. Find one and you win a whole kilogram of Clovelly fudge made up of eight different flavours! Admission charges.

Hartland Abbey, on the 5th & 6th April, have a weekend of Easter activities. Join in the fun in the beautiful grounds and gardens.  Children can search all the woodland paths and walks for clues that will lead them to a hidden treasure trove of Easter Eggs, and there will be traditional games like Pin the Tail on the Bunny.  The daffodils and spring flowers should be looking wonderful, making this a special day out for adults and children alike. Dogs are very welcome provided they don’t eat the Easter eggs first! Admission charges.

The Point at Hartland Point – Easter Egg Hunt & Family Quiz

The Point @ Hartland Point, open daily from 10am-5pm, has an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, and all children will receive an egg. Adults aren’t left out – there’s a free Easter biscuit with every hot drink purchased. There’s also a family quiz all year round.  Spectacularly beautiful, it’s the perfect place for an Easter walk and for morning coffee, light lunches, smoothies, soups, cakes, cream teas and much more. Come and explore this most dramatic part of the South West Coast Path.

Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Room (admission to the gardens) and Cheristow Lavender (free) are both open for beautiful gardens and delicious food and drink, plus theOld Bakery Coffee Shop, newly opened for 2015, is another perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea and a stroll around Hartland Village. 

The Old Smithy Inn, Welcombe. Fabulous Sunday roasts 
in a  coastal and rural setting

If your idea of the perfect Easter is a pint of the finest local ale or cider and a delicious Sunday lunch then look no further than Hartland Quay Hotel and Wreckers Bar with its astonishing setting and views right on the coast. Walk via the coast path or quiet country lanes, or cycle or drive down. Burn off some Easter energy at Hartland Quay beach and the surrounding coast path walks then retire to the pub for home cooked food and great local drinks.  Similarly, the Old Smithy Inn, with its excellent food, atmosphere and reviews, does fabulous Sunday roasts in this gorgeous rural and coastal setting at timelessly beautiful Welcombe. Beautiful walks at and from the coast path or drive, walk or cycle in the sheltered, wooded lanes.  Lovely, sandy Welcombe beach is a great place for a pre- or post-lunch walk or some Easter beach combing.

Hartland House Spa – Indulgent Cocoa & Rose Spa
Afternoon for £95pp

For the ultimately relaxing Easter, Hartland House Spa is offering an Indulgent Cocoa & Rose Spa Afternoon for £95pp. This glorious rural spa is in a truly stunning location overlooking the coast and Lundy Island.  The offer includes: 4 hours at the spa; cocoa, tea or coffee on arrival; use of all spa facilities including pool, hot tub, sauna and relaxation rooms; a relaxing 85 minute treatment with warming cocoa candle back massage and luxury rose facial; hire of fluffy robe and slippers and a sumptuous Afternoon High Tea including sandwiches, Devonshire cream tea and chocolates.

A little further afield, RHS Rosemoor has lots of Easter activities, walks and workshops for all generations plus its Easter Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, and, for families, the Big Sheep has its Easter Eggstravanganza and the Milky Way also opens for Easter.  Both offer a whole day of theme park fun, rides and activities which will have your little ones tucked up in bed for an early night at the end of it!

For lots more events and ideas for places to stay, days out, short breaks and holidays at this most beautiful part of North Devon this Easter and the rest of the year, see www.hartlandpeninsula.co.uk.

Docton Mill Gardens & Tea Room


Cheristow Lavender’s afternoon tea (pre-order only)
Hartland Abbey & Gardens


Easter Cheesecake from 
the Old Bakery Coffee Shop, Hartland


Hartland Quay Hotel & Wreckers Retreat Bar


Pints outside the Wreckers Retreat Bar at
 Hartland Quay Hotel


Easter 2015 events on and near the Peninsula