We love Easter here in Tavistock. Spring is in the air, the hedges are full of primroses and daffodils, Easter eggs are on the shelves and school is out! It’s a magical time here on the edge of Dartmoor.
Here are some of the best things to do in and around Tavistock this Easter.
Tavistock Easter Trail
Tavistock Town Centre always puts on an eggstravagant hunt for egg enthusiasts. Can you help the Easter Bunny find all his friends who have taken off around town? Find and identify all 18 and you will earn your sweet treat. What’s more you get the chance to win your own Easter egg. The best bit… it’s FREE to take part!
Dates: 1st – 15th April (not Sundays).
Location: Tavistock Town Centre – collect trail sheets from Guildhall Visitor Information Centre; Toy Cupboard on West Street; Kaleidoscope Toys on Brook Street. Estimated duration is 2 hours.
Times: Shop Opening Hours.
Cost: It’s FREE!
Find out more: www.visit-tavistock.co.uk/town-trails
The Inside Garden | Paint an Easter Pot
Paint an Easter pot and take home a plant to put in it. The ideal creative activity for you and the kids!
Dates: 6th & 13th April.
Location: The Inside Garden, 8 Market Street, Tavistock PL19 0DA.
Times: 11am & 2pm.
Cost: £15 per person. Costs includes Easter themed pot, an air plant to take home, an hour of creative fun.
Find out more: https://www.facebook.com/theinsidegarden
The Garden House | Easter Trail
Get ready for some ‘eggsploring’ around the beautiful Garden House. Collect your trail pack from Visitor Reception and find the Easter eggs, bunny footprints and carrots hidden all around the gardens. Pack includes free cookie from our cafe on completion of the trail! Try to pick a winning ticket to get a chocolate egg donated by the lovely people at Tesco in Tavistock.
Dates: 3rd – 14th April.
Location: The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon PL20 7LQ. Times: Trail open during normal visiting hours - 10.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm).
Cost: Normal admission applies (members have free entry and includes up to 3 children or grandchildren for free). Pack costs £2 – goodies, trail map, colouring sheet crayons and more!
Find out more: www.thegardenhouse.org.uk/whats-on
Dartmoor National Park Visitor Centres | Easter Eggventure
Leave the Easter chocolate behind, dust off the winter cobwebs and take yourself off for a self-guided egg-venture. We've designed some walks so you can go off on your own egg-themed adventure. Making use of our award-winning Miles Without Stiles routes, you simply follow an easy access trail and enjoy some fun challenges along the way. Just ask staff in our National Park Visitor Centres for a map and off you go!
Dates: 1st – 16th April.
Location: National Park Visitor Centres at Princetown, Postbridge and Haytor.
Also on Saturday 8th April, you can take part in a family navigation course from Princetown. Family Navigation courses are great for the whole family. The adults of the family will learn all the same information as a Basic Navigation course but over a shorter walk to accommodate for those little legs on the course. The skills taught to children are adapted to each child and their individual learning level, suitable for all ages.
Find out more: https://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/enjoy-dartmoor/events
Tamar Trails | Easter Trail
Follow clues, explore the woods and hunt for signs of spring. There are two trails to choose, one is an adventurous trail with steep sections; it is likely to be muddy in parts, is definitely not suitable for buggies or bikes. It will take around 1 hour to complete.
The second is a shorter easier trail more suited to off road buggies and toddlers. All trails are completely off road and through the woods. The easier trail will probably be a bit muddy in places but mostly on the flat -ish, it will be suitable for big wheeled pushchairs, but you might have a to push hard up a couple of slopes. It will take approximately 1 hour to complete with much younger children, but this time varies with ages and enthusiasm!
Dates: 1st – 16th April.
Location: Tamar Trails Centre, Woodlands, Tavistock PL19 8JE.
Cost: £2.50 which includes a sweet treat at the end. Booking online is essential.
Find out more: www.treesurfers.co.uk/online-booking
Lifton Farm Shop | Baby Lamb Experience
Celebrate the start of the farming year at Strawberry Fields. See the new born lambs, learn about how they are cared for and join in the fun of lamb bottle feeding – make sure to hold on tight! Knowledgeable staff are on hand to explain how lambing season is going and how special Spring time is down on the farm at Strawberry Fields Lifton.
Dates: 1st – 16 April.
Location: Strawberry Fields, Lifton, PL16 0DH
Times: 10:00-14:00. The experience lasts 20 minutes.
Cost: £7.50 per ticket. Children only. 1’s go free.
Dartmoor National Park | Moon Walk
Hear stories of black dogs, witches and other legends as you walk by torchlight in the dark across Dartmoor. No dogs allowed. Approx. 4 miles suitable for children 10+. Places are limited so book and pay in advance.
Dates: 6th April.
Location: Pork Hill car park SX531 751
Cost: Adults £7.00, under 16 £5.00
Find out more: //paulrendelldartmoor.co.uk/walks/
Morwellham Quay | Village Explorer & Mine Train Adventure Come and explore the historic quayside, cottages, assayer’s laboratory and visit our costume museum. You will learn about mining life from Miner Bob and then head to a ride into the George and Charlotte Copper Mine. Once back in the village, you can join the living history guide for some hands-on activities.
Dates: Various dates in April.
Location: Morwellham Quay, Tavistock PL19 8JL.
Cost: Adult £19.95, child £18.95, under 2 free.
For more of what is happening in Tavistock see www.visit-tavistock.co.uk/what's-on