If you’re planning on a short break to Torbay this Easter holiday, and after all why shouldn’t you be, it’s certainly been cold and quite a bleak few months, weather wise at least, there are plenty of events happening around the bay.
From arts and crafts at Torre Abbey, spectacular shows and performances at the Palace, Princess and Babbacombe theatre to murder mysteries at the Torquay Museum and of course Easter egg hunts from St Marychurch, to Brixham.
Torbay Easter Egg Hunts
From the 29th to the 15th April, venue dates may vary
Throughout the bank holiday weekend and into the Easter Holiday’s you can take part in one of the many Easter Egg Hunts that are available in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Start your hunt in Babbacombe at the Model Village with their Easter Egg trail, can you find all of the hidden eggs, some maybe a little harder to find than others.
Then head into Torquay town centre at the Dinosaur World for their Easter egg hunt. If you find them all you could well win a special Easter edition Dinosaur certificate. Plus you could get your hands on a Dinosaur World T-Shirt and a Dinosaur Goodie Bag full of toys.
Up for more eggsploring, head over to Paignton Zoo for a really wild Easter Egg hunt.
Finally round the day off with a trip to Berry Head for their very own Easter Egg hunt.
Pilgrim Open Day
On the 2nd and 8th April 2018
Head back to sea and step back to 1895 with the Pilgrim of Brixham open day.
The Pilgrim of Brixham aka The Pilgrim BM45, built in 1895 by W & A Uphams is one of a handful of surviving red sailed, wood built Brixham Sailing Trawlers. In their heyday there were over 300 similar type vessels that played a huge part in the development of trawling.
The Pilgrim BM45 was restored to its former glory in 2011, throughout the Easter holidays you can step board this amazing piece of history for a guided tour.
More details are available via the Pilgrim of Brixham website.
From the cave to the cosmos
On the 2nd April 2018
Ever thought about what our ancestors saw as they looked up at the night sky from their caves?
Well join Kents Cavern and Dartmoor Skies for an evening of astronomy and experience how our ancestors would of explored the cosmos.
Featuring an insightful, fun and fully interactive talk from Rob of Dartmoor Skies. You will explore what the previous inhabitants of Kents Cavern would and wouldn’t of seen as they gazed up at the night sky.
Hot drinks will be provided at the end of the evening.
Further details are available via the Kents Cavern website.
Tornado Dinghy Regatta
On the 2nd April 2018
Nothing says a holiday quite like the sea air, and the smell of fish and chips.
Head down to the Royal Torbay Yacht Club on Beacon Terrace, Torquay and watch the Torbay Tornado Dinghy Regatta featuring around 40 Adult dinghies all racing off the coast of Torquay
Go on get yourself down there.
Mini World Light Ups
From March 29th to October 18th
During the day the Babbacombe Model Village looks stunning, during the evening it looks even better. As lights from thousands of miniature homes, buildings and more switch on creating an enchanting atmosphere.
People are advised not to come to the village to early, and to experience the true effects to visit the model villa from dusk onwards.
For more details about the evening illuminations at the Babbacombe Model Village take a look at their website.
Meet the Animals
From 2nd April 2018
Alongside the award winning zoo, you can of course get down to Occombe Farm and meet the animals.
Enjoy an afternoons walk around the farm, whilst meeting and maybe even feeding some of the animals. Meeting the animals takes place on the 2nd, 6th and 13th April from 10am-11am.
Once you’ve met the animals why not enjoy a bite to eat at the the cafe or go for a wander around the Occombe farm shop.
More details can be found on the Occombe Farm Website.
Be a pirate, on a Thursday
From March 29th 2018
If the idea of putting on your best pirate hat, rolling up with a bottle of rum sounds like fun then get yourselves over to Brixham on a Thursday for Pirate Thursday’s. Held during both the Spring and Summer holidays.
Held at the Old Market Fish House, Brixham, for those young at heart, or arght, take part in one of the many Pirate deeds including Balloon modelling, puppet show, arts & crafts, workshops, fancy dress competitions, of course and much more.
Further details available via the their website.
Celebrate with Gin
On the 13th and 14th April 2018
Round off your Easter break with sampling a huge variety of gins on the 13th and 14th April at the The Assembly Hall in Torquay.
Tickets and booking are available via their website and costs around £11.00 for the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon session. The Saturday evening sessions costs £12.00.
As well as sampling a variety of Gins you can also tuck into some tasty food, listen to some fantastic music and entertainment.
Over 18s only. So dust down your glad rags and enjoy an evening fuelled by gin.