It’s been a fabulous start to the year so far. February was the warmest the UK’s ever seen and the weather outlook for Spring is looking very promising too! So why not make the most of this fantastic opportunity and book a holiday in the South West? Here at our Bude holiday cottages we’ve really been looking forward to this Spring. We have even opened our heated outdoor pool early as the weather is looking so good! As we’ve already listed some fantastic things to do in Cornwall in Spring 2019, we thought it would be good to let you know about some of the fun family events taking place in Devon this Spring.

Meet Star Wars Characters at the Milky Way

If you or a family member is a Star Wars fan you will want to keep your diary free on Saturday 20th April to visit the Milky Way Adventure Park in Bideford, North Devon. There will be meet and greets with some of the most iconic Star Wars characters including storm troopers, Yoda and Chewie. This is a fantastic selfie opportunity and don’t forget to get an autograph from your favourite Star Wars characters!

The event has been organised by the UK Garrison and Rebel Legion who are the world’s largest Star Wars costume character clubs. The groups are all volunteers who kindly donate 100% of their appearance fees to charity. This is a fantastic way to meet other Star Wars fans and find out interesting facts about the films that you may not have known.

The Milky Way Adventure Park is located just a 30 minute drive away from our Bude holiday cottages and offers something for the whole family. It has attractions from soft play and sensory areas for younger children, as well as large roller coasters and plenty of shows for everyone to enjoy. The best news is that all the extra Star Wars fun is included in the normal entry price of a day ticket to the Milky Way Adventure Park.

Woolly Week at Powderham Castle

Woolly Week is being held at Powderham Castle this Easter holiday between Monday 8th and Monday 22nd April 2019. Powderham Castle is Just over an hours’ drive from our Bude holiday cottages and this is a great family event for animal lovers!

The Sheep Show includes shearing demonstrations and fun commentary on each of the  sheep. You and the family can also visit the walled garden to take part in a themed trail and see the lambs.

The Sheep Show is included with a normal day ticket to Powderham Castle, where the whole family will find plenty to do including a tour of the 600 year old castle. You will also get full access to the formal gardens, children’s play areas and a tractor trail through a deer safari!

Megga Easter Egg Hunt, plus meet Peter Rabbit at Crealy Theme Park & Resort

Situated just over an hour away from our Bude holiday cottages you can take part in the Megga Easter Egg Hunt at Crealy Theme Park & Resort near Exeter, Devon. Running from Monday 15th to Monday 22nd of April, you will have a fun family day out, using a map to find all the hidden Easter eggs.

The whole theme park will be open after the Winter break, including the water rides and Twister, which is a spinning car rollercoaster. Also, for any Peter Rabbit™ fans, you will be able to meet him from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd of April.

Crealy are doing a fantastic deal where you’ll be able to get 7 days for the price of one ticket,  which means you can visit the park for a whole day and come back again for the next six days for absolutely free!

Lydford Gorge – Events throughout the Spring

If you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors this Spring then why not head to dog friendly Lydford Gorge, 25 miles away from our Bude holiday cottages, near Okehampton.

On Saturday 23rd March Lydford Gorge is holding a ‘fun with fire’ event, where adults and children learn new skills, by making a fire without the use of matches. You can then make some tasty dough to cook over the firepit. Entry is just £2.50 per person.

Heading into Easter, Lydford Gorge is hosting a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt between Saturday 6th and Monday 22nd April. You and your children can follow a trail through the orchard, finding out how animals make their homes. At the end of the trail you will find a yummy chocolate treat.

On Saturday 6th April, as a one off special, Lydford Gorge are hosting a family wild kitchen day. This is a great opportunity for the family to forage for wild garlic, that’s not usually allowed as the site is of special scientific interest. You will then use the garlic to make a pesto pasta dish over the campfire. You will need to book in advance for this event, costing £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.

There are plenty more fun family events at Lydford Gorge over the Spring including launching a bottle rocket, bug home making, making woodland bunny faces, sculpture making and much more!

With so much to see and do this Spring in Devon, we are sure that you and you and your family will have a fantastic holiday in the South West! Our Bude holiday cottages are suitable for different sized families and groups, from 4 and up to 12 people. We also have plenty of on-site facilities to keep the family entertained after a fun filled day out, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, woodland walk, formal gardens and a fully licensed bar. We still have some availability at our Bude holiday cottages for the Easter school holidays. Please take a look at our prices and availability.