What’s on in South Devon this April?
The start of a brand new season at Galmpton is just around the corner. The sun is coming out and Easter celebrations are about to start up. With so much going on in South Devon, now is the perfect time to pay a visit and explore all the area has to offer. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the top upcoming events in South Devon to get you excited for the 2018 season!
Babbacombe Model Village Easter Egg Trail – 29th March – 15th April
The world famous Babbacombe Model Village – and its award-winning gardens – is one of the most popular attractions in Torquay. This highly detailed model village gives visitors a humorous insight into the last 60 years of British life and is loved by adults and children alike.
This Easter there’s been some new additions to Babbacombe – though they might be hard to spot. Hidden around the village are 20 Easter eggs, spot all of them and be rewarded with a chocolate prize – a great way to spend a warm spring afternoon with the kids!
Babbacombe Model Village is also running their evening illuminations from March 29th. Pay a visit on any Thursday evening and see this tiny world light up in all its glory.
Kents Caverns Dinosaur Quest – Easter Underground – 30th March – 15th April
Kents Caverns is the most impressive cave systems in the UK and is considered one of the most important Stone Age sites in all of Europe – being recognised as a nationally important archaeological site in 1957.
This Easter, the Caverns are running a variety of activities as part of their “Easter Underground” event. Young explorers can take part in a dinosaur quest and get up close to a full-size cave dinosaur. They can also help out the cavern caveman, Cavog, who’s managed to drop his Easter eggs around the cave – when he gets them all back he’s sure to give a generous reward!
Grinagog Music Festival – 20th – 22nd April
Entering its second ever year, the Grinagog music and arts festival combines the quirky elements of Glastonbury, family fun and a beachside location. Set in the grounds of the historic Torre Abbey, the Grinagog festival brings a colourful and creative festival experience to Torquay – something exemplified by the sea-monster Grinagog mascot itself.
With this year’s headliners including grime star Big Narstie and reggae legend Macka B, Grinagog is an exciting new entry in this year’s musical calendar.
The 26th Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival 2018 – 19th – 21st April
The Tuckers Maltings in Newton Abbot is one of only four malt houses left in the UK. This traditional producer of malt, supplies over 30 breweries in South Western England and likely has a hand in some of your favourite UK ales.
For over 20 years, Tuckers Maltings and the Society of Independent Brewers has brought the Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival to the malt house and nearby park – serving over 250 local beers from local brewers. 2018 sees the 26th beer festivals come to Newton Abbot and is an event not to miss for those who love a good pint of ale.
Get into the spring spirit with some of the great events going on in South Devon and help us celebrate the start of the 2018 season at Galmpton! To book your spring stay visit the Galmpton Touring Park website.
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