20th February 2020

Easter Adventures

The South West sunshine is delivering some gorgeous rays, the sea temperature is on the rise and the region is packed with activities: it’s time to dig out your sunnies and flip flops for some outdoor Easter exploring. We’ve done the leg work and hunted out the best goings-on during Easter, so you won’t fall short during your Saunton Sands Hotel stay.

1. Back to nature

Nestled deep in the Devon countryside, RHS Garden Rosemoor has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna in its gardens. It’s also a wonderful venue to visit for its woodland walks and rich entertainment programme, a place that both children and adults alike can enjoy.

2. On your bike

Want to do some easy-going exercise and explore the area at the same time? Hop on your bikes and discover the beauty of North Devon by hitting the Tarka Trail. Running from Braunton to mid-Devon, the former railway track is free, totally flat and perfect for all the family.

There’s plenty of pit-stops for a bite to eat and refreshments, with some gorgeous spots for a leisurely picnic too. We can recommend local bike hire too so don’t worry about packing your own.

3. Making waves

There’s nothing like spending time as a family, learning something new. Surfing will see you and the gang grinning with sheer exhilaration as you ride to the shore. Longboards, floaties, boogie boards … you don’t need to be an expert, just jump into a new experience. It also keeps the kids away from screens and reconnects them with their natural surroundings.

4. Explore Exmoor

This thriving moorland landscape is a must-visit for walking lovers and wildlife junkies. Dramatic woodlands, tumbling rivers and open heather-covered moorland cover Exmoor National Park and offer a great opportunity for short or long strolls depending on what you fancy. Check out the website for recommended routes and an insight in to the kind of wildlife you can expect to see – favourites include Red Deer and Exmoor Ponies.

5. Sun-splashed dining

Tucking into grilled thrills with a glass of wine at our sister restaurant Beachside Grill while watching surfers expertly clip waves takes some beating. There’s nowhere quite like it for alfresco eats on a clement Spring’s day: the bright, contemporary space offers fresh-from-the-grill meat, fish, veggie and vegan dishes in an unrivalled location.

6. Marine life spotting

Give your legs a good stretch with a walk in the neighbouring Braunton Burrows and venture out to beautiful Baggy Point for some marine life spotting. Bring little ones along and let them delight in our new illustrated adventure booklet Mini Explorers – it makes the trip that bit more fun and encourages them to engage in the great outdoors.

7. Egg-cellent

Up for an Easter Chick challenge in Clovelly? The quaint fishing village is once again holding its Find the Easter Chicks event. Easter chicks will be hidden up and down the cobbled High Street for little ones to find, once they’ve spotted ten they’ll receive an Easter Egg. Find 15 and they’ll be treated to an even bigger prize … 

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