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SPRING into Action for May Day Bank Holiday Weekend!

Isn’t it great to have two bank holidays in just one single month and with May being such a glorious month of the year it really does make you want to SPRING into some fun-time action. What could be better than to spend this May Day Bank Holiday weekend out and about across Devon having some good old family fun.

Devon’s Top attractions have lots going on over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend 30th April – 2nd May 2016.   Why not head over to National Trust Castle Drogo and take part in their ‘50 things to do trail’.  Follow the trail all around the garden and grounds ticking off some of the ‘50 things to do before you are 11 ¾ years old’.  Or why not head over to Babbacombe for an evening outing to see the magical illuminations at Babbacombe Model Village, from dusk every Thursday from now until late October.

For all the budding star troopers out there, there is a real treat in store. Don’t miss the Star Wars day on Bank holiday Monday in Exmouth at World of Country Life. Meet Darth Vader, shake hands with Chewbacca or get lightsaber training from a Jedi. Out at the Big Sheep in Bideford they are getting really excited awaiting the debut visit on Sunday 1st May from Marshall at PAW Patrol and don’t forget you can now take a ride on the brand new Big Sheep’s family rollercoaster.

Back by popular demand at South Devon Railway is their fabulous ‘Day Out with Thomas’ experience, which is on for the three days of the Bank holiday weekend. Ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet the Fat Controller and enjoy the fairground rides. You can even receive a junior engineer certificate, get your face painted ‘Thomas’ themed, plus much more and one ticket covers everything!

There’s lots to do down on the farm at Pennywell this Bank Holiday weekend.  On Saturday 30th April see the ‘Horse and Heart’ event with displays in holistic horsemanship. Get an amazing insight into animal language and behaviour, bringing you closer to the adorable Pennywell ponies. And there will still be time to cuddle the world famous miniature pigs and enjoy the half hourly changing activities.

Over in East Devon at Seaton Tramway there’s something for everyone this Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy a Hollywood themed murder mystery evening on Saturday 30th April. Ride on the Seaton Riviera Tram Express for an interactive glitz and glamour evening of murder, mystery and suspense. For all the bird watching fans out there on Sunday 1st May, join the ‘Bird Hide on Wheels’ tram. Also on the 1st May  let the children ride upon the dinosaur train and enjoy an adventure filled tram ride with music, stories and dinosaur fun.

Out on Dartmoor there will be lots of swashbuckling Pirate fun going on the 2nd May at the Miniature Pony Centre. Rosemary Red Beard has hidden her treasure and is waiting for you to go on a treasure hunt to see how may chocolate coins you can find. Plus, there will be time to enjoy the centre and see all of the adorable animals.

These are just a small selection of the family fun on offer this May Day Bank Holiday weekend. To find out more take a look at their website 

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