Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Easter Comes Early But Don’t Wait – Book Your West Country Break Now and Beat the Crowds!

Clovelly, by Dave Hamster

Easter comes early this year, so make a well-timed opportunity for a getaway to the West Country, where the range of things to see and do for visitors is vast.

Pack your holiday reading book and head to Chagword, Dartmoor’s literary festival in Chagford. The line-up includes Jonathan Dimbleby and Kathy Lette, with tickets to events from the 15th-17th March selling out fast.

Off-road enthusiasts are just in time for the 4x4s jaunt across Exmoor, on the 22nd to 24th March. Rugged 4x4s will take to special off-road sections of the National Park for this unique event. The Jaunt is suitable for all skill ranges, but some rise to The Challenge, for which one vehicle per team must have a winch. It’s not just a good event for holidaymakers, it raises funds for local charities, too.

If aeroplanes are more your thing, the Aerohub at Newquay Cornwall Airport is now the home of the Classic Air Force’s collection of airworthy, post-war classic planes. From 29th March you can soak up the atmosphere of this unique collection - it’s an exciting and interactive day out with children’s activities, a simulator, engine start-ups and loads more, including a chance to take to the skies.

The Easter Oyster Hunt at Flushing Quay from 29th March to 1st April marks the end of the oyster season. Local oyster-men and chefs take the weekend to show locals and visitors how to enjoy the freshest seafood and a boat trip on the Fal River.

Take part in the 40th anniversary celebrations of the St Endellion Easter Festival, 29th March to 7th April, by singing Thomas Tallis’s wonderful 40-part motet in the atmospheric Collegiate Church of St Endelienta on 30th March.

And who could ignore sweet treats at this time of year? For something different to the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, head to the Fantastic Fudge Hunt in Clovelly, from the 29th March to 7th April. Your task is to find one of 20 fudge stones hidden in the village, take it to the Visitor Centre and see how much fudge you’ve won. If it’s Number 20, you’ll find yourself with a whole kilo of delicious, multi-flavoured fudge!

Fancy beating the crowds? Book now for pre-Easter breaks and Easter fortnight holidays. Give our knowledgeable telephone team a call on 01647 433593 and they’ll help you find the right place for your relaxing coast or country break.