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Easter Events and Activities in West Dorset 2020

12 March 2020

If you’re planning a stay at Newlands Holiday Park this Easter it's a great opportunity to get involved in some of the exciting Easter events taking place across West Dorset. Whether you're looking to participate in a family Easter egg hunt or explore the beautiful Jurassic Coast in the spring – you’re guaranteed to find activities that the whole family will enjoy!

Our Charmouth Holiday Park is the perfect campsite location in Dorset for a family break over the Easter school holidays. We've just opened our brand new leisure centre with an indoor heated swimming pool. We also have various outdoor play area's and a newly refurbished Tow Bar Restaurant and Lounge, there’s plenty of activities for children during your stay.

Please note that all event details are currently subject to changes and cancellations. Please contact us and we'll do our to provide the latest updates 01297 560259.

Easter Egg Hunt


5th April – 17th April, 10:00-16:00
Bennetts Water Gardens, Weymouth

A special Easter trail leads children around Bennetts Water Gardens, a beautiful 8-acre visitor attraction in Weymouth. Search for clues that lead you to complete the trail and get rewarded with a chocolate egg. There's also a fabulous Easter Colouring Competition with further chances to win prizes.

easter egg hunt events west dorset

Easter in Art


Wednesday 8th April, 15:00
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

The Marine Theatre is a top attraction in Lyme Regis with a schedule brimming with interesting entertainment. This beautifully crafted film explores the story of Easter in Art, with some of the greatest artworks based around this pivotal moment.

easter in art exhibition

Easter Egg Hunt at Brewery Square


Fri, 10 Apr, 10:00 – Mon, 13 Apr, 16:00
Brewery Square, Dorchester

Brewery Square’s Easter Egg Hunt is back for a 6th year! The idea is to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, before scooping a free prize! The Easter Egg Hunt takes place for four days over the Easter weekend from Good Friday until Easter Monday.

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Easter Bonnet Parade


Sunday 12th April at 2pm - 3:30pm
Lyme Regis Baptist Church

Get creative and design your own Easter Bonnet or simply stand back and watch the parade as it makes its way through Lyme Regis. Judging of the best Easter Bonnets take place in the Baptist Church at 2pm. Followed by the parade at 3pm which is led by the Mayor through Broad Street before finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion. 

Easter Bonnet parade

Easter Trail at Mapperton


Sunday 12th – Monday 13th April
Mapperton House and Gardens, Beaminster

Mapperton House are hosting two Easter Family fun days on the 12th and 13th of April. In just under half an hour's drive from Newlands Holidays you can experience one of the country's finest manor houses and exquisite gardens.

easter trail mapperton

Easter fun at Pecorama


10th - 13th April
Beer, Seaton

A great variety of Easter fun activities are on the agenda at Pecorama – the leading visitor attraction in Beer, East Devon. Entertainingly Different's Rob Pudner will be making an appearance on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On Easter Saturday Trudi Day will be hosting a special colour walk at 2pm. For a full inventory of events and prices, see the event page on Facebook.

easter fun at pecorama

Easter Monday Duck Race


Monday 13th April, 12:00 – 12:30
Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis

Taking place at midday on Easter Monday is the Lyme Regis Duck Race. See hundreds of individually numbered bright yellow toy ducks released into the river Lim at Higher Mill Flats. After Lyme Regis town crier officially starts the race, spectators watch the ducks head downstream in a race for the finish line at Jordan Flats. Ducks cost £1 and can be purchased on the day from 11.15am or online.

All proceeds raised from the event go towards Lyme Regis Christmas Lights 2020 fund.

easter duck race Lyme Regis

If this fantastic selection of Easter events and activities have made you want to visit West Dorset this spring, don't hesitate to book your family friendly accommodation at Newlands.


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