“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Easter on Dartmoor

There are so many things to do on Dartmoor over the Easter Holidays! We have Galleries, Museums, Heritage Fairgrounds, Water Falls, Abbeys, Sculpture Exhibitions, Pony Centres, Steam Trains, Petting Farms, Swimming Pools and Butterfly Farms! Check out our Things to Do pages for masses of ideas!

One of the most loved sights on Dartmoor is that of a herd of semi-wild ponies. There are herds of pedigree Dartmoor ponies, lots of Dartmoor hill ponies and Shetland ponies, all doing there bit to graze the moor.Easter is the perfect time to enjoy watching them, as the tiny foals are finding their feet and enjoying mad games racing around with each other!

There are lots of events happening over the Easter period too, Buckfast Abbey have a super programme of Family Drop-ins happening for the Under 14s and some great offers on in The Grange Restaurant too!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to try horse-riding on the moor? There are several wonderful Riding Stables on the moor, where you can explore Dartmoor from the back of a sure-footed and well trained horse or pony.

South Devon Railway is celebrating 50 years of steaming through the Dart Valley! They have activities and events going on all through the week of 6-14 April. More details HERE

Have you dusted off your bike to go cycling yet this year? There are miles and miles of tracks you can use throughout the National Park, places where you can hire a bike, specialist cycle routes and electric bike tours!

You can bring your dog with you, there are lots of Dog-Friendly Accommodation where your four-legged friends will be welcome. Even mealtimes can be enjoyed without your dog being banned to the car, have a look at Dog-Friendly places to eat. Some will allow your dog inside, some ask that you use the garden tables, but as dog owners ourselves we can assure you it’s easy to eat out with your dog.

Check out the fantastic restaurants, tea rooms, cafes and pubs listed on our downloadable Taste of Dartmoor Map!

As for somewhere to stay, there are some amazing bargains to be had, check out our Special Offers pages, scan our Self CateringGuesthousesHotels and Inns. Don’t forget to look at Camping and Glamping too!

And finally, our April What’s On pages are packed with events, exhibitions, shows and fun days out. Have a look, make a list, and have the best Easter ever!

So dust off the walking boots, pack the Easter Eggs, don’t forget your waterproofs and sunscreen as you just never know with Dartmoor!

Head to Dartmoor for a wonderful Easter Break!