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Full of the Joys of Spring

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

I think Spring might well be my favourite time of year and it's a great time to visit before the summer rush!

Why not make the most of the lovely spring weather and explore the great outdoors? You can join a guided geology walk or coastal walk around Bude (more information available from Bude Tourist Information) Or iwalkcornwall is great for finding walking routes - whether you are looking for coastal routes, pub walks, or walks best for wet days - just download the app. Its also a great time to enjoy the South West's gardens: Hartland Abbey holds its Bluebell Sundays in April and RHS Rosemoor has events throughout the spring, including toddler friendly welly walks and guided garden walks. If you're bringing the kids and need to keep them amused, The Forestry Commision is running a Superworm trail at Cardinham Woods this year. There are also wildlife events and trails at Tamar Lakes & Roadford Lake. Late April onwards is also the perfect time to take a trip to Lundy Island to see all the wonderful wildlife including (my favourite!) the Puffins!

Easter Egg Hunt

There's lots of Easter fun for all the family too. The Big Sheep has Easter Special toddler days in April as well as lots of family activities throughout the Easter holidays. The Milky Way opens its Easter Grotto during the school holidays and there are egg and chick hunts at Hartland Abbey, Clovelly, RHS Rosemoor and local National Trust properties including Arlington Court and Lydford Gorge. If you're feeling brave then Bude Sea Pool are holding their first ever fancy dress swim (& treasure hunt for those not so brave)

May Day

Festival season kicks off in April with the Hartland Book Festival on 2nd & 3rd of April followed by the Bude Spring Food Festival on 18th April (both FREE!). The first ever Bude Literary Festival will run for 5 days from 18 May with events for all ages. Bude Folk Festival and Clovelly seaweed festival are held at the end of May.

See our Facebook Events Page and the Visit Bude website for more Spring Events.

Bude Canal

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