Hop To It! Topsham’s the place to be at Easter

Topsham is the place to celebrate Easter – and this year there’s eggstra fun in store for all ages …

Look out for seasonal takeaway treats from the town’s array of pretty independent cafes and restaurants, while there’s also a full programme of special Easter events and ideas.

Topsham’s scrumptious cafes and food shops have pulled out all the stops. For example Topsham Cakes (by Route 2 Cafe) is selling traditional Simnel Loaf Cakes and fun Easter Cupcakes. And you’ll find everything from Hot Cross Buns to Easter Biscuits in the array of cafes, takeaways and shops on Fore Street and Ferry Road.

There’s plenty going on to keep children busy and happy too.

Bookings for the popular multi-activity Easter Camp from Sporty Stars at Topsham Primary School are now live, offering perfect energy-expelling antics such as zorbing, Nerf Wars, archery and shelter building and more, all in a Covid-19 safe environment.

Meanwhile there are not one but two Easter trails!

St Margarets Church is creating an Easter Trail for families with Little Ducklings Nursery. On Saturday April 3 from 11.30am to 1.30pm there will be Easter-themed activities in the church and grounds … and an egg or two to find en route

The Topsham School PTA is also running a treasure trail over the Easter holidays. Anyone can enter! Follow the clues around Topsham (you just need to be able to scan a QR code on your phone), and earn a small prize. Suggested donation £2 per child to enter – email here for details.

Meanwhile down at the Museum on the Strand, the Topsham Fox is already hiding in the garden – have your children spotted him? Hope he doesn’t see the Easter Chicken in the Museum window, recalling a fowl well known to residents in the 1950s that sat in the window of St Margaret’s Dairy at 62 Fore Street … pluck up the courage to have a look.

Look out for shire horses too! Horse and carriage rides from Wild Hart Venison will be available, pre-booked for Easter Sunday.

There’s more magic in the special Easter garden at the Museum. Why not pay a family visit and get some inspiration for the Children’s Miniature Garden event coming up at the Museum later this Spring?

The Museum has also created a downloadable Town Trails leaflet which includes a picture quiz for children and an inviting pictorial map, with the option of a short of longer tour of Topsham’s unique and quirky history.

Hungry after your Easter Parade?

Our award-winning restaurants and foodie outlets are putting on an Easter spread with firm favourites and seasonal menus as takeaways. From classic spring lamb to buy from Arthurs Butchers and Deli to fishy favourites from The Galley and The Salutation, hot baguettes and home-made cakes at The Café to coffees, croissants and pastries to go at The Boathouse or amazing cuisine at Denley’s Essence of India or The Passage House Inn.

Oh, and there’s ferry good news!

From Thursday, April 1 the Topsham Ferry – that’s the one taking passengers across the Exe to the Topsham Lock Cottage – returns six days a week (every day except Tuesday) running between 9.30am and 5.30pm, subject to tides.

If this floats your boat, why not cross this beautiful stretch of Estuary as part of your Easter day out?

Food, fun, flowers … what’s not to love? Give your spirits a lift and head out to enjoy Easter in famously fabulous Topsham.

For our extensive listing of takeaways in Topsham click here
For our directory of shops for other Easter treats click here