What’s on in Cornwall this Easter holidays
Not only are the days getting longer and the weather improving, we have some extra time off to enjoy the great outdoors out west! Whether you’ve got an cheeky bank holiday weekend Cornish gettaway to plan or two weeks of Easter school holidays to spend in Cornwall, we’ve got ideas to keep you entertained.
National Trust: Easter Egg Hunts
The National Trust Easter Egg Hunt is a national event and Cornwall has a great selection of places to join in. Head to one of ten National Trust properties to follow bunny’s clues to win a delicious, chocolatey treat. Venues include Tintagel Castle, Trelissick Gardens and Trengwainton Gardens.
Spring is here and the flowers are blossoming; make the most of the beautiful flowers around Cornwall this Easter. The National Trust highlights Cotehele as being a fantastic place to see Spring blossom but we’re sure that you’ll be treated to springtime blooms at any of their gardens. For a real flora themed treat on the 7th and 8th April you could head to Lostwithiel for the Cornwall Spring Flower Show.
Crafts, from baskets to Easter bonnets, are a lovely way to keep the kids entertained during the Easter holidays. Although you could get the craft paper and glue out at home you could look for a local event so the kids can get messy without you having to worry too much about the clean up. If you make a traditional Easter bonnet you could take part in the bonnet competition at the Golant Easter parade.
Egg rolling is a fun and simple traditional Easter game. All you need is a hard boiled egg each; preferably painted. Take you eggs to a short hill and throw them down the hill repeatedly until your egg cracks. In Padstow you can head to Duke Street to do some egg rolling whilst raising money for the RNLI!
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Throw a suitcase in the car and get away for a few days
There is nothing quite like a change of scene to refresh your mind, body and soul. With the frost melting away and the promise of new life breaking through this is a perfect time of year to explore one of the warmest parts of the UK. They even have palm trees in Cornwall don’t you know.
Kids love a trip to the farm at any time of year but when better to go than at Easter to see all of the new born lambs! Farms across the UK are holding extra events this Easter including egg hunts, crafts, lamb feeding, a chance to hold a chick and face painting. There are lots of farm parks to choose from including Dairyland Farm World near Newquay, Trethorne Leisure Park in Launceston and Tamar Valley Donkey Park in Gunnislake.