With the 2020 Easter holidays just around the corner, top Cornish attractions are getting ready for the spring break with plans for a range of eggciting events. Whether it’s an Easter egg hunt, theatrical performance or adventure experience, there are plenty of family-friendly happenings to keep you entertained in Cornwall this Easter.
Saturday 28th March to Tuesday 14th April
National Trust properties in Cornwall will host their annual Easter egg hunts throughout the holiday period. Our local favourite is Lanhydrock where you get to roam for clues through the beautiful garden, which bloom with magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons at this time of year. At the end of the hunt, all children receive a chocolate egg.
Easter Sunday 12th April
If you’re staying in Padstow this Easter, check out the traditional egg rolling on Duke Street on Easter Sunday morning. Children are invited to bring painted eggs for the annual competition, with prizes for best-decorated eggs. It’s a wonderful local event that raises money for the RNLI.
Saturday 28th March to Monday 13th April
Join the fun and games at Camel Creek Adventure Park this Easter, where children will have the opportunity to meet characters from popular TV programmes. With special appearances from Hey Duggee and Poppy & Branch from the Trolls, this Cornish theme park is aiming its entertainment at young families. Kids can also compete in a range of challenges for the chance to win a chocolate egg, alongside the usual rides and amusements at the park.
Sunday 12th to Wednesday 22nd April
Take a stroll along an open-air theatrical trail in a wonderful woodland setting for Rogue Theatre’s performance of the Wild Spring Hare. Along the way, you’ll meet colourful characters and enjoy tall tales, before reaching the main gathering place at the heart of the woods for an enchanting finale. It’s great fun for all ages.
Open daily from Sunday 12th April
This charming Elizabethan manor house in Padstow re-opens to the public on Easter Sunday. It’s a wonderful opportunity to explore the gardens and deer park to see the plethora of spring flowers on display and awesome views of the coast and countryside. Here you can view a wide selection of spring bulbs and hundreds of herbaceous plants to brighten up your Easter holiday.
Padstow is a haven for foodies. This beautiful town is teeming with fine dining restaurants, which will be in great demand during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. If you’re visiting Padstow it is advisable to book ahead for a special Easter lunch. Our favourite places to eat include Greens of Padstow, The Seafood Restaurant, the Cornish Arms, Burgers and Fish and Paul Ainsworth at No 6.
Saturday 28th March to Sunday 19th April
Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages at the Eden Project this Easter. Children can learn some animalistic skills at the wildlife playground and then use or all their senses to hunt treasure in the sensory Easter egg hunt. This Easter, you can also see several, seven-metre-high inflatable bunny artworks scattered around the park.
Saturday 28th March to Monday 13th April
There’s yet another treasure trail, as well as face painting and games at this animal attraction in Newquay this Easter. This is a lovely zoo where children can learn about creatures large and small, from all over the world. Don’t miss the daily feeding sessions, as well as animal talks from the zookeepers.
Daily. Pre-booking essential
For something completely different, try Alpaca trekking. Forget Easter bunnies and spring lambs – Alpacas take cute and fluffy to a whole new level. During the Easter holidays, you can take an alpaca for a walk in the glorious countryside of Bodmin Moor. The Alpaca experiences include a delicious cream tea at the end of the trek.
We still have space at some of our holiday homes in and around Padstow this Easter. If you fancy a trip to Cornwall to experience these wonderful events during the Easter holidays, please check availability for our properties in Padstow and surrounding villages.
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