Top Easter Events in Cornwall in 2022

With the 2022 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.

Easter Egg Hunt, Lanhydrock

Saturday 9th to Monday 18th 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 at lanhydrock

Traditional Egg Rolling, Padstow

Easter Sunday 17th 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.

Easter Extravaganza, Camel Creek Adventure Park

Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th 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.

Spring Flowers, Prideaux Place

Open daily from Sunday 17th 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.

Easter at Eden, Eden Project

Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th April

Take part in a host of indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages at the Eden Project this Easter. Collect your Easter activity pack, loaded with adventures for the whole family to enjoy and get stuck into games designed to help you explore the great outdoors and witness all the beautiful signs of spring.

Eden easter

Spring Into Nature this Easter, Newquay Zoo

Saturday 9th to Sunday 24th 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 spring-themed animal talks from the zookeepers.

St Endellion Easter Music Festival, St Endellion

Saturday 9th to Wednesday 20th April

Enjoy classical music and talks this Easter in the beautiful setting of the 15th century Collegiate Church of St Endelienta. For 2022, the festival welcomes Sir James MacMillan to guide the audience through the anguish and beauty of his Stabat Mater. Over the Easter weekend, there will be two performances of a brand-new Jeremy Sams translation of Bach’s St Matthew Passion.

Easter Fun at Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Monday 11th to Thursday 21st April

Cornwall’s china clay mining museum will be welcoming guests with all sorts of creative activities over the Easter holidays. Visitors will be invited to make an Easter ceramic, create fantasy eggs, try basket weaving and bonnet making, and paint bug houses for the spring. It’s the perfect excuse to visit this interesting museum and explore the grounds of the original Victorian clay works, bursting at the seams with tools, machinery, artefacts and stories of Wheal Martyn’s past life at the heart of this global industry.

Wheal Martyn

Easter Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 24th April

This is an opportunity for families to explore the picturesque coastal Tudor castle to hunt for clues and challenges, and discover traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Kids can track down the Easter eggs and be rewarded with a chocolate treat and an adventurer’s certificate.


Alpaca Trekking, Bodmin Moor

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.

Stay in Padstow this Easter

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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