Top 10 Easter events for your family holiday in Cornwall

Top 10 Easter events for your family holiday in Cornwall

Date: 18 Nov 2021
Categories: Activities,Family Days Out,General

As we all get used to the change in season, where we are greeted with more daylight, brighter days and more enviable calendars, there’s no bigger springtime celebration than Easter.

School’s out for the kids, making it an opportune time for a family getaway. Cornwall is one of the UK’s most favoured staycation spots, and while Easter is a popular time to visit the area it’s not the height of season meaning places and events are much more accessible.

We round up our top ten favourite family Easter events happening this year in Cornwall.

Bude Sea Pool’s Easter Fancy Dress Swim and Treasure Hunt

Where: Bude
When: Saturday 16 April, 12-3pm

Fancy some Cornish open water swimming this Easter? Head to Bude’s infamous tidal Sea Pool for an afternoon of sea-inspired celebrations with its inaugural Easter Fancy Dress Swim and Treasure Hunt. From 12-3pm you’ll find an Easter beach hunt, with Easter egg rewards, a fancy dress competition across seven categories – from best Easter bonnet to winning sea themed outfit, and refreshments and homemade cakes to purchase. You don’t have to swim to enter, and wetsuits are allowed, just come along, and join in the fun. There’s a £1 entry charge.
Find out more here…

Pendennis Castle, © English Heritage

Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle

Where: Falmouth
When: Saturday 2 until Sun 24 April, 10-5pm

English Heritage’s Pendennis Castle in Falmouth will be hosting a three-week long Easter programme. The Easter Adventure Quest will see you exploring the castle as you hunt for different clues and challenges along the way. Visitors can take part in traditional Easter games like egg rolling and the egg and spoon race. Hunt the Easter eggs and you’ll be rewarded with something chocolatey and an adventurer’s certificate.

The Easter Adventure Quest costs an additional £1.50 per child (for members and non-members) on top of normal admission prices.
Find out more here…


A Show at Minnack

Where: Porthcurno
When: Various dates throughout April

It’s hard to beat the Minack Theatre’s incredible setting, and with plenty of family-friendly shows to choose from this Easter, it’s not to be missed. Hetty Feather will bring the circus to Minack this Easter, an adaptation of the popular children’s novel by Jacqueline Wilson. Or follow the tale of The Little Prince and his missing goodnight kiss in The Kiss That Missed. If puppetry, mischief, and magic is your thing, then The Piskie in the Garden is a fabulous family show.
Find out more here…


Cyclamen in front of the house at Trerice, Cornwall

Easter egg hunts at Trerice

Where: Near Newquay
When: Saturday 9 until Sunday 24 April, 10.30-4.30pm

The National Trust’s Trerice near Newquay, is a stunning Elizabethan manor house and delightful garden, and a cracking spot to hide eggs. This April families can make their way along the trail and find nature-inspired activities. The trail costs £3 per child and includes a trail map, pencil and a chocolate egg at the end. Many of the National Trust owned houses and gardens will be running similar Easter activities, including Pentire, Lanhydrock and Trelissick.
Find out more here…


Eden Project, near St Austell. ©Hufton+Crow

Easter at Eden

Where: Near St Austell
When: 9 – 24 April, 9:30-6pm

Cornwall’s iconic Eden Project run fantastic family-friendly activities and events throughout the year, and Easter is no exception. With a jam-packed Easter programme, visit Eden and grab your Easter activity pack, which is loaded with springtime adventures.

Find hidden keys around site and return to the locked boxes where winners will get to collect an Easter prize, there’ll also be daily storytelling sessions in the Citrus Grove and magical shows in the Tipis. Pre-booking your timed entry ticket is essential.
Find out more here…

Spring Flower Afternoon Tea at The Headland

Where: Newquay
When: Served 2-4pm, 7 days a week

Hosted in The Headland’s stunning Samphire restaurant, with glorious ocean views over Fistral Beach, the Spring Flower Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to celebrate the change in seasons. With all the usual suspects on the menu, including delectable finger sandwiches, homemade scones with lashings of Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam and plethora of sweet treats, the seasonal afternoon tea is available every day to both hotel residents and non-residents, throughout March and April. Priced at £35 per person on weekends and £30 on weekdays, children are half price and can enjoy a child-friendly afternoon menu.
Find out more here…

Easter Holiday Beach School!

Where: Crooklets Beach, Bude
When: Various dates throughout Easter holidays

The 2 Minute Foundation is a registered charity that is devoted to cleaning up our planet 2 minutes at a time, which began in 2013 after Bude’s beaches were battered after furious Atlantic storms. Over the Easter break, the 2 Minute team will be running a variety of free sessions for kids. Split into age groups (4-8, 8-11, 12-16 years), fun filled drop-off beach sessions will see kids spending time exploring beaches, delving into rockpools and discovering coastal habitats. They’re also running a Family Art Session and Dusk Beach Clean and Nightime Rockpooling, so there’s plenty to get involved in.
Find out more here…


The BIG Easter Shop Small Market

Where: Truro
When: Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 April, 9-4pm

A collaboration between the Truro Farmers Market and The Cornwall Shop Small Market, will see Truro’s central plaza come alive this Easter with The BIG Easter Shop Small Market. This four-day event is a great opportunity support Cornwall’s independent producers and reduce your carbon footprint, with every pound spent going back into the local economy.
With over 60 traders, visitors can expect craft demonstrations and tasty street food, alongside music and entertainment. You’re sure to find a springtime treat or two.
Find out more here…

Peter Rabbit at Lappa Valley

Where: near Newquay
When: Sunday 17 and Monday 18 April

Located in 35 acres of Cornish countryside just outside of Newquay, Lappa Valley offers plenty of fun for families. This Easter, visitors will be joined by family favourite Peter Rabbit.
A place where a nostalgic steam train meets a secret world of traditional play, make a day of it and enjoy the boating lake, indoor and outdoor adventure play, crazy golf and the three railways.
Find out more here… 

Easter Golden Egg Challenge at Paradise Park

Where: Hayle, near St Ives
When: Saturday 9 until Sunday 24 April

Paradise Park in Hayle is known for its annual Easter challenge, which is taking place throughout most of April. The Easter Golden Egg Challenge quiz will put skills to the test, and once you’ve completed the exercise, claim your tasty chocolate reward! An award-winning wildlife sanctuary, Paradise Park is home to an incredible 1,200 birds, plus red pandas, penguins, red squirrels, and Asian otters. And if the Cornish weather isn’t playing ball, the huge indoor Jungle Barn play centre will keep spirits high.
Find out more here…

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