What’s on in Easter
Cornwall is full of buzz and activity during Easter. Here’s our top ten things to do in the county this Easter.
1. Learn to surf with Extreme Academy
We have some of the best surf in Cornwall at Watergate Bay and a surf school to boot. Jump in to your wetsuit, grab a board and join the team for a surf lesson, one of the most popular water sports in Cornwall. We guarantee after one lesson you’ll be hooked, especially after you’ve caught your first wave!
Spend the day at Lanhydrock exploring the new 10km of bike trails, climbing on the play area or indulging in a slice of cake (or two) in the new Park Café. Bikes are available to hire for adults and children as well as helmets and child seat mounts.
Lanhydrock are also running an Easter trail through the gardens. Follow the clues to win an Easter themed prize.
3. Visit one of Cornwall’s historical landmarks
From the birthplace of King Arthur at Tintagel, to Henry VIII’s set of formidable fortresses, Cornwall is full of historical landmarks. Take a trip back in time and discover the secrets of Cornwall’s history.
4. Talk to the animals
Newquay Zoo have a wild line up of events this Easter from duck races to animal enrichment workshops to face painting. As an added bonus Michaela Strachan will be hosting a ‘Wild Adventure Show’ on April 14, talking through the A-Z of animals.
From April 5 – 21 the Eden Project will be unwrapping the exotic world of chocolate, from how it’s grown to how it’s made and why it became known as ‘the food of gods’. A team of chocolatiers will also be on hand to share their knowledge (and chocolate!) with you.
6. Take a walk
It’s no surprise that walking is one of the most popular activities in Cornwall given there is over 200 miles of beautiful coast path to explore offering stunning views of golden beaches and endless horizons. Choose your favourite walk from our top ten and enjoy exploring!
From April 18 – 21 Trereife will be hosting its fourth Easter food and craft fair showcasing some of the finest local produce from cheese to cider, fish to preserves. Accompanied by live music, craft and food demonstrations and Trereife’s ‘Grand Easter Egg Hunt’ set within the word around the walled garden.
8. Relax in one of our favourite Cornish Gardens
Cornwall is home to some of the best gardens in the UK. Enjoying the warmth of the gulf stream, the gardens are abundant with a wealth of rare, exotic and exciting plants and trees, and in Easter the gardens are in full bloom!
Throughout Easter the National Maritime Museum has a great line up of events from making a flintlock pistol, pop-up smugglers den or secret treasure chest to climbing aboard a Sea King helicopter and exploring life boats.
10. Easter egg hunts
Easter egg hunts are taking place all over the county, here are just a few.
St. Michael’s Mount, April 18 and 20 from 10.30am – 4pm.
Trerice, April 18-21 from 10.30am-4.30pm
Glendurgan Garden, April 18-21 from 10.30am-4pm.