Cornwall is full of buzz and activity during Easter. Here’s a list of our favorite things to do in the county.
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!
2. Watergate Bay Hotel Kids’ Zone
We have supervised sessions, family entertainment and plenty of fun in store in Kids’ Zone and the XA Club for hotel guests this Easter.
Free surf lessons for hotel guests (8-15 year olds) with the Extreme Academy will be running from Saturday 24 March to Sunday 15 April. Class times are 9.30am and 1.30pm each day, one lesson per child. Booking is recommended. For more information on what’s on in Watergate Bay during Easter, check the reception blackboard for family entertainment in the family games room.
From April 18 – 23 the Eden Project will be hosting the “Big bug challange”, a theatrical journey where imaginations are free to run wild. Learn about the weather and encounter all sorts of creepy crawly characters, including a giant dung beetle.
Mount Hawke Skate Park is one of the largest in the country. Kids (and adults) of all ages and abilities, will love it here. The current set up includes mini ramps, 13ft Vert ramp, 6ft spine ramp, skate grindbox section, BMX rhythm section, and a large street course. Under 11 and over 11 sessions are available, along with equipment hire.
5. 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!
6. Made in Cornwall Easter Fair
Made in Cornwall are hosting their Easter Fair on Lemon Quay in Truro. The fair will be open 9am to 5pm from Wednesday 29 March through to Saturday 31 March. Here you’ll find local artists and craft makers as well as plenty of food and drink. Everything sold at the fair has been certified by trading standards as being made in the county.
7. 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, including the opening of the new Treasure island play zone. If you’re up to the adventure, try your hand at Pirate school. The Museums latest exhibit – Titanic Stories, presents artefacts that have never been seen before in the country, learn the personal stories of some of the survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic disaster, some of which are from Cornwall.
9. Cadbury Easter egg hunts with The National trust
Cadbury Easter egg hunts are taking place all over the county at National Trust Properties and Gardens, including Trerice which is just a short drive from Watergate Bay.
10. 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.
11. Talk to the animals
12. DairyLand Easter egg hunt
Join in the Easter fun in the egg workshop or take part in the Easter egg hunt. Meet the farm animals that live at DairyLand, feed lambs, ride ponies, pat pets and learn how to milk a cow.