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Things to do with the family this Easter in Cornwall

Easter; the beginning of Spring and the time of the year when the days start getting a little longer and the temperature a little warmer. Luckily for us in Cornwall we start to feel the warming effects earlier than the rest of the country so where better to go for your Easter Holiday?

We’ve compiled a list of things to do in Cornwall over the Easter Period (and they’re family friendly too!) The most obvious of which is to go on an Easter egg hunt.

Our favourites are:

Pendennis Easter with Kids

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, along the stunning sea front. Here you can hunt for Easter eggs in an English Heritage site. Learn about the history of Falmouth’s sea-facing defenses; from the days when King Henry 8th build the first defenses to the garrisons of the World Wars all whilst searching for chocolate; what more could you want?

Trebah garden, cornwall

Set only a couple of miles away on the sheltered banks of the Helford river this garden boasts subtropical plants and exotic blooms. Even without the draw of an Easter trail this garden is well worth a visit for young and old.

Eden project, cornwall

One of Cornwall’s most famous attractions with good reason. During the Easter period the ‘Eggstravagansa’ begins; with Easter trails, inflatable assault courses and egg themed games to name a few! The whole of the Eden project is accessible and engaging for children and adults alike; you’ll come home full, happy and knowing that little bit more about the natural world we live in.

Families in Easter Beach


With warmer weather and lifeguards returning to the Cornish beaches this one’s is a no-brainer. The sea might still be a bit chilly but that’s nothing a wet-suit can’t sort out! We’re lucky to be located right opposite Gylly beach, home to flat, calm, waters perfect for paddling and rock pooling. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not try stand up paddle boarding with the crew at WeSup (and if you’re a hotel guest remember to ask at reception how to get your discount on board hire and lessons). If you want something slightly different again, Gylly adventures is able to help out with their offering of coasteering, kayaking and all sorts of water-based activities, again hotel guests are eligible for discount on these activities. The beach is also the perfect place to organise your own Easter egg hunt, or let the kids loose to run off the sugar high!

If you’re interested in more organised beach fun St Michaels mount hosts ‘Rock-pool Explorer’ days aimed at children up to the age of 12 where they can spend a couple of hours exploring the creatures of the Cornish coastline.

Foraging courses, cornwall

As Spring comes to Cornwall and the countryside blooms back into life this is the ideal time to get back to nature, and learn some new skills at the same time! Fat Hen, near Penzance, runs courses year round – whether you want to join a group or get your kids excited about the natural foods growing in our hedgerows and fields there’s something for the whole family.

Cornwall’s spring flower show – If holidaying before the crowd’s your thing then Cornwall Garden Societies annual flower show at the beginning of April is one to check out. It is the first major flower show of the horticultural year in the UK and with over 100 traders and a children’s activity and competition marquee; it’ll really feel like Spring has finally sprung.

If you’re planning on bringing your dog along too why not check out our post on the best dog friendly pubs in Cornwall?

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