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Cornwall 365’s Easter Top Picks

There's a lot to love about Easter in Cornwall! We've put together all the best eggs in one basket to help you make the most of the 2018 Easter holidays.

Whether you’re looking for gratuitous chocolate munching at one of Cornwall’s many Easter egg hunts, some outdoor adventures in the Spring sunshine, or family days out, we’ve got you covered.

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April 2018, but there’s plenty going on across the weekend and the Easter holidays (Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April). We’ll see you out there!

1. Leaping Lambs Trail at Trebah

Fri 23rd March, 2018 — Fri 20th April, 2018
Trebah Garden, Falmouth

Put a spring in your step this Easter and join Trebah’s “Leaping Lamb” as he gambles around the garden in search of fun, frolics and facts!

2. Easter at Eden

Sat 24th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Eden Project, near St Austell

There are dozens of activities for the whole family to have a crack at this Easter! Eggsplore egg hunts, scramble your way through an assault course and tackle Easter-inspired games for special prizes and treats!

3. Easter Holidays at Flambards

Sat 24th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Flambards, Helston

Flambards theme park is re-opening for an exciting Easter holiday full of family fun entertainment. Enjoy all the theme park rides and attractions as well as science shows, Easter trails, and Creepy Crawly Wild Animal shows.

4. Easter Activities at Healeys

Sat 24th March, 2018 — Sun 8th April, 2018
Healey’s Cyder Farm, near Truro

Head to Healey’s Cyder Farm for a free Easter hunt, friendly farm animals, tractor rides and special edition Peter Rabbit afternoon teas.

5. Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Lanhydrock

Sat 24th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Lanhydrock, Bodmin

Find out about Lanhydrock’s plant and animal life as you follow the nature trail around the grounds to claim your Cadbury chocolate prize!

6. Easter by Steam at Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Tue 27th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin

Travel by steam train and follow the trail by rail, with an egg for all children who complete the hunt. Use the activity sheet map and follow the clues to complete the trail – what will you spot along the way?

7. Badger Forest School Spring Fun at Wheal Martyn

Fri 30th March, 2018
Wheal Martyn, St Austell

Take part in an Easter Trail through the woods, enjoy campfire cooking, craft and mask making, den building, mini beast hunting and more!

8. Wild Spring Hare – Rogue Theatre

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Mon 9th April, 2018
Tehidy Woods, near Camborne

Join Rogue Theatre deep in Tehidy Woods for an Easter trail like no other! Wild Spring Hare is an adventure for Spring among the bluebell glades and singing birds. Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales, collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King – he’ll be at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate Easter treat for everyone!

9. Easter at The Lost Gardens Featuring: The Scarecrows’ Wedding at Heligan

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell

Betty O’Barley and Harry O’Hay invite you to Easter at The Lost Gardens with a very special scarecrow’s wedding. Explore the garden and farm and help Harry and Betty collect all the items to make their dream wedding… and exchange them for a chocolate prize! Heligan’s Barn will become home to newly born lambs, and there will be a chance to try your hand at creating your own unique mini scarecrow, plant a sunflower, and play games including a Hobby Horse Derby!

10. Blast from the Past at Pendennis Castle

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Travel back in time and meet the Tudors at Pendennis this Easter. Hear muskets roar, take part in kids’ drills, and discover how the castle garrison defended the coast from foreign invaders.

11. Pirate School and Treasure Island at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Thu 12th April, 2018
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth

All aboard shipmates and join the National Maritime Museum’s trainee pirate crew! Learn what every budding Buccaneer needs to know from how to load a cannon to what you might eat and drink… you might even find some pirate treasure!

Follow the map through the smugglers cave to the Treasure Island play zone, make your own pirate props and explore all 15 galleries including the major new Titantic Stories exhibition.

12. Easter Adventure Quest at Tintagel Castle

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Mon 2nd April, 2018
Tintagel Castle, Tintagel

Calling all valiant adventurers: join the hunt for legendary dragon eggs at Tintagel! Set off on a quest to crack the clues, meeting characters from the past along the way, then claim your chocolate reward.

13. Cracking Easter at Camel Creek

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Camel Creek Adventure Park, Wadebridge

Camel Creek have a cracking day out of families this Easter Holidays! Revel in the Golden Egg Hunt for a chance to win annual membership, or come and see exclusive appearances from Peppa Pig and Titan the Robot on special days.

14. Tate Create: The Wallpaper Caper

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Tate St Ives

Get creative and have some fabulous holiday fun at Tate Create where you can make your own wonderful wallpaper, inspired by their new Virginia Woolf exhibition. Get designing, get printing and then get sticking it up in the studio!

15. Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Paradise Park, Hayle

If there’s one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs this Easter, it’s Paradise Park – both the chocolate kind, and the Spring hatchlings popping out. Complete the trail around the park for a little chocolate treat, burn off some energy in the Jungle Barn indoor play centre, and take a chance to get up close to see macaws, owls and eagles flying above your head!

16. Bird Bonanza at St Michael's Mount

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Mon 2nd April, 2018
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion

Spring has sprung (just about!) and the birds are busy making nests. Join the team from Great Scott! Adventures at St Michael’s Mount to find out how you can help our native birds this Easter. Make your own willow bird feeder, take the feather trail challenge, plant a sunflower and have a go at making your own birds nest. Who knows, maybe a chocolate egg will be laid?!

17. THE MAN ENGINE Resurrection Tour

Geevor Tin Mine, St Just – Sat 31st March, 2pm & 8.30pm
Heartlands, Pool – Sunday 1st April, 2pm & 8.30pm
Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge – Monday 2nd April, 2pm & 8.30pm

The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain tours Cornwall this Easter before heading across the border to Devon and Somerset. The Afternooner gives families and Big Kids the chance to really get to know their favourite mechanical giant, with an industrial-scale feast of treats and frolics. The Afterdarker promises an edgier extravaganza; an explosive experience including white-hot pyrotechnics – sparks will fly!

18. The Easter Festival Service at Truro Cathedral

Sun 1st April, 2018
Truro Cathedral

The full drama of Easter will be played out in music and symbol at this service. Truro Cathedral Choir (with both its boy and girl choristers) sings Mozart’s ‘Coronation Mass’, together with ‘Omnes gentes’ by Tye and ‘This joyful Eastertide’ by Wood.

19. Easter Family Fun Day at Bodmin Jail

Sun 1st April, 2018
Bodmin Jail, Bodmin

An afternoon of fun and frolics for all the family with an egg hunt, face painting, guided tour of the Jail, meeting creeping crawlies, reptiles and owls, and children’s films in the cinema room.

20. Dinosaur Zoo at Hall for Cornwall

Mon 2nd April, 2018 — Tue 3rd April, 2018
Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show for all the family. Grab your compass and become an intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of (remarkably lifelike) dinosaurs, live on stage!

21. Easter Fun for Children and Families at Truro Cathedral

Tue 3rd April, 2018 — Wed 11th April, 2018
Truro Cathedral, Truro

Children and families can enjoy some free activities during their visit to the cathedral during the Easter school holidays with different drop-in craft activities including Easter bonnets, Easter garlands, chick mobiles, egg people and rabbit finger puppets.

22. Glendurgan Nature Challenge

Tue 3rd April, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018 (excl Mon 9th)
Glendurgan Garden, Falmouth

Complete the challenges and become a nature expert at Glendurgan! What will you discover this Easter holiday?

23. The Railway Children at Minack Theatre

Tue 3rd April, 2018 — Sat 14th April, 2018
Minack Theatre, Penzance

A glorious theatrical experience for all ages, full of warmth, intrigue, adventure and joy, The Railway Children tells the tale of an Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down following the mysterious disappearance of their father.

Produced by the creative team behind the Minack’s highly acclaimed production of ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ The Railway Children’s cast includes a host of Cornish acting talent alongside members of the Minack Youth Theatre.

24. Rockpool Explorer at St Michael's Mount

Tue 3rd April, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion

Have you ever wondered what marine life you can find on the Cornish coast? Explore what lies beneath the tideline in the rockpools surrounding the St Michael’s Mount causeway with Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors.

25. Brainiac Live! at Hall for Cornwall

Wed 4th April, 2018
Hall for Cornwall, Truro

Strap on your safety goggles boys and girls, as science’s greatest and most volatile live show is returning with a vengeance. More mischievous than ever before, Brainiac Live! will take you on a ride through the weird and wonderful. Expect exploding dustbins, combusting microwaves and loads of live daredevil stunts. Watch from the safety of your seat as the Brainiacs delve fearlessly into the mysteries of science and do all of those things on stage that you’re too scared (and definitely not allowed) to do at home!

26. Easter Egg-Case Hunt in Bude

Wed 4th April, 2018

Join the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s search the shore for shark and ray egg cases this Easter and help identify any egg cases you find.

27. Kids Easter Party at Base Camp

Wed 4th April, 2018
Base Camp Cornwall, Portreath

There’s lots of fun to be had at Base Camp’s Easter Party! Meet chicks and bunnies from the farm, create Easter arts and crafts, burn off some energy with soft play and Clip N’Climb taster sessions, and have a boogie at the disco. There will be party games and a buffet – and the cafe will be open for grown up food and drinks too.

28. Children’s Easter Cupcake Course at Philleigh Way Cookery School

Philleigh Way Cookery School, St Mawes
Thu 5th April, 2018

Kids can get hands-on in the Philleigh Way kitchen at this fun Easter cupcake session, where they can bake their own delicious cakes before creating their own handmade sugarcraft decorations. The perfect way to entertain small (and sticky) hands this Easter!

29. Easter Family Art Workshops at Falmouth Art Gallery

Sat 7th April, 2018
Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth

Tinker about and construct your own marble runs at Falmouth Art Gallery’s free family art workshops this Easter. Always laid back, welcoming and lots of fun.

30. Eggstreme Easter at Newquay Zoo

Fri 30th March, 2018 — Sun 15th April, 2018
Newquay Zoo, Newquay

Complete the Eggstreme Easter Egg Trail to claim your chocolate treat, get your face painted and meet some creepy crawlies at Newquay Zoo this Easter!

Imogen Weatherly

Imogen can usually be found in a village community cinema, exploring Cornwall’s great outdoors, at foodie events, or watching live theatre. When she’s not getting stuck into all the lovely cultural stuff in Cornwall, you can find her on the beach.