The best days out for a family-friendly Easter in Cornwall
Unmissable Easter events for the whole family
Whether you’ve planned an action-packed week away with the family or you’re simply looking forward to spending some time under the Cornish sun, our hand-picked Easter events promise something for everyone. From harbourside food festivals to al fresco egg hunts, we’ve rounded up seven fantastic days out for an unforgettable Easter break.
Indulge in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Trerice
Nothing says Easter quite like a traditional egg hunt in the great outdoors. Set to be a great day out for the little ones, follow the clues around the garden at Trerice and keep an eye out for a Cadbury treat at the end of your adventure.
Part of Trerice’s Easter celebrations from 8th – 22nd April, the egg hunt will run alongside a series of Tudor costume days, a ‘Plant it, Grow it, Eat it’ workshop and a rockabilly and dinner evening – complete with live music to put a spring in your step.
For a relaxing Easter holiday less than 20 minutes from Trerice, Seascape occupies an enviable beachfront location with captivating views over Mawgan Porth beach.
Dine harbourside at Porthleven Food Festival
One of Cornwall’s most anticipated foodie events, Porthleven’s annual festival returns from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th April. 2019’s ‘Love Food’ theme is set to transform Porthleven into a Motown inspired hub, with psychedelic sixties music making Saturday’s Shipyard Session come alive. The three-day Easter feast will also feature the Chef’s Theatre – where live cookery demonstrations are set to attract high calibre chefs from the South West and beyond.
Taking to the stage this year is celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson, alongside a plethora of local talents from Cornwall’s most coveted restaurants, including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, Kota Kai and Idle Rocks.
Stretch your legs during Boscastle Walking Week
Step into spring early and embrace the great outdoors to celebrate Boscastle’s annual walking week from 30th March – 5th April. Organised and loved by locals and welcoming visitors from far and wide, this year’s event sees an extended range of walks and activities for you to choose at your leisure. Embark on a literary tour of the north coast and follow in the footsteps of iconic writer Thomas Hardy, join one of the experienced local guides and stroll through never-ending countryside.
With its exquisite inky interiors and sociable open plan layout, The Retreat sits minutes from nearby Widemouth Bay, with availability this April.
Set sail on the Nancy Belle
While away a spring afternoon with a tranquil cruise along the River Tamar. Setting off from Cotehele Quay from 25th April, the National Trust’s 22ft Nancy Belle will transport you past riverside woodlands, under railway viaducts and into Calstock and Morwhelham Quay. Take in the surrounding flora and fauna from the open-air boat as you discover the valley’s rich history on a blissful two hour trip. Make a day of it and arrive early for a bite to eat at the Edgecombe Tearoom before climbing aboard, and don’t forget to book.
Enjoy the show at St Endellion Easter Festival
Relish the sounds of spring with a visit to St Endellion’s Easter Festival from 13th – 21st April. Filling the beautiful church of St Endelienta with a cacophony of orchestral and choral performances, the festival will be directed by Professor of Strings at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, David Watkin. With special concerts held on Good Friday and Palm Sunday covering a prestigious musical repertoire from Beethoven to Mozart, the event is set to be a fantastic Easter celebration for all ages.
After enjoying the show, retreat to nearby Polzeath where a beautiful beach house awaits. Just moments from sand and sea, Penmorcom has availability for a holiday this Easter.
Take on a quest at Pendennis Castle
Join the hunt for dragon eggs this Easter as Pendennis Castle challenges children of all ages to a legendary adventure quest. A real playground for the imagination, let the children roam free in the castle grounds as they crack the clues to lead them closer to their Easter prize.
Running from 6th – 28th April, the trail is sure to keep the little ones occupied during the holidays, with the opportunity to meet characters from Pendennis’s past. The castle’s panoramic views over Falmouth are not to be missed.
Set off on The Curious Easter Trail at St Michael’s Mount
For a real taste of Cornwall this Easter, St Michaels’ Mount is a must-visit destination. Perfect for exploring at low tide, the iconic landmark near Marazion is hosting its mysterious Easter trail from 7th – 22nd April this year, with clues dotted around the harbour leading children to receive their reward. Learn about the mount’s rich maritime history through time and tide as you follow the trail into the village and hear the stories of people who have called the mount home.
Perched on the water in nearby Mousehole, The Mouse House’s beautiful open plan kitchen and spacious garden make it a harbourside haven for up to eight guests.
With Easter availability at a number of our luxury beach houses, discover the perfect holiday home or call 01208 814781 to speak to one of our dedicated holiday planners.