Family-Friendly Easter Activities In Cornwall
March 16th, 2018
With all of the cold weather we’ve been having recently, it may be surprising to realise that Easter is actually only a few weeks away! We take a look at some of the family-friendly activities that will be taking place throughout Cornwall over the Easter holiday.
Easter at Eden, 24 March – 15 April
Starting on the 24th March, the Eden Project will be hosting a three-week Easter holiday eggstravaganza, with a range of egg-citing activities perfect for all of the family! It wouldn’t be Easter without the holiday essential of an egg hunt, so go on the lookout for the special golden eggs hidden in Eden. Next head to the amazing spring maze and see if you and your family can find their way out! Seek out the signs of spring on the discovery trail before heading to the giant inflatable challenge. Bounce your way through the plant themed inflatable obstacle course and head down some giant inflatable slides for a thrilling day out at the Eden Project.
Explosive Easter at Flambards Theme Park, 24 March – 15 April
The theme park will be open all throughout the holidays for visitors to enjoy the rides, attractions and entertainment. To celebrate the holiday, an ‘Explosive Easter’ event will be taking place between March 31st and April 8th, which will see a number of explosively fun experiments taking place inside the laboratory. Young scientists can even have a go at making their own gunge! These sciencey shows take place each day at 1pm and 3pm and last around half an hour. On Easter Sunday, Ferdi the Flambards fox mascot will also be leading the way on the Big Easter Egg Quiz Trail, helping you to follow clues to find a yummy chocolate egg.
Pirate School at National Maritime Museum, 30 March – 15 April
Among the 5 floors of seaside history, culture and boat galleries is ‘Pirate School’, specially started for all children visiting during the Easter break. Learn how to be a Pirate, and some of the fascinating stories of pirates in the past, with the interactive shows put on by Rattlebox Theatre. Then create your own pirate cutlass, hook, parrot and treasure chest at the craft tables before embarking on the treasure map trail around the museum. For more pirate fun, head to the Treasure Island play zone dressed in your new pirate gear!
Leaping Lamb Trail at Trebah, 10 and 12 April
At Easter, Spring is officially underway, with all of the beautiful flowers in full bloom, so where better to go than a gorgeous garden!? Trebah garden will be running some exciting activities for all of the visiting children this year, with a drop in ‘Wooly Workshop’ taking place on the 10th and 12th of April. For £3, all materials needed will be provided for you to make some spring lamb themed crafts. Every day over the Easter holidays, you’ll also be able to take part in the ‘Leaping Lamb’ Trail, on the hunt for fun facts and Easter treats!
Adventure Quest at Tintagel Castle, 30 March – 2 April
Arthurian legends link the magical Tintagel to King Arthur, so it’s easy to see why there are so many adventures to be had at the Castle. Over Easter, brave adventurers are being called upon to help search for dragon eggs. If you accept the quest, you’ll be off following clues, meeting some exciting characters and maybe even finding a chocolatey reward!
Survival and Bushcraft Day at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, 12 April
While there are many activities taking place throughout the whole of Easter, there is something very exciting taking place on the 12th April, between 11am and 3pm, with a survival and bushcraft day teaching you some essential skills. You’ll have the chance to take part in some team building activities, as well as a camouflage face painting session. In addition, there are a number of other fun family activities being held at the Cornwall Regimental Museum this Easter, between the 24th March and the 15th April, including military dressing up, craft activities, a family trail and quiz, and the chance to play a bugle and drum!
Easter Crafts at Truro Cathedral, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 April
Truro Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit in its own right, but if you’re looking for something to entertain the kids as you take in the stunning sites of the area then these activity days are perfect! There are five different drop-in sessions on various days of the holiday, which are free to take part in, although a donation is appreciated. On Tuesday 3rd you’ll have the chance to make your own Easter bonnet, followed by an Easter garland on the 4th. The next week you can make a chick mobile on the 9th, some cute egg people on the 10th, and fun rabbit finger puppets on the 11th. Fun Easter trails will also be on offer every day!
If you are looking to spend the Easter holidays in Cornwall, then take a look at our range of child-friendly cottages! Cornwall is the perfect place for a fun family getaway, so let us know which of these Easter activities you’re most looking forward too.