Easter Egg Hunts in Cornwall 2020

March 09th, 2020

With the Easter holidays soon on the way, we take a look at some of the exciting Easter egg hunts that will be taking place throughout Cornwall this April. 


Perfect for children of all ages, egg hunts can be enjoyed in a range of amazing Cornish locations this year, from gorgeous gardens to exciting play parks!


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Glendurgan Garden

28th March – 13th April 2020 (excluding Monday 30th March and Monday 6th April)


A yummy Cadbury Easter Egg awaits adventurers who manage to complete the nature-themed hunt throughout this gorgeous National Trust garden. 


Explore the valley gardens with this special quest that is suitable for children of all ages, and follow the clues to hunt down the chocolatey prize. The hunt is available between 10.30 am – 4.30 pm and costs £2.


Ferdi’s Big Easter Egg Quiz Trail, Flambards

12th April 2020

On Easter Sunday, join Ferdi the Flambards Fox on an epic Easter adventure, as you follow his big Easter quiz trail around the park. Hunt for the hidden clues to complete the quiz and once you’ve finished your journey, hand it in to be rewarded with a chocolatey prize!


Chocolate Easter Eggs in Cornwall

Easter Adventure Quest, Pendennis Castle

4th – 19th April 2020

Step into a legendary quest as you embark on a magical hunt for dragons eggs around the impressive Pendennis Castle this Easter. 


Adventurers will be able to hunt down this mystical egg during the school holidays, and those who manage to locate it will be rewarded with a special certificate and a chocolate treat!


Easter Bird Bonanza, St Michael’s Mount

10th, 12th, 13th April 2020

Head to the Mount for a bird-themed Easter adventure. In Spring, the birds are busy building their nests, and the Easter Bird Bonanza will give you the chance to discover more about Cornwall’s native birds. 


Create your own willow bird feeder, try your hand at making a bird nest, and follow the feather trail challenge! After all these avian activities, you may even discover that a chocolate egg has been laid!


Easter Golden Egg Challenge, Paradise Park

28th March – 19th April 2020

The Golden Egg Challenge awaits for adventurers at the Paradise Park this Easter. 


Explore the park and seek out the answers to the quiz questions to be rewarded with a chocolate egg or two! 


Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt, Trelissick

28th March – 13th April 2020

Back for another year, the National Trust and Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt sees the spring gardens come to life with not only beautiful blooms but also an array of fun clues. 


Adventurers will love to explore the grounds at Trelissick and solve the puzzles in a quest to find a delicious Cadbury Easter Egg! The trail will take you on an incredible journey through the gardens as you get closer to nature.



Will you be joining in the hunt for these special chocolate eggs this Easter? As well as these chocolate-themed events, there are plenty of other Easter activities in Cornwall taking place in April 2020, and we have taken a look at these in our previous blog post! 


If you would like to enjoy the Easter holidays with the little ones in Cornwall, then our family-friendly cottages in Cornwall is the perfect place for you to start your adventures – and to tuck into your hard-earned chocolate in peace at the end of a busy day! 

What’s On Easter Holidays 2020

March 06th, 2020

Now that the signs of spring are appearing all around us, with beautiful blooms starting to emerge, we can start to look forward to the upcoming Easter holidays!


We take a look at some of the exciting activities that will be taking place near our child-friendly cottages in Cornwall this Easter for the whole family to enjoy! 


Easter at Eden

28th March – 19th April 2020

A fun family day out in itself, the Eden Project will be offering some extra special Easter activities for those visiting during the holiday. If you’re up for an Easter hunt with a twist, embark on the gofindit challenge and use all of your senses to track down some tasty chocolate treats.   


Kids will love the assortment of animal-related activities on offer at the wildlife playground. Refine your balance and jumping skills, play a hedgehog-themed game of pick-up sticks or have a go at giant Top Trumps!


When you visit this Easter, you also won’t be able to miss the seven-foot inflatable artworks from Parer Studio – a gathering of white, illuminated giant bunnies!


Easter at Newquay Zoo

28th March – 13th April 2020

One of the Easter highlights from Newquay Zoo this year is the Eggstreme Easter Egg Trail, which will lead you around the zoo in search of a chocolatey treat!


For more Easter fun, you can watch as the animals get fed some tasty Easter treats and learn all about them from the keepers. Over in the barn, more fun can be had from the face painting sessions, where little ones can be transformed into their favourite animals!


Rockpool Explorers at St Michael’s Mount

6th April 2020 10am-12pm and 8th April 2020 11am-1pm

Discover some of the weird and wonderful creatures that call the Cornish coastline home in this interactive and educational experience. Join in with the Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors activities for free on your chosen day.


Become a rockpool explorer and learn all about the sea life living off the causeway leading to St Michael’s Mount. Groups meet at the Great Scott! Flag near the start of the causeway and booking is not required.


It is advised that old trainers or rock pooling shoes are worn to embark on this adventure, as the rocks can become quite slippery!



Into the Deep Blue at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

30th March – 3rd April 2020 and 6th April – 10th April 2020

This Easter, the Yskynna Vertical Dance Company will be setting up in the National Maritime Museum for a delightful mermaid-themed performance. A dazzling show of aerial dance, Into the Deep Blue will bring sea creatures from the deep to life through dance, storytelling and song.


The Into the Deep Blue performance is just one thing to enjoy at the Maritime Museum at Easter though, as you will also be able to experience the Monsters of the Deep exhibit and little ones will love the pirate-themed Treasure Island Play Zone!


Especially for Easter, kids will also love the make and take craft area, where they can create a magical costume inspired by the creatures of the deep, as well as following the tentacle trail around the museum to win a prize!


The Easter Golden Egg Challenge at Paradise Park

28th March – 19th April 2020

The Easter Golden Egg Challenge will take you on a journey throughout Paradise Park, completing a quiz with the goal of discovering a delicious chocolate surprise!


A full timetable of fun events can also be enjoyed during your day at Paradise Park, with plenty of bird displays and shows that give you the chance to get up close to a range of stunning macaws, cockatoos, owls and other magnificent birds.


Head to the JungleBarn for some great indoor play fun, perfect for both kids and adults to play, with giant slides, a soft play area and rope bridges!


Easter Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle

4th – 19th April 2020

Embark on a legendary quest this Easter at Pendennis Castle. Hunt for clues and follow the trail around the castle as you try to track down the dragon egg that is hidden in this historic landmark. Successful explorers will receive a certificate and chocolatey treat from Hotel Chocolat to celebrate the completion of the quest!


Explosive Easter at Flambards

28th March – 19th April 2020

Easter at Flambards is sure to be a blast with the explosive activities taking place over in the Flambards Indoor Laboratory!


Join the mad scientists and take part in some exciting experiments – from rocket science to myth-busting, and even the chance to make some slime. The science shows will take place at 1pm and 3pm.


On Easter Sunday, 12th April, join in with Ferdi’s big Easter Egg hunt throughout the park and try to track down the hidden clues to receive a chocolate prize!


Which of these exciting activities will you be enjoying while you are staying in Cornwall?


Here at The Valley, we will also be running our own selection of exciting Easter activities and events for families to get involved with while staying at our luxury cottages during the holidays!

These include Easter crafts, a visit from Marks Ark for animal encounters, and yoga, football and swimming lessons for children!


5 Best Rainy Days Out In Cornwall

March 29th, 2018

We’re not going to lie to you; being in Britain, it is quite likely that there are going to be some rainy days during your holiday to Cornwall. When the sun is shining there are endless beaches to play on and gardens to explore, but where should you go when the weather isn’t at its best?


National Maritime Museum

Experience the wonders of the seaside without having to step outside at the National Maritime Museum. The museum pairs galleries and collections with the interactive workshops and play areas; you can even catch a glimpse under the sea! There are plenty of activities and opportunities to dress up, play and hear pirate stories, making it the perfect indoor adventure for families on rainy days.


Eden Project

The rainy weather brings some much-needed water to Eden, helping the beautiful blooms grow throughout the Eden Project gardens, making sure it can be enjoyed no matter the weather. If you simply cannot stand exploring the grounds in the rain, then it is no problem, as the biomes protect from the outside world, meaning that you can keep dry as you take in the wondrous sights. Although it is the RAINforest biome, so maybe a little drizzle will add to the authenticity of the experience!


Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is a must visit whatever the weather, displaying the very best of the St Ives Modernists, such as Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost, in the very place that inspired them. Alongside the local talent is a wide variety of international modern and contemporary art pieces. St Ives also has a number of uniquely quaint shops to explore, plus, if the skies do clear up a bit, the beaches there are fantastic!


National Lobster Hatchery

While it’s easy to head to some shops, the nearest indoor play centre or just stay in when it starts to rain, why not try something completely new!? You probably won’t have experienced anything quite like the National Lobster Hatchery before, but it certainly is a memorable trip. The main attraction is, of course, the tiny baby lobsters, grown until they are ready to be released. Accompanying the young ones are some older giant lobsters, as well as both edible and spider crabs.



When it is wet and rainy out, why not get wetter!? The beaches are the main attraction in Cornwall, so make the most of them. There are plenty of surf schools running year round, so all of the equipment that you need will be available on most major beaches around the coast. If you are already a surfing fanatic, then there is no excuse not to go out on the waves!


If you have any favourite child-friendly Cornwall holiday days out that we have missed, then let us know via our social media channels!

Egg-cellent! World’s most extravagant diamond-eyed Easter bunny will set you back £37K

March 26th, 2015

Easter eggs and Easter bunnies are lining the shelves of our shops in anticipation to be consumed by lots of chocolate-loving men, women, and children around the world. But there’s one chocolate bunny you won’t find while you’re on your Easter holidays in Cornwall, or anywhere expect for one place, for that matter- a £37,000 Easter bunny accompanied with diamond eyes!