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!
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.
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!
Easter Egg Hunts in Cornwall 2018
March 19th, 2018
While it may still be snowy outside, Easter is on its way very soon! If you’re thinking of taking a family trip to Cornwall over the holidays then going on a hunt for some chocolate eggs while you are there is an absolute must! To help you on your way to a truly egg-citing time, we have compiled some of the best Easter egg related activities on offer in Cornwall this year!
A lovely family day out is on offer here from Paradise Park, with excitement for all the family. Primarily a wildlife sanctuary, the park has a number of species, including red pandas, penguins, donkeys and otters, as well as a vast number of different birds. With plenty of play spaces and gorgeous gardens to explore, there is so much to do here. Join the Easter Egg Hunt from the 30th March to 15th April and start your search for the clues along the trail. If you discover the answers, then there could be some mini chocolatey egg treats heading your way! There won’t just be chocolate eggs here though, as the tiny spring hatchlings are popping out at the moment and cheeping their way into springtime!
Cadbury Egg Hunt at Trelissick
From the 30th March to 15th April, the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is heading to Trelissick. Grab a trail sheet as you enter the gardens and go in search of the clues hidden in nature. As well as gaining a chocolate egg, this hunt will give you the chance to enjoy all of the gorgeous spring blooms that are bursting into life around the Trelissick gardens.
Egg hunts are an Easter holiday staple, and the Eden Project certainly hasn’t disappointed! Go searching for the golden eggs hidden throughout the grounds at Eden as part of their Easter holiday eggstravaganza. Also on offer is the incredible spring maze and the giant plant-themed inflatable challenge, making for an action-packed family day out.
Easter Sunday sees Ferdi the Flambards Fox lead the way for the Big Easter Egg Quiz Trail. The park’s mascot will help you to find and follow the clues to discover the chocolate egg treats waiting for the successful Easter explorers! Flambards will be open throughout the Easter holiday for you to enjoy all of the rides, entertainment and attractions that they have to offer. As well as the Easter egg hunt, there will be an ‘Explosive Easter’ event, bringing some science to the park. Running from the 31st of March to April 8th, a number of exciting experiments will be exploding in the lab, and young scientists are encouraged to have a go at making their own gunge!
Calling all brave adventurers! Dragon eggs are missing in King Arthur’s castle, and your help is needed to locate them! Accept the quest, and you’ll be on the hunt for some clues that may well lead you to a chocolatey reward!
Each year Truro City Council hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for all children under 12 at the Victoria Gardens. With three age group categories for clues, each child who solves the puzzles will receive a free Crème Egg, as well as being entered into a prize draw for the coveted big Easter eggs. Following the chocolatey challenge, there will be a free bouncy castle, as well as refreshments. The egg hunt will commence at 9.30am on Saturday March 31st.
To make your getaway even sweeter than these chocolate eggs, we are currently offering 30% off Easter holidays when booked online! Take a look at our child-friendly cottages in Cornwall to get you started with the Easter fun!
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.
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!