When Spring begins, Cornwall is close to its best; with sunny days – punctuated by the occasional shower – Easter is always one of the most popular times to visit.
If you’re visiting as a couple, or travelling with a family there’s no shortage of things to do in Cornwall at any time of the year.
However, if you’re looking for something specific to Easter, there are dozens of great activities you can participate in all across Cornwall in the Easter Holidays.
The Lizard Stallions in Truro – April 5th
If you want to put a foot – or a hoof – in the past for an afternoon, then Truro is the place to be on April 5th this year.
Already a historic town, with cobbled streets and Victorian architecture, you’ll head the once-familiar clatter of horseshoes and iron-clad wheels on the streets for one day only as the Lizard Stallions entertain passengers for one afternoon only.
Drawing a carriage – specifically a two-storey Victorian Omnibus – guests can travel in true early-century style for £3 for adults and £2 for under-16s.
The Easter Trail at Lanhydrock, Bodmin – April 5th to April 21st.
One of Cornwall’s most beloved Victorian country homes with a glorious wood in its estate, Lanhydrock comes alive at Easter, inviting guests to its gardens for an Easter trail.
For £2.50, kids can take place in what must surely be one of the best Easter Egg hunts in the country; kids can feel lost in a storybook environment as they scour the gardens for chocolate eggs – yum!
Easter at the Zoo, Newquay Zoo – April 5th to April 21st.
Newquay Zoo is always popular with visitors, and Easter is no exception!
Included in days activities is a programme of Easter fun, including a egg hunt on the dragon trail, duck racing and even a tea party with the Easter Bunny himself! For more details on that, you’ll have to check out their website!
The Outlaw Craft Fair, Penzance – April 5th
Far from your average craft fair, the Outlaw Craft fair invites anyone with a desire to make, do or mend to head to the Porthcurno Building in Penzance to come on down and get busy.
With a range of demonstrations and workshops from over 50 artists and designers from across Cornwall, there’s something to have a go at for just about everyone. At £2 a head with Under-16s going free, the price is nothing to snip at, either.
Chocolate Tuesdays at St Kitts Herbery, Camelford, April 8th & April 15th
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there really isn’t anywhere better to be than Chocolate Tuesdays at St Kitts Herbery!
For £4.50, anyone can get involved in an activity session run by a trained Chocolatier and make their own sweet treats from Belgian Chocolate.
Running on the Hour and Half Past the Hour from 11am to 3pm with no booking needed, we’d struggle to name a better way to spend a lunchtime.
History Detectives Egg Trail at Levant Mine, Pendeen – April 18th
Let your kids discover the way they might have lived had they been born 150 years earlier at Levant Mine, Pendeen this Easter!
For £2 a head, kids are let loose in the Victorian mine, following a trail of fun clues to learn the lives of youngsters earned their keep over a century ago, before being rewarded with a Cadbury Easter egg for taking up the challenge.
If learning that they could have been working down a mine at their age and getting a chocolate egg doesn’t make the kids grateful for the rest of your time in Cornwall – we don’t know what will!