Easter treats around Cornwall
Easter is a great time of year to be in Cornwall, with daffodils springing up everywhere, lambs leaping about the fields, and the days getting longer. We’ve found plenty of Easter activities to keep the whole family entertained, with plenty of chocolate rewards waiting at the end.
Easter Eggstravaganza at The Eden Project
From the 25th of March to the 10th April, the annual Eden Easter Eggstravaganza will return to The Eden Project in St Austell. Activities will have visitors getting stuck into to all kinds of egg-themed fun, searching high and low throughout Eden’s site for mulit-coloured eggs, hitting an egg-stravagant Piñata until it bursts open, and scrambling across a gigantic inflatable obstacle course in an egg-xtreme egg and spoon race! Visit The Eden Project website to see what else is going on.
Find Cadbury Prizes on The National Trust trails
The Easter Bunny has hidden clues around multiple National Trust sites around Cornwall, including Trelissick’s three hundred acre estate, Tintagel’s Old Post Office, and Lanhydrock’s extensive gardens and Victorian Home, that’ll treat participants to a Cadbury prize at the end. Follow the clues through the sites’ gardens and enjoy the blossoming springtime plants as you do so. To find more participating venues and learn more, visit the website.
The Truro Festival
Art, music, theatre, film, literature, dance, comedy and plenty more will be taking over the whole city throughout the 10 day festival, from Saturday the 2nd to Saturday the 9th April. Daily workshops featuring local illustrators, artists, screen print-makers and puppeteers will be on offer for children and adults in the centre of the festival on Lemon Quay. This will coincide with the Hall For Cornwall welcoming Peter Pan on Ice to the stage from Wednesday the 30th March to Sunday the 3rd April, and direct from the West End and the most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father being performed from the 4th to the 8th April.
Search for Emu eggs in The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Between Friday 25th March and Sunday 10th April, Heligan is recruiting some keen Emu Egg explorers to search throughout the Northern Gardens and the Pleasure Grounds to find them. At the end of the egg hunt, Heligan’s very own Emus, Queenie and Edmund, will be waiting with a chocolate prize. There are also chickens to be fed, chicks and ducklings hatching before your very eyes, and all kinds of Easter-themed crafts to get involved in. Find out more at Heligan’s website.
Learn how to create beautiful bouquets with an award-winning florist
On Thursday the 24th March, between 11am and 3pm, you can join Award Winning Florist Anna Sawle in the lovely gardens of Trelissick for Flower School. You’ll learn how to make bespoke arrangements with flowers and foliage, trying your hand at floristry. All materials, a light lunch and refreshments are provided, and participants will come away with a knowledge of flowers to create their own lovely bouquets at home.
Trereife Easter Food and Craft Fair
From Friday the 25th to Thursday the 28th March, the finest local food producers and chefs will gather together in this deliciously crafty celebration to promote Cornish, local and sustainable produce. Local chefs will be demonstrating their professional cooking skills, with all the ingredients they use for sale at the event, allowing visitors to try and recreate the dishes at home. There’ll also be numerous craft workshops to get stuck into, including screen printing and jewellery making. If the kids aren’t entertained enough by everything going on, there’ll also be Trereife’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt set within the woods and garden, storytellers telling tales and simple craft workshops especially for kids.