Easter Eggstravaganza: what's on at the attractions

Newquay Zoo, Cornwall

Plan your Easter holiday in Cornwall with our guide to Cornwall attractions; the Easter holiday highlights for 2017.

Easter at Eden, St Austell 1 – 17 April

Easter at Eden is hard to beat. Take the family for quests and hunts and egg-themed games. Have a crack at their inflatable assault course and other awesome activities. Plus, of course, there'll be popular prizes and treats to enjoy.

Flambards, Helston, 1 - 23 April

Easter Egg Hunt

Head into the Victorian Village for an eggciting Easter Quiz Trail. Grab a copy of the Penny Dreadful and explore the cobbled streets to find out some fascinating vintage facts between 1 - 23 April and on the big day it's self join in with their annual BIG easter egg hunt. Explore the theme park to see how many Easter eggs you can find and win a chocolatey treat from Flambards’ resident, Ferdi the Fox.

Trelissik, nr Truro - 1 - 17 April

Cadbury's Easter Egg Hunt

Play the detective, find the hidden clues in the hunt around the garden to claim a delicious chocolate reward.

Truro Cathedral 3-5 April, 10-12 April

11-2pm

Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral with lots of different trails to follow with different daily drop-in craft activities (All free no need to book).

Lanhydrock, Nr Bodmin 1 - 17 April

Cadbury's Easter Trail 

Solve all the clues as you follow the trail and claim your prize at the end. Sponsored by Cadbury. Normal addmission fees apply no need to book.

Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge, Cornwall

14 -17 April

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Camel Creek is hard to beat this Easter, egg-specially with free Easter egg for every child over the Easter Weekend* (14th-17th April).

Families are invited to take part in a cracking day out at Camel Creek during the Easter Holidays and take advantage of the ‘7 Day of Fun for the Price of 1’… EGG-CITING!

Easter is the time for family fun and indulging in lots of chocolate and we have it covered. Revel in the golden egg hunt with a chance to WIN FAMILY MEMBERSHIP* and an Easter surprise, or spring into action with the Camel Creek Easter trail including popular gifts to enjoy.

The Easter Bunny will be making appearances throughout the day on Sunday April 16th.

They have also reinstated our ‘7 DAYS OF FUN FOR PRICE OF 1’ so you can enjoy more adventures this Easter for the same price. Don’t forget to book your tickets in advance online and save up to 20% off admission.

For prices and to book your tickets visit www.camelcreek.co.uk

*whilst stocks last
**Annual membership for up to four people

Wheal Martyn, Nr St Austell, 7 April 

Badger Forest School & Outdoor Learning are hosting a very special Easter event in the beautiful woodland at Wheal Martyn on 7 April. Children and families can take part in a range of exciting outdoor activities including an Easter trail, collecting woodland clues to receive their Easter egg prizes, taking part in campfire cooking with an extra special chocolate theme, making masks, building dens for the animals who live in the woods and going on a mini beast hunt.

The afternoon will run from 1.00pm – 3.00pm and tickets cost £6 per child and £2 per adult. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided for both children and adults. 

To book please go to www.badgerforestschool.co.uk

Glendurgan, Nr Falmouth 1 - 11 April

As well as a puzzling maze to complete, you can also have a go at some wonderful word and picture puzzles as you explore all the different parts of Glendurgan this Easter holiday.

Newquay Zoo - 14- 17 April, Newquay

Why not visit Newquay Zoo this Easter weekend for our Eggstreme Easter Egg trail? 14th-17th April.  Discover a variety of colourful eggs- find out fun facts about the animals and receive a chocolate treat* in exchange for your hard work!  *£1.50 per trail sheet. Available whilst stocks last.  **One chocolate per trail sheet will be given.

Land's End - 1 - 17 April, Land's End

Hop on down to Land's End this Easter for extraodinary Easter entertainment.  Navigate your way across the site in search of chocolate prizes in our Easter Egg hunt, and fashion headwear that the Easter Bunny himself would be proud of with a free Bonnet Making Workshop.

Stay tuned to their website and their social media channels as they reveal more entertainment in the build up to this Easter Eggstravaganza.

Trebah Gardens, Nr Falmouth, 11 April

Make a "Very Best Nest" for Charlie Chick-a-Dee or a favourite toy of your own. All materials are provided. £3 plus normal garden entry rates.

Having chirp'ed your away around the garden to find the real Charlie Chick-a-Dee on the "That's not my Charlie Chick-a-Dee" Trail, Drop-in on this creative workshop and make Charlie or a favourite toy their own "Very Best Nest". All the required materials are provided to make the most glamorous or creative nest. Workshops are on the 11th and 13th of April and cost just £3. Trails are available everyday throughout April for £2, including an Easter treat. Normal garden entry applies; tickets are valid for 7 days.

Lappa Valley, Nr Newquay, 14 - 17 April

Join them and the Easter Bunny this Easter for: Duck Racing Children's Easter Quiz Trail where you can win a chocolate egg - they have hundreds to give away!Plus Easter Crafts available. All included in the standard entrance fee.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth - 3 - 21 April

Pirates Ahoy!

Set sail for tales of dastardly deeds and discover Pendennis' piratical past. Join us for fun and games galore throughout the Easter holidays. You'd better behave or you might end up walking the plank!

Tintagel Castle - 14 - 17 April

Be a challenge champion at Easter weekend! You'll be greeted by a character from the past - perhaps a king, a butler or a Roman centurion - who'll be able to help you crack the clues as you explore Tintagel. There's a reward for successful adventurers, so be sure to join in the fun. 

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin, 16 - 17 April

Family fun! Hunt the Easter eggs and enjoy balloon modelling, face painting and brake van rides.

Easter activity sheet with quiz and 'Egg Hunt', plus each child that completes the hunt will receive an Easter Egg.

Fares for the Easter Eggstravaganza are:

- Adult £15.00, Senior (age 65+) & Concessions £14.00, Child (age3-16 inclusive) £7.00, Child (under 3) FREE,
- Family 1 (1 Adult + 2 children) £25.00, Family 2 (2 Adults + up to 4 children) £38.00, Dogs £1.00 each

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery have an exhibition of magnificent marine paintings by Tuke and Hemy running until the 17th June. During Easter there are free family sea themed activities including a chance to create a poetic seascape, make glimmering, shimmering shoals of fish or a model boat.

National Martime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
There are two major exhibitions to enjoy at National Maritime Museum Cornwall . Visit this Easter to find out more about Captain Bligh and British Tattoo Art - both exhibitions run until 7th January 2018. The beautiful solo sculpture show Skelleton is running until 30th April. During Easter there are lovely family activities including making your own ship in a bottle, sea chests and maps plus there's Pirate Puppet shows, trails and chocolate casting.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Penlee House celebrates 20 years of collecting with an exhibition called A Casket of Pearls. See how its marvellous collections have developed over two decades, through fine and decorative art, social history, photography and archaeology. Running until 3rd June. There are free family activities every Saturday you can drop in anytime between 2.30pm and 3.30pm in addition this Easter there’s a holiday workshop with craft-based activities on Tuesday 4th April from 10am to 12pm. Cost £4.50 per child. Booking is essential as places are limited. Call 01736 363625 to purchase your place or for more information.

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

3 - 6 April & 10 - 13 April

Get crafty this Easter at Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro.  There are make and take activities Mon 3 to Thurs 6 April & Mon 10 to Thurs 13 April. 5 to 9 year olds can try their hands at collage and printing and for the over 10s there's a chance to create abstract paintings working with an artist.  Explore the museum, hold objects and transport yourself back into the past with their Poldark Trail and special backpacks. To book call 01872 272205, sessions are just £3 per child.

Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno

The Telegraph  offers a surprising and inspiring visit time and time again. Porthcurno’s golden sandy beach hides an amazing secret. Beneath your feet, messages from all corners of the globe have been buzzing through undersea cables since 1870, making Porthcurno one of the most connected places on the planet and a hub of global communications, even today. Go underground in secret World War Two tunnels. Send and receive Morse code messages. Watch lights flashing and lose yourself in a whistle-stop timeline of dynamic discovery.  Visit the website here for more information

Geevor Tin Min, Nr Penzance 

2 - 17 April

‘Eggciting’ events – just for you! with an ‘eggstra’ special Easter Trail with their cheeky chicks, a few surprises and

  • Sundays: 12.30pm,Talks in the Dry with ex-miner Steve 
  • Mondays = Poldark Days (11.30am – 2.30pm) with hand drilling and an opportunity to dress up
  • Tuesdays = Cornish Days with Cornish music, talks (12pm and 2pm) and face painting on the 11th, 
  • Let’s Rock It on Wednesdays! with a variety of Mineral Games and Geevor Games (11.30 – 2.30), 
  • Be a Miner for a day on Thursdays! with tin vanning demonstration at 11.30am, hands-on activities and competitions (12.30pm – 3pm),
  • Fridays: Stone Carving with Rory and Kibble Filling Challenge (11.30am – 2.30pm) with a fabulous prize to be won by the Winner of the Day.

Paradise Park, Nr St Ives

The Easter Holidays are a great time to visit and catch up with all your favourite birds and animals. And if there’s one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs, it’s Paradise Park! Whether it is of the chocolate kind, or spring hatchlings popping out everywhere!

Bring the family and enjoy hunting around the Park spotting clues along the way – you might even spot some dinosaur eggs! Complete the trail, find the answers to the questions and claim your free mini egg treat.

Keeper Sarah-Jayne Cooke comments “Easter sees the beginning of the ‘Eagles of Paradise Display’ and the ‘Free Flying Bird Show’, giving you the chance to get up close and see macaws, owls and eagles flying just above your head!”
If you have energy to burn then there is no better place than the huge indoor JungleBarn with giant slides, suspended rope bridge, lots of climbing and sliding and toddlers zone with ball fountain.

The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and Cornish cream teas.

And if one day is not enough, then the new season of Return Tickets starts on the 1st April. So visit once after 1st April at standard entry prices, buy a Return Ticket for £3.99 before you leave, and you can keep buying Return Tickets at the discount price every time you visit until 25th March 2018.

For more information on daily events and much more, please visit www.paradisepark.org.uk