Top Things To Do This Easter

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    National Trust

    Classic Easter trails

    Pendennis Castle
    Immerse yourself in history while embarking on a quest to uncover hidden clues scattered across the castle grounds with Pendennis Castle's Easter Quest. Your mission: to track down the elusive Easter eggs. Successful explorers will be rewarded with a delicious chocolate treat.

    National Trust
    Celebrate spring with the National Trust's Easter Egg Trails, designed to delight the entire family. As you follow the trail, discover nature-inspired activities and the beauty of National Trust sites. Each participant receives an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears, and a choice between a chocolate egg or a vegan alternative. At Trengwainton you can also enjoy seed planting and egg and spoon racing among other activities.

    Bodmin Railway
    All aboard the Easter Eggspress at Bodmin Railway this holiday! Embark on a unique Easter trail alongside the tracks, searching for letters hidden around the station and along the trackside. Complete the activity sheet to claim your special prize at the Gift Shop.

    Duchy Nursery
    Take part in a charming and free bunny trail at the Duchy Nursery. Pick up a trail sheet from the shop and enjoy a walk through the Nursery as you search for Easter willow bunnies hidden along the trail. Every child that participates receives a special reward.

    Trebah Garden
    Trebah Garden bursts into life this spring, with a special Easter trail to celebrate. Navigate through Trebah’s lush subtropical gardens and engage in the 'Whose Nose Goes' activity, matching animals with their noses on your trail sheet. Successfully complete the trail and be rewarded with a locally-made Cornish chocolate egg.

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    National Maritime Museum Cornwall

    Historical and Educational Exploration

    The National Lobster Hatchery
    Become a Mini Marine Biologist at The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow this Easter. Dive into the wonders of marine life through interactive science-based games offering a fascinating experience for aspiring young marine biologists. Get hands-on with microscopes, embark on mystery trails, and learn about the marine ecosystem in a fun and engaging way. It’s an educational adventure that will inspire the next generation of marine conservationists.

    The National Maritime Museum Cornwall
    This Easter, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall presents a captivating mix of history and fun with the Cornish Caretakers’ show. Explore the lives of six Cornish heroes who changed the world, presented three times a day from March 30th to April 14th. Afterwards, have fun with clay and make your very own Cornish crest to take home and decorate. Then follow the Trail of Cornish Heroes around the museum and hunt for Cornish heroes from history, uncovering fascinating stories along the way. Complete the challenge and verify yourself as a Cornish hero.

    Royal Cornwall Museum
    Explore the whimsical world of mechanical marvels at the Royal Cornwall Museum’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum exhibit opening this Easter weekend. This interactive exhibition, brought to life by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, showcases quirky, moving sculptures and automata crafted in Cornish workshops. Over the Easter holidays, get a chance to create your own automata with the part, workshop, part performance, part exhibit, ‘Curious Contraptions’. You’ll create an automata that will link together with other creations to create one spectacular, moving piece, operated by a single handle or motor.

    The BIG Easter Market

    The BIG Easter Market at Truro returns for its annual springtime extravaganza on Saturday 30th March. With over 60 stalls, the market will offer an array of seasonal delights, artisan crafts, farm-fresh foods, and some of Cornwall’s best loved food and drink brands, all amidst the festive backdrop of daffodils and the aroma of hot cross buns.

    Visitors can enjoy street food, live music, entertainment, and activities especially for children, including an Easter Egg Hunt. Anyone looking to indulge their sweet tooth this Easter won’t be disappointed, with luxury ice cream, handmade chocolate, and freshly baked cakes, biscuits, buns, and pastries in plentiful supply. Supported by Truro BID and Visit Truro, this event promises an unmissable day of fun in the heart of the city.

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    Eden Project

    Nature and Gardens

    Cornish Seal Sanctuary
    Join us at the Seal Sanctuary this Easter! Every day during the Easter break we will be hiding a special Golden Egg somewhere around the sanctuary! Find it and you could win a ‘Behind the Seals’ tour with one of our team. We also have a super fun ‘Spring Bingo’ activity to take part in, arts and crafts and seal rescue demos in our marquee, and regular talks and feeds with our Animal Care Team.

    Eden Project
    At the Eden Project, celebrate the joys of spring and embrace the season of growth with family friendly games, crafts and activities that connect you to the wonders of nature. The Eden Project's commitment to education and entertainment shines this Easter, inviting visitors to explore, learn, and play in an environment that inspires conservation and creativity.

    Enys Garden
    Join the Cornish Dragon Conservation Society at Enys Garden for a unique Easter adventure as a dragonologist. This year, the garden expects the arrival of new dragon species, laying their precious eggs among the verdant landscapes. Your mission is to help find and document these mystical eggs, contributing to the conservation and understanding of Cornwall's dragons. Dare to explore the Museum of Dragon Artefacts and immerse yourself in the lore and mystery of these mythical creatures.

    Cornwall Gold
    Purchase food or drink at Cornwall Gold this Easter and receive a complementary daffodil planting kit. Each kit includes a biodegradable pot, a daffodil bulb, chocolate eggs, and a creatively designed activity sheet filled with colouring tasks and a word search.

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    Camel Creek

    Adrenaline Inducing Adventures

    Stithians Lake Adventures
    Stithians Lake is the ideal destination for active families this Easter. With 'Have a go' sessions in sailing and windsurfing, it's the perfect opportunity to try something new together. Their Multi-Activity Days offer a mix of land and water-based activities tailored to the weather, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. But the real highlight is the Easter Eggstravaganza on March 30th, featuring a blend of land and water challenges, working in teams to collect clues and win chocolate prizes. Prefer to launch your own adventure on the lake? Equipment hire is also available.

    The Milky Way Adventure Park
    This Easter, The Milky Way Adventure Park transforms into a chocolatey wonderland. Venture into the Easter Bunny's Grotto, where the Eggsperts will need your help with their chocolate egg production. Enjoy interactive puzzles, music-making, and a tour of the egg-production process. Children aged 1-12 will have the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and receive a chocolate treat. In addition to Easter fun, the park offers family rides and amusements available all year. Please note, pre-booking is essential to ensure a smooth visit.

    Camel Creek
    Camel Creek has unveiled three brand-new attractions this Easter, along with a basketful of activities. From March 29 to April 7, join us for Shipwreck Shores Adventure Golf, Merlin's Magical Playground, and the Hidden Garden Café. From March 29th to April 7th, immerse in Easter activities like meeting the Easter Bunny, embarking on an Easter trail, and enjoying live bunny shows. The fun continues from April 8th-15th with Family Entertainment Week, showcasing jugglers, magicians, and more.

    Click below to discover more Easter events and springtime activities in Cornwall.

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