EASTER IN CORNWALL
With the Easter holidays underway in Cornwall, we’ve rounded up a list of activities for you to do over the long weekend, as well as the rest of the holidays.
Read on for some of the best Easter days out, suitable for families, groups and couples.
JOIN ROGUE THEATRE FOR AN EASTER TRAIL OF WILD STORIES
‘Wild Spring Hare’ is the latest theatre experience from Rogue Theatre. Immerse yourself deep into the woods of Tehidy North Cliffs for an Easter trail like no other. Enjoy wild tales, collect the clues, and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. Designed for both adults and children, this adventure along woodland paths includes four storytelling areas and a refreshment tent serving Wild Woodland Stew. Book tickets online.
SPRING GATHERING AT NANCARROW FARM
Wave goodbye to winter at Nancarrow Farm with their family-friendly Spring Gathering on 13 and 14 April. Nancarrow offers guests the chance to explore the farm, look around local craft stalls, meet the animals, listen to live music and enjoy canapés from the Courtyard Kitchen before sitting down to a two course feast in the Oak Barn.
For more details and to book tickets, visit nancarrowfarm.co.uk.
ST ENDELLION EASTER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Founded in 1973, the St Endellion Easter Music Festival brings together a wide range of musicians from all over the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts. Set in the 15th century Collegiate Church of St. Endelienta, the festival takes place over nine days and is an intimate musical experience that is not to be missed.
VISIT PENTILLIE CASTLE FOR LAND ROVER DEFENDER DAY
On Sunday 8 April, Pentillie Castle is hosting a celebratory day of all that is Land Rover Defender. The event includes a 4×4 driving course to test your off-road skills, an ultimate Land Rover display, and – new for 2018 – a Sleeper Challenge. As well as segways and a children’s entertainment area, Pentillie offers access to its gardens and provides food and drink facilities, making this a great event for the whole family.
WATCH THE RAILWAY CHILDREN AT THE MINACK THEATRE
Over the Easter holidays, the world-famous Minack Theatre is putting on an adaptation of the heart-warming tale of the Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down by the disappearance of their father. Brought to you by the team behind the Minack’s highly acclaimed production of Goodnight Mister Tom, this production of a classic tale at one of the world’s most unique theatres is not to be missed. The show runs from 3 to 14 April.
THE MAN ENGINE – RESURRECTION TOUR
Constructed to celebrate the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site’s tenth anniversary, the Man Engine is the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain. After a sellout tour in 2016, the Man Engine is returning this Easter for his Resurrection Tour. Beginning in Cornwall, there are three dates available to see the Man Engine before he disappears across the rest of the country: 31 March at Geevor Tin Mine, 1 April at Heartlands, and 2 April at the Royal Cornwall Showground.
OPERATION EARTH SHOW AT THE EDEN PROJECT
As part of Eden’s three week programme of fun over the Easter holidays, the Operation Earth show explores Earth’s amazing science and stories, inviting the audience to become trainee environmental scientists. Eden is also offering you the chance to battle a giant obstacle course, search for a golden egg and explore the hay bale maze.
TATE CREATE: WALLPAPER CAPER
Get creative this Easter with the Tate St Ives. Drawing inspiration from the new Virginia Woolf exhibition, you can design and print your own wonderful wallpaper, which the Tate will then stick up in their studio to make a fantastically colourful room.
The workshop runs from 3o March until 15 April. Click here for more details.
CORNWALL SPRING FLOWER SHOW
This celebration of Cornwall’s garden heritage has been named as one of the best flower show’s to visit in the UK by The Sunday Telegraph. Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Boconnoc House, this two-day event is a popular family day out. As well as a wide selection of spectacular flower displays to look at, the event also features artisan crafts, children’s activities and floral and art photography competitions.
Click here for more information.
LUNCH AT THE BEACH AT BUDE
On Easter Sunday, The Beach at Bude is offering delicious two and three course lunches to enjoy, depending on how hungry you are. The hotel overlooks Summerleaze beach making The Beach the perfect setting to celebrate the Easter weekend. Prices start at £17 per person.
EASTER FUN AT THE PARK
With activities being held almost every day, The Park in Mawgan Porth has Easter covered. Hunt for eggs around the grounds on Easter Sunday, make friends with exotic animals from Hendra Farm, or get creative with Easter arts and crafts in the Play Yurt – there is something for everyone.
TITANIC STORIES AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The Maritime Museum’s new exhibition Titanic Stories presents rare objects and items, as well as retelling the personal stories of many of the survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic, including those from Cornwall. Explore cinema adaptations of the Titanic story, learn about the tragedy’s quick rise in status to a globally talked about event, and listen to contemporary voices.