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Posted on Apr 7, 2014 by

We’ve tracked down some of the best locally-made Easter treats and family-friendly Easter egg hunts taking place across Cornwall this month. Happy hunting, happy eating and happy Easter!



Nicky Grant egg

Nicky Grant’s milk and white chocolate Easter eggs are a work of art. Tastefully packaged and with pretty hand-piped designs, you can even choose which chocolates or truffles to add. From £7.50 at


Rick Stein’s Simnel Cake is a moist fruit cake, rather like a Christmas cake but covered in glorious marzipan made with ground almonds and decorated with eleven circles, representing the apostles. Made by Stuart Pate and available from Stein’s Deli in Padstow at £19.50 each.

simnel cake


kernow choc 2

As well as its pretty Easter eggs, Kernow Chocolate has produced two special Easter themed chocolate bars: Simnel Cake (dark chocolate flavoured with almond and topped with orange and raisins) and Hot Cross Bun (milk chocolate flavoured with mixed spice and topped with orange and raisins).


Watch out for the scrum when Da Bara Bakery‘s hot cross buns become available. Keep an eye on their Twitter feed and be the first to get your hands on the Hawkins brothers’ buns from their bakery shop in Grampound Road.

Hot cross buns



National Trust

Cadburys have teamed up with the National Trust for the Cadbury Easter Eggsploration. Easter egg trails have been set up at National Trust properties – children have to find the clues to win a prize. To find your local trail visit


Cornwall’s Crealy has an action-packed calendar over the Easter holidays, including visits from Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig. A free chocolate Easter egg will be given to each child visiting on 18, 19 and 20 April, with an Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny himself on Easter Sunday.




The Grand Easter Egg Hunt is part of Trereife Park’s Easter Food and Craft Fair, being held over the Easter weekend. Children have to find clues in the woods and around the walled garden. For more information see


Between 5 and 25 April you can meet the emus at the Lost Gardens of Heligan and take part in their Easter Emu Trail. Over the Easter weekend children are invited to get creative with some Easter egg decorating.



Newquay Zoo

Check out the events at Newquay Zoo, with duck races, daily animal enrichment workshops and face painting throughout the holidays, 5-21 April. Over the Easter weekend, make an Easter bonnet, join the Easter Bunny for an egg trail in the Dragon Maze and at 1pm on Easter Sunday, the Easter Bunny hosts a tea party.


On Easter Sunday, join the annual Port Eliot Easter Egg Hunt and Trail to explore the wonderful gardens – a dragon’s den was found last year! Meet at 2pm in the main entrance hall.

Port Eliot

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