Top 5 family Easter activities in Cornwall

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Cornwall – the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and there’s nowhere better for enjoying a blustery clifftop walk topped off with a pub lunch or afternoon cream tea. If you’re considering bringing the family for an Easter break there are plenty of activities to keep the whole clan occupied.

  1. Join an Easter Egg hunt in a National Trust garden

Cornwall has some of the most beautiful National Trust properties in the U.K., including a diverse range of coastal scenery, forest habitat, and sweeping country estates. With a number of National Trust locations offering Cadbury Easter Egg hunts throughout the Easter holidays, it’ll be easy to persuade the kids to explore one or more stately manor homes in the hopes of bumping into the Easter Bunny.

Participating National Trust properties include:

  • Cotehele
  • Lanhydrock
  • Trengwainton Garden
  • Glendurgan Garden
  • Boscastle
  • Tintagel Old Post Office

No advance booking is required, but admission charges apply. For more information, visit the National Trust website here.

  1.     Burn off Easter lunch at the Eden Project

With its tropical biomes that cover an area the size of 30 football pitches, the Eden Project is a world-famous attraction that transports visitors to exotic locations including rainforests, mangrove swamps, and Mediterranean gardens. There’s plenty to see and do for young and old alike, including Cornish folk storytelling sessions in the Mediterranean Biome’s Citrus Grove, an outdoor play centre, and England’s longest zip wire. Join parkrun every Saturday – a free 5km timed run through the Outdoor Gardens. It’s the perfect way to burn off Easter lunch! For more information, visit the Eden Project website.


  1. Take a trip on a mini steam railway
Lappa Valley train

Featuring a canoeing lake, crazy golf, nature walk, andplay area in addition to 3 mini railways, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied at Lappa Valley. This Easter, there’s also a whole host of fun activities, including an egg hunt, colouring competition, and duck racing. Find out more here.


  1. Visit Camel Creek Adventure Park

Set in 111 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside, Camel Creek has numerous family-friendly rides, giant indoor and outdoor play areas, and animal encounters. Currently closed for development work, the park is set to reopen on March 24 – just in time for Easter! The park’s popular Character Days will return in 2018, including Paw Patrol, The Gruffalo, and Peppa Pig. For more information, visit the park’s website.


  1. Listen to an Easter choir at the St Endellion Music Festival

Every year, musicians from all over the world gather together to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts at the Collegiate Church of St Endellion, near Port Isaac. This year’s Easter festival takes place between 31 March – 8 April and features a wide variety of performances organized by Guest Music Director David Watkin. For more information, visit the festival website here.


Looking for somewhere to stay during the Easter holidays? Learn more about The Point’s self-catering family accommodation here. We look forward to welcoming you.

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