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Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall this April

1. Easter at Newquay Zoo, Easter holidays

Enjoy Easter egg hunts, animal fun and more this Easter at Newquay Zoo. Meet an array of animals and have a family fun filled day out.

Dirty Dancing at Hall for Cornwall2. Dirty Dancing at the Hall for Cornwall, 17th – 22nd of April 

Have the time of your life at the Hall for Cornwall this April, with a brilliant cast starring in this musical stage adaptation of one of the eighties best loved films. Through music and sexy dancing we are told the story of Baby and Johnny, two young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most life-changing summer of their lives. Exploding with all your favourite Dirty Dancing tracks, including Hey Baby, Do You Love Me, and The Time of My Life.

3. Art 8 Newquay Arts and Culture Festival, 27th of April –1st of May

This brilliant festival brings the local community together, along with visitors, to enjoy the arts at a low cost or completely free. Supported by local organisations and businesses, there will be pop up events all around the town with films, artists, performers and writers to scratch your creative itches and inspire!

4. Easter at the Eden Project, 1st – 17th of April

The Eden Project always has no end of super things on throughout the year, and Easter is no different. The whole family will love the quests, hunts and egg-themed games. Have a go at the inflatable assault course and other egg-cellent activities. There will be plenty of treats and prizes to enjoy.

5. Porthleven Food Festival, 21st – 23rd of April

One of Cornwall’s biggest food festivals attracts over 10, 000 visitors annually. There is food and drink, music, chef’s theatre along with family entertainment, literary events, arts and more. There are after parties each day and a fantastic firework display.

6. Rock Pool Explorer, Penzance, 2nd – 12th of April

Enjoy Penzance, west Cornwall’s seaside town, complete with a promenade, quirky shops and eateries. This April explore the rockpools and meet the weird and wonderful creatures that live just off the causeway. Learn amazing things about their lives. Rockpool Explorer is suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
There’s no need to book, just drop in at the start time. Meet at the Great Scott flag near the start of the causeway leading from St Michael’s Mount. Rock pooling shoes or old trainers are a must as the rocks are very slippery in crocs or flip flops.

7. Murder Mystery at Trerice Manor, near Newquay, 7th of April

Enjoy a sophisticated evening at this Elizabethan Manor House, just outside of Newquay, with brilliant grounds and breath-taking countryside. You will meet a host of suspicious characters over a sumptuous four course dinner . You will soon become embroiled in a plot of murder and intrigue. Booking is essential.

8. Easter fun at DairyLand Farm, 14th – 17th of April

Visit this farm attraction with pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and ducks. See cows getting milked and ride ponies. There are play parks, along with the Bull Pit – an awesome indoor soft play attraction. There are Easter crafts in the egg workshop, Boris and Dazy’s famous Easter egg hunt, and the chance to find the hidden Easter chicks exploring the park on the Easter trail.

9. Trevithick Day, Cornwall, 29th of April, Camborne

Celebrate Cornish engineer and inventor Richard Trevithick (1771 – 1833) with Trevithick Day. Camborne celebrates Trevithick and its own importance as a major player in Cornwall’s former mining industry. There are lots of spluttering engines, singing, dancing and parades.

10. Easter Eggspress at Lappa Valley, 14th – 17th of April

Visit this steam railway attraction located in the heart of the Cornish countryside. This railway would have once taken mining ore into Newquay and was used in the war for movement of heavy freight. It is also home to the largest Cornish engine house in the country. There are seven trains that run around the track. This is the perfect attraction for smaller children. There are play areas, toddler’s path maze, crazy golf, a canoeing lake and cafes. Join the Lappa Valley Easter Bunny for duck racing, children’s Easter quiz trail, where you can win a chocolate egg, and Easter crafts.

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