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Our top things to do in Cornwall this March and April, with lots of Easter fun in Cornwall.
1. Easter at Dairyland, 30th of March – 15th 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 for chocolate treats and find the hidden Easter chicks exploring the park on the Easter trail.
The Minack Theatre overlooks the breath-taking Porthcurno beach. Rowena Cade, who lived in Minack House, decided that her garden would be the perfect place for a theatre. She and her gardener, Billy Rawlings, moved endless granite boulders and sand to create the theatre, she also carved many of the intricate designs.
This April the well-loved tale, The Railway Children, is adapted for the Minack by the same creative team as Goodnight Mister Tom. This heart-warming story is about an Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down following the disappearance of their father. Forced to leave a privileged life in London, Roberta (Bobby), Peter, Phyllis and their mother move to Three Chimneys Cottage in country where they forge new friendships, have new adventures and discover a secret that will affect their lives forever. Starring brilliant Cornish talent, this is sure to be a night to remember.
3. Falmouth Spring Festival, 22nd of March – 2nd of April
Profiled by the BBC, Falmouth Spring Festival is an early season celebration of coast, community and culture. It is sponsored by the University of Exeter, with events throughout the harbourside town. There are educational and fun events on for families, with Science in the Pub, guided walks, and games and fitness.
4. Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park, 30th of March – 15th of April
Paradise Park is home to 140 species and 650 birds, and an indoor play area, the JungleBarn with giant slides, a suspended rope bridge, and toddlers’ zone.
Easter is a great time to make a visit to the Park. This Easter, you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs on the hunt, whether it is of the chocolate kind, or spring hatchlings popping out everywhere! You might even spot some dinosaur eggs!
Easter sees the beginning of the Eagles of Paradise Display and the Free Flying Bird Show, giving you the chance to get up close and see macaws, owls and eagles flying just above your head.
The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of homemade cakes and Cornish cream teas.
Now in its 10th year, this is one of Cornwall’s most established food festivals. There is a three-day feast of food, drink and music, with the very best Michelin-starred chefs to international food celebrities doing food demos. There is a music stage, with a big party on the Saturday. Families will love the children’s activities with a circus school, bouncy castle, family-friendly entertainment, craft workshops, and more.
6. Easter at Newquay Zoo, 30th of March – 15th of April
Newquay Zoo is a fabulous Cornish attraction, which kids will love. There are a variety of animals including different monkey species, lions, red pandas, deer, otters, penguins, and reptile house, to name a few. There is a fun park and eating areas too. Children will be even more delighted this Easter with Easter egg hunts, face painting, colouring competitions and family fun this Easter holiday. Charges apply.
7. Get Purple Family Fun day at the Fort, 25th of March
This family pub in Newquay holds a fun-filled day for everyone in aid of the Epilesy Society. There will be a Raffle, Tombola, Arts and Crafts, Guess the name of the teddy and a Bake-Off competition. There is a Seizure Safe Disco in the evening too.
8. Easter at Lappa Valley, 30th of March – 2nd 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. This Easter there is an egg hunt, colouring competition and duck racing all included in the ticket price!
Written by Willy Russell, the famous musical Blood Brothers tells the captivating tale of twins, separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences…
10. Easter at the Eden Project, 30th of March – 15th of April
The Eden Project always has fantastic family entertainment on throughout the year, and Easter is no exception. The whole family will love the quests, hunts and egg-themed games. There will be plenty of treats and prizes to enjoy.