Events and Things to do in Cornwall: Spring 2018

 

Despite the recent weather trying to tell us otherwise, it is now spring and almost time for the school Easter holidays yay! Here’s a quick rundown of different events in Cornwall over the next couple of months, some Easter themed!

**This post will be added to and is a work in progress, so keep popping back and feel free to tell me about any events in the comments section below!

 

What's on in Cornwall March April May 2018

 

Saturday 24th March – Sunday 8th April

 

Healey’s Cider Farm in Penhallow have a free Easter egg hunt, pop to the Facebook events page for more information.

 

Saturday 24th March – Sunday 15th April

 

Flambards in Helston have various events running over the Easter and school holiday period including experiments, explosions, a Penny Dreadful Quiz Trail and a chocolate egg trail. Children can even have a go making gunge with the scientists during 30-minute shows. On April 1st Flambards’ mascot Ferdi will be leading the BIG Easter Egg Quiz Trail, with clues dotted around the park and a chocolate egg prize. There’s live daily entertainment from April 9th-15th including Ferdi Shows, Billy Wizz the Magician (10th), the Creepy Crawly Show (12th). Pop to the Flambards site for details of timings and the days that they are open and more.

Pirate’s Quest in Newquay have a special Easter themed tour during the Easter holidays, with the Quest for the Golden Egg. Pop to the Pirate’s Quest website for more information, you are definitely best off booking in advance as well to save disappointment on arrival. Read about our Pirate’s Quest outing for an idea of what it will be like.

The Eden Project near to St Austell have all sorts of fun on for Easter. Including a giant obstacle course with inflatable slides, ball pool and more. A maze, golden egg hunt, plant discovery trail, shows, garden games and lots more. They also have special relaxed sessions for children with Autism and sensory problems, pop to the Eden Project site for more information on the Easter events and opening hours.

 

Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April

 

In Boscastle all weekend there will be a Cadbury’s National Trust easter egg hunt available via the National Trust Shop & Visitor Centre there. Click here for more info.

 

Friday 30th March + Sunday 1st April and Monday 2nd April

 

Antony House at Torpoint have a Cadbury’s Easter Egg hunt available on the three days. More info here.

 

Friday 30th March – Monday 2nd April

 

Newquay Zoo have some Easter fun on over the weekend including an Easter egg trail for an additional £1.50 per trail sheet on top of the usual entrance fee. Pop to the Newquay Zoo site for more information.

Dairyland Farm World near to Newquay have an Easter egg hunt, an Easter egg trail and Easter crafts. Visit the Dairyland events page for more info.

Cornish Birds of Prey Centre at Winnards Perch St Columb have a bouncy castle, family portrait or picture of yourself sketched by Cassie from Cornwall Caricatures (first 60 paying visitors will get a caricature for free). An Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday 1st April, find the Easter egg clues hidden around the centre and claim your reward (open to children aged up to 16 years, £2 per entry). Free Drinks – Free tea and coffee for all adults and free kids Crafts – Sunday 1st to Monday 2nd April.

Tintagel Castle have a special Easter egg hunt for dragon eggs! The dragon egg quest is an additional £1 on top of usual fees and includes a chocolate treat afterwards and will meet ‘special characters’ along the way. Pop to the English Heritage site for more info.

The following National Trust places have their Cadbury’s Easter egg hunts on each day – Lanhydrock near Bodmin, Trerice near Newquay, Trelissick near Truro, Glendurgan Garden near Falmouth and East Pool Mine at Pool.

 

Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April

 

Land’s End will be hosting its annual ‘Eggstravaganza’. Which begins with an Epic Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday where children can search for chocolate treats hidden around the attraction. Throughout the school holidays families can pick up a sheet and follow the Easter Trail to spot eggs dotted around Land’s End the site and Shaun the Sheep and his friends will be making appearances. New for this season also at Land’s End is Aardman Present. Plus an Egg & Spoon Race on Easter Bank Holiday Monday! Pop to the Land’s End website for information on opening times and more.

 

Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

 

Camel Creek in Wadebridge have Easter Events arranged for the school holidays and also have special character days with Peppa Pig appearing on the 3rd April and Titan the Robot on the 10th April. They also currently have new baby meerkats who have recently been born, so it’s worth a visit just for that cuteness! The Easter bunny will be ‘hopping’ by on Sunday 1st April. There will be a Golden Egg Hunt for a chance to win an annual membership as well. Pop to the Camel Creek site for more information and entry times.

Paradise Park in Hayle have an Easter egg hunt on during the school holidays, with a chocolate treat at the end. Pop to the Paradise Park website for opening hours information.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan near to St Austell have special Easter events on, including a fun trail, games and workshops; all themed around the classic book The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. They also currently have newborn lambs there as well! Pop to The Lost Gardens of Heligan website for more info.

 

Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April

 

At the Tintagel Old Post Office there will be a Cadbury’s easter egg hunt on both days, more information here.

 

Sunday 1st April

 

The Man Engine will be at Heartlands in Pool for the afternoon, for more info and timings pop to the Facebook events page.

Crantock Beach there will be a National Trust Cadbury’s Easter egg hunt, for more information see the Cadbury’s information page.

 

Tuesday 3rd April – Saturday 14th April

 

The Minnack Theatre at Porthcurno have performance of The Railway Children on. Pop over to the Minnack Theatre site to check out their 2018 season listings.

 

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April

 

Boconnoc in Lostwithiel have the Spring Flower Show. With over 120 nurseries, horticultural trade stands, an Artisan Craft Marquee; face painting, willow weaving, reptiles and raptors and more. There will also be food and drink stalls and dogs are welcome on leads. Pop to the Boconnoc website for more information.

 

Friday 20th April – Sunday 22nd April

 

Porthleven Food Festival is on, three days of food, drink and music. Pop to the Porthleven Food Festival website for more information and what’s on when.

 

Sunday 29th April

 

Boconnoc in Lostwithiel have a garden open day from 2 until 5pm to raise money for the local church. Check the website for more info.

 

Saturday 5th May

 

At Mount Charles Social Club in St Austell there will be a family disco evening from 7.30pm with live music for Children’s Hospice Southwest. Pop to the Facebook events page for more information about tickets.

 

Tuesday 8th May

 

Helston Flora Day takes place on the 8th, with the traditional furry dance through the streets.

 

Friday 11th May – Sunday 13th May

 

St Ives Food and Drink festival is on in St Ives for the weekend. Love music, demonstrations, lots and lots of food and more. For more info pop to the Food and Drink Festival site.

 

Also check out my posts Over 100 Things to do in Cornwall and What to do in Cornwall when it’s Raining!

 

Stevie x

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2 Comments

  1. 23 March 2018 / 11:20 am

    Ahh these look so good! We were hoping to get down to Cornwall at Easter but decided to go elsewhere to meet up with friends. Hopefully we’ll make it down over the Summer though. I like the idea of the Porthleven food festival, I’d definitely look to time my visit for when there was a food festival on!
    Nat.x

  2. 26 March 2018 / 12:08 pm

    We are heading down to Cornwall for Easter, so your list of things to do has come just at the right time. Thanks so much!!! x