Easter in Cornwall is one of my favourite times, Spring flowers in the hedgerows, more sun in the sky and leaving those cold winter winds behind. Easter marks the beginning of the season for Cornwall with the start of many events and festivals to enjoy. The Easter holidays also mean that the shops and cafes start to open again from their winter slumbers.
Here’s a list of some great events to head to this Easter in Cornwall…
Falmouth Spring Festival, 30th March – 17th April
With a whole host of activities across the two weeks this Festival really brings the colours of Spring to Falmouth. Local school children paint the town yellow with thousands of daffodils and decorations throughout the high street. There will also be organised games and fitness on The Moor and guided walks around the town.
Along with beach cleans, gardening and painting a whole host of volunteers will be Spring cleaning Falmouth ready to welcome in the season.
From the 14th – 17th there will be a Folk and Cider Fayre in Events Square with bands, food and crafts, along with over 50 different ciders.
Walk Scilly, 1st – 7th
In its eleventh year Walk Scilly is a week long walking festival which includes almost 30 walks around the islands. With expert guides and food foraging across all five of the inhabited isands this is a walking holiday like no other.
Take in the sandy beaches, clear blue seas and tropical landscape just a few miles off the coast of Cornwall’s Lands End. Learn lots of fascinating facts along the way about the unique history of these amazing islands. If you are flying or sailing for this event you can get 10% off, tickets for the walks are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment!
Find out more here.
Godolphins Easter Egg Hunt, 1st – 17th
Celebrate Easter with a good old easter egg hunt at Godolphin House. From 10 – 4 across the Easter holidays, follow the trail around the grounds to be treated with a chocolately prize.
Camel Creeks Cracking Easter, 1st – 17th
Visit Camel Creek over Easter Weekend and there’s a free Easter egg for every child, you also get 7 days for the price of one, so make the most of your Easter Holiday! With a golden egg hunt and the chance to meet the Easter Bunny there’s lots of family activities.
Also if you book your tickets online before you go you’ll get 20% off!
Rockpool Explorer, 2nd – 12th
This discovery event looks at the weird creatures that live just off the causeway at St Michaels Mount. There’s no need to book, just turn up in some suitable shoes, with a bucket (but no nets) and get exploring. It’s a perfect activity for the school holidays.
Flambards Easter Egg Hunt, 16th
Meet Ferdi the Fox for lots of Easter inspired activities from midday. Explore Flambards to see how many Easter eggs you can find, and enjoy the rides, Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz along the way.
Porthleven Food Fest, 21st – 23rd
One of our favourite events for Easter in Cornwall, this food festival had so much to offer last year. Although you cannot guarantee the weather, you can definitely guarantee amazing food over the weekend.
Read our Porthleven Food Festival blog from last year.
Spring Craft Fair, 22nd & 23rd
Head to the Bedruthan Hotel & Spa for a weekend of gorgeous crafts, demonstrations and workshops. With lots of art, textiles, home furnishings and ceramics along with lots of other goodies this is a great place to head for some craft inspiration. With over 50 stalls open from 10 – 4 it’s only £3 if you get your tickets in advance.
Art8, 27th – 1st May
This community Arts and Culture Festival is organised by the local businesses and organisations in Newquay. Appealing across all ages and with most activities free or very low cost Art8 will have artists and performers across the weekend.
Find out more about Art8.
Scubafest, 28th – 30th
Marking the start of the British diving season this weekend is offering lots of activities for beginners and experienced divers. With unlimited shore diving, chartered boats from Mevagissey, Newquay and Fowey and pool dives for beginners it caters for all. There’s workshops, competitions and entertainment for all ages so get your SCUBA gear ready.
Trans Kernow, 28th – 30th
A cycling endurance event of around about 240 miles. With a few checkpoints along the way, the route is mainly free styled by the rider. You can take part solo, or as a pair, and can take 1, 2 or 3 days to complete depending whether you want to ride hard, or enjoy the journey. It’s recommended that you can ride at least 100 miles with ease, to make the journey across Cornwall that bit easier.
Entrance fee is £30, with 200 places. Find out more here.
Trevithick Day, 29th
An iconic event celebrating the history of Camborne, you really have to head along to see these engines in all their glory.
Read our Trevithick Day blog to find out more or watch our video below.
Where will you be heading this Easter in Cornwall, share with us…
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