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Top Family Days Out In Cornwall This Easter

Tuesday 3rd March 2020
By Ely Power
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By Ely Power
Looking for fun family days out in Cornwall this Easter? Take your pick from plenty of lovely and lively festivities for all ages! Whether you’ve brought infants or teens, nature lovers or history buffs, everyone will discover something special in the fantastic line up of Easter events. 

Think yummy egg hunts, colourful crafts and exciting exhibitions. And the cherry on top is that you’ll be feasting on more than chocolate in the land of pasties, clotted cream and saffron buns - this is a bank holiday for tasty treats, after all!

And there’s no better way to experience the magic of Cornwall in spring than on a family road trip down its coastline. With blooms blanketing the fields and golden evenings lighting up the shores, Easter is a beautiful time to camp on England’s most paradisal peninsula. 

But before setting off on a Cornish adventure with your brood in tow, check out the top Easter activities in Cornwall for kids! Fun for the whole family, this camping trip might just become an Easter tradition…

Easter Crafts At Wheal Martyn

Carthew, Saint Austell
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Families can take part in a variety of games, arts and crafts in the whimsical woodland of Wheal Martyn. Enjoy everything from easter egg hunts and bunny headband workshops to campfire cooking with chocolate and building dens for critters!

Get your creative juices flowing in the clay studio, creating your own Easter-tastic ceramic to bring home as a festive memento. Whether you decide to embellish a bunny money bank, paint a chick egg cup or clay model an Easter basket, this artsy afternoon is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. You can even build your own clay bunny, finding it a cosy home in the woods and foraging for decorative plants!

Dates: March 28-April 13
Price: Activities from £1.50
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The Eggstreme Easter Egg Trail At Newquay Zoo 

Trenance Gardens, Newquay
Photo by Dušan Smetana on Unsplash

Visit the animals at Newquay Zoo for a wild Easter weekend! Brave the Dragon Maze, visit the Penguin Pool and journey along the African Savannah as your little ones encounter incredible creatures from around the world. 

While you’re there, take on the Eggstreme Easter Egg trail to discover fun facts about each animal and find all sorts of colourful eggs. After all that exploring, you’ll be rewarded with a delicious chocolate treat. Then it’s time to head to The Barn and turn your tiny humans into tiny animals with some bright face paint! 

Dates: March 28-April 13
Price: Admission from £10.20 + £1.50 per trail
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The Golden Egg Challenge at Paradise Park

16 Trelissick Road, Hayle
Photo by Jonah Pettrich on Unsplash

Paradise Park has a brilliant lineup of Easter events, including the Golden Egg Challenge and its creamy chocolate prize. Complete with tropical aviaries and exotic gardens, this is the perfect opportunity to brush up on all things bird. No matter your age, this technicolour experience is sure to brighten your Easter break! 

See parrots, cockatoos, eagles and macaws soar at the ‘Eagles of Paradise Display’ and ‘Free Flying Bird Show’. Release your inner adventurer on a journey down the nature and environment trail, where you’ll navigate its map to uncover fascinating facts and earn a special Wildlife Hero badge. Play all day around the indoor JungleBarn, on the thrilling giant slides and in the plush toddler’s zone. 

Dates: March 28-April 19
Price: Admission from £8.95 (under 3s go free!)
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Easter Explosions At Flambards

Clodgey Lane, Helston
Photo by Alex Kondratiev on Unsplash

For some eggsplosive Easter entertainment, head straight to Flambards Theme Park. Their scientists will present a mind-blowing mix of chemistry, rocket science and exhilarating experiments throughout the holidays. Your little scientists can don lab coats and protective goggles to get in on the action, creating chemical reactions that fizz, froth and fascinate! 

The festivities build to a fun finale on Easter Sunday, when the park holds an extraordinary egg hunt led by its foxy mascot, Ferdi. On the BIG Easter Egg Quiz Trail, you’ll seek clever clues scattered around the park grounds, exchanging your completed quiz sheet for a glorious chocolate egg!

Dates: March 28-April 19
Price: Admission from £6.95 (infants get free entry!)
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Easter At Eden

Photo by Jack Young on Unsplash

The Eden Project in Cornwall is an absolute must any time of year. That said, there’s something especially enchanting about the largest indoor rainforest in the world at Easter!

Stroll through the rainbow of plantlife as it blooms and blossoms or zoom above the biomes on Eden’s SkyWire - the longest zip ride in England. Children young and old can also experience a range of exciting Easter-themed games and events, like nest building and interactive exhibitions on where chocolate comes from. Top off your visit with a journey down the springtime trail for a delicious cocoa reward!

Dates: March 28-April 19
Price: Family admission from £67 (under 4s are free in)
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The Pirate’s Quest For Golden Eggs

22 St. Michael's Road, Newquay
Photo by Scott Umstattd on Unsplash

Newquay’s nautical attraction brings young pirates on a quest for hidden treasure! Your maritime adventure starts aboard the Royal Anne, an authentic pirate ship that wrecked off the Cornish coastline in 1721. From there, you’ll journey through the majestic caves and misty streets of 18th century Cornwall as your pirate guide shares wayward tales of real-life rogues who once commanded the Caribbean seas. 

The Pirate's Quest Experience also includes an adventure across the Cornish Land of Legend, a magical world of medieval knights and mythical giants. And if your hunt for the Golden Eggs is successful, you’ll snag some tasty treasure!

Dates: March 28-April 19
Price: Admission from £7.95 (free for under 3s)
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Rockpool Explorer - Easter Holidays

St. Michael's Mount
Photo by Isaac Sloman on Unsplash

Of course, no list of Cornwall activities would be complete without a seaside adventure. Get your crew together and join Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors for an afternoon of rockpool discovery during the Easter break. Admire the weird and wonderful wonders below the tideline as you come across marine life of all kinds, including chameleon prawns, eelgrass, bodybuilder crabs and sea slugs! 

Rockpool Explorer is appropriate for all ages and there’s no need to book, either - just show up on the day and gather with your fellow explorers around the Great Scott! Flag, found at the beginning of the causeway to St. Michael's Mount. This Easter activity is free, so all you need to bring is a pair of rock pooling shoes or trainers (so that you can take on the slippery rocks!). Oh, and a bucket to hold all of your discoveries wouldn’t go amiss! 

Dates: April 6 & 8
Price: Free for all!
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Enjoy A Cornwall Camping Trip This Easter!

What better way to make the most of your Easter long weekend than on a camping trip in Cornwall’s idyllic countryside? 

With a spacious caravan, motorhome or campervan, you can enjoy an affordable and comfortable family adventure! Discover our wide variety of privately-owned van rentals in Cornwall to get your Easter break by the beach sorted. 

So what is Camplify? 
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What does that mean?
Essentially, we provide a unique sharing service where owners of caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, and campervans list their RV for hire while not in use. As an owner, this enables you to earn over £10,000 each year instead of having your RV just sitting around while you’re not using it. 

As a holidaymaker, Camplify helps you find an RV that is perfect for you so you can experience the joys of caravanning - without having to own one yourself. 

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