Our top things to do in Cornwall with kids this Easter holidays.
This Easter St Ives and the surrounding area has so much to offer with so many entertaining activities and Easter egg hunts for the whole family. Find yourself spoilt for choice with numerous attractions hosting fun-filled days for all ages, making St Ives the perfect Easter break destination. Here are our suggestions of Easter activities to keep you all busy…
28th March – 19th April 2020
The Eden Project is a big favourite with our children at any time of year, but especially at Easter. It’s a fun-packed day out with a farm-themed Easter event and lots of new indoor and outdoor games and activities for the whole family to try out. Take part in a Golden Egg hunt with a difference and gather up eggs from the egg coop. Challenge friends and family to their giant scramble course to get some farmyard animals safely back in their pens. Plus pick up special Easter prizes and chocolate treats to enjoy during your visit!
It’s also dog friendly outside of the domes so no need to leave your four-legged friend behind.
Rogue Theatre’s Wild Spring Hare
Dates to be confirmed for 2020
The most gorgeous way to celebrate the arrival of spring here in Cornwall! Join the brilliant Rogue Theatre this Easter & see the Wild Spring Hare in Tehidy Woods. Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales, collect the clues and follow the Hare to the Woodland King. He‘ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate treat for everyone.
£8.50 per person
Rogue Theatre website
Tate St Ives
Dates to be confirmed for 2020
With stunning views over the town and beach the Tate is situated just a short walk from St Ives town centre right at the top of Porthmeor Beach.
Join ‘Tate Create’ this Easter and get messy and hands-on by creating art inspired by the Anna Boghiguian exhibition at Tate St Ives. Explore the exhibition together and then create a crazy creature or paper person and add it to our ever-growing Forest of Figures in the Clore Sky Studio.
Make sure you visit the Café at Tate St Ives with panoramic views across Porthmeor beach and over the rooftops and cobbled streets of old Downalong St Ives.
No need to book, just drop in.
Free with Tate membership or gallery admission.
The Tate St Ives website
Lelant Easter egg hunt
Date to be confirmed for 2020
Easter egg hunt in Anne’s Wood, a wonderful small area of woodland at the bottom of Station Hill in Lelant. Organised by the Badger Pub in Lelant.
On your marks – get set – go! Leave no leaf unturned as your little ones hunt for those hidden chocolate eggs within the woods. Bring your own bucket!
£2.50 per child with all money raised going to Children’s Hospice South West.
St Annes Woods
Paradise Park, Hayle
28th March to 19th April 2020
This Easter at Paradise Park their magnificent Golden Eagle ‘Talis’ is joining the ‘Eagles of Paradise’ flying display. To celebrate all things golden you need to seek out the golden egg then claim your mini chocolate egg reward. If the kids need to burn off some energy off afterwards then visit the Jungle Barn, Paradise Park’s very own large indoor soft play area and cafe.
Paradise Park website
Leach Pottery, St Ives
Clay for Kids dated 2020
Tuesday 31 March – Tropical Fish
Wednesday 1 April – Reptiles
Tuesday 7 April – Tiles
Wednesday 8 April – Sea Creatures
Looking to do something different this year with your children? The Leach Pottery holds clay mornings in the studios for family-friendly sessions where your child can enjoy hands-on clay making activities during the school holidays.
Children will make one item following a theme of the day, for example, a tropical fish, animal sculpture or decorating a tile.
£9.00 per child
Leach Pottery website
Trengwainton Gardens, Penzance (National Trust)
March 29th – 13th April 2020
Will you be a worker bee or a queen bee this Easter? Create a buzz by hunting out Bunny’s clues about the bees that live in and around the gardens at Trengwainton. Collect all sorts of fun facts about them to fill your hive and win a Cadbury’s chocolate prize. £2.50 per child.
National Trust website
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion (National Trust)
Curious Easter Trail
Dates to be confirmed for 2020 (closed on Saturdays)
St Michael’s Mount is a special place with spectacular views from the top of the castle. At Easter time their Easter Trail Extraordinaire follows the trail around the harbour and village whilst learning about the people who have visited and the people that have called the Mount home as you seek the answers to receive a (possibly chocolatey?) reward.
St Michael’s Mount website
Coco Kitchen, St Ives
If you love chocolate and getting creative then Coco Kitchen’s Easter theme workshops throughout the Easter holidays are perfect for you. Anyone can come along, these workshops are suitable for all ages. It’s something you can do with young children, teenagers, parents and even grandparents.
Firstly choose your favourite type of chocolate (dark, milk or white) and then decorate it with piped icing and sweets. You also learn where chocolate comes from, the process of making it into the chocolate we know and how the different types of chocolate are made. This workshop is a must-do activity when you visit St Ives.
£17 per person / £60 for a group of 4.
Coco Kitchen website
St Ives Family Friendly Holiday Cottages – So St Ives
Looking for an Easter break in St Ives? With lots of things to do in Cornwall at Easter it’s the perfect time of year to plan your visit. Check out our lovely family friendly accommodation in St Ives and Carbis Bay at So St Ives