Easter holidays in 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…
Eden Project at Easter time
1st – 16th April 2023
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 lots of indoor and outdoor games and activities for the whole family to try out. Plus pick up special Easter prizes and chocolate treats to enjoy during your visit! Timed entry slots are now available, pre-booking timed entry tickets remains essential still. 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
5th – 15th April 2023
Every year we take our children to the celebrate the arrival of spring in Cornwall! Join the brilliant Rogue Theatre this Easter & see the Wild Awake in Tehidy Woods.
Lose yourselves in the wild wood and find yourselves in even wilder tales, Wild Awake brings together our favorite elements of a spring adventure and invites you along a path of wild magick and awakening beauty, as the story world weaves around you and leads to the heart of the woods, where the stories come to life, and you can sit and unwind, as your imagination runs wild!
£10 per person
Rogue Theatre website
Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback
Tuesday 4th – Thursday 13th April 2023
Take a stroll on a Standing Stone pony or bring your own, down to Wildflower Woods for lots of surprises. Find out if the Easter bunny has left any treats and search the woodland for sweet treats.
Our daughter aged 8 & friends just loved doing this last year, they played games and came away with lots of chocolate, really good fun & a lovely experience for all.
Standing Stone Stables is located around the back of Carbis Bay on Trencorm Lane, just a 5 minute drive from St Ives.
Location & directions.
Booking essential but no horse riding experience necessary.
Contact Natalie on 07903022172
Easter at the Minack
2nd – 13th April 2023
One of our favourite places in Cornwall. The Minack Theatre, a unique open-air theatre perched on the cliffs above the sea. With beautiful turquoise waters, lush gardens and an ancient Roman styled theatre, the Minack is magical!
This year the all is not well in the small town of Marazion. The village is in turmoil as they prepare to celebrate the mayor’s 50th anniversary and to make matters worse two huge giants have decided to move into the neighbourhood to improve their social status.
What they need is a hero. Look no further than young Jack.
A riotous reimagining of the legend of Cormoran, the terrible giant of St Michael’s Mount, packed full of songs and fun.
Make sure you take lots of blankets to keep you warm.
Tickets from £10
Paradise Park in the Easter holidays
1st – 16th April 2023
This Easter at Paradise Park their is the Golden Egg Challenge. 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 Clay Days
Tuesday 4th- Thursday 13th April 2023
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, this year it’s make your own egg cup and salt and pepper pots. Take inspiration from Leach Pottery standard ware and the salt pots seen in the Michael Leach exhibition.
£8.00 per child
Leach Pottery website
Trengwainton Gardens, Penzance (National Trust)
Sunday 2nd April to Sunday 16th April 2023
(closed Fridays and Saturdays except Good Friday)
At the start of your Easter adventures in nature trail, pick up your activity pack so you can find the trail you’re going to follow and there’ll be 10 nature-inspired activities for you to complete along the way. Will you be an eagle eye, shake like a squirrel or hide like a mouse? Maybe you’ll find springtime reflections in the pond, get a feel for the grass or feed your imagination?
As the trail winds its way up through the garden, collect all sorts of fun facts about them to fill your hive and win a Rainforest Alliance chocolate egg. £3 per child.
National Trust 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
Easter Cottages In St Ives
Are you planning a stay in St Ives this Easter? If so, you’re in for a real treat! With lots of things to do in Cornwall at Easter it’s the perfect time of year to plan your visit. Staying in one of Easter cottages in St Ives is an excellent way to enjoy the Easter break with family and friends, as they provide ample space and privacy for everyone. Plus, with many of our cottages located just a stone’s throw from St Ives’ beautiful beaches, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore all that the town has to offer.
Check out our lovely family friendly accommodation in St Ives and Carbis Bay at So St Ives