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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…


Tate St Ives


If you have an appreciation for art and culture, we enthusiastically suggest a trip to St Ives Tate. Positioned in front of the magnificent Porthmeor beach, the Tate Gallery offers art enthusiasts a truly enriching day out. Explore the exhibition by visual artist Outi Pieski, delving into themes of identity, culture, and environment, on display from February 10th to May 6th. During Easter, our children always relish their time at the Tate, given the various activities they offer. It’s a visit well worth making, and don’t miss the excellent cafe at the top, providing breathtaking views across Porthmeor Beach.

Tate St Ives website


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Eden Project at Easter time

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.

Eden website

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Rogue Theatre’s Wild Spring Hare

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

Dates start: 29th March – 9th April

Rogue Theatre website

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Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback

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.
£30pp
Contact Natalie on 07800740095

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Easter at the Minack Theatre

CARRIES WAR

Prepare a picnic and journey to the far west of Cornwall for a unique experience of theater under the stars. It’s an opportunity to enjoy captivating performances against what could be one of the most breathtaking backdrops on the planet.

Experience the enchantment of Easter at the Minack Theatre with the presentation of “Carrie’s War,” adapted from Nina Bawden’s novel. Follow the journey of 12-year-old Carrie and her younger brother as they are displaced by war, evacuated from London to rural Wales, and subjected to the strict rules of the stern Mr. Evans. Their lonely existence takes a turn when they befriend Albert Sandwich, an extraordinary boy, and discover Druid’s Bottom, a place inhabited by Hepzibah, a warm-hearted witch, the frail Mrs. Gotobed, and the gentle Mr. Jonny. The narrative unfolds with the revelation of an ancient skull and a haunting curse, as Hepzibah shares the tale.

Years later, Carrie returns to Druid’s Bottom with her own children, confronting a long-held secret she had never disclosed before. Nina Bawden’s award-winning children’s novel, inspired by her wartime evacuation experience, comes to life in Emma Reeves’ stunning adaptation, capturing the childhood joys and challenges of growing up in this beloved story.

Make sure you take lots of blankets to keep you warm.

Tickets from £10
The Minack


Paradise Park in the Easter holidays

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

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Leach Pottery Clay Days

Seeking a unique experience for your children this year? Dive into the world of pottery at Leach Pottery this Easter. Watch as skilled potters demonstrate the art of throwing on a wheel, expertly guiding the children through each step. Afterwards, let the children unleash their creativity as they try their hand at the wheel themselves. Led by our workshop leader, this hands-on experience emphasizes the joy and process of pottery for beginners.

£10.00 per child
Leach Pottery website

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Trengwainton Gardens, Penzance (National Trust)

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

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Easter Holiday 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

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