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Our top things to do in St Ives and Cornwall with kids this Easter holidays 2022

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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…

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Eden Project at Easter time

9th – 24th April 2022

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.
9th – 24th April 2022
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!
£9.50 per person
April 13th – 23rd
Rogue Theatre website

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Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback

Wednesday 13th April 2022

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

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Easter at the Minack


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!
Roll Up! for a circus of dreams with Hetty Feather at the Minack this Easter.
Hetty Feather hates her cruel life at the Foundling Hospital and longs to find her true mother.  Only her courage and imagination give the determined little redhead the strength to keep her hopes alive but when she encounters the glamourous, flame-haired circus performer, Madame Adeline, her dreams become dangerously entangled with the perils that lurk in the real world.
Make sure you take lots of blankets to keep you warm.

10th – 21st April
Tickets from £10
The Minack


Lelant Easter egg hunt

Just a short drive from St Ives is the village Lelant, the Easter egg hunt in Anne’s Wood is back on this year! 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. Our kids had s much fun doing this and so did we!
Bring your own bucket.

£2.50 per child with all money raised going to Children’s Hospice South West.
Easter Sunday 17th at 10.00
St Annes Woods

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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.
9th – 24th April
Paradise Park website

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Leach Pottery Clay Days

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 its Spring Relief theme. Make a decorative textured tile celebrating growth, bloom and nature. Explore the ways which nature and flowers inspired the potters at Leach Pottery in this creative workshop.

£9.00 per child
11th – 21st April
Leach Pottery website

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.

Sunday 10th April to Sunday 24th April 2022
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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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

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