It’s finally springtime in Cornwall: the clocks have gone forward, it’s getting warmer and everywhere you look there are fresh green shoots, golden yellow daffodils and even signs of some beautiful bluebells starting to show.
Yes, it’s a fantastic time to get out and about in our beautiful county and make the most of the great outdoors, especially during the Easter holidays.
To make the most of it, we’ve put together some of our favourite activities we recommend you try this weekend:
Eden’s Easter Eggstravaganza
Grab the kids and head over to the Eden Project near St Austell for some Easter-themed fun. Take on the egg hunt challenge, compete in the assualt course and test your skills with some egg-themed games – perfect for children of all ages, including adult ones! Visit https://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/easter-eggstravaganza for more details.
Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc
For something a little more refined, visit the Cornwall Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc near Lostwithiel. Taking place today and tomorrow, the 104th spring show organised by Cornwall Garden Society hosts the very best of Cornish horticulture, with competitive classes and over 100 trade stands and exhibitors. For more information, including opening times and a list of exhibitors, visit http://www.cornwallgardensociety.org.uk/spring-flower-show-2016—a-celebration-of-cornish-excellence
Freathy Afternoon Tea
We couldn’t not mention our very own Afternoon Teas here at Freathy Farmhouse. Full of delicious homemade treats, all served with generous helpings of Cornish clotted cream, it really is a treat not to be missed!
St Endellion Easter Festival
Drawing to a close this weekend, the St Endellion Easter Festival takes place in the 15th century church of St Endelienta with a series of chamber concerts, late night concerts and lunchtime proms – perfect for music enthusiasts. For further details and concert timings, visit http://www.endellionfestivals.org.uk/
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a truly magical place and this Easter they’ve added some egg-citing activities the whole family can enjoy. Be an Emu Egg Hunter and take part in The Great Emu Egg Hunt to claim your chocolate prize and meet the real Heligan Emus, get crafty with egg-themed activities and games at Heligan HQ and visit the Heligan Hatchery to watch chicks and ducklings hatch before your very eyes. Visit http://heligan.com/events/heligan-events/easter-at-the-lost-gardens/ for opening and activity times.
Springtime Beach Stroll
Take a look at We Are Cornwall’s guide to Beaches in Cornwall and go exploring some of our beautiful Cornish coastline and stunning seascapes. Stop off for an ice cream or a delicious cream tea at one of the nearby cafes and make the most of a day in the spring sunshine.