9 great Easter days out in Cornwall

PUBLISHED: 13:45 09 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 10 April 2018

Lambs by Tim Marshall/Unsplash

Lambs by Tim Marshall/Unsplash


Looking for some fun ideas for all the family during the impending school holidays? We pick nine fun days out in Cornwall to enjoy this Easter

Wheal Martyn, St Austell

If you are looking for a family day out in Cornwall filled with discovery and adventure this Easter, look no further. Dig deep into the fascinating history of china clay mining and discover how it shapes our world today. See working waterwheels, modern mining in action, vintage trucks and more,

Let the kids loose to play, explore the nature trails or search for the hidden ‘Wheal Martyn bears’. There’s plenty to do indoors and outdoors, come rain or shine.

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Pirate’s Quest, Newquay

Join the crew at Pirate’s Quest this Easter and embark on a special mission set by Captain Blackbeard, to locate the legendary Golden Egg. Journey through the mystical caves and murky streets of 18th century Cornwall on an hour long adventure with a live pirate guide.

Armed with a treasure map, go on the hunt for clues and uncover some chocolate gold! Tours are available throughout the day (24th March – 15th April). Use code: CORNWALLLIFE18 for 15% off online full price tickets only.

Flambards, Helston

Enjoy a whole host of entertainment as part of an action-packed Easter at Flambards Theme Park in Helston. (March 24 – April 15). Take part in Ferdi’s Easter Egg quiz trail on Sunday 1 April.

Flambards fun mix of rides, attractions and entertainment makes it the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out. Feel the G-Force on the newest ride, Sky-Force or try the gentler rides for little ones. Book tickets online in advance to save 10% off full price admission.

Cornwall Segway

With a fleet of over 30 Segways operating in two locations in Cornwall, this one of the best Segway experiences around. The Segway is really easy to ride and great fun, it will put a smile on everyone’s face. It houses a very clever gyroscopic self-balancing computer so you don’t need to balance.

Take it for a spin around a number of unique routes on private roads, obstacle courses, tracks and paths. As seen on television and film, from Dr Who to the Gadget Show & Hollywood blockbusters.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1, this sleeping beauty was re-awakened in 1990 to become Europe’s largest garden restoration project. Today, Heligan’s 200 acres are a paradise for the explorer and garden romantic.

This Easter there’s plenty going on at Heligan including: a fun trail, games, dress-up, and workshops, all based on the classic book, The Scarecrows’ Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the newly born lambs in the barn on Heligan’s Home Farm.

Callestick Farm Ice Cream

Visit Callestick Farm near Perranporth to see their ice cream factory. Open Easter until end of October 2018, 10am-5.30pm and 5pm on Sundays. As the weather improves there will be farm animals in the paddock. In the lovely courtyard you can enjoy milking Pricilla the model cow – or head to the barn tearoom for an ice cream.

In the viewing gallery see ice cream being made. New flavours this season are Sticky Toffee Pudding or passion fruit ice cream and a pomegranate sorbet.

Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

A place of ancient barrows, mystical woodland, beautiful formal gardens, listed monuments, battle sites, forts and chapels dotted along a remote coastline above secret beaches and smugglers’ coves.

Expect adventure play zones, shops, cafes, outdoor activities, workshops and galleries to enjoy. That’s not forgetting an extraordinarily rebuilt Tudor house sitting in 865 acres of the most spectacular Grade 1 listed landscape to explore – the perfect day out for all weathers.

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Bodmin Jail

The line-up for Easter weekend at Bodmin Jail is set to be a busy one this year. On Friday 30 March there’s a Murder Mystery Night followed by a Dark Paranormal Night on Saturday 31 March.

On Sunday 1 April there will be a family fun day filled with face painting, egg hunt, animals, a cinema room, Easter menu, guided tour of the jail and a performance from the Bodmin Town Band. Quote ‘Cornwall Life’ at the time of booking for a 10% discount on all events.

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Bodmin Railway

Travel by steam train and follow the trail by rail, with an egg for all children who complete the hunt. Use the activity sheet map and follow the clues to complete the trail – what can you spot along the way?

Travel with Bodmin Railway for Easter and pay no more than the regular ticket price, including the Easter Egg Hunt for children. You can buy tickets for travel on the day from the booking office at Bodmin General, or with cash from the ticket inspector on the train. Explore six and a half miles of track with a Freedom of the Line ticket – pay once and travel all day!

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