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Six things to try with family this Easter

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Six things to try with the family this Easter

Posted: January 23, 2024

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Easter holidays, for many, mark the start of Spring. Warm early Spring sunshine brightens up Cornwall’s beaches and longer days mark the end of Winter. Cornwall’s weather is variable at this time – there is a chance of an April shower or possibly time to get the suncream out!

Whatever the weather, there are plenty of activities for families spending time in Cornwall over Easter. Here are our five to try:

1. St Michael’s Mount

The folks at the National Trust invite you and your children to join them in celebrating Spring. 

The iconic St Michael’s Mount is set on a rocky island in Mounts Bay. Take the ferry boat across the causeway at high tide or walk along the cobbles at low tide to the castle gardens. Explore the castle and church and let your imagination take you back to medieval times. Enjoy the subtropical gardens and soak up the incredible views across the bay to Penzance and Mousehole.

Find out more here: www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk 

2. National Maritime Museum

The new exhibition ‘Pirate – Explore Beneath the Surface’ explores Pirates in popular culture and how we think of pirates today. The family will love the view from the top of the museum across Falmouth Bay.

Take in the new show  The Cornish Caretakers and the Chest of Cornishness – a funny and informative show that celetrates Cornish woman and men who changed the world.


3. Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt

See your favourite animals and winged friends, and go on an Egg Hunt. Don’t miss the Eagles of Paradise Display. Then head to the JungleBarn for indoor soft play. A great day out!

Find out more: www.paradisepark.org.uk

4. Trebah gardens

Enjoy Spring at Trebah Gardens. Spring blooms will abound in this beautiful valley garden. Walk to down to the private beach for an ice-cream and head back for an afternoon of Easter Workshops. Be sure to pick up the Easter trail guide. We are looking forward to


5. Poldhu Cove

Take buckets and spades and something warm to wear and head to Poldhu Cove near Mullion. This sheltered, sandy beach is the perfect place to relax in the Spring sunshine. There are walks on the cliffs and the lovely Poldhu Beach Cafe serving light lunch and warming drinks. You could also visit the facinating Marconi Centre on the cliff tops to find out about the first radio wave transmissions ever made.


6. Trengwainton Gardens

See this National Trust garden burst into bloom this Easter for the Easter Egg Hunt. The trail offers 10 nature-inspired activities for the whole family. The gardens are closed Fridays and Saturdays, except Good Friday).

Visit: Trengwainton Gardens for more information

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