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Spend Easter in Cornwall this year and enjoy these Easter events happening across the county!

There are plenty of things to love about Easter; blooming buds of spring flowers, warmer weather, and not to forget… chocolate!

For families with young children, Easter also means two weeks with the kids off school, so make the most of this spring break to get away as a family and make a bundle of egg-cellent memories.

Choose to stay in Carbis Bay or St Ives for your Easter holiday to Cornwall, and you will be sure to fill your break with trips to pristine beaches, mouth-watering eateries, exciting attractions, and fun-filled Easter events and activities.

Read on to find out what’s happening in Cornwall for Easter 2024…

Use these quick links to jump to a different Easter event in Cornwall, or read on for all our favourite Easter activities:

Accommodation for Easter Holidays in Cornwall

Carbis Bay Holidays’ portfolio offers up the best of self-catering properties across Carbis Bay and St Ives. These luxury properties in West Cornwall provide an ideal base for visiting a host of locations in Cornwall.

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts in the South West


Visit one of the many wonderful National Trust sites this Easter in Cornwall. Spring is always about embracing the outdoors, especially when you’re able to enjoy time together as a family – nature really is the perfect solution to family fun, regardless of rain or shine.

In Cornwall, several National Trust properties are hosting Easter egg trails, including (but not limited to!) Trelissick, Godolphin, and Glendurgan. When you navigate the trail you will find Easter inspired activities for the whole family to enjoy, so be sure to plan ahead and not miss out on the fun.

Prices are £3 per trail (in addition to entry fees) and this includes an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg (dairy or vegan).

Location: Visit the National Trust website to see a full list of locations.

When: 23rd March – 7th April

Easter at Eden

Eden Project.

The Eden Project is renowned for its fantastic family-friendly activities and events. This year is no different, and Eden Project have lots in store for those spending Easter in Cornwall. Pre-book your timed entry ticket, and enjoy exploring the magic of Eden via adventures and games including a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, marble labyrinth and a fun hoopla challenge!

For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to take part in the Tricky Choccy Trail, an exciting journey that leads through the Rainforest Biome. As you make your way through the five trail points you will learn all about the ingredients required to make chocolate and perhaps be so inspired, you might try to make some at home! At the end of the trail you can exchange your completed trail card for a delicious chocolate egg.

Locations: Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 2SG

When: 29th March – 14th April

Distance from Carbis Bay: 43 miles/1 hour drive

The Easter Golden Egg Challenge at Paradise Park


Enjoy lots of fun at Paradise Park, taking part in their annual Easter challenge. You’ll have a hopping great time at their Easter Golden Egg Challenge quiz, which will run throughout most of April. Once they’ve completed the quiz, contestants can claim a yummy chocolate reward!

Paradise Park is home to over 1,200 birds, as well as red pandas, red squirrels, and Asian otters. But it’s not just an award-winning wildlife sanctuary – it also has a huge indoor Jungle Barn play centre for fun in any weather.

Take advantage of the special Easter offer and book online using the code ‘EASTER’ at checkout to save up to £3 per person during the Easter period.

Location: Paradise Park, Hayle, TR27 4HY

When: 29th March – 14th April

Distance from Carbis Bay: 3.7 miles/10 minute drive

Easter Holidays at Flambards Theme Park

There’s lots going on this Easter in Cornwall, and Flambards Theme Park is no exception! Flambards’ much-loved mascot, Ferdi the Fox, will be onsite and ready for many egg-citing adventures. What’s more, the infamous new Flambards ride, Thunderbolt, will be open to the public and ready for revellers!

Ferdi’s Big Easter Egg Hunt will also be back on Sunday 31st March. Armed with a quiz trail, youngsters will have to follow Ferdi’s hidden clues to track down the answers and claim their scrumptious chocolate prizes.

Location: Flambards Theme Park, Clodgey Lane, Helston, TR13 0QA

When: 23rd March – 14th April

Distance from Carbis Bay: 13 miles/30 minute drive

Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan


We couldn’t compile this list of Cornish Easter events without one of the most loved gardens in Cornwall (and for very good reason!). Spend your time this Easter in Cornwall exploring the network of magical gardens, woodland and farmland at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Boasting 200 acres of open space, the gardens have been perfectly curated for families, with a myriad of woodland trails in the Giant’s Head Play Area, a Jungle Rope Bridge and a popular play meadow where children (And fun-loving grown-ups) can stay and play all day in nature.

This Easter, Heligan invites visitors to discover the beauty of spring with the adventures of Lowenna the Lost Lamb. Upon arrival, be sure to collect a trail booklet from the Ticket Office and follow Lowenna’s adventure. You’ll collect a stamp for your booklet at each trail point, while uncovering the next step of our little lamb’s journey. At the end of your adventure with Lowenna, make your way to the Heligan Play Meadow Tent where a variety of crafts and activities await, not to forget your chocolate treat!

Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St.Austell, PL26 6EN

When: 29th March – 14th April. Heligan Easter activities are included within normal garden admission charges and will run daily between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

Distance from Carbis Bay: 38 miles/1 hour drive

Family-friendly Performance at the Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno.

Catch an incredible show in a stunning setting at the famous Minack Theatre. Taking centre stage this Easter in Cornwall is ‘Carrie’s War’ from the novel by Nina Bawden, adapted by Emma Reeves. The award-winning story is inspired by Nina’s own experience of evacuation during the war, and magically captures all the childhood joys and struggles that children encountered growing up at this time. In short, ‘Carries War’ is a truly magical and insightful performance not to be missed.

Whilst this is a family friendly performance, it is suitable for children aged eight and upward. Tickets to events at the Minack theatre sell quickly, especially during the holidays, so be sure to book yours swiftly.

Location: Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, TR19 6JU

When: 29th March – 12th April, with multiple showings throughout Easter holidays.

Distance from Carbis Bay: 18 miles / 40 minute drive

Easter Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Head to Pendennis Castle for an adventure quest this Easter in Cornwall. Little adventurers will need to hunt for clues in the castle grounds and track down hidden Easter eggs to earn their tasty chocolate reward. Whilst there is no requirement to book tickets and you can purchase these on the day, if you book online you will save 15% on your ticket entry price.

Where: Pendennis Castle, Castle Dr, Falmouth TR11 4LP

23rd March – 14th April

Distance from Carbis Bay: 27 miles / 55 minute drive

Fancy a break from all the Easter egg hunting? There are plenty of other things to do in Cornwall as a family. Take advantage of the beautiful scenery and head out on one of our 15 beautiful walks in Cornwall. Alternatively, prepare a picnic and spend a day at one of the many gardens in Cornwall, perfect for a sunny spring day.

Whatever the time of year, there are plenty of places to stay on the Carbis Bay Holidays website, from modern beachside apartments to grandiose luxury houses for groups. Visit our website to find your perfect self-catering holiday in the St Ives area.

This article was adapted from original content by Tony Townsend for Carbis Bay Holidays.