April 2019

Easter Holidays  6th – 22nd April 2019

The Big Sheep Eggstravaganza!

6th – 22nd April 2019

Don’t worry if the Easter Bunny forgets to deliver eggs this Easter because the BIG Sheep, at Bideford, North Devon will have enough chocolate eggs hidden throughout their world famous family attraction to share with everyone this Easter. The BIG Sheep will be open to visitors for its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Festival from the Friday 6th April – 22nd April .  As well as having over 30,000 chocolate eggs to find, there will be something for all the family to enjoy this Easter.

Easter Egg Hunt, Paradise Park, Hayle

6th – 22nd April 2019

Take the family and enjoy hunting around the Park spotting clues along the way – you might even spot some dinosaur eggs! Complete the trail, find the answers to the questions and claim your free mini egg treat.

Find the Easter Chicks, Clovelly

8th – 22nd April 2019

Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched up and down the cottages along the High Street to the quay.  If they spot at least 10 chicks, they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

Then & Now at Newquay Zoo

8th – 22 April 2019

Newquay Zoo will launch its 50th anniversary trail in time for Easter.   Complete the Then and Now trail to claim a chocolate treat.  Plus, learn about the animals at the daily talks and watch the animals enjoy some special Easter treats.

Easter at Bodmin & Wenford Railway

7th – 22nd April 2019

Travel by steam train and follow the Easter trip by rail  Use the activity sheet map and follow the clues to complete the trail.  An egg will be given to all the children who complete the Easter trail.

Easter Adventure Quest and Tudors – Pendents Castle, Falmouth

13th – 29th April

Join the hunt for dragon eggs on a legendary quest.  Plus, meet Tudor characters from Pendennis past too.

Sleeping with Sharks, National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

13th – 14th April

The ever-popular Sleeping with Sharks Sleepover returns!  Includes a twilight tour, games in the exhibits, a big screen movie and a midnight snack! Booking essential.  for more information call 0844 893 7938

Spring Forest School Fun – Cardinham Woods, Bodmin

14th April 2019

Venture outdoors for a spring forest school experience.  Features include a campfire, den building and fun explorations.

Build a Bird Box – Boscastle

16 April 2019

Build a nest box to take home.  The nest box will attract wildlife and give you plenty of opportunity for nature spotting.  For details ring 01288 331372.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

A wonderful place to visit at any time of year ….. Twenty-five years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in Cornwall.

This Easter, join them in welcoming some very special new arrivals to Home Farm then take part in our egg-citing Easter activities! Sat 6th – Mon 22nd April ​Daily 10am – 4pm.

Also on Easter Saturday they will be hosting ‘The Championship Egg Show’ , organised by Bugle & District Poultry club.

Easter Fun at Hartland Abbey

21st – 22nd April 2019

2 x days of Easter Egg Hunts & Family fun around the beautiful grounds & gardens of Hartland Abbey.  This year Easter is so late that it should coincide with the best of their beautiful bluebells!

Children will have a wonderful time searching all the woodland paths and walks for clues that will lead them to a hidden treasure trove of Easter Eggs.   There will be traditional activities and games like Pin the Tail on the Bunny and easter egg decorating as well.

The bluebells and spring flowers should be looking wonderful, making this a special day out for adults and children alike. The house will be open from 2-5pm  at an extra charge.


There are LOTS MORE events happening over the Easter Holidays, too many to mention but more will continue to update this page and our Out & About Notice Board in our Games Room at Court Farm.

Bluebell Sundays, Hartland Abbey

14th April

The bluebells at Hartland Abbey carpet the walks from the Walled Gardens to the sea.  A  restored woodland path links the Summerhouse to the Gazebo and Blackpool Mill overlooking the Atlantic. The restored Summerhouse was always a favourite spot for the family to picnic and for the children to play. If it is cold there will be a lovely log fire burning!  See ‘Barton Cottage’ by the sea, the home of the Dashwood family in the BBC production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’and the location for BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ by John Le Carre.  Along the way enjoy our bluebells, primroses, violets, wild anemones, wild orchids, foxgloves and much more. We love children and dogs and hope that you will bring as many as possible!

Porthleven Food Festival

26th – 28th April 2019

A weekend of Cornish food, beer and bands in the little harbour town of Porthleven. Fill your shopping bags with Cornish food, eat yourself silly, and drink until you are merry. Marquees on the quayside will be packed full of tasty treats, live music and cookery demonstrations. You might even spot the odd celebrity chef around too.

For details about more events happening in Cornwall during your stay, take a look at Whats On Cornwall  and  Cornwall365  Websites.