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6th March 2018 | Regional News

Cornwall’s Eggciting Easter Events

Cornwall is packed full of fun things to do all year round, but it’s even better over the Easter holidays. Between the 30th March and the 16th April, there are a range of exciting activities and events taking place across the region, perfect for families on an Easter getaway. From Easter egg hunts to train rides with the Easter Bunny himself, there’s so much to do on a visit.

Here at Parkdean Holidays, we want you to have an ‘eggciting’ family break, so we’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit this Easter in Cornwall.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is one of Cornwall’s most popular visitor attractions. Just 30 minutes from both White Acres Holiday Park and Looe Bay Holiday Park, these amazing botanical gardens, housed inside two huge biome greenhouses, are packed full of rare plant species and tropical rainforests. The Eden Project also holds a range of events throughout the year too.

From the 24th March to the 15th April, the Eden Project is hosting a three week programme of fun-filled activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. There’s a giant inflatable challenge, where little ones can bounce their way through an obstacle course and down slides. The obstacle course is plant themed too, so children will learn how to make garden plants grow as they play on the inflatables. There are also plenty of Easter inspired games to enjoy as well. From discovery trails and outdoor activities to a mysterious maze and the chance to win chocolate treats, there’s so much fun to be had. You might even spot a few chocolate eggs hiding amongst the rainforests too!

When you’re not taking part in the Easter activities, you can discover so much at the Eden Project. One of the main attractions is the Rainforest biome, the largest indoor rainforest in the world. Home to over 1,000 varieties of tropical plants, with a temperature of 18-35°c, you’ll feel like you’re in a real rainforest. Whilst you’re there, be sure to take a stroll over the Canopy Walkway, which offers breathtaking views across the whole biome.

Video sourced from edenprojecttv

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Just 10 minutes from both Newquay Holiday Park and Holywell Bay Holiday Park is Lappa Valley Steam Railway, where you can set off on a journey through Cornwall’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy a ride into the leisure park on one of three miniature railways, where you can have a relaxed family day out. Once inside, you’ll find an array of exciting activities to enjoy, including play areas, crazy golf and even a lake where you can try your hand at canoeing.

Over the Easter weekend there’s plenty more going on around the railway too. From the 30th March to the 2nd April, kids and adults alike can take part in a whole range of Easter themed events. There’ll be colouring competitions, Easter quizzes, duck racing, and plenty of opportunities to win chocolate eggs. If you’re lucky, the Easter Bunny might even join you on your train ride! He’ll also leave the little ones clues along the Easter trail too, helping them find the hidden prizes.

There’s also an adventure playground that children will love, as well as a soft play area for the younger ones. If you’re holidaying with teenagers, then don’t worry, as there are other activities such as table football too. If you and the kids run out of steam, head to the Whistle Stop Cafe, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved bite to eat and a cup of tea.

Video sourced from preservedrailway

Trengwainton Gardens

If you’re looking for a relaxing escape, surrounded by exotic trees and spectacular views, then a trip to Trengwainton Gardens is a must. Just 40 minutes from Mullion Holiday Park, there’s so much to see on a visit. From award-winning magnolias to exotic species from around the world, Trengwainton Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate the start of spring. Take a walk along the winding footpaths, admiring the many gardens along the way, before enjoying the spectacular sea view across Mount’s Bay.

From the 30th March to the 15th April, join the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Trengwainton Gardens. The Easter Bunny has hidden clues around the garden for kids to find, leading them to tasty chocolate prizes. Along the way, you’ll have to search high and low in the walled garden, and look amongst the towering trees. As well as hunting for clues, you’ll also find plenty of fun facts about all the rabbits that hop around Trengwainton Gardens on a daily basis.

There are plenty more events taking place throughout the year at Trengwainton Gardens, so no matter when you visit, there’s bound to be something going on. If you’re visiting over Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, there’ll be a special card making workshop at the bookshop. Or, if you’re visiting in summer, you’ll find an array of garden games to enjoy around the woodlands.

Video sourced from Paul Dinning

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount is one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall, no matter what time of year you visit. About 30 minutes from both Sea Acres Holiday Park and Mullion Holiday Park, St Michael’s Mount is one of the only islands that you can reach on foot from mainland Britain. This rocky island has a Medieval church and castle, wonderful gardens and some of the best views in Cornwall.

If you’re heading to the historic site this Easter, then you’re in for a treat. On the 30th March, 1st April and 2nd April, enjoy the ‘Bird Bonanza’ at the castle. Learn all about what you can do to help birds around the island, by taking part in a range of activities. Try your hand at making bird feeders, plant your own sunflowers and take the feather trail challenge for a chance to win chocolate eggs. Visitors can also help create a giant birds nest!

When you’re not enjoying the Easter activities, immerse yourself in the history of the island. Explore the ancient castle and its surroundings, dating back to the 12th century. As soon as you pass through the Medieval doorway and into the entrance hall, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. As you continue through the castle, you’ll stumble upon the library, where the castle’s residents would have once relaxed whilst playing chess or draughts. Pass through the Chevy Chase Room, the Smoking Room and the Drawing Room, before discovering the Priory Church. Still used for Sunday services, admire the 500-year-old carvings of biblical scenes and beautiful stained glass windows. If you’re holidaying with the kids, they’ll love the castle quiz, where they can hunt for items such as a giant’s stone heart and even a mummified cat!

Video sourced from Richard Brindley

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