9 great Easter days out in Cornwall
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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
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.
Man the decks and weigh anchor, because the crew at Pirate’s Quest are looking for new recruits to assist in locating the legendary Golden Eggs this Easter (6 - 22 April). Batten down the hatches, as you begin your adventure on board the doomed Royal Anne – a real Pirate Hunter’s vessel that wrecked off the coast of Cornwall in 1721. Navigate your way through the mystical caves and murky streets of Eighteenth Century Cornwall, your live pirate guide will tell tales of the rowdy rogues that ruled the waves, giving all ages the chance to learn something new about the real pirates that sailed the Caribbean.
The Pirate’s Quest Experience also includes a detour through the Cornish Land of Legend, a mythical realm filled with Arthurian knights and gruesome giants. If you find all the Golden Eggs, you could earn yourself some chocolate booty - just fill in a treasure map along your journey, with challenges for all ages.
Admission: £10.95 Adult, £7.95 Child (3-16), Under 3s go FREE, Group rates available. Visit www.piratesquest.co.uk
Enjoy a whole host of entertainment as part of an action-packed Easter at Flambards Theme Park in Helston. Take part in Ferdi’s Easter Egg quiz trail on Sunday 21 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.
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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.
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 ‘Grow Your Own’ fun trail, games and workshops. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet the newly born lambs in the barn on Heligan’s Home Farm.
Visit Callestick Farm near Perranporth to see their ice cream factory. Open Easter until end of October, 10am-5.30pm and 5pm on Sundays. As the weather improves there will be farm animals in the paddock including pigs and a collection of chicken breeds – 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.
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.
The line-up for Easter weekend at Bodmin Jail is set to be a busy one once again this year. On Sunday 21 April there will be a family fun day filled with face painting, egg hunts, animals, a cinema room, Easter menu and a guided tour of the jail.
Admission is £5 if booked in advance or £10 on the day.
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.