The Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall with kids this Easter
Planning your Easter Break? It goes without saying that Cornwall is a wonderful place to head to with the kids for the Easter Break. Gorgeous beaches and picturesque fishing villages provide the perfect back drop for making memories as a family. However, Cornwall isn’t just beautiful beaches so to give you a little inspiration for something different to do during your stay we’ve drawn up a list of the Top Ten Things to Do in Cornwall with Kids this Easter. Read on below for our list, in no particular order.
1) Hidden Valley
Number one of our Top Ten Things to Do in Cornwall with Kids this Easter is Hidden Valley. Opening up again at Easter it’s a unique experience, with puzzles and mazes to suit all ages and a wonderful outdoor play park. It provides a fab, full day out that your whole family will enjoy (you can even bring your dog in the outside areas). Highlights include the mini train and kids will love exploring the secret passages in the Hidden Mansion. Please make sure you book in advance!
14 minutes from Ekopod
Number two, for the adrenaline seekers, why not try out Coasteering. Suitable for 10 years old plus, Cornish Rock Tors provide this (along with kayaking and paddle boarding) around our stunning North Cornwall Coastline.
29 minutes from Ekopod
3) Alpaca Trekking
For the animal lovers, why not treat them to the Alpaca trekking experience. Take them for a walk, feed them and finish off with a cream tea for yourself! Reduced rates for under 7s and under 2s are free:
28 minutes from Ekopod
4) Adrenaline Quarry
At number four is another one for the adrenaline seekers; Wipe out at Aquapark at Adrenalin Quarry. For six years plus, here you can climb, slide and bounce on giant inflatables in the World’s biggest Aquapark!
47 minutes from Ekopod
5) Easter Egg Hunt at Lanhydrock 1-16th April
This Easter the Old Thatched Cottage will be transformed into a house of games. Enjoy face painting, and Easter egg trail and discover how the Victorians celebrated Easter.
This is on top of their normal activities which include mountain bike trails (with bike hire), child friendly trails around the main house, pretty walks and a great children’s playground (see photo of Lyra’s favourite Swing).
35 minutes from Ekopod
Have outdoor adventurers in your family? Check out Bude Canoe experience that opens up again for Easter. Not only do they offer fantastic trips up Bude Canal they now offer bushcraft and Gold panning experiences. Both of these two new experiences start with tractor rides!
Depending on the experience from 27 minutes from Ekopod
7) Bude Sea Pool: Easter Swim and Fancy Dress
We’re lucky to have the gorgeous Bude Sea Pool a 25 minute drive from us. After a successful inaugural Easter Swim and Fancy dress last year it’s back this Easter Saturday April 15 @ 08:00 – 17:00. In general Bude Sea Pool is a fab place to take your children to swim at the beach without having to worry about waves. There are lifeguards there during the Easter holidays and it’s free! Park at Summerleaze long stay carpark.
29 minutes from Ekopod
8 ) Surfing
Always dreamed of learning to surf- well Cornwall is a fantastic place to make this a reality. Nearby Widemouth Bay hosts several fab surf schools. You’ll have a wonderful time at all of them but our favourite is Reubyn Ash:
23 minutes from Ekopod
9) Easter At Eden: Get, Set Grow From 1-26th April
The Eden Project is always a favourite for families visiting Cornwall. Over Easter there’s series of playful challenges for you and your family to get involved in.
43 minutes from Ekopod
10) Trethorne Leisure Park
A wet weather favourite is Trethorne Leisure Park Launceston, Devon, Cornwall. There is a huge indoor play barn, soft play including an under fours area and lots of animals to meet -including Easter chicks to hold.
15 minutes from Ekopod
I hope my Top Ten Things to do in Cornwall was useful in providing a bit of inspo. For further ideas check out our guidebook: Let me know if you if I missed out your favourite and I’ll add it for others to enjoy!
Our nearest town Launceston also has several cafes with soft play spaces or activity if you want to enjoy a coffee while the kids are entertained. If this sounds good take a look at:
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