The Eden Project has always got it going on, whatever the time of year. From 28th March – 12th April Eden looks to be jam-packed with Easter fun. (Top tip save 15% on your ticket if you book online here.) I have just been doing my research and I want to go right now, the whole family are going to LOVE it. Keep a look out for one of the 20 golden eggs secretly hidden throughout the site, if you are clever enough to find one it is your golden ticket to have a go at the Piñata Eggstravaganza on the stage daily at 3.30pm. Inside the stage is the place to try and get keep your egg safely on your spoon while you tackle the inflatable obstable course. Try the egg shy, have a go at knocking down giant eggs from their posts. Hook an egg is another thing to try, as is egg rolling, attempt to roll your egg down the hill through the domes. Try your hand at creating a pair of rabbit, mouse or fox ears in the craft area.
Outside the Egg Hunt runs from 10.30 every half an hour, a more traditional search to find as many coloured eggs as you can. The Rainforest Biome is where you can learn everything you ever needed to know about chocolate (and some things you didn’t). The popular Eden storytellers will be working their magic with a special chocolate themed story (told hourly everyday from 12 noon – 3pm). Arrive early to fit in all the fun into what will surely be a memorable day.
Down at the Tamar the Easter Trail runs from 2nd-6th April, 10am-5pm, and costs £1 per person. There are free children’s activity packs available to help you all explore and get the most out of the woodland environment.
The Tamar Centre is also a great place to walk, bike or horseride. The trees are a big feature with tree surfing, a zipwire and the scary sounding tree jump available for the over 8s. If this isn’t for you then why not try canoeing in the river, or just relax in the Beech Cafe.
Boscastle Easter Egg Trail starting from the Visitor Centre (PL35 0HD) from 11am – 3pm, until 5th April. Discover more about the history of Boscastle by solving the clues hidden around the historic harbour. Afterwards claim a yummy chocolate prize. For more details on this call 01840 250010.
Boscastle is a popular destination for a potter around the shops and visitors enjoy the quirkiness of the town, summed by the Witchcraft Museum. It is also a good place to pick up the coastal path and have a walk, and take in the amazing sea views and steep cliffs.
On the 4th & 5th April, from 10.30am-4.30pm, youngsters visiting the Tintagel Post Office can become heroic explorers! The adventure begins when the children hunt out the clues scattered around the ancient house and garden of Tintagel Old Post Office. After all the detective work on the educational trail, youngsters will be rewarded with a tasty chocolatey reward. Normal admission charges apply + £2 per trail. Don’t forget to admire the historic and unique post office roof.
Lanhyrock is a fantastic National Trust property, with many purpose built bike trails. It has a lovely garden filled with spring colour. It is running an Easter Trail starting daily between 10am-5pm, from Saturday 28th March – Saturday 12th April and costing £2.50 per child including a chocolate egg (normal admission fees apply).
From the 3rd – 6th April the hunt is on at Cornwall’s Crealy near Wadebridge. Guests of all ages are invited to hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy an adventure in the park. Free egg for every child. With many rides, attractions and animals is it an action packed day out. (Entry tickets to the park are cheaper if bought in advance online, check opening hours).
Whatever you do, keep an eye out for the Easter Bunny, enjoy the hunt and better still, enjoy the chocolate!