Easter events in Cornwall

March 23, 2015 by becca.lazar No Comments

Yay! After the long winter, spring is finally here. Yes, I know: we’re an optimistic lot here at Cornish Holiday Cottages, but it appears that that we’re in for one of the hottest Easter weekends on record. According to the Met Office’s long term forecast and our local rag, ‘The West Briton’, temperatures could rise to more than 26C between Good Friday and Easter Monday (April 3 to April 6).

That’s fantastic news for everyone, unless your Easter eggs spend too much time out in the sun that is. But if you’re looking for something a little more festive or an alternative family day out over the Easter holidays, then we have a few suggestions for you. We’ve also thrown in a recommendation for an appealing evening of pop-up opera for good measure.


Helston Museum Celebrates 150 years of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

Between March 30th and the 8th of April the museum will be taking a trip through the looking glass and into Lewis Carrolls’ Wonderland. You’ll have to follow your nose to navigate the museum’s maze and also have the chance to design your own Mad Hatter’s hat – perfect for a tea party and free of charge too. There is also the chance to win a prize by following the White Rabbit’s Clock Trail through the museum.

On Wednesday 8th April the celebrations reach their peak with The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. There will be tea, cake, fun and games that are perfect for the little ones. Visit their website here.

National Trust & Cadbury Easter Egg Trail – Glendurgan Gardens, Mawnan Smith

3rd to the 6th April

Glendurgan Garden have littered the grounds with hints and clues to create an exciting Easter trail which, mixed with their fantastical grounds, giant stride swing and beach, will create a memorable Easter day out. For those that complete all the activities there’s a Cadbury’s Egghead prize too.

Pop-up Opera at Knightor, St Austell.

7.30pm 4th April.

This one is more of an adult affair, but is one not to be missed: Pop-up Opera perform in the beautiful Knightor Winery & Restaurant in Trethurgy, Cornwall. The Pop-up Opera crew will be performing a Mozart comedy about two young men, Belmonte and Pedrillo, attempting to rescue their lovers Konstanze and Blonde from an Ottoman harem.

All kinds of high jinks and mishaps occur as they don disguises, make merry with the servants and sing an ode to Bacchus god of wine, in an attempt to save their beloveds.

The music contains some of Mozart’s most spectacular and virtuoso arias, and is richly embroidered with his interpretation of Turkish music. An opulent and highly entertaining treat.

Trereife House Easter Food & Craft Fair. 10am.

3rd — 6th April

Trereife has developed a reputation for attracting some of the finest local food and craft producers which is set to continue this Easter with Farm Cheeses and Fish sales, locally produced beer, cider and wine, as well as a selection of high quality art and craft from Cornish designer-makers – if you’re looking for some holiday mementos then this is the place to get them.

Away from the food demonstrations and at the top of every younger visitor’s list of things to do has to be the taking part in Trereife’s Grand Easter Egg Hunt.  Set within the woods and around the walled garden, the Egg Hunt has become very popular with hundreds of happy children expected to be eagerly following the clues this year.
As well as the egg hunt, youngsters can have a go in the Funky Food Workshop or be totally amazed by story tellers and Trereife’s popular craft workshops.

The event will be open from 10am-5pm Friday 3rd to Monday 6th. Admission for adults is £3.50, children £2 and under 5s free of charge. Family tickets are £11 (two adults and three children).

The National Maritime Museum’s Viking Voyagers Supersized Weekend

28th – 29th March

To mark the launch of their epic Viking Voyagers exhibitions, there is a weekend of Viking themed events from the 28th to the 29th of March. Create your own helmet, sword and shield, join in a Viking battle and see Vikings brought to life by Morvleydh, the Sea Wolves. Plus make a monster scale and add it to their dragon art installation.

The Viking Voyagers exhibition carries on throughout the school holidays with some make and take activities for your own vulgar little Vikings. They can make a long-ship model and Viking brooch and become a mighty warrior or a fearsome dragon.

All activities are free with entry.

Truro prepares for a spectacular spring festival

27th March to 5th April

Plans are afoot in the city of Truro to deliver some big surprises at this year’s Truro Festival.

The city’s annual cultural festival will be taking place from 27 March to 5 April, and is set to bring a hive of creative, cultural activity to the city during the Easter holidays.

Art, music, theatre, film, literature, dance, comedy and more will be buzzing in all corners of the city with the return of intimate theatre performances, live music and art exhibition.

The festival organisers plan to turn Lemon Quay into a ‘Festival Village’ complete with yurts, acoustic stage and a green area for people to relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Many events are exploring the festivals ‘journeys’ theme for 2015. The Story Republic will be in residence at the Royal Cornwall Museum for the duration of the festival inviting intrepid story travellers to begin their own voyage into a realm of tales, poems and song. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt which will take families on a trail around the city to solve cryptic clues and the possibility of winning a cash prize.

Another returning event is the Easter Sunday party on the 5th April. A free party with live music, arts activities, food and drink for all the family. Being the main hub for the festival, the ‘village’ on Lemon Quay will be open from 10am – 4pm during each day, with an abundance of family friendly events and activities.

Events will also take place in venues around Truro, including the Royal Cornwall Museum, Waterstones, Truro Library, the Plaza, Truro Arts Shop, B Juicy, Reids Café, Innertide and the City Hall. Further updates on events can be found by visiting www.enjoytruro.co.uk





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