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Easter in Cornwall

Egg hunts, hot cross buns and trigging on the Helford.

Trigging - the collection of shellfish by hand.

The Helford River has small cockle beds at Bar Beach, Treath and Gillan. On Good Friday each year families flock to the shores of the river to collect shellfish, namely cockles and periwinkles. This tradition, dating from pre-Christian times, is known as trigging. If the tide is favourably low and the weather good, a few hundred people can be seen taking part. You will need your wellies, a shovel, a bucket and a sense of adventure! Please be sure to leave any undersized cockles (smaller than a 20p piece) and only take as many as you need for your own consumption.

Easter at Eden

Each year The Eden Project put on an array of exciting events for the Easter School Holidays. Check their website below to see what they have on their events calendar for this year, it's always a treat for all ages.