Cornwall really bursts into life in spring, and there are loads of fantastic holiday activities in and around St Ives. Get the most out of Easter in St Ives with our favourite activities for families.
Looking for a scenic and exciting egg hunt?
The National Trust and Cadbury team up for their Easter trails (6/7 – 22 April), follow the clues to get your tasty Easter treat. Our favourites are Trelissick and Godolphin for gorgeous gardens, and Trengwainton and St Michael’s Mount for stunning scenery. Or just head to Marazion beach to look for special dragon’s eggs amongst all the pebbles.
Why not get creative?
Or get messy with clay at the Leach Pottery who run clay days for 6-12 year olds on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the school holidays.
If you want to get more hands on with chocolate – try a fun Easter themed Chocolate Workshop at Coco Kitchen with St Ives’s very own artisan chocolatier.
Try the coast path!
For fresh air and soul-lifting scenery get out on the coast path – with the gorse and daffodils bursting into colour and the warm spring sunshine its a great time to walk.
This spring there have been regular dolphin sightings, even a humpback whale being spotted in St Ives Bay, so make sure you have your binoculars and get out early to get the best chance. Check our marine wildlife blog for more information.
Have a bit of drama in your holiday!
The Minack Theatre, with its spectacular clifftop setting has family friendly shows throughout the Easter holidays with the highly enjoyable Squashbox Theatre (Mon/Weds am – book in advance – for younger children), and Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden.
The famous, award-winning Rogue Theatre’s Wild Spring Hare (12-22 April) takes you on a magical journey of immersive outdoor theatre through the wild wood to the Woodland King.
Rogue Theatre, Eden Project, Paradise Park
Make a day of it at a family friendly attraction!
At the Eden Project (6-25 April), you can go Down on the Farm and enjoy lots of indoor and outdoor games and activities, story telling, the Great Eden Egg Hunt and trails for the whole family. In Hayle, at Paradise Park, you can get close to goats, rabbits, mini sheep and donkeys in their fun farm field, be a Wildlife Hero or enjoy the Easter Golden Egg Challenge (6-22 April), and race around the indoor soft play area – the Jungle Barn.