With spring comes brighter days, warmer weather, outdoor adventures – and in Cornwall, the county is coming to life. As an ideal location for a UK Easter holiday, March and April in Cornwall bring with them plenty of events and occasions to get involved with.

If you have some time away booked this year or are thinking of arranging a last minute trip for the Easter holidays, we’ve rounded up our favourite Cornwall Easter events for 2024 to get you into the spirit of the season.

Easter Events in Cornwall 2024

From fairs and family days out to food, music and Cornish traditions, there’s a varied selection of events coming to the county over the Easter period.

Flowers from the Spring Flower Show in Cornwall

Easter Lost Supper at Heligan

A very foodie Good Friday is on the cards at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, as they host their Easter Lost Supper in the kitchen conservatory. This seven course extravaganza features a seasonal menu that is never published beforehand – although it is confirmed that five of the courses will be vegetarian. Tickets include a welcome drink.

Location: Mevagissey | Date: 29th March 2024

St Endellion Easter Festival

Based in the Collegiate Church of St Endellion and the surrounding area, the St Endellion Music Festivals bring together a range of musicians to perform rousing concerts. Their 2024 Easter festival is sure to be a wonderful week, bringing together a programme of concerts, spoken thoughts and services. Lovers of chamber, choral and orchestral music should not miss this!

Location: Bodmin | Date: 30th March – 7th April 2024

The Hugs Foundation Easter Open Day

The Hugs Foundation is a rescue and rehabilitation charity for horses, ponies and donkeys, and this Easter they’re holding an Open Day so that everyone can see what they do and have fun. With children’s activities and the opportunity to meet the animals, it will certainly go down well with any farmyard-loving little ones.

Location: Bodmin | Date: 30th March 2024

Spring Flower Show

With stunning displays of flowers and shrubs, exhibits from leading nurseries and landscape designers, and a whole host of horticultural traders, the Spring Flower Show is an annual celebration of the season in Cornwall. Held at The Royal Cornwall Showground, this year’s show takes place in early April and is brilliant for shopping and browsing alike.

Location: Wadebridge | Date: 6th-7th April 2024

Padstow Easter Egg Rolling (RNLI Fundraiser)

In a charming Easter tradition, decorated eggs are rolled down Padstow’s Duke Street on Easter Sunday morning, which for 2024 falls on 31 March. Anyone can join in – just bring a hard-boiled egg and get involved! There’s also an important charity element, with the event acting as a fundraiser for the RNLI.

Location: Padstow | Date: 31st March 2024

Newquay Golden Rocks Hunt

You may have hunted for eggs many times, but have you ever hunted for rocks? There will be 50 golden rocks hidden around Newquay over Easter, and each can be exchanged for a gift! Especially for children aged 12 and under, the Golden Rocks Hunt makes for a fun way to explore this seaside town. If you find one, just visit the Tourist Information Centre to claim your gift.

Location: Newquay | Date: 29th March – 14th April 2024

Bude Food Festival

For the food lovers, Easter Monday brings a brilliant foodie event to the popular town of Bude. Bude Food Festival combines an artisan food market with an abundance of street food options. From fresh bread and baked goods to venison burgers and curry, there’s sure to be something to satisfy all tastes – as well as children’s entertainment, and even stalls for four-legged friends.

Location: Bude | Date: 1st April 2024

Springfest at The Eden Project

Easter at Eden brings the joys of spring to life with Springfest. Throughout the Easter Holidays, The Eden Project will be full of family-friendly games, crafts and activities for all ages. Don’t miss the rainforest chocolate trail in their Rainforest Biome, biome, where solving riddles and puzzles helps guests to complete a trail card which can be exchanged for a tasty chocolate treat.

Location: St Blazey | Date: 29th March – 14th April 2024

The Easter Eggspress at Bodmin & Wenford Railway

For train fans, Easter provides the perfect opportunity to hop on board the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, where the nostalgia and fun of Cornwall’s steam railway combines with spring activities in their Easter Eggspress event. Visitors will have the opportunity to spot letters that are hidden around the station and also along the trackside, in order to complete an activity sheet and claim a prize!

Location: Bodmin | Date: 31st March – 14th April 2024

Wine Club with Elly Own (Easter Special)

Fistral Beach Hotel have added an Easter special to their wine club series that perfectly pairs wine with sweet treats. Cornish wine expert, Elly Owens, will host the Easter inspired wine tasting and share her local expertise. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some chocolate to accompany it!

Location: Newquay | Date: 22nd March 2024

Easter Beach Clean

Spend your Saturday afternoon doing good this Easter weekend by joining the Easter Beach Clean at Seaton Beach, Looe. This organised beach clean is open to all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult) and equipment is provided. It’s wise to make sure you’re wearing suitable clothing and footwear, however!

Location: Looe | Date: 30th March 2024

The Adventures of the Lost Lamb at Heligan

It’s all about a little lost lamb at The Lost Gardens of Heligan this Easter. Collect a trail booklet from the ticket office and follow the adventures of Lowenna the Lost Lamb, brought to life through the pages and with storyboards displayed throughout the gardens. There are also plenty of crafts and activities happening in the Heligan play meadow tent. Easter activities are included with normal garden admission.

Location: Mevagissey | Date: 29th March – 14th April 2024

Fenton Bebibell Dolly Dunking

At the historic site of Fenton Bebibell (sometimes spelled Venton Bebibell), Good Friday sees a revived ancient custom take place. Dolly dunking is exactly what it sounds like – toys ceremonially dipped into a well that has been long believed to have magical powers. Organised by the Cornish Ancient Sites Protection network, this is certainly not an experience you’ll forget, and children of all ages are welcome to join in. Hot cross buns are shared amongst those there before the dunking begins!

Location: Penzance | Date: 29th March 2024

Decorated easter egg hidden in the plants in a garden

Easter Egg Hunts in Cornwall 2024

For kids and big kids alike, you just can’t do Easter without an egg hunt. Luckily, people will be hunting out sweet treats all over the county, so you can still get involved even on your family holiday.

Easter Egg Hunt with Looe Land Train

All aboard the Looe Land Train! For an Easter Egg hunt with a difference, try one from the land train in the picturesque fishing harbour of Looe, South East Cornwall. There are 6 lost Easter eggs in and around this charming place, and your ticket includes full day access to the land train (you should allow a minimum of two hours for the hunt!). Each child gets a pair of bunny ears, an activity pack, and an egg to take away – with chocolate treats on board for all, child or not!

Location: Looe | Date: 27th March – 2nd April 2024

Easter Adventure Quest at Pendennis Castle

At the popular English Heritage site of Pendennis Castle on the south coast of Cornwall there’s an important quest happening: one to hunt for clues and track down Easter eggs! With a small cost (£2) to take part, this egg hunt is an affordable add on if you’re visiting the castle in the Easter holidays, and ensures little ones will go away with a chocolate treat.

Location: Falmouth | Date: 23rd March – 14th April 2024

Pengenna Manor Easter Egg Trail and Cream Tea

After a well-received 2023 event, historic house and wedding venue Pengenna Manor are bringing back their annual egg hunt event for this year. Due to be held on Easter Monday, the event combines an Easter trail around the gardens and grounds with a delicious homemade cream tea for the grown ups. A morning and afternoon session will be held, and each includes activities from face painting to crafting.

Location: Wadebridge | Date: 1st April 2024

Newquay Easter Trail

There are 20 hidden Easter Eggs in different shops around Newquay in this free trail, making it an ideal low-cost activity for the Easter holidays. Simply visit the Tourist Information Centre to pick up a clue sheet, then solve the clues to locate the eggs, which are marked with a number. Those who return their completed sheet to the Tourist Information Centre will receive a reward!

Location: Newquay | Date: 29th March – 14th April 2024

Brewers Fayre Egg Hunt with Cadbury’s

Combine an Easter lunch with an egg hunt when you visit the Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre in Hayle over the Easter weekend. Visitors can track down clues and follow the Easter bunny’s trail to reach tasty Cadbury’s treats, with everyone guaranteed a prize. This family pub near The Towans Beach offers a large menu with plenty for little ones – and an indoor play area to keep them entertained when they’re not hunting for eggs!

Location: Hayle | Date: 29th – 31st March 2024

National Trust Easter Egg Hunts 2024

There are plenty of wonderful National Trust locations in Cornwall, and many of them are getting involved in the season with their own Easter eggs hunts where you can explore beautiful surroundings and try nature-inspired activities. Most National Trust Easter egg hunts are £3 and include an Easter trail sheet, bunny ears and a chocolate egg.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Trelissick: Truro, 23 March – 7 April 2024
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele: Saltash, 29 March -14 April 2024
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Lanhydrock: Bodmin, 29 March -14 April 2024
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Trengwainton: Penzance, 29 March -14 April 2024
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Godolphin: Helston, 23 March -14 April 2024
  • Easter Egg Hunt at Pentire: Wadebridge, 23 March -7 April 2024

Other things to do in Cornwall this Easter

There are plenty of Easter events happening in the county this year, but what about other things to do? Here are some of our favourite ideas for things to do at this time of year that don’t rely on your being available on a certain date.

Two children feeding a bunny on a farm

Enjoy an Easter lunch out

Mark the occasion by treating yourself to lunch out at one of the fantastic restaurants that Cornwall has to offer.

Visit spring animals at a local farm

Since it’s the season of bunnies, chicks and baby sheep, it’s an ideal time to visit a farmyard attraction to see (or feed!) them. We love Macdonald’s Farm, near Padstow or Dairyland, near Newquay.

Take an Easter walk or cycle

With the weather becoming more mild and a higher chance of some sunshine, spring is a great time to take a walk or try cycling one of the trails in Cornwall – especially after an Easter lunch! There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the county that would make a great choice for a walk.

Sample an afternoon tea or cream tea

While afternoon tea is a welcome treat at any time of year, there’s certainly something that feels very fitting with the season about scones, jam and clotted cream (don’t forget that it’s JAM first when in Cornwall!). There are lots of fantastic afternoon tea venues in Cornwall to choose from.

Create your own Easter egg hunt

If you’re in a holiday cottage or property with a garden, there’s always the option to make the most of the opportunity to create your own egg hunt! Visit the local shops to find eggs or chocolate treats, and get set up for family fun in the comfort of your accommodation.


Ready to spend time in Cornwall this Easter? If you’re planning a trip and looking for holiday homes in Cornwall, we’re sure we’ve got the one for you.