What’s on near North Cornwall for Easter 2017

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and as usual the area has come up trumps when it comes to springtime events.  From circus antics to ancient antiques, concerts to craft days, and chocolate eggs galore, North Cornwall and Devon have something the whole family can enjoy.  Have we missed your Easter event?  Let us know on social media or the comments below.


National Trust Cadbury’s Egg Hunts
Landhydrock, nr Bodmin – Saturday 1st – 17th April
Tintagel Old Post Office, Tintagel –Saturday 15th – 16th April
Cotehele, Saltash – Friday 14th April 2017 – Wednesday 17th April.

Solve all the clues as you follow the trail and claim your prize at the end. Sponsored by Cadbury. Normal admission fees apply –  no need to book.

Easter at Rosemoor, Torrington, Devon
The Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt
Saturday 1st – Monday 17th April

Hop along the Lindt trail and solve all the clues to be rewarded with a delicious Lindt chocolate treat.

Easter fun craft workshops
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th April
Monday 10th – Thursday 13th April

Drop in to the Learning Centre for daily family craft workshops.

The Big Sheep, Bideford, Devon
Saturday 1st April – Monday 17th April
Over 30,000 eggs to find!  A huge Easter egg hunt, lambing, fluffy bunnies, and much more. 
10th – 17th, meet the Easter bunny!

Boconnoc Spring Flower Show, Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Saturday 1st April – Sunday 2nd April

Yes, it’s a bit of a drive from the North of the county, but as one of the major highlights of the South-West’s garden calendar, Cornwall’s Spring Flower Show is a big draw to the region and has to take our top spot.  Taking place in the grounds of Boconnoc House, the event aims to showcase the very best of Cornish gardens and produce.  There are hundreds of trade stands, stalls, gardening experts on hand, and show gardens to explore – it’s even dog-friendly!

An Evening of Music Concert, Launceston Town Hall
Saturday April 1st
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

League of Friends of Launceston Hospital & Community presents an Evening of Music with Launceston Male Voice Choir, Launceston Popchoir.  Tickets £7 available from David Parish, Homeleigh Garden Centre.

Milky Way Easter Events, Bideford, Devon.
Monday 3rd April to Friday 21st April

Easter treasure hunts, a free egg to each child, scratch cards with 1000s of prizes up for grabs.  Easter bunny grotto, Golden Egg draw and much more!

Easter at Dingles Fairground Heritage, Lifton, Devon
Saturday 8th April – Monday 17th April 2017
From 10am each day

With Big Top Mania’s Wonder Show! Juggling, Wire walking, Hula Hooping, Balloon modelling, Stilt Walking and much, much more.  Easter egg Hunt, face painting.  Normal admission charges apply – book in advance for big savings.  Vintage rides, stalls, arcade, etc, all open (using tokens, at additional cost).

Clovelly Easter Chick Hunt, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon.
Saturday 8th April – Monday 17th April 2017

Children receive a village map on entry on which to mark the location of a number of Easter chicks perched up and down the cottages along the High Street to the quay. If they spot at least 10 chicks, they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg and a bigger prize if they spot all 15.

Come & Sing or Just Listen Fauré Requiem, St Mary Magdalene Church, Launceston, Cornwall.
Sunday 9th April
12:00 am

St Mary Magdalene Choir invite you to join them to sing or listen to Faure’s Requiem.  Starts at 12 noon.  Rehearsal: 5pm. Performance: 6.30pm.  Refreshments and scores available for singers but please bring a score if you have one.  Dress: choir robes or dark clothing.

Easter Bonnet Festival, Kelly House, Lifton, Devon.
Sunday 9th April
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Day of Easter Fun for all the family.  Enjoy the Tea room and Kelly House’s Garden. Enter the Easter Bonnet Competition.  In aid of Marie Curie either bring your own hat or make one on the day with Launceston based Milliner Dorothy Morant.  Entry £1 per Hat, prize for children and adults categories’.  Free entry to grounds.

Tintagel Castle, Tintagel, Cornwall.
Friday 14th – Wednesday 17th April.

Be a challenge champion at Easter weekend! You’ll be greeted by a character from the past – perhaps a king, a butler or a Roman centurion – who’ll be able to help you crack the clues as you explore Tintagel. There’s a reward for successful adventurers, so be sure to join in the fun.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin,
Sunday 16th – 17th April

Family fun! Easter egg hunt, balloon modelling, face painting and brake van rides.  Charges apply.

Wadebridge Good Food & Craft Day, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Monday 17th April

A busy all-day food market down Molesworthy street with artisan local food producers.  Arts and craft markets in the Piazza shopping area.  Live music and street performers.

Marhamchurch Food Fair, Marhamchurch nr Bude, Cornwall
Monday 17th April
11:00am to 3:00pm

In and around Marhamchurch village square featuring cookery demonstrations, local food on sale, pancake stall, hog roast, cream teas, bunny hunt for children, ending with an auction.
In support of Marhamchurch Community Shop. Also Art Exhibition and mini Beer Festival over all the Easter weekend.

Fake or Fortune?, Lawrence House Museum, Launceston, Cornwall.
Tuesday 18th April
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free valuation of your treasures by Richard Hamm of Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood

Launceston Choral Society Concert, Central Methodist Church, Launceston.
Tuesday 18th April,
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

Launceston Choral Society performs Haydn’s “Seasons” with regular guests Dawn Felton (soprano),  Gordon Pike (tenor) & Ian Hardy (bass) Organist: David Crocker, Musical Director: Jonathan Mann
Tickets £6.00 – school age children: free – available from choir members, Launceston TIC, on the door or by telephone on 01566 772701.