Why not start the holiday weekend with your family with the 7th Bi-Annual Fal Oyster Gathering on Customs House Quay, Falmouth. Starts on Good Friday. There will be a Pop Up Gathering which means there will be a number of street food traders that trade from converted trucks and other vehicles and produce the most delicious street food. You can go with the whole family and make your own banquet by visiting different traders for your starter, main and dessert as well as drinks! There will be the freshest, Native Cornish Fal Oysters and Camel Valley award winning sparkling wine as well as coffee, beers, etc. Well worth looking at.
Nip along to North Cornwall and take the family to Tintagel Castle. It is a wonderful location, on the rugged North Cornwall coast, with spectacular and dramatic cliff and sea views. The ruins are fascinating and there’s a beach café. If you’ve got a dog, you can take it with you, just so long as you keep it on a lead, as this is a dog friendly place to visit. There is an ‘Easter Adventure Quest’ this weekend with storytelling and sword skills, great for the younger family members!!
If you can get the family up really early then try the Dawn Service at Cornwall County’s beautiful Truro Cathedral. This service is sung by the lay Vicars and the choral scholars of Truro Cathedral choir but it is 5.30 am start!! If that’s too early then at 10.00 am the Bishop of Truro is giving the Easter Festival Service when Truro Cathedral Choir, including its boy and girl choristers, will be singing Mozart’s ‘Credo’ Mass
Follow this with a visit to the National Trust’s Lanyhdrock House at Treningle Hill, Bodmin, where you can soak up the history of this magnificent late Victorian country house and estate and on Easter Sunday there is an Easter Trail. Great grounds and gardens too.
How about a day at the beach? Perranporth on the North Coast is superb for families and even the dog too – again on a lead please, but it is one of the beaches that dogs can go to all year round. When the tide is out there is a large expanse of sand. Take a bat and ball and play games. Pack a few hot cross buns, maybe some decorated hard boiled eggs, and other Easter treats for a picnic lunch. It is a beach that everyone talks about with its expanse of golden sand and is great for surfing, snorkelling, kite surfing, and generally having fun. When the tide is in you could take a walk along the sand dunes. There is plenty of choice nearby for delicious pasties and ice creams too.