The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and whether you’ll be spending time as family or enjoying some time to yourself, we’ve put together a guide to the 5 things we’ll be doing to make this the best Cornish Easter yet…
Visiting the Eden Project
Get yourself down to the Eden Project between 28th March – 12th April and take part in the Great Eden Egg Hunt, an eggciting eggstravaganza (sorry) where you can explore the biomes, hunt for eggs and take part in fairground inspired egg games.
As well as exploring the beauty of Eden, there are egg shys (an Easter take on the classic coconut shy), hook and egg games and even an egg and spoon race around a giant inflatable obstacle course. There are coloured eggs hidden around the site to find, including twenty golden eggs, find one of these and win yourself a place in the Piñata Eggstravaganza.
Get your craft on and create some bunny, fox or mouse ears, learn about all about chocolate in the Rainforest Biome, and settle in the Mediterranean Biome and listen to chocolate themed stores told daily between 12pm -3pm.
Spending the day in St Ives
Park in St Erth and catch the train to St Ives, it’s arguably the most scenic stretch of railway in Britain. As the train chugs along the cliff, take in the views stretching out across the water to Godrevy Lighthouse.
Spend some time wandering along the harbour front, be brave and have a paddle on one of the beaches, and stroll along the narrow back streets, most of which give way to a spectacular view. Stop in the small galleries brimming with works from Cornish artists all inspired by the unique light St Ives is famous for.
While you’re there, pay a visit to the Leach Pottery. Learn more about the life of Bernard Leach and see beautiful works from guest potters. If you’ve bought any of the Seasalt & Leach mugs or jugs from us you’ll have a free entrance ticket in the booklet – don’t worry if it’s out of date, the museum will still let you in.
Don’t forget to visit our newly refurbished shop on Fore Street where you’ll be able to see some of the Leach Pottery’s work.
Finally, although Easter is associated with chocolate shapes, a trip to St Ives wouldn’t be complete without eating some of their famous fudge on the train ride home.
Making Saffron Buns
Cornwall is well known for its love of saffron. Whether it’s in cake or bun form you’ll rarely find a Cornishman who isn’t partial to the tasty, yellow staple. Why not whip up a batch of saffron buns using this recipe from The Chough Bakery, slather with butter (or clotted cream) and enjoy a little taste of Cornwall through the Easter period.
Exploring Fabulous Fowey
Head to Fowey and explore the areas that have inspired our SS15 collection…
Take a stroll around the town and down to the Town Quay to admire the view across the river to Polruan.
Explore St Catherine’s Castle, an artillery fort commissioned by Henry VIII to defend Fowey Harbour. This two storey Tudor fort was last used during the Second World War and steeped in history. A fun place to explore with amazing views up the harbour.
Set aside a few hours and enjoy the spectacular Hall Walk, a circular walk which includes two ferry rides. Follow the path through woodland creeks and admire the stunning coastal views. Spring flowers will be in bloom so keep an eye out for snowdrops, bluebells and wild garlic, and of course bright yellow gorse.
We’d end our day with a cream tea at the Fowey Hall Hotel, it would be silly not to!
While you’re in Fowey don’t forget to pop in and see us on Fore Street, we’d love to hear about your day.
Going on a Scavenger Hunt
Rather than hiding eggs around the house, why not plan a scavenger hunt on the beach and get the family out and about. Make a list of things to find before you leave, then set the kids off down the beach to gather everything while you enjoy a relaxing stroll along the sand.
Here’s a few things you might like to add to your scavenger list…
- A stone that looks like something else
- A complete, unbroken shell
- A piece of driftwood
- Some rope from a fishing boat
- A crab shell
- A piece of bladderwrack
- A smooth piece of sea glass
- A piece of litter to put in the bin (this will help keep our beaches nice and clean)
If you’d rather not have a bucketful of seaside in the car on the way home, why not give the kids a sketchbook and get them to draw the things they find instead.