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April events in Cornwall

Whether you’re planning a long, lazy Easter weekend away from home or you’re packing up the whole family for the school holidays, there’s plenty to do over Easter in Cornwall. Don’t forget that the May Day Bank holiday weekend also falls in April this year so you could treat yourself to an extra break away.

Of course, the beaches of Cornwall are some of the best in the country but at the heart of Cornwall lies magical forests, dramatic moorland and calming lakes hidden between the hills. Take a walk on the wild side this April and visit somewhere different. From stomping along the trails of Bodmin Moor to windsurfing across the glassy surface of Stithians lake, there’s always a new place to discover in the county. April’s spring weather means more opportunities to get outside and explore.


If you find that you need a little extra for your holiday, take a look at our pick of events across Cornwall for April.

30th March to 17th April: Falmouth Spring Festival

1st to 2nd April: Cornwall Spring Flower Show on the Boconnoc Estate near Lostwithiel

3rd to 5th April and 10th to 12th April: Easter fun for children and families at Truro Cathedral

14th to 17th April: Tintagel Castle Easter quest

14th to 17th April: Falmouth Folk and Cider Fayre

16th April: Easter Sunday Lunch at Trebah Garden

21st to 23rd April: Porthleven Food Festival

27th April: Art8 Newquay Arts and Culture festival

29th April: Camborne Trevithick Day

29th to 30th April: Trans Kernow Cycling challenge

30th April: Wheal Martyn family fun day


On cooler days, cosy up next to the fire with a hot cup of tea and a magazine, choose a dog friendly holiday let and bring your four legged friend along for a relaxing break too. For ultimate luxury, bubble your troubles away outdoors under the blue spring skies with a holiday cottage with a hot tub, perfect for a bank holiday break with close friends.


Choose a holiday cottage in Cornwall for that outdoor living experience at any time of year.

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