Easter & May Day 2013

March 7, 2013 Coastdale Parks

Stay @ Atlantic Coast This Easter

Eggceptional, egghilarating and eggcellent…see what we did there? Make Easter all that more eggciting (sorry) by joining a egg hunt in Cornwall. We pick some of the best where you can get eggasperated (stop it) looking for clues!
Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway - 30 March
The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway Easter Egg-travaganza (they’re at it too!) is offering a free Easter egg for all children. You can also enjoy some of the railway’s smaller engines, including the two little steamers Alfred and Judy, inspiration for Reverend W Awdry characters Bill and Ben in the Thomas the Tank Engine books.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and Tintagel Castle, north Cornwall - 29 March to 14 April Can you crack the clues to complete the ‘egg-citing’ trails? Search for the clues around the grounds to be rewarded with a special Easter prize.

St Michael's Mount - 6 and 8 April
St Michael's Mount is the place to be this Easter for some special family fun. On Friday 6 and Sunday 8 April, take part in their Eggstra-special Cadbury Easter Egg trail around the village and harbour where hunting out the golden eggs will win you a delicious prize. This will be a family fun eggstravaganza and the day will also include face painting, egg and spoon races, a bouncy castle and musical entertainment by the island quartet GR8 Together. Easter Egg trail costs £2.00 per person and includes a free trail and prize plus all other activities free of charge.
The Famous DairyLand Easter Egg Hunt - 29 March - 1 April
Join Boris and Dazy from Good Friday to Easter Monday in a search for hidden chocolate treats – plus; take time to explore DairyLand as a family to find the hidden chicks.
Paradise Park Easter Egg Hunt - 29 March - 1 April
To celebrate Paradise Park's 40th birthday celebrations staff will be dressed up in a 1970’s theme, plus there will be some giveaways, specially reduced prices for a variety of items available at the park, and of course the Egg quiz trail with mini chocolate egg prizes.
Easter at Newquay Zoo - 29 March - 14 April
Join the troup of Easter bunnies at Newquay Zoo for family filled fun and games over Easter weekend. Take part in an amazing egg hunt, sponsor a duck in the daily duck race, make your own Easter hat and have a brilliant day out.
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Egg-venture Park’s Golden Ticket - 29 March - 14 April
Head to Crealey family adventure park from 29 March to 14 April and join in for a chance to be the lucky one who finds a Golden Ticket. Great prizes and activities throughout the holidays.  Plus there are great events with added characters including meet Peppa Pig on Tuesday 2 April and Tree Fu Tom Tuesday 9 April.
Trebah Garden Easter Trail 29 March - 15 April
The Trebah eggs have warmed up in the Spring sunshine and sprouted legs, they have run a mock in the garden, can you help identify what is hatching from each egg to receive a chocolate prize? Follow the trail around the garden to find the answers, £2 per child, normal garden entry rates apply.

Stay @ Atlantic Coast This May Day

What’s it all about?

Celebrating the end of winter and the coming of spring is a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years in West Cornwall and St Ives rekindled its connection to the past when it revived its May Day festival a few years ago. The event offers fun and excitement for all the family.

What happens?
At midday at the Guildhall the Grand Bard and Mayor choose the May Queen and King and their attending Prince and Princess, in a ceremony known bizarrely as the “pee whip” The St Ives Guisers, dressed in their traditional black and white "mock formal" make an appearance, horn blowers herald the start of spring and there’ll be May sticks. At 1pm there’s a parade to the harbour where you can watch May pole dances, traditional Cornish dancing and music. Various local choirs and brass bands perform by the harbour throughout the day.

How can you take part?
Parking is plentiful at the top of the town or you can forget the car and take the beautiful branch line off the mainline railway from Penzance. Throughout the May Day celebrations there’s a fish barbeque by the harbour and for some local shopping a lively harbour market where you can stock up on some of the region’s produce.

Did you know?
St Ives is famous for being the epicentre of Cornish art. It was here that one of the biggest art movements of the 20th century was born, so during your visit include a wander through the old streets checking out the many art galleries.Visit Our Website Or Fill In The Form Below

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