As the Easter holidays loom closer and the evenings are turning lighter, there’s no better time to start planning your break to Cornwall between 27th March to 11th April. The county is a haven for families and couples or groups of friends looking to explore with no shortage of things to do… Or, if you prefer to kick back and relax, the Penventon is the perfect place to escape the ordinary.
We’ve compiled 10 things to do and see during your Easter break…
Visit The Great Gardens of Cornwall
We offer 20% off entry to Trebah Gardens and Lost Gardens of Heligan for our guests, so it’s no surprise that we’re going to kick off with the ‘Great Gardens of Cornwall’. Easter is the perfect time to visit these beautiful botanical gardens, many of which are just a short drive from the Penventon. Ideal for taking one of our afternoon tea picnic hampers and making a whole day of it, the Great Gardens are 12 of the best-known, largest, most historically and horticulturally important gardens in the County. Find out more here https://www.greatgardensofcornwall.co.uk/
Take a trip to St Ives on the train
Redruth train station is just a stone’s throw away from the Hotel, so why not head to the iconic seaside destination for the afternoon, grab a bite to eat with the abundance of restaurants and cafés along the seafront, and of course a Cornish ice cream or a pint of local ale afterwards! The journey from Redruth to St Ives which takes under an hour is worth every second of its picturesque views along the rugged Celtic coast.
National Trust Easter egg hunt at Glendurgan
Glendurgan is a National Trust garden near Falmouth and as the National Trust celebrates its 125th anniversary, the garden is throwing an Easter egg hunt from Saturday 28th March to 13th April 2020. Perfect for all the family to join in, immerse yourself in the wonders of Glendurgan before stumbling upon their private beach! Find out more here https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glendurgan-garden
Check out ‘Monster of the Deep’ at the Maritime museum
Legends, folklore and modern-day science present monsters of the deep – you decide what lies beneath… Opening Friday 20th March, just in time for the Easter holidays! The Maritime Museum in Falmouth plays host to an array of centuries-old myths and legends giving you the opportunity to learn how these stories continue to capture imaginations, fuelled by ‘fake news’ and conspiracy theories. From mummified mermaids to giant kraken’s the size of an island, immerse yourself through an interactive tour through the world of deep-sea monsters. Find out more here https://nmmc.co.uk/
Easter at Eden
With three weeks of fun and frolics for the whole family, the Eden Project truly comes alive in Easter, with a range of new indoor and outdoor games, business, chicks and interactive experiences including how to build a nest in the wildlife playground. If you or your children are looking for a relaxed session because of sensory or communication needs, Eden Project opens the site prior to the public and welcomes visitors who may benefit from the informal experience (including an Easter egg hunt too!) The world-famous biomes will also be open for you to explore a variety of plants from around the globe. Find out more and book tickets here https://www.edenproject.com
We’ve partnered with Paradise Park to offer exclusive discounts to our guests that stay with us throughout Easter. Take part in the Golden egg challenge and become a wildlife hero with the nature and environment trail. With a huge indoor play centre, farm animals and interactive penguin feeding experiences, Paradise Park is the perfect place for a family day out. Find out more here https://paradisepark.org.uk/
Porthleven food festival
After the Easter holidays are over, Cornwall becomes a haven for foodies in the shoulder period, and Porthleven Food Festival is unlike no other. Dubbed “Cornwall’s favourite 3 day feast of food, drink & music” the festival takes place surrounding the harbour of Porthleven from 17th to 19th April. With Anthony Worrall Thompson heading up the Shipyard stage, don’t miss out… http://www.porthlevenfoodfestival.com/chefs-theatre/
Relax and pamper yourselves
Let our spa team take the stresses of the school holidays away as you enjoy £10 off pre-paid and pre-booked spa treatments during your stay. From bamboo back massages to body mud wraps and all in between, there’s never been a better excuse to pamper yourself. Unwind in our heated indoor pool before kicking back in the Jacuzzi or sauna, complimentary within your stay. Check out our spa treatments here https://www.penventon.co.uk/leisure-spa-cornwall/spa-treatments/
Visit Tehidy Woods with your four-legged friend
Pooches stay free at the Penventon when you book one of our dog-friendly Superior Garden rooms, so take advantage of the beautiful country parks, just a mile from the Penventon… Don’t forget to bring some bread and feed the swans! Discover Tehidy by following the signs from TR14 0EZ (South Drive) or head towards Gwithian from the Hotel and the North Cliffs entrance is on your left.
Take a stroll along the North Cliffs
There’s something special about the wind in your hair whilst embarking on a coastal walk along the rugged cliffs overlooking some of the worlds most impressive beaches. Park up at the North Cliffs entrance to Tehidy woods and head towards the fishing village of Portreath, bring a flask of our Sloane’s “posh hot chocolate” for the journey to enjoy whilst watching the waves as the sun sets over the North coast… You may even be lucky to spot some dolphins! For a list of walks nearby, visit https://www.iwalkcornwall.co.uk/
If you’re looking for the perfect 3 nightbreak this Easter, take a look at our Easter package including Easter eggs for the family, dinner on your first night from £328 between 27th March to 11th April HERE or call our reservations team on 01209 203000