Cornwall has been at the heart of English tourism since time immemorial boasting millions of visitors each year from romantic getaways for lovers in the most beautiful settings, to family holidays providing childhood memories through the generations… and there’s very good reason for this!
Easter is the time for new beginnings (and lashings of chocolate of course) and what a better time to spring into Cornwall with a 2 night stay at our gorgeous Georgian mansion and save 15% when booking 2 nights or more including a complimentary room upgrade to a junior suite and a sumptuous melting Sloane’s Hot Chocolate Easter egg on arrival.
Just a stones throw from some of the most fabulous attractions, we are perfectly situated for you to escape the ordinary and enjoy a range of dishes in our 2AA rosette restaurant or kick back and relax with a sensual spa treatment by our own highly accredited therapists.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite things to do and ‘sea’ over the Easter break, of course our Copper Bar with over 160 gins to try had to be number one.
1. Live Music at the Copper Bar
We kick off our live music sessions in the grand setting of the lounge of our historic Georgian mansion with an array of acts that will have you tapping away and shaking a leg in no time. With half price cocktails in laid back luxury, Penventon is the place to be on Friday nights. Check out our acts performing across Easter here
2. Portreath Beach
The closest beach to Penventon, just a stone’s throw away is stunning in all of its glory. Take a stroll across the cliff tops and soak up the Cornish air then head to the local pubs for a pint of local ale or a pasty, go on… you deserve it.
3. Eden Project
World famous for its 2 gigantic bio-domes housing some of nature’s most rarest tropical plants, the Eden Project is a perfect day out for the family. Throughout Easter, there are plenty of things to do at the Eden Project including an Easter Egg hunt, live Earth show, plant discovery trail and relaxed sessions for children with sensory needs. Take a look what’s on here.
4. Lappa Valley Easter Egg Hunt
From miniature steam trains to duck racing, Lappa Valley is a great way to spend an afternoon whether it’s indulging in the leisure activities including crazy golf or canoeing on the lake. Take part in the Easter festivities with a chance to WIN an Easter egg. Find out more here
5. Virginia Woolf at the Tate
Enjoy a trip back to 16th Century Britain as you traverse through this stunning gallery located in one of the UK’s famous fishing ports; St. Ives. Virginia Woolf’s radical feminist approaches have inspired hundreds of artists and writers, many of which will be displayed over Easter. Take a look and plan your visit here
6. St. Endellion Festival
The St. Endellion Easter Music festival takes place every year with an array of musicians coming to Cornwall from around the world to perform opera, choral, orchestral, chamber and recital concerts in the inspiring and intimate atmosphere of the Collegiate Church of St Endellion, North Cornwall and surrounds. St Endellion is near Port Isaac, about a mile from the glorious North Cornwall Coast. Find out how more and how to get tickets here
7. St Michael’s Mount
The definition of a picturesque view, St Michael’s Mount really is an impressive site to see at either low tide or high tide. Explore the wealth of tropical gardens in the castle’s grounds that stand alone on the island and grab a Cornish cream tea (with cream on top of course!) Take a stroll across the medieval pathways at low tide, or a boat at high tide, St Michael’s Mount is the perfect escape. Learn how to make your very own bird feeder this Easter or a nest for the birds, perhaps a chocolate egg may be hatched! Find out more here
8. Trebah Gardens
A sub-tropical paradise in the heart of Cornwall, Trebah Gardens is a magical escape from the world with it’s very own private beach on the Helford River. Across Easter, Trebah Gardens will be hosting an abundance of nature trails filled with frolics and facts and get hands on in one of the Easter workshops. Find out what’s going on here
9. Railway Children performance at Minack Theatre
Theatre performances overlooking the beautiful staggered coastline of Cornwall, what more could one want? (okay, feel free to bring your own pasties!) The Minack Theatre was hand built and known as one of the world’s most famous outdoor theatres. Witness “The Railway Children” throughout the Easter holidays with this heartwarming tale taking you back in time to the Edwardian era. Book your tickets online and find out more here
10. Dog Walking
Although many of the beaches in Cornwall will ban dog walking from April the 1st, don’t despair! There a few hidden gems located closed to Penventon, perfect for letting your best friend experience the sandy shore and crashing waves. The Beach Guide has compiled a list of beaches without restrictions through the Spring and Summer seasons, take a look here