The first signs of spring are starting to touch the landscape and coastline around Cornwall – from the acres of daffodil fields now in bloom, to the grey seal pups spotted around our shores, new life is popping up in every direction.
In fact, it’s a magical time to visit the Duchy! Not only is there less traffic on the roads before the summer season hits, there’s still plenty of things to do in Cornwall this spring.
Whether you’re an avid foodie, a coast-path stomping explorer or you just want to enjoy some of our most iconic attractions during the quieter season, it’s the perfect time to escape for a weekend of Cornish fun.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights…
Eden Project, St Austell (18 - 26 March)
We’d argue there’s never a bad time to visit the world-famous biomes at the Eden Project, but, for just one week this March, anyone with a National Lottery ticket can visit the site for free.
Explore the largest rainforest in captivity, wander the outdoor gardens and learn how we can look after our planet in exciting new ways. With varied exhibitions throughout the year, there’s always something different to explore on every visit.
Spring Flower Show, Royal Cornwall Showground (1 - 2 April)
Welcome the spring in style at Cornwall’s annual flower show. With dramatic displays of shrubs and flowers and an array of exhibits, this colourful weekend is all about celebrating horticulture in Cornwall.
The show boasts more than 80 specialist nurseries and garden traders, so, there’s plenty to inspire both enthusiastic amateur gardeners and seasoned horticulturists alike (expect panel discussions, competitions and more). Don’t forget to check out the artisan area, where you’ll get the chance to enjoy contemporary Cornish crafts.
Johnny Cowling’s Easter Show, Newquay (6 April)
One of Cornwall’s most beloved comedians hits the stage right here in Newquay this April. Full of proper Cornish charm and wit, his annual Easter Special at Lane Theatre is a popular night out (and not just for locals!).
One of Cornwall’s most popular food festivals is back for another year of fresh flavours and fun. From live music and cooking demos, to wellbeing workshops and pasty competitions, there’s a little something for everyone at Porthleven Food Festival.
Rattler Fest, Penhallow (21 - 22 April)
Celebrate one of Cornwall’s most popular beverages this April at Rattler Fest. Held at Healey’s Cyder Farm, just 15 minutes from Newquay, this adults-only event has everything – great music, great food and the increasingly-popular Rattler Olympics (take part at your own risk).
With names like The Hoosiers and Goldie Lookin Chain on the set list, Rattler Fest is more than just your typical cyder festival. So, kick off the season in style (and if it’s too cold to camp, you know where to find us).
Hall For Cornwall, Truro
Cornwall truly is a hub of culture and one of the best places to enjoy it is at our city’s very own hub of entertainment, Hall For Cornwall.
With numerous shows and events throughout the year, Hall For Cornwall is debuting some extra special showcases over the coming weeks – from a humorous new show with Great British Bake Off legend Prue Leith to Radio Ga Ga (the ultimate tribute to Queen).
Make it a visit to remember
With so much happening around the Duchy, your social calendar is set – and we’ve got the perfect place to rest your head.
Our luxury boutique hotel is situated just outside the hub of Newquay, giving you access to all corners of the Duchy. Whether you’re busy exploring the coast or recovering after a day out at an exciting event happening this spring, unwind and switch off at Lewinnick Lodge.
With unrivalled ocean views, book now for that extra piece of Cornish magic on your romantic getaway, or make us your base for all of your saltwater adventures.
Don’t forget, if you’re already thinking about your summer trip, our seasonal offers are now live. Make the most of our Early Bird Summer discount with a special 15% off when you book a little longer (available from 1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023).