Easter and Spring time - our top five favourite activities for the Easter holidays

Some inspiration for your Easter Holidays - here's our choices when staying at one of our self catering holiday properties.

Don't worry, if you've not yet booked a place, visit our late availability properties or give me a call on  07808 078834  and I can help you chose the perfect place.

ONE: The all important Easter Egg Hunt

There are several to choose from across Cornwall and Devon, and most  National Trust properties throughout the region have something suitable for all the family - Look at Pentire,Trelissic and Lanhydrock - remember to dress for the weather as they will be mostly outdoor events.

OR why not create your own (do remember not to hide any chocolate eggs where your dog might be the first to find them though!). If you're short on time or inspiration there's loads of tips and fun ideas available online - and lots of our self catering holiday homes have gardens suitable for hiding eggs - you could make it even more fun and hide some clues to discover the Easter treats. 

TWO: Bodmin Railways - Hop on board the Easter Eggspress

Almost everyone loves a train ride, and what better way to see some of the countryside, join in the Easter Eggspress activities looking out for clues around the station and on the way and then collect a prize from the gift shop.  Tickets can be booked here.

THREE: A trip to Newquay

Park for the day in the council car park and take your choice of things to do. We recently had a lovely time at the Zoo where we saw majestic Cranes, wallabies and wild boar, a super-cute baby monkey and some unusual black neck swans on the main pond. The staff were really friendly and the cafe was lovely - all in all a worthwshile visit. Visit their website for full details and to book.  The Aquarium and Waterworld are right next door; the town centre is about 10 minutes walk away, and there's even a land train to hop on if you wish. With a choice of beaches and activities, there's definately something for everyone to take up a full day.

FOUR:: Walk some of the South West Coast Path

The Spring and early Summer are always lovely times to walk along the coast path with the flowers starting to appear, it's not too busy and the days are not too hot.  The best information can be found on the official website  and most of the self catering holiday homes will have helpful information too.  Dont forget, many of West Country Beach Holidays self catering properties are within minutes walk of the path - so please do get in touch to find your perfect holiday home.

FOUR: Head to the beach

Longer days, promises of the weather starting to warm up, many beaches still dog friendly - what more could you ask for than family days on the beach - who minds if you might need a few extra layers and your wellies - or your wetsuit if you're planning to surf, body board, or just splash around.  

FIVE: Enjoy a day out by Train 

Currently, for just £18 per adult & £9 per child, or £36 for a family of four, you can get a Ride Cornwall ticket which allows unlimited off-peak travel for one day throughout Cornwall on all rail, and most buses - see for details on how to book at ticket.

Enjoy your time in Cornwall or Devon - and happy Easter holidays!