It might seem a little nuts to be thinking of spring already, given the crazy recent snowfall. But before you know it, the Easter Holidays and warmer months of April and May will be upon us. So where should you head for in 2018 for the best attractions and activities? Whether it's a romantic break for two or a family holiday in Cornwall, here are some ideal suggestions and special hotel offers to tempt you west this spring.
Family activities in Cornwall, from Easter Egg Hunts to Pirate Adventures
For those looking for fun and adventure in the Easter holidays this year, there are plenty of events with families and kids in mind. Flambards are hosting a special "Explosive Easter" (March 31st to April 8th), where young visitors can join resident mad scientists for fun and messy experiments. There's also an Easter Egg Quiz Trail on April 1st, along with live entertainment and all the usual rides and play areas at this award winning attraction. See the official website for more details: https://www.flambards.co.uk
Dairy World Newquay always hosts a lively Easter Egg Hunt, meanwhile, which takes place from Friday 30th March to Bank Holiday Monday (April 2nd) this year. Besides the hidden chocolate treats, there are also hands on crafting activities and plenty of new arrivals for spring, including adorable lambs and piglets. With indoor play areas and animals galore though, it's a great day out at any time of year, even if you get here later. See: http://www.dairylandfarmworld.com
If your kids are a bit older, or a spot of bucanneering is more your cup of rum though, Pirate Quest Newquay is equally good fun. The Quest for the Golden Egg runs right through the Easter Holidays and brings larger-than-life pirate characters into the bargain. Whichever time you visit this year though, it's a great place to enjoy a bloodthirsty slice of Cornish history and legend. See https://www.piratesquest.co.uk
Or outdoor thrills for teens & grownups...
Thrillingly good activities for older visitors, at Cornwall Waverunner Safaris.
If you prefer your excitement a little more, well, grownup, spring is also a great time to test your nerve around Newquay. Every fancied a crack at abseiling, tightrope walking or taking to the water at high speed via jetski? Cornwall Waverunner Safaris offer a genuine dose of adrenaline, with various activities to raise your pulse. Sessions are not only exciting, but suitable for all abilities and start at just £15 for a Newquay experience you won't forget in a hurry! See https://www.cornwallwaverunnersafaris.co.uk/
Beautiful gardens and outdoor attractions near Newquay
Blossoms and blissful tranquility near Newquay (image: Cornwall Japanese Garden Facebook Page)
In complete contrast to adrenaline-packed fun, on the other hand, you could also head for a taste of life in the slow lane. From March to May, a lot of Cornish beauty spots are at their very finest in fact. Reopening in March, the Japanese Garden at St Magwan is especially beautiful when the blossoms are out. Indeed, it's a spot where the most stressed souls cannot help but breathe a little deeper. For opening times and ticket details, see: http://www.japanesegarden.co.uk/
Meanwhile, most of North Cornwall's gardens and outdoor attractions also spring back into life at this time of year. We've covered the likes of Trenanace and Trerice Gardens in our previous blogs and area section. Or, for a taste of coastal drama, Carnewas at Bedruthanis a fabulous National Trust site that offers huge rock stacks and sweeping views north of Newquay. Geology enthusiasts and photography fans will be in their element, while guided walks and running trails feature among the events coming this spring and summer. See https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carnewas-at-bedruthan
Current hotel deals and holiday offers in Newquay for 2018
Offering a warm welcome, great food and comfy rooms just yards from the beach, Hotel Bristol is the place to be this spring in Newquay. Book directly with us now and you can get even better value with one of our special packages and seasonal offers:
West Country Break Stay for two nights with dinner and enjoy extra treats on us! Book this offer and receieve a bottle of Prosecco on arrival, as well as a complimentary Cornish Cream Tea.
Kids Under 12 Stay Free! Book in with two adults and your little ones can stay for no extra cost. They'll also get breakfast for free and a special welcome pack on arrival.