Spring is a stunning time of the year to visit Cornwall, whether it’s with the family, friends or a partner. As the long winter draws to a close, the flora and fauna return in all their splendour as the coast begins to warm up and the days get longer. Our coastal regions explode with an abundance of flowers and bluebells carpet woodland floors further inland. You’ll never be short of beautiful things to do in Cornwall during the Springtime.
Tops Things to Do in Cornwall this Spring
Visit the Great Gardens of Cornwall
Cornwall is always along way ahead of the rest of the country when it comes to saying goodbye to Winter. Now thanks to a collaboration between the Great Gardens of Cornwall we have proof of exactly when Spring has arrived. They’ve been keeping an eye on the Champion Magnolia campelli trees at six gardens across the county and will officially declare spring to have sprung when all six have trees at least 50 blooms.
Stroll the South West Coast Path
As it gets warmer, why not add a spring in your step and slip on your walking boots? North Cornwall has some of the most dramatic and rugged parts to explore. From small secluded inlets to vast 200ft cliffs with panoramic views of the Celtic Sea, there is nothing more mesmerising than a stomp along the South West Coast Path.
Experience the season unfold before you with colourful wildflowers blooming on the cliffs and hedgerows. Here are some of our favourite walks nearby of varying difficulty:
St Endellion Easter Festival – 50th Anniversary
Cornwall has quite the acoustic tradition, and there’s no better place to experience it than at the St Endellion Easter Festival. It’s located at the remote, 15th-century Collegiate Church of St. Endelienta in St Endellion, near Port Isaac just a short drive from our collection of properties in Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay.
Taking place in 2023 from 8–16th April, this year is the 50th anniversary of the musical bonanza, with the organisers promising an extra special spectacle of sound.
Soak up the chamber, orchestral and choral concerts with some of the leading soloists in the country.
St Endellion is a scenic two-mile stroll from Port Isaac, so you can enjoy some of the springtime flowers on your way.
Join an Easter Egg hunt in a National Trust garden
Cornwall has some of the most beautiful National Trust properties in the U.K., including a diverse range of coastal scenery, and sweeping country estates. With a number of National Trust locations offering Cadbury Easter Egg hunts throughout the Easter holidays, it will be easy to persuade the kids to explore one or more stately manor homes or scenic coastal trails.
Participating National Trust properties include:
- Trengwainton Garden
- Glendurgan Garden
- Tintagel Old Post Office
No advance booking is required, but a small admission charge of £3 per child applies. For more information, visit the National Trust website here.
Revel in Spring and Early Summer Events and Cultural Festivals
With the arrival of spring comes an explosion of festivities across Cornwall. Some of these date back 100s of years and have their roots in pagan rituals celebrating the change of seasons.
Just to name a few of the better know events held in across spring there are; Trevithick Day – 30th April 2023
Padstow May Day – 1st May 2023
Helston Flora Day – 5th May 2023
Royal Cornwall Show – 8th -10th June 2023
Participate in Beach Activities with Polzeath Marine Group
The Polzeath Marine Group are hosting a series of events over the spring and Easter holidays that all the family can enjoy. Full information of events and how to take part can be found on the Polzeath Marine Group website.