5 things to do this Easter holidays near Newquay.
Newquay comes alive at Easter time, with lots of family friendly events that will help keep the little ones entertained. Here is our selection of fun things to do during the Easter break. From Egg hunts to live music, there’s something for everyone.
1. Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay: Egg Stravaganza
When: 1st – 17th April.
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay are hosting an underwater egg-stravaganza this Easter from 1st to 17th April.
The Towan Beach attraction is inviting visitors to take part in an underwater egg hunt where the eggs are hidden amongst the curious marine animals in their displays.
After the egg hunt why not learn all about marine babies with the Nautical Nippers trail and test your knowledge with the quiz. Lots of prizes will be up for grabs.
Don’t miss out on the daily talks and feeds to find out more about your favourite creatures.
If all that is not enough then get crafty in the café whilst having a coffee or spot of lunch and have a go at making a fishy themed egg cup to hold all your Easter egg treats.
Blue Reef will also be working with the Sharks Trust to promote The Great Eggcase Hunt. It is the Shark Trust’s biggest citizen science recording project and has entered its 14th year with a whopping 145,000 records.
Ed Wainwright aquarist at the aquarium said; “This time of year we get quite a few people bringing in shark and ray eggs for us to check if there is anything in them. They are usually empty if found on the beach as they get washed up after the animal has hatched. It’s really good that people show an interest and being able to educate in awareness and identification is great for conservation.”
The empty egg cases (or mermaid’s purses) are an easily accessible source of information on the whereabouts of potential nursery grounds and will provide the Trust with a better understanding of species abundance and distribution.
As the Spring daylight is now upon us the aquarium is also extending its opening hours and from 1st April will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm (last admissions 5:00pm).
For more information head over to Blue Reef Aquarium.
2. Lappa Valley: Easter Eggspress
When: 14th – 17th April.
Join us Friday 14th April for lots of Easter fun! With a whole host of Easter themed activities included in the standard admission, including train rides with the Easter Bunny, duck racing with prizes and an Easter quiz trail where all children can win a chocolate egg.
The Easter Bunny will be very busy at Lappa Valley Steam Railway laying clues on the Easter trail so visitors can win a chocolate egg as well as hopping on the 125 train to drive visitors around the Woodland railway!
All included in the standard entrance fee.
For more details, head over to Lappa Valley’s website.
3. Newquay Zoo: Eggstreme Easter Weekend.
When: 14th – 17th April.
Why not visit Newquay Zoo this Easter weekend for our Eggstreme Easter Egg trail?
Running between 14th-17th April Newquay Zoo is the place to visit at Easter.
Come along and discover a variety of colourful eggs – complete our trail and receive a chocolate treat* in exchange for your hard work!
*£1.50 per trail sheet. Available whilst stocks last.
**One chocolate per trail sheet will be given.
Head over to the Newquay Zoo website for further information.
4. Lusty Glaze: Sundowner Session with Rose Kimberley.
When: 7th April, 7.30pm
Rose Kimberley has performed as a singer and songwriter since age 16. After completing a degree in Dance at Roehampton University in 2006, Rose moved from Cornwall to Surrey to pursue a career in music.
Whilst writing and performing with her originals band ‘Maker’, she worked at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford as the education co-ordinator for the vocal department until 2009. The opportunity to work with industry professionals (such as Sam Brown and Anne Bailey) inspired Rose to begin working as a session singer. Rose has toured internationally as a backing vocalist for American pop singer Olivia Somerlyn, supporting both Meghan Trainor and Lindsay Stirling. She has also provided vocals (live and studio) and co-writed with various other artists. Other credits include Peter Cox (Go West), John James Newman (The Voice), ERIKA (MIKA, Skunk Anansie) and Nat Martin. Rose’s vocals on Nat Martins 2016 EP ‘Time Is A Healer’ have been aired on Paul Jones’ Radio 2 show.
Rose performs regularly for some of the UK’s top function bands including Motown Supreme, Platinum, 29 Fingers, Chuck Chandler and the Go Go Five among others.
Known for her warm tone and strong emotional delivery, Rose has a unique quality to her voice. She is also very versatile and is able to sing in variety of different styles and emulate other artists where required.
“I’ve worked with Rose doing a couple of session lead vocal tracks and was very impressed by both the quality of her voice and the speed she learnt the tracks. One track in particular, she nailed the complex melody where other singers had failed. The tone of her voice is stunning and versatile and she was great fun to work with as well.”
– Sam Smith (Songwriter and Producer)
Here’s Rose Kimberley’s most recent single; Over and Over:
To watch Kimberley you will need to reserve a table. Contact Lusty Glaze for more information.
5. Eden Project: Easter Eggstravaganza
When: Dates 1st-17th April.
Egg Scramble: get involved as teams will have two minutes to hunt for as many eggs as possible in our crazy Easter garden, full of inflatables, ball pools and more!
Slide Eggs: will you be able to crack the egg and chuck it on target as you bounce down the inflatable slides?
Nest Ball: you’ve heard of netball, well this is nest-ball. Help the chicks and bunnies reach their comfy nests safely – all you’ll need is an accurate throw.
Fairground games in our Arena: roll up, roll up and take part in our colourful games of Eggla, Hook-a-duck and Pickled Eggs.
Golden Egg Hunt: every day we’ll hide 12 fabulous golden eggs across the Eden landscape. It’s up to you to find them and bring them to our Eggschange in return for a delicious prize.
Live storytelling: hear our amazing storytellers tell wonderful stories in the beautiful surroundings of the Citrus Grove in our Mediterranean Biome.
For more info head to the Eden Project’s website for the event.
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