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Things To Do In Cornwall This April

Spring has sprung and Cornwall is full to the brim with events this April. From folk music and gardens, food festivals and Easter treats - there's something for everyone this month.

Young Cornish Artists Exhibition


29th March - 6th April


St Ives

Where: 45 minutes from The Alverton

The St Ives art scene is bursting with Cornwall’s creatives. The St Ives ‘School of Painting’ Young Artists exhibition, held in Penwith Gallery, will be a celebration of young artists. Prizes will be rewarded to the winners that have been voted by the public. More than a hundred 13-18 year olds have applied who were encouraged to challenge ideas of drawing and painting.

📷: St Ives School of Painting

Cornwall Spring Flower Show


6th - 7th April



Where: 40 minutes from The Alverton

Bringing together stunning floral displays, exhibits will be showcasing their beautiful floral art and photography, as well as entering the county’s finest floral specimens to compete for the winning position. With various stalls from all across the UK, there are not many places where a gardener can go to get such a fantastic offering.

📷: Cornwall Garden Society

Roots Culture Vegan Market


7th April


St Agnes

Where: 20 minutes from The Alverton

Explore stalls selling a range from jewellery, pottery, skincare, clothing, plants, music, books, and so much more at the very first ‘Roots Culture’ vegan market. Sample treats from local food vendors who specialise in vegan street food, whilst listening to the Tropical Pressure Sound System, transporting you to far off tropical lands.

📷: Roots Culture Vegan Market

Easter at Eden


6th - 25th April


St Austell

Where: 30 minutes from The Alverton

Looking for a fun-packed day out in Cornwall this Easter? Head over to the Eden Project, where their farm-themed Easter event is sure to be a hit. With lots of indoor and outdoor games and activities, join in on the giant scramble course or tuck into some special chocolate treats. As well as this, you’ll even be given the chance to collect stamps and exchange them for some cracking prizes!

📷: The Eden Project

The Secret Garden at The Minack Theatre


9th - 19th April



Where: 1 hour 20 minutes from The Alverton

Performed on Cornwall’s world famous stage, experience this most enchanting story, loved by all. Life for the spoilt, young Mary Lennox is thrown into chaos by a cruel twist of fate. Orphaned and alone, she is sent to England to live with her distant uncle in Misselthwaite Manor. Angry and lost, Mary finds herself slowly becoming entranced by the house and its grounds, her curiosity leads her to find friendships hidden in unexpected places that will transform her life and those around her forever.

Most importantly, ‘The Secret Garden’ cast includes a host of Cornish acting talent alongside members of the Minack Youth Theatre.

📷: The Minack Theatre

Rogue Theatre's Wild Spring Hare


12th - 22nd April


Tehidy Woods

Where: 30 minutes from The Alverton

Go on an adventure with Rogue Theatre deep in the woods for an immersive trail like no other this Easter. Let your imagination lead you into nature and discover a brand new world, as you collect the clues and follow the hare to the woodland king. Meanwhile, he’ll be waiting at the heart of the woods with more stories and a chocolate Easter treat for everyone! Designed for all the family, this adventure involves exploring the woodland paths, with refreshment stops along the way.

📷 Rogue Theatre

Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening


13th - 14th April



Where: right on our doorstep! 

Tregothnan will be opening their gardens once again for the UK’s largest charity open day. Experience the diversity of trees, botanical collections, peaceful secluded groves and sweeping vistas of the Fal River. Most noteworthy, all proceeds with be going to the charity iSightcornwall. This is the first resource centre for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss.

📷: Tregothnan

Roseland Festival


23rd April - 4th May


St Mawes

Where: 40 minute drive from The Alverton

Expect folk and jazz music, choirs, history and art, films and photography at the Roseland Festival. Expect walks and talks that will get you in the mood for summer, whilst exploring St Mawes on a walk around. Why not get a taste of Cornwall with a wine and spirit tasting session? Or immerse yourself in demo talks from artists and musicians alike.

📷: jamiemead007

Porthleven Food Festival


26th - 28th April



Where: 50 minutes from The Alverton

A three-day feast of food, drink and music will be held in and around the historic harbour of Porthleven. This well-established foodie event brings around 40,000 people together to celebrate. With a chef’s theatre, food stalls, street food and music throughout, expect a festival that will heighten all the senses. You’ll be coming back year after year to this festival.

📷: Porthleven Food Festival

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