The primroses and daffodils are coming out, and here at Treffry Towers we're all gearing up for Easter. We're particularly hoping the sun shines so we can get out and about and make the most of Cornwall in the Spring. Here are some suggestions from the team of things to do during the Easter holidays - come rain or shine... * * * * * Padstow egg rolling from the Cornish Guardian.
Get egg rolling On Easter Sunday join Poppy and Biba in a traditional egg rolling competition - decorating hard boiled eggs and rolling them down the nearest grassy hill. Race your friends and family, or join the crowds in Padstow for their annual Easter egg rolling down Duke Street in aid of the RNLI. According to Wikipedia, in the UK the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy hills goes back hundreds of years. Eggs were originally wrapped in onion skins and boiled to give them a mottled gold appearance. Easter egg hunt.
Go on an Easter egg hunt If, like Charlotte, you prefer your eggs to be of the chocolate variety... why not create your own Easter egg hunt - with riddles and picture clues attached to each egg to help find the next one. Or cross the cobbled causeway to St Michael's Mount near Penzance and be an "Eggsplorer" for the day, hunting out the clues on the National Trust's Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Enter your postcode on the website to find a trail near you.
* * * * *Start your geocaching adventure For a treasure hunt any day of the year, Liz suggests heading out on a geocaching adventure. Create a free account, and use the geocaching website or app to explore, find and log geocaches all around the world. We're starting off in St Ives, where the geocaching trails take you around the harbour and on cliff walks - including to the wonderfully named Clodgy Point.
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Make your own Easter eggs If it's not the weather for exploring, Gilly has found a recipe for making your own Easter eggs - with just melted chocolate and a balloon! Imagine papier mâché - but with layers of chocolate... Yum! Best of all, you get to fill the eggs full of your favourite treats and go to town decorating the outsides. A chocolate egg covered in chocolate buttons anyone? Or for something a bit longer lasting, Freya suggests making an egg tree with blown and decorated eggs. Grow your tree a bit bigger every year by adding a new egg each Easter!
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Sew your own egg cosy On a rainy day... our crafty freehand embroidery kits include hoops, fabric, thread, and instructions for making your own egg cosy. Follow our pattern for a cute little egg cosy with an appliquéd heart, or design and cut out your own motif to sew on the front.
* * * * *And finally for something particularly Cornish... Cockling on the Helford River on Good Friday Put your wellies on and gather cockles on the exposed mud flats of Cornwall's estuaries. Cockling (or trigging) is a Cornish tradition at Easter when the tides are particularly low. According to the Good Cornwall Guide "The word 'trig' comes from the Cornish 'tyryg', 'trege' or 'treage' meaning the ebb of the tide, when cockles are most accessible."