10 fabulous things to do in Cornwall this spring
Winter's over and now's the perfect time to get out and explore Cornwall's beautiful coast and countryside. As lockdown restrictions are eased, there are a few more things to do popping up over the county, from gardens to explore to festivals to enjoy. Check out our 10 fabulous things to do in Cornwall in spring 2021. Please check with individual venues for their Covid-19 policy and book ahead to avoid disappointment.
1. Visit a Cornish tea plantation
Despite Britain’s passion for coffee, a lot of us still love a traditional cuppa. If tea is your thing, head to Tregothnan near Truro, which produces the only inherently British tea. The estate is stunningly beautiful, boasting the largest tea gardens in Europe, on the banks of the River Fal at Halwyn. The sheer scale of the landscape is breathtaking. Book a tea and orchard tour, a tea school masterclass or tea growers guide. There are also loads of workshops and courses to try, from floristry and beekeeping to gardening. For true tea aficionados, the three-day single estate experience allows you to create your own signature blend.
2. Go on a bluebell walk
3. Cycle traffic free on the Clay Trails
4. Walk the coast path …
5. … or try coasteering
6. Lose yourself in a garden
7. Follow an Easter egg trail
8. Go on a Cornish vineyard tour and tasting
9. Soak up the atmosphere at a Cornish festival
10. Get in the sea!
Warmer weather and calm seas mean now’s the time to pull on your swimmers and go for a refreshing dip. Whether you want to opt for a quick swim or to pull on a wetsuit, grab a board and play in the waves, there are countless secluded coves and surfing beaches to choose from. We have lots of ideas of where to go wild swimming in Cornwall, a great lowdown on the best Cornish surf schools if you’d like to learn to surf, plus our five best places to try stand-up paddleboarding.