Three Reasons to Take the Family to Marazion This Easter

There's lots of reasons to bring your family to Cornwall but at Easter lots of other activities occur for the duration of the half-term. There's lots on but here's some of our favourite family-orientated events happening around Marazion this Easter!

1. Easter Bird Bonanza at St Michael's Mount 

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Spring has sprung and the birds are busy making nests. Join us and find out more what you can do to help our native birds this Easter. 

Make your own willow bird feeder, take the feather trail challenge, plant a sunflower and have a go at making your own birds nest. Who knows, maybe a chocolate egg will be laid! We will also be constructing a giant birds nest and invite all our visitors to help create the nest - how big will it get?!

WHEN: Easter Weekend 2018 (Friday 30 March, Sunday 1 April and Monday 2 April)
WHERE: Dairy Lawn, St Michaels Mount
TIME: 11am - 4pm
COST: Free with Castle Entrance Fee 


2. Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park 

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If there is one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs this Easter, it’s Paradise Park! 

 Take the family and enjoy hunting around the Park grounds spotting clues along the way – you might even spot some dinosaur eggs! Complete the trail, find the answers to the questions and claim your free mini egg treat. 

WHEN: 30 Mar 2018 to 15 Apr 2018
WHERE: Paradise Park, Hayle
TIME: 10am-6pm
COST: Adults £10.50, Children £7.95, Under 3's Free


3. The Railway Children at The Minack Theatre - Porthcurno 


Don’t Miss this most well-loved & iconic family story performed on Cornwall's world famous stage this April.  The Railway Children is a heart-warming tale of an Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down following the mysterious disappearance of their father. 

Produced by the creative team behind the Minack’s highly acclaimed production of Goodnight Mister Tom .The Railway Children’s cast includes a host of Cornish acting talent alongside members of the Minack Youth Theatre. 

WHEN: 3rd - 14th April 2018
WHERE: The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
Time: April 3-6 & 9-13 at 7.30pm and April 3, 5, 7,10,12 & 14 at 2pm. 
Cost: Adults from £10, Children from £5

5 Great Things to do in Cornwall This Easter!

There's always lots to do on a holiday in Cornwall and during Easter there is even more to do. That's why we have compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do in Cornwall this Easter. 

1. The Railway Children at the Minack Theatre

The Railway Children is a heart-warming tale of an Edwardian family whose lives are turned upside down following the mysterious disappearance of their father. Don’t miss this well-loved & iconic family story performed on Cornwall's world famous stage this between April 3rd-14th. The Minack is a picturesque, one of a kind, open-air theatre and is worth a visit to see and explore even if you aren't able to see a showing of the play.

2. Easter Fun at Eden


From the 24th of March until the 15th of April Eden runs it's Easter programme including egg-hunts, games and even an obstacle course. The Eden Project also runs all it's other non-seasonal activities and is an excellent day out for the entire family. More info can be found here:

3. Enjoy the Beaches!


Perfect family fun can always be found on one of Cornwalls many glorious beaches. On your doorstep there's the beach in Mount's bay, then there's Perranuthnoe five minutes away to the east. Porthcurno and Sennen Cove lay to the West and less than 20 minutes away to the north is St Ives Bay!

Regardless of the direction you explore you'll come across a fantastic beach on which to relax, sunbathe, surf or explore.

4. Visit St. Michael's Mount

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On your doorstep is an amazing and unique place to explore. An imposing sight with an amazingly rich history sits just 400 yards away from Marazion across the bay. It's an unmissable place to visit during your stay.Whilst the castle and gardens are closed until March, a visit here with a walk over to the Mount and stroll around the quaint harbour is a must.

5. Eat at Award Winning Restaurants


After a long day of exploring there is nothing better than resting and recharging whilst eating some excellent food. Luckily, Marazion plays host to several award winning restaurants that range from traditional pub food to freshly caught Cornish seafood dishes.Ben's Cornish Kitchen has previously won Regional Restaurant of the Year whilst the Godolphin Arms has won a gold standard in the Taste of South West England awards. These two are a must-visit during your stay. They create amazing dishes with locally sourced ingredients it's no wonder they've both been featured in leading national newspapers!

3 Simple Reasons Why You Should Bring Your Dog on Holiday to Cornwall!

Cornwall is a wonderful place for you and your furry companions to enjoy together, there's plenty of reasons to bring your dog with you on holiday but here's three that make it a no-brainer!


Dog Friendly Beaches 

Marazion is surrounded by a host of dog-friendly beaches and of course the incredible South West Coast Path. You can enjoy the sun, sand warm waters and so can your dog! 

Whilst Marazion Beach, in front of St Michael's Mount is not dog friendly year round (Sep-April), the east beach (access down Leys Lane beside the Copper Spoon) is a year round expanse ready for adventure.


Explore the Lizard Peninsula Together

The Lizard Peninsula has a unique geology which makes it a haven for unique plants and flowers. The jagged coastline is breathtakingly staggering and is possibly the most scenic place in the country to walk your dog. 

If you ever needed a reason to go on a long walk with the pooch, this is it! Each crevice and cove forms part of the stunning scenery and the coastline is dotted with harbour towns that serve up freshly caught seafood to keep you going as you explore. 


Dog Friendly Cottages

We have a number of dog-friendly cottages here, meaning you don't have to leave the pooch at home if you want to visit Cornwall. They're a big part of your life so of course you don't want to be leaving them at home whilst you're on holiday. 

Our dog friendly cottages allow you to bring your pets with you so you can enjoy your holiday and not spend time worrying about how they're doing at home - giving you that peace of mind.  

Bookings are beginning to fill up for Summer 2018. To make sure you don't miss out use our availability checker below to find your ideal cottage to let. 

Our current dog friendly properties are:

Meet the owners! Lynwood

Where is your favourite place for a meal? Excellent food, friendly service with lunch or evening dining. Lazy lunches enjoyed at Scarlett Wines Lelant. They also do a great Cornish breakfast. They welcome dogs inside or out.

If its a good day to eat alfresco. No better place than Trenenhere Sculpture Garden Gulval. Set in an elevated position you have full view of Mounts Bay. We've also eaten here in the evening. Lovely food & good wine.

What are your favourite things to do in Marazion? When staying at the cottage we enjoy walking anywhere in West Cornwall. Walking from the cottage we can be on the coastal path within minutes. The Helford Estuary and Falmouth Bay area have been favourite places over the last few years. There are lovely walks with good pubs to call and eat at along the way.

     - Pandora Inn Restronguet Creek a beautiful thatched pub right on the Helford River with outdoor seating extending onto a          jetty.

     - Red Lion Mawnan Smith does a good Sunday lunch.

     - Shipwrights Helford is set on the creek in a lovely peaceful setting.     

On a nice evening we take our dogs a walk round Lands End taking the coastal path from Sennen. With the return walk along the sustrans path. There are spectacular views and we watch the sun go down behind Longships Lighthouse. If you're lucky you may even see the Scilly Isles in the distance!

How long have you owned Lynwood? The cottage was renovated when we bought it. In 2015 we decided to have the walls lime plastered in the living room. In the process of the work the inglenook fireplace was uncovered and the multi-fuel burner fitted. It's where we can get away and relax. Been on a fairly quiet lane it's peaceful.

What's your favourite walk in the area? We really enjoy walking to Perranuthnoe either by the coastal path or inland path. This is a favourite daily walk with our Scotty dogs Finn and Fergus.

What's your favourite view of St Michael's Mount? Our favourite views of St Michaels Mount are off the coastal path to Perranuthnoe and over Marazion town from Back Lane Marazion.

What is the history of Lynwood? The cottage is about 180 years old.

Meet the owners! Rosemerryn

Where is your favourite place for a meal? The Victoria Inn in Perranuthnoe is a great place to eat, good food, old world charm and close to the coastal path.

What are your favourite things to do in Marazion? Walking through the town center and, if the tide is out, a walk over the path to St Michaels Mount.

How long have you owned Rosemerryn? We have owned the property for four years now and love the views out to sea.

What's your favourite walk in the area? In the summer the coastal path walk towards Perranuthnoe has beautiful views over mounts bay.

What's your favourite view of St Michael's Mount? Our favourite view of the Mount is from the Godolphin Arms, which faces the path from St Michaels Mount. When the tide is in and the sea is flat, the Mount reflects perfectly in the water.

What is the history of Rosemerryn? The property is part of a farm and the main house, which is made of solid granite, dates back to 1863.