Trees start to blossom, bluebells fill woodlands, the days get longer and life in Cornwall suddenly wakes from the darker days of winter. Lined with events, openings and pre-summer prices, spring is an increasingly popular time to visit…

Cornwall’s gardens will be opening their doors and it’s a stunning time to potter and meander your way around well cared for fauna. With a wide array of gardens to visit in the local area, mostly accompanied by great cafes, you’ll be spoilt choice. See our best picks on gardens to visit in Cornwall.

Spring also marks some rather special events, both local and national. Our favourite local ones include St Ives Food Festival and St Ives Literature Festival.

Read on to give yourself more reasons to put a spring in your step in Cornwall…


Spring in Cornwall

  • Trebah Gardens.

    Bluebell Walks

    We know some great walks when the bluebells are out. From well trodden paths to woods that lead to secret coves lined with bluebells. They’re stunning and short-lived so if your timing is right, talk to us and we can point you in the right direction. 

  • Children playing at Hawkes Point with Easter Eggs

    Easter Holidays 23rd March to 15th April 2018

    Two bank holidays create one lovely long weekend. It’s a great opportunity for workers, families and everyone in between to take some time out and enjoy Cornwall. SEE EASTER OFFERS

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    Porthleven Food Festival - 20th to 22nd April

    Not to be missed by the foodie in your life and celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary, this is bound to be the biggest one yet! Expect chef’s theatres, food stalls, craft stalls, street food and music day and night, suitable for all ages and great fun. 

  • Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf - Tate, St Ives. Until 29th April. 

    Author of classic texts including ‘To the Lighthouse’ which was inspired by Godrevy lighthouse, Woolf spent much of her childhood in St Ives. The exhibition will explore feminist perspectives on landscapes, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art. 

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    St Ives May Day - 7th May

    A long established celebration marking the end of winter and the coming of summer. Perfect for all the family, traditional Cornish dancing and music, various local choirs and brass bands performing on the harbour throughout the day.  

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    St Ives Literature Festival - 12th to 19th May

    Book launches, poetry readings, workshops and open air events. You’ll also find live music, comedy acts and creative writing workshops taking place throughout the 8 days of the event. Search out Norway Square for daily free poetry readings. 

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    St Ives Food Festival - 11th to 13th May

    Taking place on stunning Porthminster Beach, expect demonstrations from local, national and celebrity chefs, live music, artisan markets, street food and more. Keep a look out for the Food Trail Guide listing supper clubs and discounts leading up to the festival. 

  • Patirck Heron

    Partick Heron - Tate, St Ives. From 19th May.

    Covering the full evolution of Heron’s vibrant abstract style including a number of large-scale paintings possible due to the gallery’s new building completed in 2017. A unique opportunity to explore the scale, colour and composition of one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists. 


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All the cooking utensils you would want and two gorgeous bedrooms and bathrooms. Then just a 3 minute train ride to heaven, I mean St. Ives! Or a short walk to the lovely secluded Carbis Bay beach. Overall a great New Year break and can’t wait to get back.” January 2017. SEE THIS TRIPADVISOR REVIEW AND MORE