1. Visit the Beach
The dramatic coastline of Bude makes it the perfect host for some of the best beaches in the UK. You will find Blue Flag and Seaside award-winning beaches with the majority lifeguarded for the holidays. Whalesboroughs land reaches out to Widemouth Bay, with Summerleaze and Crooklets Beach both within easy walking distance of your holiday house. Bude is the ultimate place for adventurers and beach lovers.
Widemouth Bay – 25 Minute walk
Summerleaze – 40 Minute Walk
Crooklets – 45 Minute Walk
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2. Coastal Walks
The walks we have in Bude and surrounding areas are breathtaking, offering you a great chance to soak up the beautiful view of the Cornish coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you fancy a little walk after lunch or a day hike, there are walks available for all abilities. You can find more information on the walks at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC) located in Bude, or our maps here.
3. Tamar Otter Park
On your visit to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre, you will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand. There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure and you will see Wallabies and Deer roaming around the 21-acre grounds. As well as this, they have several Owl species and other birds of prey. Open from April the 1st, Otter feeding at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm and Birds of Prey talks at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm every day. This is a perfect activity for all the family to enjoy. However, they do not allow dogs due to the roaming wildlife. Click here for more information.
4. Clovelly Easter Walk
Clovelly is a beautiful picturesque fishing village located just 30 minutes away from us here at Whalesborough. This Easter they are running a “Find the Easter Chicks” competition between the 30th of March and 13th of April. Children receive a village map on entry to Clovelly. This is to mark the location of several Easter chicks perched up and down the cobbled High Street to the quay. If they spot at least 10 chicks they can return the map to the Visitor Centre reception to win an Easter egg. If they spot all 15 chicks, they will win a bigger prize! There is something for all the family here, dogs are also very welcome. Click here for more information.
5. Tintagel Castle
Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel – a Cornish castle with links to the stories of King Arthur. Cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland with wildlife below such as seals. Stroll onto the beach, exploring the caves below and take the chance to stop off at the cafe for some locally sourced food. Whilst you are down that way you can check out Boscastle (a village and fishing port), a beautiful coastal walk from Tintagel to Boscastle is suitable for all abilities. This is a perfect way to spend a sunny day during your visit to Cornwall. Click here for more information.
6. The Eden Project
One of the best-known attractions we have here in Cornwall. The Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches, it is a breathtaking sight. A lot is going on here to suit all ages, whether that is exploring the biomes or going ice skating and even the chance to zip wire across the crater if you are brave enough! Between the 28th of March and 19th of April, they have created a springtime trail to follow around the attraction and earn yourself a tasty chocolate treat, as well as plenty of other activities for your bunnies and chicks to enjoy. This attraction is a must-see, and by visiting you are helping the Eden team conserve the environment they have built and use that to educate people for many years to come. Click here for more information.
7. Newquay Zoo
Newquay Zoo is an education, research, and conservation charity which is dedicated to protecting global wildlife heritage. They have over 200 species of all types of animals here as well as many other activities, making it a great day out. This Easter they are having an Eggtreme Easter, this includes an Egg Trail to win some chocolatey prizes. However, the animals will be doing their best to distract you during this! As well as this they are doing face painting to turn your little ones into little animals for the day. Whilst you are in Newquay for the day, make the most of it by visiting the great beaches such as Fistral beach, famous for Surfing. Click here for more information.
8. Milky Way
Do you want to meet the Easter Bunny? Well, Milky Way is the perfect place to do that this Easter between the 1st of April and the13th of April. It is an all-weather family attraction with indoor play areas, rollercoasters, dodgems and even Birds of Prey shows and farm animals to see. There is so much to do you will struggle to know where to start! This Easter they have an opportunity for you to dive down the rabbit hole to the unique Easter Grotto where you can collect your egg direct from the Easter Bunny. This is a great day out and with these Easter events also taking place, I highly recommend you give Milky Way a visit! Click here for more information.
This is a magnificent Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate, owned by the National Trust. On offer is a unique look at both sides of life within a Victorian house, from the servant quarters and kitchen showing a glimpse into life below the stairs, to the luxurious family areas and elegant dining rooms with spacious bedrooms in the comforts of upstairs living. As well as the house you can explore the breathtaking grounds that surround it. This Easter between the 28th of March and the 14th of April they are running a Marvellous Minibeast Easter Trail. By following the trail you will meet all sorts of Minibeasts around the ground and be able to claim your chocolate treat at the end of it. This is an activity that will cater for all ages. Click here for more information.
10. Dartmoor Walks
This is a suggestion I felt had to be put into the blog, specifically for a sunny day. Although it can be challenging in some parts, a walk around Dartmoor is a great way to spend the day and take in the stunning views of the Devonshire National Park. Dartmoor ponies roam its craggy landscape, defined by forests, rivers, wetlands, and tors (rock formations). Trails wind through valleys with Neolithic tombs, Bronze Age stone circles and abandoned medieval farmhouses. The area is dotted with villages, including Princetown, home to Dartmoor Prison. You can also do Geocaching around the park, which if you do not know what that is, click here. This would be one of the best ways to soak up the atmosphere that Dartmoor provides. Click here for more information.
I hope this blog has given you some ideas on what you can do during your Easter stay with us or if you find yourself in the Bude area stumped on ideas to make the most of it. Enjoy!