We always like to offer suggestions of things to do while staying at Highcliffe, and as Easter is the beginning of the busy season in Cornwall, most places have now reopened from their winter closures and the longer days mean you can pack more into your itinerary!
Pencarrow House & Gardens, a Georgian stately home in the valley between Wadebridge and Bodmin, is a great place to spend a morning with the whole family. Set in meticulously landscaped gardens, this property is still lived in and taken care of by the Molesworth-St Aubyn family, having settled there in the 1500s. When you’re finished exploring, visit the quaint, walled-garden tea room offering Cornish cream teas and light lunches. There is a small charge for adults to access the house and gardens, but children get free entry to both. If historic houses are your thing, Lanhydrock House, a National Trust property near Bodmin often regarded as one of their best properties, is a brilliant one to visit, offering a similar experience to Pencarrow. Over the Easter holidays, they will be running daily Easter adventure trails, which are sure to keep the children entertained.