Easter at Royal William Yard

Take a look at what’s planned this Easter at Royal William Yard.

From an Easter Egg hunt to a family Astronaut Academy, there is no shortage of egg-citing entertainment coming up.

Handcrafted chocolate Easter eggs, children’s paddleboarding, kids eat for a fiver deal, and family cinema experiences all combine to make this Easter holiday a brilliant break for all.


Easter Egg Hunt

Hunt down the clues on a brand new Easter Egg Hunt and earn a treat at the end! Running from 30th March–7th April, 12-5pm, the trail is totally free to get involved in.

Children can grab our Easter trail map from a number of participating restaurants and cafes, before heading off to spot the Easter eggs around Royal William Yard, and then claim a prize.

Pick up your map and prize from the following locations between 12-5pm each day:

  • Ocean Studios Cafe
  • Hub Box
  • Everyman Cinema (located on the 2nd floor, lift available)
  • Wagamama
  • Steel Brew
  • Wildwood
  • BLOCK (open until 5pm weekdays, 2pm on Saturday and 4pm Sunday/Bank Holiday Monday)

Brainiac Live

The UK's leading interactive science event based on the popular TV show – is landing at Royal William Yard across the Easter Weekend and launching a mission to Mars!

The Brainiac Astronaut Academy will allow families to design, build and launch a rocket fit to fly into outer space, using craft materials, wild imaginations, and a helping hand from the Brainiacs!

Taking place from 29th March-1st April, one-hour long sessions will be held at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm in the Brewhouse building (next door to Wagamama).

Tickets for this event have now Sold Out. If you have any questions about your booking please email businessliaisonmanager@waterfrontbid.co.uk


South West SUP

Easter SUP Club will take place over the holidays. Sessions will run from 10am-1pm on 2nd-5th April and 9th-12th April.

Children (age 9-16) can learn the fundamentals of paddleboarding and water safety in a fun and supportive environment. All equipment, tuition and a healthy lunch is provided.

It is £30 per session or weekly pass £100. Sessions are free for children taking part in the Fit and Fed scheme. Book here.


RAMP (Real Art Make Print)

Mini Print sessions for 3-7 year olds will take place in the Ocean Studios café. Borrow a print kit and learn how to work with the materials.

Taking place from 10am-11:30am, on 30th March families can create Easter bunting (using sponges and stencils) and on 13th April it’s a Springtime Printing session (involving monoprinting flowers and foliage). A ticket is £8 for up to 4 people.- book here.

Ocean Studios will also host an enchanted experience with Mildred Tumbleweed on 30th March at 10:30am and 1pm. The magical workshop is aimed at 3-8 year olds and is £20 a ticket – book here.


Everyman cinema

An animated favourite returns, with King Fu Panda 4 set to be released just in time for the holidays. Take a look at the latest listings here.

The Throwback film on 31st March and 2nd April will be the original Mary Poppins. Coming with a complimentary drink and popcorn, it’s an Easter screening that is "practically perfect in every way.”


Domea Favour

Our independent chocolatier will deliver a classic Easter treat with aplomb. Handcrafted, jewel-toned, freshly made chocolate Easter eggs are unlike anything you’ve seen (or eaten!) before.


Hub Box

The burger and barbeque experts will run a ‘kids eat for a fiver deal’ through the holidays This means children can feast on a main, side, drink, ice cream (from 2nd-5th April and 8th–12th April, 12-5pm, T&Cs apply).

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Join Wildwood for their egg-cellent offer and hop into family fun this Easter!

Kids eat for just £1 with each adult's main meal* This offer is valid from 31st March - 14th April.

Plus, don't miss their limited-edition kids' Easter menu, complete with a chocolatey surprise waiting at the end!

*Terms apply


The Shack

The popular café, just metres from the water at Firestone Arch, will reopen on 30th, 8am-3pm. Pulling out all the stops for Easter, there will be hot cross buns, mini-egg cake and more!



A family-friendly café, with hot drinks and cake galore, they will have board games and colouring books available to use for some free fun over Easter.



Towards the end of the Easter holidays, there will be two markets. Native Makers will take place at Ocean Studios on 6thApril. The Good Food & Craft Market will be out on the Green at Royal William Yard on 7th April, 10am-3pm.

A free shuttle bus will run a loop from the City Centre to make it even easier to get to the market on the Sunday. Find all the shuttle bus details here.

Getting here

The Royal William Yard, Barbican and Mount Edgcumbe Ferry resumes its daily ferry service on Good Friday (29th March). The ferry timetable is available here.

Travelling on Citybus this Easter Weekend - starting on Friday 29th March and running through to Monday 1st April, you can get a family ticket for just £5 for unlimited travel in your selected zone(s). Click here for more details

A new ferry route will offer free trips for the day between Saltash and Royal William Yard on 30th March. Trips will run 10am-4pm; they will be free and offered on a first come first served basis. A timetable is available at www.saltash.gov.uk