26th March, 2024

Meet the Easter Bunny on the train

On Wednesday 3rd April, take the 10.28 from Plymouth station to meet the Easter Bunny on the train, who will be giving out fun size eggs to all the children.

For a great Easter day trip, enjoy the scenic 30-minute journey with the bunny from Plymouth to Calstock (crossing the 100-ft Calstock Viaduct pictured above) before hopping off at Calstock station.

Explore Calstock

In Calstock explore the village’s Lishe Coffee Shop, pirate-ship themed playground, Valenti’s ice cream parlour (open 11-5) and the great pub food at the Tamar Inn (or bring a picnic to eat next to the river). Village guide

Easter Egg Hunt at Cotehele National Trust

From the village take a 1.2-mile walk alongside the river and up through the woods to Cotehele National Trust, which is running an Easter Egg Hunt (normal admission plus £3 per trail). Please note: the woods section of the walk is fairly steep, on an uneven path unsuitable for buggies.

Trains from Calstock back to Plymouth depart at 13.31, 15.31 and 17.45.

For those that live at the top of the line, the Easter Bunny will also be on the train departing 11.19 from Gunnislake to Plymouth.

Train fares & tickets

Meeting the Easter Bunny is free (with no booking required) but you will need to buy train tickets as usual. Buy online or at Plymouth station (or on the train from the conductor if travelling from Gunnislake).

£7.90 Plymouth to Calstock/Gunnislake
Adult Off-Peak Day Return

5-15 year olds are half-price. Under 5s are free.

Top tip – get a Devon & Cornwall Railcard (just £12 a year and now available online) to save a third on the above fare for you and a friend. You can also bring up to four children for just £1 each.

For example, one adult and two kids would travel Plymouth-Calstock and back for just £7.20 instead of £15.60, saving more than two thirds of the cost of the railcard in a single day trip!

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