Businesses and other organisations are pulling together for a children's fun day in Truro.

They will be offering free activities, have-a-go sessions and other offers on Saturday April 13.

For the third year running the Truro Business Improvement District (BID) has gathered more than 30 city centre businesses to organise special activities on the second Saturday in the school Easter holidays.

Lemon Quay will be a hive of activity with children's rides, street performers, have-a-go sessions in dance and yoga, stalls and other entertainment.

Mountain bike athlete Andrei Burton will even be there on the day along with other street performers popping up throughout the city.

There will be activities to keep the little ones entertained all day including free craft corners, Easter egg hunts, face painters and giveaways.

There will also be meal deals available for the kids.

The Royal Cornwall Museum is offering free family entry for the day with lots of free activities in the museum, along with face painting and balloon modelling.

Alun Jones, BID Manager said, “We’re delighted to be hosting children’s day again as in the last two years the event has proved to be a lovely local celebration.

"It’s an enjoyable time for families of all ages which also helps to attract both locals and visitors to stay longer in our great little city on the day.”

Children’s day will have activities for all ages. Many activities are free although there will be a cost for others such as the rides.

The fun runs from 10am – 4.30pm on Saturday April 13 across Truro city centre. There will be a children's disco from 5pm – 7.30pm at Karen’s Café on The Leats.

Full event details are below, on and posted on Facebook @visittruro.

In-store activities will be taking place at:

• Dinosaurs & Daffodils - Face painter in-store and lucky dips.

• Truro Library - Complete the ‘Right Up Your Street!’ trail to enter a prize draw. Create a cityscape picture.

• Truro Methodist Church – Whilst Sambells Café is open (10am-12.30pm) head to the forecourt for kids Easter-based activities & sporting/fitness events for all ages.

• Royal Cornwall Museum - Free museum entry for families & free activities along with free face painting & balloon modelling. For details see:

A combination of in-store activities and offers will be running at:

• Accessorize - 20 per cent off in-store, along with Easter bonnet making and Easter egg hunt.

• Animal - 20 per cent off full price kid’s items, Easter egg hunt to win £50 animal voucher.

• Hotel chocolat - ‘Find the egg’ to win Easter prizes.

• Just Books - Children’s book exchange 11am - 4pm.

• Karen’s Café – Kids disco 5pm -7.30pm, £3 per child including a buffet & squash.

• Klimek Jewellers - 50 per cent off all children’s jewellery & a treat for children in-store.

• Lakin & Boone (Lemon St Market) - £5 off a £30 or more spend on clothes, toys and books.

• Malletts Home Hardware - Do the ‘shop window Easter bunny hunt’ to receive a prize.

• Monsoon - 20 per cent off in-store along with a face painter.

• Rusty’s Barber Shop - Free Easter egg with code word (see Facebook @Rustystruro).

• Saltrock - 10 per cent off when spending £30 or more across the store.

• Smiggle - Free pencil to first 500 customers. Spend £10 or more & get a Smiggle wristband!

• The Entertainer - Jack in the Box character to visit the store.

• Truro Gifts & Gadgets - Discounted personalised items: mugs £6 & coasters £2.50.

As well as at the Pannier Market at:

• Burgess Bedding - 20 per cent off oilcloth.

• Faceless Monkey - Free 10 x Pokemon cards when spending £10 or more.

• Harry’s Toy Chest - Free Lego figure when spending £10 or more.

• Joli Boutique - 10 per cent off when spending £5 or more.

• Ki & Kath Pet Supplies - Spend £5 or more & receive a free tennis ball.

• Pandora’s Box - 10 per cent off and a free lollipop.

• Pannier Wool Shop - Free kids knitting needles when spending £5 or more.

• The Outdoor Place - Free small “cove of cornwall” with every sale.

• The Tin Man - Free gift for kids on a spend of £5 or more.

• The Veg Patch - Free apple/orange when spending £3 or more.

• Truro Shoe Repairs - Free kids keyring with every key cut.

Families can take advantage of kid’s meal deal and food offers at:

• Duke Street Deli - Frozen yoghurt with toppings half price for kids.

• Fish ‘n Go - Children’s Meal Deals from as little as £3.10.

• Fodders Espresso - Free squash & sandwich for a child when purchasing an adult meal.

• Hotel chocolat - Free kids ice cream tasters & £2 ice cream for grown-ups.

• Karen’s Café - Kid’s Meal Deal: sandwich, drink, box of raisins & crisps for £3.25.

• KC’s Bar & Grill - Kids eat for £1: mains are £1 each & starters are £1 each.

• The Lounge - Kids Main Meals – selection of hot meals from £3.95 – which include juice drink, hummus with breadsticks & carrot sticks.

• Malletts Coffee Shop - Kids eat for £1 when buying adult meal.

• Warren’s Bakery – Kid’s Little Lunch Meal Deal with activity bag & crayons for £3.

• Zafiros - Kids eat free for the day and colouring competition.

Lemon Quay Event Schedule:

10:00 AM - Cornwall Dance School (have-a-go sessions)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Andrei Burton Mountain Bike Trials Athlete

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Diablo Bruce and Stilt Walker

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Kids Yoga Cornwall (have-a-go sessions)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - InspirAsian Dance (have-a-go sessions)

Note: all offers and event details are correct at time of publishing.