Venue: The Eden Project
Location: Par, St. Austell
Cost: £69 for a family of 4 (under 5’s are free)
Time Needed: 1/2 to full day
Entertainment Factor: 7/10
Tip: Make sure you pick up your dinosaur journal and collect stamps for completed dinosaur activities!
Website: Eden Project
What’s great about the Eden Project is that they are so adaptable. Ok so the main message is about the connection of plants and people, but on top of this they always add activities and topics to keep the little ones amused and are always holding events including the legendary Eden Sessions with top performers. Every school holiday they plan something innotive and new, each holiday having their own theme. For the last few Summer’s dinosaurs have been the predominent force and year on year it just gets bigger and better.
Adventure starts at the ticketing hall where the little ones collect their dinosaur journal and pencil, ready to record their dinosaur findings and get their anticipated reward stamps for the activities they complete. Make your way down to the Arena where you go inside to a whole new world and immerse yourself in the experience where all land, sea and air dinosaurs come to life…
Outside there are activites a plenty to keep you all amused, including the dig pit for budding palentologists. ‘Trapped in Time’ allows the children to discover amber by sifting through the sand and ‘Pieces of History’ challenges them to piece together the fossil puzzles to discover the different dinosaur breeds.
Take care though, as there are plenty of warning signs to advise that a dinosaur can attack at any point. It may be a Triceratops, a Brachiosaurus or even a terrifying T-Rex, so keep your wits about you! These dinosaurs are more pesky than the Cornish Seagulls – so hold on tight to your luxury ice-creams.
Of course, Eden isn’t just about dinosaurs, there are plenty of beautiful plants and gardens, and educational treats and the biomes are obviously a ‘must’. But you can’t come to Cornwall and not visit the Eden Project (or eat a pasty! It’s like the law).
P.s. Did you know that we have an irresistable Eden offer at the moment? Find out more about our Eden Offer.