Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG
We’ve been to the Eden Project quite a few times and it is different each time. The place is massive and there is so much to do. They quite often do events and different exhibitions so it’s worth checking on the website to see what is going on. Whilst a lot of the site is outdoors they also have the amazing biomes (Mediterranean and Rainforest) so there is plenty to do even if it’s raining. It’s an amazing way to learn more about the environment and help get the kids interested.
We have always found Eden Project to be incredibly well organised, all of the staff have been very friendly and it is very clean. There are no access issues at all. The only caveat is that the rainforest biome is very warm. On one of my visits I was pregnant, it was a hot day and I nearly melted!! There are plenty of warnings about the heat and who should / shouldn’t go in. There is a tree top walkway but unfortunately it wasn’t open on the day we visited. Other highlights include soft play (under 5’s), a massive bee sculpture, events in the arena, a Western Australia garden, “the Seed” and even a bar!! They have England’s longest zip wire which goes right across the site and looks awesome (extra charges apply).
The cafe is incredible – They sell scones as big as a child’s head and the self-service clotted cream comes in 1ltr tubs. I was in heaven. (Apparently the rest of the food was very good too but I physically couldn’t eat anything else). It was very good value for money.
Entry – If you pay online at least the day before you go, then it is £64 for a family ticket. On the door it’s £71. The tickets are valid for a year so you can go back as much as you like! We managed to do an August visit one year and then a return in May the following year which worked out well.
Blue Peter badge holders get in free, each child must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
Parking – There is tons of free parking. You can walk down if you want to but there is also a shuttle bus system. They are extremely well prepared for the numbers of visitors that they have on site.
Toilets – Lots and they were very clean.
Food – Various places on site but you can also take picnics.
Rating 5 / 5