When we were planning places that we wanted to go to during our holiday in Cornwall, top of the list was The Eden Project. I had heard great things about it and that it was a brilliant day out for families.
We were lucky that we only had 1 day that forecast rain and I had heard that The Eden Project was good to go to on a rainy day, so we packed a picnic and headed there. We brought our tickets online the night before and this saved us a lot of time when we arrived. They also converted our tickets to 1 year passes with no extra cost, which was a bonus.
Once we were through the entrance, we headed down toward the dome’s which Alice really wanted to see what they were all about. There was a train that could’ve taken you, but to be honest it wasn’t that far and it probably would’ve taken us longer to queue for it.
One thing that I would say, is that whilst you are in the Biomes you are dry, but there is quite a bit of outside walking to get to them and so it’s not a completely indoor place and something to consider on a wet day. Thankfully the forecast got it wrong for us and the sun came out.
We looked around the Rainforest Biome first and it was very very hot in here. They did have water fountains along the way to keep us hydrated.
The really loved walking around the biome. Alice was asking lots of questions and it was great to be able to show her how things are in other countries without visiting them.
There was always lots of things for the girls to explore and find to keep their attention and make it fun.
We then went into the Mediterranean Biome which wasn’t as warm and a lot more pleasant.
There was lots for the girls to see and do as we walked around.
Outside the Biomes, were lots of different activities the girls could do. There was crazy golf, but it was a bit water logged when we went and so we didn’t have a go.
They had these brilliant tyre slides that the girls could go on. A big one for Alice and a smaller one for Holly. They loved them and had several turns, as it wasn’t that busy.
We had brought a picnic with us and there were plenty of places for us to sit and eat it. Thankfully we got a bench under a cover, in case the rain came back. But thankfully it didn’t come back for the rest of our holiday.
After lunch we went to look around the Invisible Worlds Exhibition, which was indoors. We were greeted by the Infinity Blue Sculpture and Alice was mesmerised by it. It is 8.5 metres tall and it breathes out vapour rings. They come towards you and go straight through you. It’s amazing to watch.
There are lots of interactive things for children to get involved and there is a small indoor soft play for young children.
Eden Project is also home to the Englands longest zip wire and I would’ve loved to have a go and when we go back this is something that I will definitely be booking. It looked amazing.
We had a lovely day at Eden Project and thanks to our day ticket turning into a year long ticket at no extra cost, it means that if we come to Cornwall next year we can get in free.