Looking for a great day out with the family? Jacqui from Mummy’s Little Monkey checks out the UK’s top eco visitor attraction, The Eden Project in Cornwall, with her little family.
I wasn’t sure if the Eden Project would be suitable for our two preschoolers, but we were pleasantly surprised to find out just how much there was to see and do – for kids, and for grownups.
The girls, aged 20-mths and 3.5 years, absolutely loved running around the Biomes, exploring the gardens, and admiring all the plants and flowers. For us older folk it was lovely to sit in the Mediterranean courtyard cafe and have a bite to eat, and imagine we were actually somewhere warm and exotic! After exploring the lush surrounds of the Rainforest Biome, we stopped at the Eden Bakery for a coffee and some delicious freshly-baked cakes.
There were great facilities for children, with plenty of highchairs, and changing facilities, and even a cloakroom to store strollers and coats. Older children (and adults) can also enjoy all the great educational talks, and displays.
If the weather had been nicer we could’ve explored the sprawling grounds and outdoor gardens too, but it was a great option for a rainy day, and we had a fantastic family day out.
Word of advice – tickets can be pricey on the door. Try to buy in advance online, or take advantage of their late entry discount days (details on their website). Also, if you agree to donate your entire ticket price to the Eden Trust, you can convert your ticket to an annual pass.
For more information and all the different ticket options, visit the website: www.edenproject.com
About the Author: jacqui
Jacqui Paterson is a magazine features writer, and SAHM of two cute, kooky girls under 4. She blogs about the ups, downs, and funny parts of family life at Mummy's Little Monkey
The Eden Project in Cornwall – Top Eco Visitor Attraction