Part two of our UK holiday was a visit to the Eden Project. Firstly, I was struck by how small it was. From all the talk about it, I’d assumed it was Disneyland sized, but nope, it’s a pretty small area. Mum was pleasantly surprised by this as she found it less over-facing.
I will say right now that I thought Heligan was much better than the Eden Project, more my type of garden, and I’m not a garden person really!
However, I did love the Rainforest biome and thought it was really well executed too, with quick exits at various points & a “cool room” for people who are struggling with the heat in there. It was certainly warm!
The rest of the Eden Project was a bit bland after the Rainforest biome though, so my top tip would be to save the Rainforest biome until last! Also, then you wont be walking around the rest of it feeling all sweaty and icky from the heat!
I was somewhat disappointed by the food options at Eden too. We had lunch in the main food hall and there were no plain adult options. My parents enjoyed their meals, but I left almost all of my char grilled sumac chicken, and I wish I’d just got something from the kids menu.
Once again, I think it’d be a great place for kids, it’s obviously been created with kids and education in mind. There was a school group there when we visited and all the Eden staff were so enthusiastic with them and are obviously so passionate about their work. It’s also another good place for playing Pokemon Go, but take your portable chargers!
Find out more at http://www.edenproject.com
The Rainforest Biome was so awesome!
A wonderful Nelson Mandela quote in the Mediterranean Biome.
I loved this art installation of the festival of Dionysus in the Mediterranean Biome.
The famous domes of Eden!
A very large bee!
And for the adrenaline junkies:
Please note that the ticket price does not include any of the ‘adventure activities,’ such as the zip wire, giant swing, or free fall drop. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll need to get additional tickets. Combination tickets, allowing access to multiple activities, are the best value: https://hanglooseadventure.com/
Have you visited the Eden Project? More importantly, did you try the zip wire?!