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An Enchanted Eden

The Eden Project is a pretty magical place at the best of times – but this winter they are going all out with some fantastic family activities that the Little GCGers (and the big ones) with totally love.

Perfect For:
Ice-skating, Father Christmas, Winter craft
01726 811900
Bodelva, Par, Cornwall
PL24 2SG
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Ice, ice baby

Yay it’s back! Ice-skating at Eden is one of the GCG’s favourite highlights of wintertime. General sessions cost £6 for a 40 minute skate and there are a host of special slots to choose from including ice discos, toddler ice play and rookie skate sessions. Find out more about the chilly penguins and book your skating slot.

Father Christmas

Preparing for his annual epic journey with a kindle of elves and herd of reindeer (training takes place late at night with biome racing) Father Christmas is welcoming visitors to his Eden base. Take the Little GCGers and be greeted by elves on arrival – bearing a special letter with a Christmas challenge: Help Santa collect all of the food needed from across the globe to create the magical food that makes the reindeer fly. After exploring Eden and visiting the reindeer, Little GCGers can then snuggle up inside Father Christmas’s cosy tent and listen to magical fireside stories with under the tree parting gifts a plenty – or at least one each.


Father Christmas will be at Eden every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from November 23 until December 23. The experience costs £5 for children and £3 for adults with sessions taking place on the hour from 11am.

Workshops & Music

Elsewhere at Eden there will be choirs and live music along with exhibitions, workshops and fun surprises celebrating the generous spirit of the season. In fact, each Saturday and Sunday the night will end with a twinkling lantern parade through Eden’s outdoor gardens, along with a stunning fire finale. Make your own lantern during the day at one of Eden’s special workshops and join in the parade with Christmas pride.

And finally… for the horticulturists Winter is in frosty bloom in the biomes, see the Sweetgum Tree, Fig, Lobster Claw, Coffee and Pink Powerpuff among others this Christmastime.



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