Head on down to the Eden Project this half term for some spooktacular family fun for Halloween. Halloweden is a great day out for all the family.
If you follow GinGin & Roo on Instagram then you’ll know we absolutely love going to the Eden Project. It’s one of our regular haunts.
There’s always something new and exciting to see, no matter the season or the weather.
Plus the Eden team are pretty creative when it comes to putting on a show. And they’re masters at blending together education and fun activities.
It’s a place I’ve recommended before for great family days out in Cornwall.
And so you can probably guess that we’ve been along to enjoy Halloweden a couple of times already this half term.
“Go to Eden!”
This is always Roo’s answer whenever I ask her what she’d like to do today. She marches round the biomes like she owns them. And she’s been down the slide in the Core more times than I can count.
Both girls love going to the Eden Project. And so do I.
Enjoy the Outdoors
There’s masses to see and do this Halloween at Eden. But don’t just rush in straight down to the biomes.
Take your time to walk round the outside too.
The plants are so beautiful during autumn, so do make sure you fill your senses with the riotous colours and seasonal fragrances of the garden walkways too.
If you’re lucky, you might still see some bees and butterflies zipping round before the cold weather sets in.
There are lots of fun and exciting things to look out for once you’ve reached the heart of Eden.
Things to look out for include:
- Ice Skating – this has an additional cost to the entry fee but you can go in and watch the skaters for free. There’s a cafe at the ice rink so you can grab a hot drink if it’s chilly.
- Potion Making – totally free! Think of what magic spell you’d like to cast and get busy making the potion. Do you want to fly, be invisible, shrink down to the size of a mouse? It’s all possible if you get your potion mixture just right!
- Pumpkin Carving – okay so you don’t get given your own pumpkin to carve – boo! – but you can watch the experts and be inspired by the wonderfully creative carvings they make. Honestly it’s like some sort of wizardry!
- Creepy Hollow – this was probably GinGin’s fave part. For some reason kids like to stick their hands in gooey things. So let them fill their boots feeling around the slime and gunk for rats, eyeballs, worms and all sorts of other gruesome things!
- Web Weaving – if you’re good at crafts then you’ll love this. If you’re not so good at crafts then there are some lovely Eden people prepared to give you a helping hand. Sticks and wool – who knew they could provide so much fun?
- Owl Encounters – the brilliant people from the Screech Owl Sanctuary bring along some of their fabulous owls everyday. Make sure you say hello to “Froggy” if he’s there!
- Storytelling – be wowed and fascinated by the excellent storytellers, suitable for kids of all ages!
- Face Painting – again this has an extra cost, but you can find the very talented face-painting artists in the Core. Turn your cute little pumpkin into a cute little pumpkin 🙂
- Cryptid Petting Zoo – this is brilliant! Come face to face with rare, mythical creatures and learn all about them from their specially trained handlers.
- Beast Walkabout – GinGin loved meeting Missy, the six-year-old beast who’s favourite foods are apples and mangos! Roo on the other hand was not quite so keen. In fact she did scream and cry. But she did calm down after a couple of minutes and even managed a shy wave hello – from a distance!
One more thing you should definitely look out for is the new installation of the Eden Project’s gold-winning Chelsea Flower Show exhibition. You’ll find it in the Mediterranean biome. It’s all about the Campaign for Female Education in Africa (CAMFED). And it’s awesome!
I don’t want to say too much more, because I don’t want to spoil your own visit to Eden this Halloween. But here are a few pics I took of the girls enjoying all the spooky fun this half term.
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