This year sees one of Cornwall’s favourite attractions bring you the spirit of Christmas, with plenty of fun for all the family at The Eden Project.
First things first, you need to be kitted out right. So make sure to bring your old Christmas jumpers and swap them out in the big Christmas jumper swap shop, which is perfect if the kids have outgrown their jumpers of Christmas past. Once you are all looking the part, set off to explore all the The Eden Project has to offer.
Start this yuletide night out with a wander down the Avenue of Light and into the biomes. The jungle biome is lit up to be experienced in a new and special way. Spend time meandering through and take in the beautiful willow lanterns, plus meet the cast of Christmas characters and magical creatures, something the little ones will be sure to love.
The sounds of Christmas will fill the Mediterranean biome, where groups of Cornwall’s best musicians will be playing all your festive favourites under their stunning Gaia sculpture, whilst outside a brass band will be playing in the enchanting outdoor pavilion which will be twinkling with Christmas lights. Stand and listen a while under the project’s giant beautiful Christmas tree.
When you are finished listening to the music, make sure to take a turn on the project’s ice rink. Grab a pair of skates and show off your best fancy footwork (or if you are like us skate on the outside and hang on to the edge for dear life). Ice skating is always a must on our Christmas bucket list..!
Of course, at the very top of the Christmas bucket list is a visit to Father Christmas and his elves who will be waiting to meet you in his Eden camp. Get to see all the preparations that the elves get up to including how they store all the children’s letters, getting stockings ready and then settle down for a story in front of the campfire. Each child will also have time together with Father Christmas to let him know what is on their Christmas wish list.
At the end of the evening stop by the cafe for a seasonal treat and do a spot of Christmas shopping in their gift shop. A trip to The Eden Project during your winter break is sure to leave you feeling full of wonder at the magic of Christmas in Cornwall.
With thanks and photo credits to The Eden Project