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Easy origami decorations to make with children

December 24, 2011
Author: Hannah

We’ve already shown you how to make a star and a Christmas tree decoration out of paper; now for an intricate spiral that looks lovely on the tree, in the window, or hung over the table for a festive occasion. It’s a nice easy thing to make with children on Christmas Eve. For those of [...]

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The best one-liner Christmas cracker jokes

December 23, 2011
Author: Hannah

No Christmas day would be complete without crackers – and the shared groan around the table when the terrible jokes are read out. Apparently crackers haven’t always been about bad puns and one-liners. The first Christmas crackers, in the mid-1800s, included a hand-written love motto. Later on they included verse by famous poets such as [...]

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Win free entry to Eden for a year

December 22, 2011
Author: Hannah

It’s almost Christmas, so in our final competition of the Advent calendar, we’re giving away an Eden Project annual pass, allowing one lucky person to free entry to visit us for a whole year. They’ll get to come back and see our plants change throughout the seasons, visit for special events like our February chocolate [...]

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Drinking traditions around the world

December 20, 2011
Author: admin

Christmas time lends the perfect occasion to raise a glass with friends and family. But have you ever wondered what’s behind the ancient ritual of clinking glasses, and why drinking traditions differ around the world? It’s said that the tradition started as a gesture to prove that the contents had not been poisoned. If the host [...]

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Warming beef stew recipe with harvest vegetables

December 19, 2011
Author: Hannah

Try making this lovely warming winter dish, using this recipe from Eden’s chefs. Or if you’re vegetarian, you might like our vegetarian Spanish stew recipe instead. Ingredients These amounts make four to six hearty portions. 1.5 tablespoons vegetable oil 500g diced beef 400g diced potato 200g diced onions 150g diced parsnip 400g diced carrots 1 litre [...]

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Winter walk bingo: a game for kids

December 18, 2011
Author: Tom

Here’s a great way to spice up frosty winter walks with kids: a game of winter walk bingo. Follow the steps below and your youngsters will love being outdoors trying to spot the wintry plants, animals and other things – we’ve included a variety so that whether your walk is in a town or the [...]

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Finding Christmas plants for decorations

December 17, 2011
Author: Tom

There is a long tradition of bringing plants in to decorate the home at Christmas. There are various traditions associated with the Christmas tree and, of course, people often decorate their homes with holly, ivy and mistletoe. We’d like to show you there are so many other Christmas plants that will look great in your [...]

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Win a family ice skate and lunch at the Eden Project

December 16, 2011
Author: Hannah

Today, we’re offering you the chance to win a free ice skate, for you and your family, on our glacial rink. The lucky winner will also get a free lunch in our Bakery, up to the value of £40. The ice rink is open until 26 February 2012, so once we choose a name out of [...]

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Christmas in Cornwall: video of Eden’s winter festival

December 15, 2011
Author: Hannah

If you’re in need of some warmth and light on these long, cold evenings, join us for our winter festival. We’re open late on certain evenings throughout December, for craft activities, music and song, food and drink, plus storytelling, massage and comedy for all the family – all topped off with a magical lantern parade. [...]

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How to make an ice sculpture Christmas decoration

December 15, 2011
Author: admin

These icy Christmas decorations are not only beautiful to hang in the garden and great fun for kids to make; they also offer a tasty supper for passing wildlife when they’ve melted. Hanging ice decoration To make this this one you’ll need: A saucer or small plate A selection of leaves (holly and ivy works [...]

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