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Meet the dinosaurs – and their friends and relations

August 8, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

Dinosaurs and their friends and relations, who lived from around 230 to 65 million years ago, came in all shapes and sizes. Some had feathers, others had fur, and a handful even lived in the sea. Not all were as ferocious as the Tyrannosaurus rex; some were tiny mammals which ate slugs and snails and [...]

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How to designosaur

July 30, 2014
Author: Kathryn Nichols

A new species of dinosaur is discovered on average every ten days. Why not have a go at designing your own? This is a simple kids’ craft activity you can try at home or at school. You will need: 2 sheets of A4 card a printer scissors a glue stick colouring pencils or felt tips What [...]

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Dinosaur facts for kids

July 14, 2014
Author: Tom

What is a dinosaur? What: Dinosaurs were a group of egg-laying land reptiles. Unlike other reptiles they had a hole in their hip socket, which meant they walked upright. There are about 700-800 species known so far. A new species is discovered (on average) every 10 days. When: Dinosaurs dominated the earth for 165 million years [...]

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Our 10 favourite Axel Scheffler characters

May 20, 2014
Author: Tom

Illustrator Axel Scheffler (pictured left) will be at Eden on 24 and 25 May 2014 for our Art of Stories Festival revealing his secrets of illustration and signing books! Read on to find out our 10 favourite characters drawn by Axel. Axel’s colourful and charismatic drawing style perfectly complements the sweet stories written by Julia Donaldson. [...]

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Get kids out in the garden and close to butterflies with these educational toys

July 16, 2013
Author: Guest

With schools breaking up for summer this week and the hot weather set to continue, encourage your kids into the garden with these educational toys. We’ve chosen 10 butterfly-themed gifts which will see children of all ages interacting and learning about these magical creatures. By Lucia House. Don’t forget to bring them to the Eden [...]

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How to make a bug mask

May 29, 2013
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature with Bugs event this half-term (28 May – 2 June 2013), get the low down on the good, the bad and the ugly of the bug world; discover which bugs are plant-friendly and which definitely aren’t! Kids love dressing up at our Bug Boutique, so we thought we’d share this nice [...]

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Pedal down to our big bike bash on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May)

April 26, 2013
Author: Tom

We’re inviting cyclists on bikes of all shapes and sizes to pedal through our iconic site for the first time, this Bank Holiday Monday (6 May 2013). You can arrive at any time in the morning, but to be part of the guided Tour d’Eden, please get to the  the Visitor Centre (Eden’s main entrance building) at [...]

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Real reindeer have arrived at Eden!

November 21, 2012
Author: Tom

With Father Christmas taking up temporary residence at Eden this winter as he prepares for the big day, it’s only right that he’d bring his reindeer along with him. We’ve built a special pen to make it nice and cosy for the reindeer. Come along and see them: they’ll be here to meet every day [...]

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Video: Father Christmas plans his visit to Eden

November 14, 2012
Author: Tom

We’ll be welcoming a very special visitor this winter: Father Christmas himself! He’ll even be bringing some real reindeer along for our visitors to meet. He’s decided to come to Eden for a bit of peace and quiet before the busiest day of his year. Watch this video to see him planning out what he’ll [...]

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Pumpkin carving: how to carve like a pro

October 29, 2012
Author: Tom

Ever wondered how to create a really intricate spooky design on your pumpkin for Halloween, rather than the usual simple, chunky face? Well, we’ve asked our expert, Emma Smart, to give us a step-by-step guide. Our staff will be showing their amazing skills at pumpkin carving demonstrations during our half-term Halloween celebrations. Pumpkin carving 10-step masterclass Warning: Guess [...]

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