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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. Emma will be showing her amazing skills at pumpkin carving demonstrations during our half-term Halloween celebrations (27 October to 4 November [...]

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Video: How to face paint a Mexican Day of the Dead sugar skull

October 27, 2012
Author: Tom

Our half-term Halloween celebrations (27 Oct – 2 Nov 2012) have a Mexican Day of the Dead theme this year. We asked expert face painter Nicola Shilson of Lucid Arts to create a sugar skull face, a symbol that is central to the traditional Mexican celebration. Watch her create this spooky face in the video: Day of the [...]

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George and Flora’s top tips for kids gardening

August 13, 2012
Author: admin

George and Flora are fed up of waiting for their baby brother or sister to come along. So Grandpa has an idea. He teaches the children how to grow a garden while the baby grows – full of lots of lovely things to eat at a summer party! George and Flora’s Secret Garden, written by [...]

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How to make vegetable lego

July 31, 2012
Author: Hannah

This vegetable game is a perfect activity for kids. It’s not only a good, low-cost craft activity for a rainy day, but getting them engaged with vegetables could even spark an interest in helping on the allotment or eating their greens. To make vegetable lego all you need to do is watch our video below [...]

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How to climb a tree: 10 tips from Thom Hunt of Channel 4’s Three Hungry Boys

July 20, 2012
Author: Tom

Our summer kids’ event is inspired by The Lorax – the blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message.  We’re also offering extra Lorax fun on our Blog to keep your kids happy over the holidays. The Lorax loves trees and so do we at Eden! Why not have some fun and learn about trees [...]

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