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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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How to draw a comic character – tips from Beano cartoonist Nick Brennan

May 16, 2014
Author: Guest

Cartoonist Nick Brennan will be at Eden for our Art of Stories Festival this May half-term running workshops on how to draw a comic character. Read on to find out some of his secrets! An idea for a new character might come to you in a flash of inspiration, in a dream, perhaps you might [...]

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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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Summer survival guide

August 5, 2012
Author: admin

School’s now out for summer, so if you haven’t quite planned out your summer itinerary for the whole family, take some inspiration from our tips, tricks and lovely ideas here. Come rain or shine, hopefully these kid’s activites will add a few a special twist to your usual summer antics. Gardening kits you can plant [...]

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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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Behind the scenes at the circus rehearsals

July 13, 2012
Author: Tom

We’re getting really excited here at Eden because NoFit State Circus has rolled into town and is now rehearsing for the brand new spectacular, BIANCO, which will be performed over the school summer holidays between 28 July and 2 September 2012. You can browse beautiful photos, book tickets and meet the cast members on the [...]

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New primary teacher training and staff development packages from Eden Project

February 15, 2012
Author: Hannah

Teachers probably know Eden best for the fantastic school trips we offer around the rainforest! But we also run a range of teacher training programmes and staff development packages to support primary school teachers in getting pupils back outside. Drawing on our experience of teaching, garden design, horticulture and wild play, we can offer bespoke [...]

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Golden day for Eden’s youth music and arts showcase

February 1, 2012
Author: Guest

This weekend saw 85 talented young Southwest musicians, photographers, dancers, writers and the like sharing their work at Eden’s annual arts showcase. The Bright Young Things competition invited 13-19-year-olds to produce pieces of dance, film, writing, photography and art around the theme of Gold. That one word inspired a whole host of creations, each with [...]

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