Play ideas and resources for kids
We offer loads of ideas for games and activities on the themes of outdoor play, recycled and natural craft, and circus fun to keep your kids occupied.
We love play at the Eden Project. Our visitor destination in Cornwall is testament to our belief that people of all ages learn best when they’re having fun.
Play helps kids develop social skills, create connections and discover more about themselves. It feeds their imagination, increases their self-esteem and boosts their physical wellbeing.
Play ideas and information
- How to build a den (includes a video)
- How to play Capture the Flag
- Create a bird from a milk carton
- How to make toys from trash (includes videos): guest blog by Arvind Gupta, renowned toy inventor and science educator from India
- Build a water assault course
- Make your own board game (includes a simple Eden Project board game)
- Make a tie-dye t-shirt with natural plant dyes
- Play equipment at the Eden Project
- 20 things you can make with a cardboard box
- Outdoor painting with a difference
- How to make origami water bombs
- How to make music with a blade of grass
- Singing, cooking, growing and craft ideas to help young people get ready for a Big Lunch community event