University and college trips
- Tours, workshops and adventure activities
- Residential trips available
- Bespoke visits on offer
- Focus on various subjects
The Eden Project is a fantastic location for higher education field trips. Our experienced team can offer a variety of specially designed workshops and behind-the-scenes tours.
Inspirational field trips
We offer a range of educational workshops and tours which bring subjects alive while inspiring higher education students to explore, imagine and challenge.
Our programmes are suitable for university students studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and they cover subjects as:
- enterprise and innovation
- regeneration and geography
- architecture and design
Create a unique programme for your students by combining a variety of the following elements:
- facilitated sessions with a member of the Eden education team
- behind-the-scenes access around the Eden site
- time with Eden experts
- delicious meals in our innovative cafes and Bakery
- evening activities such as dinner in the Mediterranean Biome or a presentation in the Rainforest Biome
- adventure activities like a ride on our zip wire or giant swing or, in the winter, a spin on our ice rink
- on-site accomodation at YHA Eden Project
Or opt for just a one-hour facilitated session with a member of the Eden education team, and enjoy discounted entry to the Eden Project for the day.
Thank you for the wonderful programme you put together for us. It was organised with so much thought and care. It was a truly inspirational visit.
One Planet MBA team, University of Exeter Business School
What’s special about an educational trip to Eden:
- Active learning
We leave the classroom behind, engaging students using heads, hands, hearts and providing them with a learning experience that lasts.
- Real-life examples
We bring subjects alive, allowing students to learn from things that have been tried and tested here at Eden, from sustainable construction to rural regeneration.
- Positive approach
Students come away from Eden with optimism, imagination and ideas. We created Eden from a hole in the ground; you can do it too!
The examples and stories we share invite students to engage in problem-solving and debate.
- Immersive learning
We have a rainforest just around the corner – which is fully accessible to all. We can't think of a more exciting place to learn.
Prices for our bespoke programme vary depending on your needs. Our basic workshops cost from £15 per student, including VAT. Tutors come in for free.
Get in touch
Please contact our team to discuss how we can create a memorable trip for your student group (tel: 01726 818578, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). If you're organising a school or college trip for A-level students, please visit our Schools section instead.
Frequently asked questions
When should we visit?
We welcome facilitated education groups at Eden from Monday to Friday during term time. As Eden can be very busy at peak times of the year, you may find visiting outside the main tourist season more rewarding.
How much time should we allow?
In our experience, many institutes find they have not allowed enough time to explore Eden when planning their visit. Our site is large and four hours or more is best for a worthwhile exploration. If you book your group onto one of our workshops, we’d recommend you allow extra time to explore the site as well.
Where should we stay?
YHA Eden Project, located at Eden itself, is the most convenient place to stay for your school trip. The innovative en-suite accommodation is made of shipping containers! Find out more about accommodation near Eden.
How many tutors should we bring?
It's totally up to you, but our suggested ratio for tutors/students is 1:10, or with 3 to 4 tutors accompanying groups over 40. Any helpers above and beyond this will be charged £14.35 per adult (£10.50 for concession helpers).
Where can we eat?
You'll find fabulous places to eat at the Eden Project, including right inside the Mediterranean Biome, a deli-style cafe, and the huge Eden Kitchen where chefs prepare fresh food in front of your eyes.
Is Eden suitable for students with special educational needs?
We are committed to supporting visits for those with special educational needs. We aim to create equal opportunities for everybody to experience, learn about and get involved in the Eden Project. You might find our Access Guide helpful. Please tell us your requirements when you make your booking.
What about health and safety?
Don’t worry, we do our utmost to ensure that your visit is fun, worthwhile and safe. Please download our health and safety guidelines.
How can I book our trip?
All college and university visits should be booked in advance by filling in our college and university booking enquiry form. Your institute will be invoiced after your visit. Please note that only education groups with a confirmed booking are eligible for our discounted education rates.