Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 10:15

Everything from friendly dinosaur dancing to baby vegetables will feature in Showtime, a fabulous week of fun and games for younger children at the Eden Project from May 14 to 20.

The week will feature a host of TV favourites. They will be bringing their own special sparkle to what will be a first for Eden.

First up on Saturday and Sunday May 14 and 15 will be Andy Day with his ‘Dino Raps’ show.

Children will be able to join dino-mad Andy for some interactive fun about all their favourite dinosaurs. There will be dancing, grooving and roaring in 30 minutes of rapping madness for all the family.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday May 16-18 Eden will host the ever-popular Mr Bloom in “Pop along and say ‘Ello!”

There’ll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy nursery songs for toddlers and parents alike.

Thursday and Friday May 19 and 20 will feature Katy Ashworth’s Family Fun show.

Come and join Katy for half an hour of silliness, singing, games and gallivanting for the whole family. There will be banana dancing, secret languages and giant blow up bouncy balls... just make sure you bring your giggle pants! 

Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “We have a wonderful programme devised especially for younger children and their families. We are looking forward to welcoming Andy, Mr Bloom and Katy to what we are sure will be a fun-packed week for the little ones who come to see them.”

All shows will take place in the Citrus Grove in the Mediterranean Biome, see www.edenproject.com for timings.

As well as seeing some of their favourite TV stars, little ones and their families can learn more about plants and food with an exciting new programme launching at Eden.

The Crunch is a new Wellcome Trust initiative to get the nation talking about our food, our health and our planet. Starting on May 16, Eden is joining with nine other science centres across the UK to inspire people to think about our relationships with food and consider how what we eat connects to our wellbeing and the environment.

Throughout the summer, Eden will be talking to families about some of the stories behind the foods that we eat, as well as giving them the opportunity to try their hand at activities such as rolling their own oats, making food waste smoothies on our pedal-powered smoothie bike and trying their hand at making insect sushi.

For more information about when you can find The Crunch team on site, see the website http://www.edenproject.com/visit/whats-on/the-crunch-food-and-drink-initiative-kids-activities

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