Chocolate Unwrapped: family fun at our chocolate festival

At our chocolate festival this Easter, find out the fascinating story of this 'food of the gods', try your hand at making it and, of course, eat it!

  • When: Saturday 5 – Monday 21 April 2014 (school Easter holidays, including the Easter bank holiday weekend)
  • Price: included in the cost of admission to Eden (except 50p for chocolate bar making workshop) 
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Chocolate festival activities

Chocolate Trading Game

Journey through the biggest indoor rainforest in the world to unwrap the history of this ‘food of the gods’. Meet historical characters from around the world and trek through time as you learn how important chocolate has been to people over the ages.

Chocolate bar making workshops

Try your hand at mixing flavours to make your own delicious chocolate treat to take home – or maybe eat there and then! There is an additional charge of 50p per bar for this workshop.

History of chocolate exhibition

Find out how chocolate became so popular in Europe since it was brought from South America by Spanish conquistadors in the 17th century.


Come listen to a tall tale from our Narrators. The stories will be told at 12pm and 2pm in the Citrus Grove in the Mediterranean Biome.

Meet the chocolate experts

A variety of great chocolatiers and producers will be here to share their knowledge (and chocolate!) with you.

Mother and child making chocolate lolly

History of chocolate

Aztecs using cocoa beans as currency

Browse illustrations of some of the most crucial events in the story of chocolate.

Start your journey