Dogs welcome at Eden

Merlin and Ollie are excited at the prospect of exploring our Outdoor Gardens.

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Rules for dogs visiting Eden

Dogs can enjoy the miles of outdoor paths at Eden but won’t be allowed in the Biomes or other undercover areas, apart from the Visitor Centre (including the ticketing hall and shop). Please bear in mind that most visitors want to explore our indoor Biomes, so if you have a dog with you this might restrict your visit. Some groups of people who visit with their dog take it in turns to look after their pet while the others explore the Biomes.

We are confident dogs will behave but there are a few ground rules for owners.

Dogs should be:

  • kept on a lead at all times
  • with their handlers at all times
  • only be walked on paths
  • kept away from play areas
  • not taken into buildings other than the Visitor Centre.

Owners should stick to the number one rule of ensuring all dog mess is promptly and properly disposed of in the special bins provided.

Aggressive dogs are not permitted into the Eden Project. We reserve the right to refuse entry to, or remove, any dog thought to be dangerous to visitors or other dogs.

Dogs are not permitted at the Eden Sessions music and comedy concerts.

Because some of our paths are narrow we prefer that you only have one dog per person, but will allow a maximum of two.

Dog strollers are permitted into the Eden Project but, as with dogs on leads, must not taken into buildings other than the Visitor Centre.

Please note that assistance dogs are welcome throughout the whole Eden site.

We love that we are allowed to play at the Eden Project, too. Woof!

Maisy, black working cocker spaniel

Extra facilities

Dedicated dog waste bins.

Water for dogs.

Undercover dining area for dogs on the terrace outside the Eden Bakery.

Shaded parking shelters. Our advice is that dog owners should not leave their dogs in cars on warm days. If you do choose to leave your dog in the car on any other day, we advise that you place your car in one of the shaded areas in one of four car parks: Orange, Melon, Cherry and Lemon.

The shelters vary in size and have sloping roofs: the average minimum height clearance is 2.5m, the average maximum is 3.2m. All shelters are about 5m long. The shelters in Orange car park have a water tap. 

When you arrive please tell our car park staff that you have a dog and they will direct you to the closest available dog shelter. 

We encourage you to return to the parking area to check on your dog regularly. It is a four-minute walk from the Visitor Centre to Orange car park, or longer to the other car parks but you can take the park-and-ride bus service. Once you have your admission sticker, you can return to your car as many times as you wish.

There is a network of bridle paths and trails running past our car parks that are ideal for walking your dog.

If you would prefer not to bring your dog with you, there are a few local kennels that may be able to take dogs on a day boarding basis.

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