University and college trips
- Tours, workshops and adventure activities
- Residential trips available
- Bespoke visits on offer
- Focus on specific subjects
The Eden Project is a fantastic destination for Higher Education study and field trips. Our skilled team offers a range of experiential learning programmes, tailored workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours that enrich curricula and add value to the student learning journey.
Inspirational field trips
Our workshops bring subjects to life while inspiring students to challenge ideas, explore complexity, and imagine different futures. We also thrive on collaborating with lecturers to design programmes that inspire change and create long-lasting learning impact.
These programmes are mainly suitable for university students studying at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and cover subjects that include:
- Science: Life, Environmental, Horticultural
- Sustainability: Climate Change, Behaviour Change, Business Operations
- Business: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise
- Education: Engagement, Interpretation, Education for Sustainability
- Art: Environment, Architecture, Design
'We cannot thank you enough for all your interest, enthusiasm, and inspiration that you give our university every year.'
New York University
Create a bespoke trip
If we don’t offer exactly what you’re after then work with our educators to create a unique programme for your students by combining the following elements:
- An overnight stay at YHA Eden Project's on-site accommodation
- Facilitated sessions with the Eden team
- Behind-the-scenes access to the extraordinary Eden site
- Delicious locally sourced meals in our charming restaurants
- Evening events and 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
To create a tailormade trip like this we do need a minimum of six weeks' lead time.
'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
Leave the classroom behind and engage students using head, heart, and hands providing them with a learning experience that lasts.
- Real-life examples
Bring subjects to life with real world examples allowing students to learn from things that have been tried and tested 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 stories that we share invite students to engage in problem-solving and debate around complex issues.
- Immersive learning
Eden’s Biomes allow students to explore the whole world in one day – including a huge rainforest, which is fully accessible to all. We can't think of a more exciting place to learn.
Our taught sessions cost from £16 per student, including entrance and VAT. One free tutor place per 10 students.
Get in touch
Please contact our team to discuss how we can create a memorable trip for your student group, via our booking enquiry form. If you're organising a school or college trip for A-level students, please visit our Schools section instead.
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'Having the rainforest to ourselves at night is a genuinely amazing thing, very fortunate.'
Reigate School of Art
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 £14.75 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.