Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 14:30

The Eden Project celebrates its spooky Halloweden festival with the return of the ice-rink and a witches’-hat full of tricks and treats this half-term (October 27 –November 4).

The spine tingling spectacular takes place over October half term with visitors taking a chilly spin on the ice rink before exploring the Wishcraft Tent – an enchanted area with magical activities.

Sorcerers can delve into the tent to discover pumpkin-carving demonstrations, a wonderful wand tailor measuring wizards and witches for their own personal wands and positive potion workshops before settling down to listen to some daring and dark tales.

The popular Little Monsters’ Ball returns on 30 and 31 October with the site staying open until 9pm. Families are encouraged to arrive at Eden in fancy dress to explore the haunted Biomes, feast on fang-tastic food and party the night away at the bone-shaking disco in the Olive Grooveyard in the Mediterranean Biome. 

During the spook-fest, mini monsters can have their faces painted, meet nocturnal creatures of the night and have a chilling whizz around the rink, guaranteed to deliver a shiver!

Kate Francis, Eden’s Production Coordinator, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer the Mini Monsters’ Ball this year as part of the normal Eden admission price and to invite families back to enjoy the weird and wonderful world of Halloweden!”

All Halloweden events and the Little Monsters’ Ball are included in the daily admission price for the Eden Project except face-painting which is £3 per design.

The ice-rink opens on October 20 and is beautifully designed with a winter wonderland of glittering icy tunnels, stunning light displays and glacial ice walls surrounding the skating arena.

General skating is open every weekday afternoon from 3pm, all day Saturday and from midday on Sunday until it closes for the season on March 3, 2013. A skate costs £6 per 40-minute session. On Wednesdays skaters can take advantage of the mid-week saver rate and get 90 minutes on the rink for no extra cost. There are specialist sessions for toddlers and children with details on the Eden website at

There is limited capacity for all of Eden’s skating sessions, so visitors are advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment. Skating costs do not include admission to the Eden Project.

For more information on Halloweden visit