Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:00

The Eden Project opens the doors to the wonderfully weird world of Freaky Nature this Easter from March 29 to April 14.

This year the popular event invites visitors to explore the freaky side of food, to find out which peculiar plants make it to the plate and exactly how they’re grown.

They can also discover how plants eat and how they stop being eaten themselves, as well as taking part in freaky food experiments. 

Chris Pritchard, Eden Project Programme Producer, said:  “We are delighted to be hosting this fabulous Freaky programme for the fourth year running. Everyone’s favourite activities will be returning, plus some extra special new ones - all with a freaky food twist.

“Freaky Nature is fresh and exciting whether you are new to the programme or a seasoned visitor to Eden.”

Eden has even invented a fiendishly freaky take on crazy golf, where each hole is themed around an element of the food cycle: all the way from the farmyard to the flush.

Daredevil visitors can tackle the Freaky Nature Velcro Wall to learn how stickiness helps plants to trap their food. By hurling themselves at the giant inflatable wall, they can see how the sticky sundew plant captures unsuspecting fruit flies. An additional charge of £2.50 applies for this activity.

Intrepid explorers can delve into the world of illegal plants, carnivorous plants and plants that kill to find out why they’ve had to become the bad guys of the plant world in order to survive.

There will also be the chance to encounter the fascinating world of plants on a mega scale using the powerful electron microscopes normally used by Eden’s scientists, while little ones aged five and under can run riot at the Bug Boutique and dress up in a variety of creepy-crawly costumes. 

Elsewhere on site, families can follow the Freaky Nature trail around Eden and visit the freaky diner, where there will be a banquet of bizarre bites to eat.

To find out more about the activities on offer during Freaky Nature, go to: http://www.edenproject.com/visit-us/whats-on/kids-and-families/freaky-na...