Date: 
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 16:48

The Eden Project will be offering a weekend of family music-making activities on January 17 and 18.

Cornwall-based Big Bang Music will offer music workshops for children of all ages and abilities. People can play instruments from the Djembe drum to Boomwhackers, colourful plastic rhythm tubes.

The Big Bang Music workshops allow children to learn about tempo, rhythm, pitch and develop their musical skills. The workshops are fun and engaging, letting children play with the instruments to create a final piece of music by working together.

Also at Eden during the weekend is Tots Rock, which introduces the world of music to younger children in a fun and playful way with musical games, singing and hand percussion.

Kate Francis, Programme Producer, said: “We have a packed programme of musical fun for children of all ages during this family fun weekend. Eden is going to buzzing with funky beats and catchy rhythms for two whole days.”

The workshops and activities are all included in the standard Eden admission price, but will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Big Bang Music and Tots Rock will run at alternate times over the course of the weekend. Big Bang Music workshops will be in the Core building in the Core Suite. They will be doing Big Bang African Drumming workshops at 12pm, 2pm, 3pm and at 4pm there will be a Big Bang Marching band around the Mediterranean Biome. Tots Rock will also be in the Core building in Classroom 3 at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

Eden’s Locals’ Pass is still available to people who live in Cornwall or Devon. The Locals’ Pass offers unlimited entry to Eden until October 31, 2015 for just £12 for adults, £9.50 for over-60s and students, £7 for children aged five to 16 and £35 for a family of two adults and two children for those who choose to pay by Direct Debit.

Passes can be bought online at www.edenproject.com/locals-pass or on arrival to Eden (proof of residence in Cornwall or Devon and photo ID required). Passes can be bought until March 8, 2015.