Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 16:15

Three weeks of egg-citing games and fun activities are now underway as part of the  Eden Project’s biggest-ever Easter programme.

There is spring-themed fun for all the family including a giant inflatable challenge, massive maze and golden egg hunt as well as plenty of prizes and chocolate treats to be won.  The programme runs until April 15.

‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ is a giant obstacle course in the Stage area in which teams have to scramble up all the elements needed to grow a plant.

Participants of all ages can bounce down inflatable slides, rummage through a ball pool ‘pond’ among oversized flowers and grass and ransack an enormous greenhouse. 

The adrenaline-fuelled race against the clock sees teams hunting high and low for all the vital ingredients - soil, seed, rain, air and sunshine.

Across the Eden site there is more to explore as the popular Golden Egg Hunt gets into full swing.

There are shiny golden eggs hidden inside and outside the Biomes in different locations every day and the best egg-hunters are rewarded with delicious chocolate prizes.

Outdoors in the Arena young thrill-seekers can make their way through a specially-built spring maze constructed with hundreds of hay bales.

The whole family can enjoy spotting the first signs of spring on the Plant Discovery Trail. Among the best plants to see now are beautiful tulips, the rare jade vine and gorgeous geraniums.

In the Stage area there are more games including an Egg in One Basket challenge where children can rummage through nests to find colourful eggs and place them in the correct basket. 

Under-fives can enjoy the soft play area in the Stage or a hoopla game or guess-who activity with animal faces in the Orchard.

There are also board games and a bee buzz challenge where a steady hand is needed to guide the bee on its pollination journey.

In the Mediterranean Biome there will be a chance to see the fun family show Operation Earth exploring Earth’s amazing science and stories in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

During the interactive performance the audience will be invited to become trainee environmental scientists when ‘Earthy’ – a mini version of the planet earth – takes a trip to the doctors.

Shannon Wilby, programme lead for Easter at Eden, said: “Our biggest-ever three-week Easter programme is action-packed and there are so many activities and games to keep the whole family entertained everyday throughout the school holidays.”

All Easter activities are suitable for all ages and included with admission to Eden. Booking is not required. 

See full details of ticket prices on www.edenproject.com