Date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 10:00

A giant windmill and a fun-filled farm are the centrepieces to the Eden Project's Easter holiday activities, taking place until April 25.

The new programme, known as Down on the Farm, allows families to take part in a multitude of games and activities which highlight the importance of soil, crops and agriculture.

Visitors can test how a-maizing their aim is by throwing corn between the windmill's massive spinning blades. Or they can work as a team to track down farmyard animals and help return them safely to their home.

A soil pit will allow visitors to explore the soil to find the tiny creatures that live in its layers and help make the crops grow and there will also be the chance to have a traditional game of “pin the tail”.

In the arena area, games of “welly wanging” can be found and the Eden storytellers will be in action within the Mediterranean Biome.

Across Eden, there will be two fun trails for visitors to follow as well as The Great Eden Egg Hunt which sees dozens of precious patterned eggs hidden throughout Eden. A special prize can be claimed by anyone who can find one of these eggs.

Visitors will be provided with a card upon entry to Eden, on which they can collect stamps during their day. They can then exchange these for a treat.

Polly Randall, Eden Live’s senior programme lead said: “We have had a cracking start to our Down on the Farm Easter activities and it is fantastic to watch families having a great time, eggs-ploring all the Easter activities that we have to offer.”

All Down on the Farm activities are included in standard Eden admission. For more information or to book tickets, see www.edenproject.com.

There are also relaxed sessions throughout the programme. These take place before Eden opens to the public and are designed to welcome visitors who may benefit from a more informal experience, such as those with autism and sensory or communication needs. All Easter activities will be open for the children to take part in.

Relaxed sessions take place tomorrow (Wednesday), Sunday April 14 and Wednesday April 17 from 8am until 9.30am.

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