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Play spaces for kids

We’ve created inspirational spaces for kids here at Eden because we know that outdoor play can improve health, imagination, cognitive skills and self-esteem – all essential ingredients for a happy and successful young person.

Minibeast Mansion play area at Eden Project

Minibeast Mansion play tower

Kids get the chance to crawl into their own giant ‘bug hotel’ in our Minibeast Mansion play tower. Under-10s can clamber, creep, and slide through the hexagonal wooden structure and explore its intricate compartments. It’s designed to help children enjoy ‘wild play’, as well as introduce little ones to the subject of pollination.

Minibeast Mansion

Boy and girl playing on climbing frame at Eden Project

The Nest climbing frame

This wooden structure outside the entrance to the Core building is a favourite with tinies and parents. It appeals to younger kids, who love clambering and climbing all over it, while parents enjoy a rest on the grass.

Spiral Garden play area at Eden Project

Spiral Garden

This sensory garden behind our Core building is perfect for exploring with children. It has all kinds of inspirational ideas for making a low-cost school or community garden in a small space on the north side of a building: willow spirals, rainbows of flowers, soft paths, and plants that are textured, spooky or scented.

Man, boy and dog walking through willow tunnel

Mating Snakes Path

These tunnels created out of bent willow shoots, which interweave like snakes, are a favourite with people of all ages. They’re a great way to get a different perspective of Eden.