Tips for visiting in all weathers
- We're quieter on sunny days and at weekends
- Enjoy our indoor Biomes and outdoor gardens and play equipment
With our vast indoor Biomes and huge Outdoor Gardens, Eden is a great place to visit whatever the weather.
Plan your trip around the weather by looking at the Met Office’s seven-day forecast for the Eden Project.
Tips for rainy days
- Prepare for an adventure through different climates: a visit to the Eden Project will take you through all sorts of environments, from wild Cornish landscapes outdoors to a hot and humid Rainforest and a balmy Mediterranean Biome. As there is much to explore outdoors, we recommend a coat or umbrella and comfortable clothes to fully enjoy your visit.
- Eat at quieter times: The delicious food available on site is really popular, especially on rainy days, so – if you can – visit our cafés before or after lunchtime. It’s also worth noting that we have lots of sheltered places to enjoy your food, including a new indoor seating area where you can even enjoy your own picnic (in the big white Stage at the centre of our gardens).
- Shelter in all weathers: If the weather is mixed, you can still enjoy our Outdoor Gardens, as there are several places where you can shelter from showers.
- Lots to enjoy indoors: our Biomes and the Core building are all undercover. Don’t miss some of our indoor highlights that tend to be quieter than the Biomes, such as the giant breathing Infinity Blue sculpture and the Seed sculpture in the Core.
Tips for sunny days
- Explore our gloriously unusual gardens: walk the miles of paths with surprises round every corner across 30 acres of Outdoor Gardens that cover the steep slopes around the side of the Eden pit, including: Global Gardens and Wild Cornwall. Why not follow our family trail through the gardens?
- Marvel at our beautifully strange outdoor sculptures: among the plants, meet the likes of Eve and our Giant Bee.
- Eat al fresco: There are lots of places to enjoy our takeaway food or your own picnic outdoors in the sun, including the grassy Arena at the centre of the gardens, and the adjacent Orchard. Did you know that the Eden Coffee House in our Visitor Centre now has an outdoor terrace with spectacular views of the Biomes?
- Prepare for the heat: remember to slap on some suncream as there is a risk of sunburn even inside the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. On hot days, it's also a good idea to hang up your coat in the cloakroom in our Link building before going into the Rainforest Biome. And bring a water bottle with you, which you can fill with free Cornish tap water from one of our refill stations around the site.
'Very enjoyable, we had good weather. But it would still have been good in the rain. You seem to have all the bases covered.'