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Community Days: Free entry offer

To say thank you for the invaluable support of our local friends and business colleagues in Cornwall and Devon, we invite a range of groups to come and enjoy the Eden Project for free each winter on certain dates.

Timed entry will be available to book for all our Community Days in November from 2pm on 23 September 2021. You can see the list of who can come when below. Further dates will be released to book in the coming weeks. 

How it works

In line with our ticketing policy, individuals must book their free tickets online (subject to availability).

Each ticket entitles the individual to free entry to the Eden Project for them and their immediate family for the day (that’s a maximum of one extra adult and two children aged 16 and under). Please book for all members of your family, including children and personal assistants (for those with a disability).

Then simply bring the relevant ID with you when you arrive.


There is also the option to:

  • skate on our ice rink (additional cost applies – please book online*)
  • upgrade to a Locals' Pass, which will give you unlimited free entry until 31 March 2022 (these will be on sale from 1 November)

Who can come when

Date Eligible groups in Cornwall and Devon ID/Eligibility
6-7 November Teachers, teaching assistants, School/College/University staff and home educators See note 4
13-14 November St Austell (postcodes PL24, 25 & 26) and Bodmin (postcodes PL30 & 31) residents See note 3
27-28 November Armed Forces, RNLI, volunteers and charity workers, Cornwall and Devon council employees See note 6 or 7
4-5 December NHS workers, Blue Light workers and care professionals See note 2
6-9 December NHS workers, Blue Light workers and care professionals See note 2
8-9 January Teachers, teaching assistants, School/College/University staff and home educators See note 4
15-16 January St Austell (postcodes PL24, 25 & 26) and Bodmin (postcodes PL30 & 31) residents See note 3
22-23 January NHS workers, Blue Light workers and care professionals See note 2
29-30 January Armed Forces, RNLI, volunteers and charity workers, Cornwall and Devon council employees See note 6 or 7

Please note that the Eden Project will be closed to all visitors from 6pm on Sunday 14 November until Monday 22 November at 10am, for an all staff well-being week. 

Community Days for early December and January will be open to book at a later date. 
 

Eligibility and identification

Here are more details on who's eligible, where relevant, and which form of identification to bring. 

  1. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) 
  2. The following people are eligible: 'Blue Light' workers, individuals employed by the NHS, and care industry workers employed within the care industry – for example by the council or a care agency – to provide social care to adults or children in a care home or as domiciliary care. Please bring proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) 
  3. Proof of residence and identification (eg photo driving license or passport, plus a utility bill)
  4. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or, for home educators (if possible), a membership card or confirmation letter you home educate.
  5. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or of your voluntary position (eg welcome letter).
  6. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or, if your partner is away on deployment, please bring a Dependents’ Card, Family Card, payslip, or letter from the base where your partner is stationed. For veterans, please bring proof of previous service in the Forces. For Cadets, please bring in your Record of Service book (3822 for Air Cadets, and equivalent for Sea and Army Cadets). For Civilian Instructors please obtain an official letter from your Squadron, and bring this with you. 
  7. Included Cornwall and Devon Councils: Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Mid Devon District Council, North Devon District Council, Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, Torridge District Council, West Devon Borough Council. Please bring proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) 

Adding ice skating

*When you book your free ticket to visit you can add a (paid-for) timed ice skating session in the final stage of your booking. You’ll see this option at the bottom of the screen when you’re at the review your basket stage.