2018 activities

Here's what was on offer at during the Easter holidays of 2018.

Giant Obstacle Course

  • Venue: indoors in the Stage

Will you take on the challenge of our huge 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' plant-themed obstacle course? In your team, you'll bounce your way down giant inflatable slides, rummage through a ball pool 'pond' among oversized flowers and grass, and ransack an enormous greenhouse. In an adrenaline-fuelled race against clock, you'll be hunting high and low for all the vital ingredients – soil, seed, rain and sunshine.

Golden Egg Hunt

  • Venue: indoors and outdoors across the Eden site

We'll be hiding a number of shiny golden eggs in different places inside and outside our Biomes every day. Keep your eyes peeled as you make your way around Eden and you might spot all of the elusive eggs – the best egg-hunters will be rewarded with delicious chocolate prizes!

My kids loved the Easter activities and ended up going two days in a row! 

Jo, Facebook comment

Amazing Maze

  • Venue: outdoors in the Arena

Make your way through – and try not to get lost in – our specially built spring maze made of hundreds of hay bales.

Plant Discovery Trail

  • Venue: indoors and outdoors across the Eden site

Enjoy the first signs of spring on this discovery trail. Among the best plants to see at Eden at this time of year are colourful tulips, the beautiful and rare jade vine, and gorgeous geraniums.

Bee Buzz

  • Venue: indoors in the Stage

Using a steady hand, you will need to guide the bee on its pollination journey without getting buzzed.

Operation Earth live show

  • Venue: indoors in the Mediterranean Biome
  • Times: 11.30am, 1pm and 3.30pm daily

This fun family show explores 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.

For all ages, the Operation Earth show is fascinating, entertaining and thought provoking.

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Eggs in One Basket

  • Venue: indoors in the Stage

Can you get all your eggs in one basket? Rummage in the nests to find the coloured eggs and be the first to get them in the correct basket

Garden Games

  • Venue: indoors in the Stage

Sit down with friends and family in this mini garden chillout zone and learn new games together.

Games for under-fives

  • Venue: indoors in the Stage, and outdoors in the Orchard.

Younger children can enjoy a soft play area in the Stage, and a hoopla game and a guess-who activity with animal faces in the Orchard. 

My family and I came today with our Locals’ Passes and had a wonderful time. Great activities for the children! 

Jean, Facebook comment

Children's author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

  • Venue: indoors in the Mediterranean Biome
  • Date: Thursday 12 April only
  • Times: 11am and 2pm

Join award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph for a roarsome Dinosaur Juniors event. Hear Rob talk about how he became a children’s author and illustrator, and listen to him read from his latest book ‘Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday’.

After the event you will have the chance to purchase a copy of Dinosaur Juniors: Happy Hatchday and get it signed by Rob. 

Relaxed sessions

  • Venue: indoors and outdoors across the Eden site
  • Dates: 1, 4, 8, 11 and 15 April
  • Time: 8–9.30am 

If you have a child with autism or sensory difficulties, come along to a relaxed session at  Eden and enjoy all of our Easter games in a calmer environment. Find out more about why we do these relaxed sessions. We have five relaxed sessions running over the Easter period, which are bookable online.

We brought our son who has autism to the relaxed session and he had a brilliant time. The staff were excellent and the activities were lots of fun. He was so excited to find a golden egg too!

Marilyn, Facebook comment