While we remain temporarily closed you can still support us. Explore our free online resources, connect your community with The Big Lunch or join us as an Eden Project Member.

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.

About the offer

These offers are usually available to the groups listed below in Cornwall and Devon, who bring with them the correct forms of identification. No need to book; simply turn up.

The offer includes free entry to the Eden Project for the individual and their immediate family for the day (that’s a maximum of one extra adult and three children aged 16 and under).

There is also the option to:

Who can come when? 

Please note that this has now finished for winter 2019/20, and will return for winter 2020/21. You can see examples of which groups this offer tends to be open to below.

All groups referred to below must be located in Cornwall or Devon.

If you find that you're not included on the list, you might like to take advantage of our Locals' Pass offer instead, which is available from 1 November 2019 throughout the winter, allowing residents of Devon and Cornwall to visit for a whole year.

Date Eligible groups in Cornwall and Devon What to bring with you as identification
2-3 November 2019 Cornwall Council staff See note 1 below
Exeter Council and Devon Councils staff (see full list) See note 1 below
Plymouth City Council staff See note 1 below
St Austell Brewery staff and publicans See note 2 below
Eden Project suppliers See note 1 below
9-10 November 2019 Gardens and National Trust staff and volunteers See note 7 below
Charity staff and volunteers See note 7 below
Eden Partner organisation staff (Hangloose, Sensory Trust, BRE, CSBT, People & Gardens) See note 1 below
Care professionals See note 1 below
St Austell residents (postcodes PL24, PL25, and PL26) See note 3 below
Bodmin residents (postcodes PL30 and PL31) See note 3 below
Tourist accommodation providers (eg B&B, hotel, hostel) See note 2 below
Health and fitness club staff and members See note 4 below
16-17 November 2019
Teachers, teaching assistants, school/college/uni staff, and home educators See note 5 below
Youth groups staff, leaders and members (get more information See note 4 below
Veterinary practice staff See note 2 below
23-24 November 2019 NHS, 'Blue Lights' and RNLI employees See note 1 below
Armed Forces employees and veterans See note 8 below
HM Prison service staff See note 1 below
Veterinary practice staff See note 2 below
30 November-1 December 2019 NHS, 'Blue Lights' and RNLI employees See note 1 below
  Armed Forces employees and veterans See note 8 below
  HM Prison service staff See note 1 below
28-29 December 2019 Health and fitness club staff and members See note 4 below
Recipients of Time Credits  
4-5 January 2020 Gardens and National Trust staff and volunteers See note 7 below
Charity staff and volunteers See note 7 below
Eden Partner organisation staff (Hangloose, Sensory Trust, BRE, CSBT, People & Gardens) See note 1 below
Care professionals See note 1 below
11-12 January 2020 Bodmin residents (postcodes PL30 and PL31) See note 3 below
St Austell residents (postcodes PL24, PL25, and PL26) See note 3 below
Eden Project higher education students See note 6 below
Youth groups staff, leaders and members (get more information See note 4 below
18-19 January 2020    Teachers, teaching assistants, school/college/university staff, and home educators See note 5 below
St Austell Brewery staff and publicans See note 2 below
Eden Project higher education students See note 6 below
25-26 January 2020 Exeter Council and Devon Councils staff (see full list) See note 1 below
Plymouth City Council staff See note 1 below
Tourist accommodation providers (eg B&B, hotel, hostel) See note 2 below
Eden Project suppliers See note 1 below
Cornwall Council staff See note 1 below



 

More details 

Included Devon and Exeter Councils:

Devon County Council, East Devon District Council, Exeter City Council, Mid Devon District Council, North Devon District Council, South Hams District Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, Torridge District Council, West Devon Borough Council

Youth group examples:

These could include, for example, youth groups that form part of the Scout Association and Girlguiding UK, or Young Farmers' Clubs, or independent youth groups.

Suitable forms of identification

Please cross reference this list of identification suitable for the different groups mentioned in table above.

1. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) 

2. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or of proprietorship

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 membership (eg membership card)

5. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or, for home educators (if possible), a membership card of confirmation letter you home educate. If you don't have proof that you're a home educator, please email education@edenproject.com to book your visit in advance.

6. Student card or identification 

7. Proof of employment (eg payslip or photo ID name badge) or of your voluntary position (eg welcome letter).

8. 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. 

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