‘Ourselves and our grandchildren have made wonderful memories!’
Participating grandparent

Do you regularly look after your grandchildren as part of childcare arrangements? And are you looking for inspiring places and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren in Cornwall?

We’re running special ‘grandparent-friendly’ activity sessions at our beautiful site, where you can:

  • enjoy spending time with your grandchildren outdoors 
  • be inspired by play ideas and outdoor fun, with activities led by our expert team
  • have the chance to meet other grandparents with their grandchildren

Spring activities

You can find details of our programme of drop-in and bookable sessions for grandparents and their under-fives during March.

Tuesdays: Explore and Play

Journey into the Rainforest Biome to find some fascinating plants, and enjoy learning more about them through linked play activities.

When: Tuesdays, 10.30am-12pm and 1-2.30pm, from 5 March until 26 March 2019. 

How to join in: Please book your free place(s) online, then meet us at the Link Information Point (upstairs between the Biomes) on the day. You can also book a full term of Explore and Play on Tuesday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.

Wednesdays: Wild Walks

Join us on a guided walk to discover the signs of spring around Eden’s iconic Gardens.

When: Every Wednesday, 11am-12pm and 1-2pm, from 6 March until 27 March.  

How to join in: Please book your free place(s) online, and then meet us by the blackboard in the Visitors Centre at the start time. You can also book a full term of Wild Walks on Wednesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons

Thursdays: Music in the Med

Make some noise as you sing, play and move to the beat of the Biome. In this interactive session, you'll learn original songs about the plant life at Eden, written by music specialist Matt Douglas. Sessions take place on the Med Terrace in the Mediterranean Biome.

When: Thursdays, 11am-11.45am, from 14 March until 28 March 2019

How to join in: Please book your free place(s) online, then meet us on the Med Terrace on the day. You can also book the full term of Music in the Med online.

Thursdays and Fridays: Discover and Do

Use your senses to investigate the Med Biome followed by ‘make and play’ activities on the Med Terrace. 

When: Thursdays, 1-2pm, from 7 March until 28 March and Fridays, 11am-12pm, from 8 March until 29 March.   

How to join in: Please book your free place(s) online, and then meet us by the bicycle near the entrance to the Mediterranean Biome. You can also book a full term of Discover and Do on Thursdays and Fridays.

Little Eden for Grandparents

A six week course celebrating the great outdoors through games and stories, quests and hunts, making and creating and campfire cooking.  

When: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm, from 7 March until 11 April. 

How to join in: Please book your six week course online to confirm your place and for directional information.

Free resource: Explorer card

Pick up an 'explorer card' with things to spot, match and sort during your half-term visit. 

Who it’s for

We’ve designed these sessions with grandparents and under-fives in mind, as we know that many visit Eden regularly – often as part of regular childcare arrangements.

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How to book

Follow the booking links above next to each session. The bookable sessions are free with admission (so you'll just need a ticket, Annual Pass, Locals' Pass or Eden Project Membership to come in), and don't forget that under-fives get free entry to Eden. You will need to book your grandchild(ren)'s free place on the session to help us anticipate numbers. We ask for a maximum of two children per adult. Please note that the named adult on the booking form must be the individual who attends the session.

How to find us

Activities are listed on blackboards around site. Please speak to staff for directions. We've included a map on this page for guidance. 

Volunteering opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering at Little Eden for Grandparents, we’re particularly looking for those who are aged over 50 and have enthusiasm for learning. Find out more about this opportunity.