Activities for grandparents and under-fives
- Wednesdays to Fridays
- Free activities (Eden admission/Pass required)
Free, bookable and drop-in play sessions designed especially for grandparents and under-fives to enjoy together at the Eden Project.
‘Ourselves and our grandchildren have made wonderful memories!’
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
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
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.
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.