Activities for grandparents and under-fives
- Wednesdays and Thursdays
- Free activities (Eden admission/Pass required)
Free, 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 sessions for grandparents and their under-fives during May and June.
Wednesdays: Look Closely in the Lab
Free, drop-in science activities for under-fives and their families, especially grandparents. Use magnifying glasses to look closely, explore and investigate, spot, sort and match. We'll be looking closely at different parts of plants, and at different states of matter. Pick up a pair of 'Curious Eyes' to keep looking closely as you explore the rest of the Eden Project.
When: Wednesdays, 1–22 May, 5–26 June; drop in between 10am and 4pm*
*ends at 3pm on 15 May. Please note, there is no session during the school holidays on 29 May
How to join in: Drop in to The Lab in our Core building
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 in the Citrus Grove in the Mediterranean Biome.
When: 16 May – 27 June*
*Please note, there is no session during the school holidays on 30 May
How to join in: Simply meet us on the Med Terrace on the day.
Little Eden for Grandparents
A six-week play club celebrating the great outdoors through games and stories, quests and hunts, making and creating and campfire cooking.
When: Thursdays, 1-2.30pm, from 6 June to 11 July. The six weeks begin on 6 June but feel free to get in touch about coming along for the remainder of the sessions.
How to join in: Please book your six-week course online. The six weeks begin on 6 June but feel free to get in touch about coming along for the remainder of the sessions.
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.