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Eden Project Biomes with Jubilee lunch on a table surrounds by flowers, bees and butterflies

Half-term at Eden

A week-long celebration of bees, nature and communities, ending with Eden’s very own Big Lunch celebrations!

Skinny Jean Gardener, Lee Connelly

Meet the Skinny Jean Gardener

CBBC Blue Peter Gardener Lee Connelly, also known as The Skinny Jean Gardener, will be joining us for shows in the Citrus Grove from Monday to Friday across half-term.

The Skinny Jean Gardener - Gardening Entertainment Show with Lee Connelly as seen on CBBC Blue Peter, BBC Teach and Author of How to get Kids Gardening, brings you the biggest Gardening Entertainment Show in the world. Learn how to grow your own, look after wildlife and have fun in the garden, as Lee gives you style makes and ideas while playing family fun games to give you the chance to win prizes! This is like no other gardening show you’ve seen before – don't miss out!

Family playing in the Outdoor Gardens on a sunny day

Fun filled games, crafts and activities

Pick up a family activity pack and follow the Create a Buzz Pollination Trail in our Outdoor Gardens to discover fascinating stories about plants and pollinators, then get stuck into the exciting pollination game in the Arena.

Seek out bird loving flowers and complete the crossword in our brilliant booklet game as you explore our Mediterranean Biome, then play our play our Perfectly Matched game in our tropical Rainforest Biome.

Enjoy moving to the beat of the Biome with Music in the Med on weekends from 11.30am.

Head over to the Core building for our Big Lunch celebrations where we will have lots of creative craft sessions including the chance to make your own Jubilee themed magnets shaped like crowns, corgis and flags.

Make stars with seeds which you can then gift to your family, friends or neighbours – seed stars are a fun way to brighten up an area, creating splashes of colour and providing pollinator-friendly habitats.

Take part in our collaborative bunting making station and create a square of paper to attach to a twine string to form a long line of beautiful bunting to wrap around the Core café.

Be a part of something special and have fun with our giant Paint by Numbers. Pick a number to paint a section of the black and white street party scene installed in the Core and by the end of the week, this will have transformed into a bustling Big Lunch artwork bursting with colour! 

Couple sitting on the grass laughing

The Big Jubilee Lunch

We're inviting communities across the UK to come together for The Big Jubilee Lunch as part of the official celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

Throughout half-term we've got lots of community themed craft activities to enjoy. Plus, on Sunday 5 June, we're offering free entry to Eden — come along and take part in our Big Lunch celebrations and enjoy exciting performances, kids entertainment, music and lots more!

Pre-order one of our special Jubilee Picnic Boxes (limited availability, additional cost applies), bring your own lunch, or buy a tasty treat at one of our catering outlets to celebrate with friends, family and other Eden visitors. Please note that we have a limited number of special Jubilee Picnic Boxes available for pre-order for Sunday 5 June only.

To book free entry on Sunday 5 June, Passholders and Members will be able to book their free timed entry ticket as usual. For general admission, visitors can book their free visit via the link below.

Jubilee Picnic Boxes

We have a limited number of special Jubilee Picnic Boxes available for pre-order (additional charge applies) to enjoy with your friends and family for your visit on Sunday 5 June.

Choose from…

Standard Picnic Box, which includes; two Cornish ham and deli mustard sandwiches with crisp leaves, two mini Cornish sausage rolls, basil olives, toasted hemp seed hummus, four cheese twists, crudities, vine tomatoes, a Cornish chocolate brownie, two packets of Burt’s crisps and two drinks (either Cawston press or Frobisher’s juice)

Plant Based Picnic Box, with includes; two chickpea 'tuna' sandwiches with crisp leaves, Moroccan sweet potato rolls, Basil olives, toasted hemp seed hummus, four cheese twists, crudities, vine tomatoes, a vegan brownie, a vegan rocky road, two packets of Burt’s crisps and two drinks (either Cawston press or Frobisher’s juice)

Both Picnic Boxes are made for two people to share and cost £32.50 (with 10% off for Members). You’ll be given the option to order your Picnic Box when you book your visit to us for Sunday 5 June. Please note we have a limited amount of Picnic Boxes available.

Graphic representation of a Pollinator Pathmaker garden

Pollinator Pathmaker

Pollinator Pathmaker, a new permanent 55-metre-long living artwork by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg that explores the vital role of pollinators, will open at Eden just before half-term. We have lots of pollinator-themed activities across to celebrate!

How to book

To book admission over May half-term, follow the links at the top of the page. If you'd like to book on Sunday 5 June, Passholders and Members can book as normal. If you don't have a valid form of admission and would like to book your visit for that day, you can book via the link below. 


*The Skinny Jean Gardner show takes place Mon – Friday, included in Eden admission 

**The Big Jubilee Lunch takes place at Eden on Sunday 5 June in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Eden entry is free on this day only, but all tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. A limited number of pre-bookable picnics are available – additional charge applies.