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Come together for a fantastic family weekend with a whole host of creative activities celebrating Eric Carle’s big bright timeless storybook, The Very Hungry Caterpillar ™. Here are some of the things you can do with us over the weekend:

  • Use your navigation skills to follow the trail around Eden, exploring our outdoor gardens and indoor Biomes, where you will discover a new piece of the story each step along the way. Each point of the trail has a fruit- filled activity and points to collect!
  • Create your very own caterpillar crown and wiggle around our gardens
  • Discover your magic side and form your own balancing butterfly
  • Test your paper skills and craft your own origami butterfly
  • Get creative and make your own beautiful stained glass effect butterfly
  • Settle down for vibrant storytelling with our wonderful Eden Storytellers

Find our face painters and transform into colourful characters

Pick up your Locals’ Pass this weekend

If you live in Cornwall or Devon you’re entitled to a Local’s Pass, giving you unlimited entry until 31 October, while saving up to 33% on a full-price admission ticket (when paying by Direct Debit). You can buy yours until Sunday 15 March, so why not combine it with a family visit to Eden?

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Dates and activity timings

The Hungry Caterpillar ™ Weekend takes place 14-15 March 2020 between 10am and 4pm. See our opening times for full details on when our gates open and on last entry times.

Here are details on individual timed activities:

Craft sessions: Under the Link Canopy (Rainforest side) all day.

Storytelling: In the Mediterranean Biome: 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Face painting: In the Mediterranean Biome (Med Deck) all day, 11am–4pm. (Additional charges apply.)


All Hungry Caterpillar activities, with the exception of face painting, are included in Eden admission. Choose from several options: