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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: