The Eden Project | Day Trips From St Ives

Charlotte Ballam

Set in a former clay quarry just outside St Austell, Eden is home to magnificent biomes, each housing its very own sub-climate and inside, a magnificent array of exotic trees, flowers and plants. Although the Eden Project isn't within the closest proximity to your St Ives holiday cottage, the chances are that you're still much closer than when you're at home and it is absolutely worth taking the opportunity to check it out. If you're not keen to travel the hour or so it'll take to get there, then why not incorporate it into your homeward journey?

Timed entry tickets are now available to pre-book online and there is a whole host of great activities on across the May Half-Term week!

Join us for the reawakening of our gardens this May half-term – we’ll be celebrating with daily live music sessions in the Med Biome, and a new family trail around the gardens showcasing the incredible resilience of plants and the amazing journeys they take to provide our world with wild and diverse flora.

eden project wobbly bridge

Music in the Med

Timings: 30-minute sessions at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm each day

Explore the Mediterranean Biome whilst you're serenaded by an orchestra of musicians who will be playing daily throughout the upcoming half term, they'll be putting performing a variety of upbeat tunes, from the classics to the contemporary!

Plants’ Amazing Journeys family trail

Grab an activity sheet and discover some of the incredible ways that plants have continued to thrive and ended up travelling all around the globe with the Plants' Amazing Journeys Trail. Keep an eye out for the giant seeds hanging from the trees!

Why not pre-book a picnic for your visit?

Plastic free and full of Cornish produce, the Eden Project's Grazing Boxes contain everything you need for a picnic in the location of your choice during your visit -  pre-book a Grazing Box along with your tickets and it'll be ready for you to pick up on when you arrive. See the full range of food and drink available for half-term.

Image credits: the Eden Project.