We spent part of half term in Cornwall where we made sure to visit the Eden Project. We’d been before last year and had a fab time, I’d also promised the kids that next time we went they could try ice skating. I looked online before we went and spotted that there were special Room on the Broom activities over half term as well.
When we arrived it was just as impressive as I remembered. Parking and entry was easy even with three small children in tow.
We headed to the Room on The Broom tent first. It was more magical than I could ever have imagined. The attention to detail was phenomenal. We left with pockets full of potions and had a quick walk around the Mediterranean Biome before heading to The Bakery for lunch. I’d definitely recommend The Bakery, the food was beautiful, and there was a lovely atmosphere too.
We’d prebooked ice skating and penguins for the afternoon. It does get quite busy so do make sure you book before going. Z at 6 had proper ice skates, S had small enough to feet to choose either skates or double bladed shoes that fitted over her trainers. Z was convinced he wouldn’t need a penguin, but I’m pretty sure he was glad he had one once on the ice. The staff on the ice were brilliant, very helpful and full of handy tips.
After skating we headed to the Rainforest Biome. This takes about 45 minutes to walk all the way through, but you could spend much longer. It was quite hot, so I’d recommend carrying drinks for children, and taking a break in the cold room!
Everyone loved looking at the huge plants, trees and even little birds dotted around. It really is amazing. At the end, we rewarded ourselves with a lovely healthy Baobab smoothie. The girls weren’t too keen, but Z loved his. We even bought some powder to drink at home.
Other highlights for the kids included the giant sandpit in a tent, and the instruments hidden in the trees.
We had a fab day at Eden Project and would definitely recommend it to families of all ages. It’s a really unusual place in that it has so much to appeal to adults and children alike, making it one of the nicest family days out we’ve had.
We were given free entry and three free ice skating tickets to Eden
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We are fortunate to live within 25 miles of the Eden Project so tend to visit often, especially in the autumn/winter as the ice rink is a hot favourite in our family. They are wonderful at organising events and seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. It’s great to hear how much you all enjoyed it and had fun exploring the wonders of the biomes. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
We did love it 🙂
This sounds so brilliant. It’s really far for us but I’d love to go one day when my Z is a bit older. The detail and things to see and do sounds so varied. I think I’d be really excited too 🙂
You definitely should go. xx
Right that’s it – this is the straw that has broken the camels back, or the Saurus’s back…2014 will the be year I first visit Cornwall. I want ice-cream, The Eden Project and some lovely seafood. I am blaming you completely for this!
I love the sound of that, what a brilliant day! We have yet to make it to the Eden Project, would love to one day! 🙂
It is the BEST day out!
I havent been for a few years, must go back with the youngest in tow, love it there!
Oooh yes, you’ll have a fab time.
I grew up in Maine where we ice skating is a huge deal… BUT… I’m now in Texas so I have to say my children never get a go at this… I wonder if I could hunt down a place that has a rink? We will soon be in England so there will be lots of places for them to ice skate!
I would seriously love to take the children to the Eden Project! Looks like a great place! For adults and children!
I hope you have a great week!
I went 10 years ago and it was a brilliant day.I’ve wanted to take the kids there one day but it’s the distance that holds me back.I think I’ll have to look into a weekend away next year.
Oh yes, it is worth it…LOVE Cornwall
I was only saying the other day that my boys have never been to Cornwall and this sounds like it would be a good idea to take them.
Oh yes, keep an eye out for he special events.
That looks like an amazing day – love the pictures in this post, in particular the musical on at the end. Who knew you could do that kind of thing outside and in the trees! We are aiming to go to Cornwall nxt year, so this would definitely be of interest to us.
We were there at half term. Sadly we didn’t do the ice skating but we had great fun!