Halloween at The Eden Project

We’ve been to The Eden Project near St Austell (Cornwall) today, for their Halloween activities. We live very near to Eden, so it took us about five minutes to drive there.

If you go in to Eden through the entrance we do, then they usually put you in the top car park during busy times like half term. This means we were ‘at Eden’ as we were in their car park, but in actual fact about a mile away from the main site. Since it was dry I made the boys walk there, it’s all down hill after all.

You can actually catch a bus down and back up if you want to, which we did do on the way back up partly because it was all uphill, but also because it was tipping it down when we were leaving.

Eden does different events at different times of the year, but my favourite time of year there has to be autumn. You can see why below.

autumn at Eden

There’s just something so beautiful about the colours in nature at this time of year, and Cornwall is looking more beautiful than ever.¬†Eden had Halloween decorations in all sorts of places as we walked around, they really do make the effort with special events.

On arrival both of the boys were given a little sparkly bag with a card inside and a test tube. This was to help us find our way around the different potion stations, so that we could make our very own potion in the tubes. A seriously cute idea, but I did wonder if the boys would think they were too old for such things now. Luckily not, they loved it.

Eden Halloween

The potion stations were in two of the biomes, and in the special Wishcraft tent. The Wishcraft tent was our favourite area at the Eden Project today by far, as there was a puppet show in there, pumpkin carving, a giant cauldron, and where they got to choose what potion it was they were making.

They both chose a speed potion to make them faster runners, despite a little teasing from me about whether they wanted a love potion.

Eden Wishcraft

Once we’d collected and made our potions, we also made a ‘wand’, which was made out of pipe cleaners, and was actually a bubble blowing wand, as the potion was essentially coloured glittery bubble mixture….I mean a real magical potion!

We had a lot of fun looking around the rest of Eden as well, it was really busy being half term but luckily not crazily so.

Eden Cornwall

We had a brilliant time, and if I had a little bit more of a sense of balance (or any sense of balance) then I may have been tempted by the ice skating, the rink always looks so pretty.

Ice Skating at Eden

The Eden Projects Halloween events are on all week, I definitely recommend it for a fun family day out. For information of opening times and ticket prices, pop to Eden’s website. If you’re looking for other Halloween or other type of events in Cornwall during autumn, then pop to my What’s On in Cornwall – autumn post.

Stevie x

*I was not asked to write this post, nor was I paid to do so. I did receive free entry to Eden, but that was to write a different post for another company’s blog*

 

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  1. Fern
    27 October 2015 / 8:42 am

    Eden is wonderful, I have been a few times and always enjoy it. theres so much to look at! your pictures are gorgeous and make it look so magical. Ive not been when theyve had any ‘themed’ things going on before and last time I went I was pregnant with Sassy and really wasnt very well so spent most of it hopping between benches! would love to take the girls soon, and I love ice skating, I have no balance (ive had operations on my ears and it effected my balance really badly) but im pretty good at ice skating. But I dont think ice skating at 32 weeks pregnant is reccommended….

    looks like a lovely day and its nice that the boys still join in with stuff like that :D I think autumn brings out the magic in everything though doesnt it.

    • 27 October 2015 / 9:26 am

      Ha possibly not the best time for ice skating! ;) We’ve never been there at Christmas time, but think I might try it this year as Halloween is brilliant :)

      Stevie x

  2. 28 October 2015 / 10:28 am

    The Eden project is so great!! Even without kids its worth a trip as an adult (though can be pretty pricey) A few years ago I went ice skating and managed to get a 2 year pass for ¬£10 as I was a “local” (it required proof of address in Cornwall or Devon) but that was so worth it! :) Alice xx

    • 28 October 2015 / 11:00 am

      The locals pass is definitely handy although I keep forgetting to do it ;)

      Stevie x

  3. 30 October 2015 / 2:52 am

    The potion is such a cute idea! I’ve never been to the Eden Project but I definitely want to visit in the future. We used to spend a lot of time in Cornwall as kids so obviously we’ll have to carry on the tradition with Marianna :)

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:05 pm

      It’s always good when there’s something to keep children busy on days out and not moaning their feet hurt ;)

      Stevie x

  4. 30 October 2015 / 7:09 am

    I’ve never been to the Eden project and it’s always been on my list of things to do. The Halloween activities look like loads of fun, I would love the potion making x

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:08 pm

      It’s lovely there though you end up walking miles!

      Stevie x

  5. 30 October 2015 / 7:29 am

    Oh it looks like such a fun day out!
    I’ve always wanted to go to Eden but we’ve never quite got round to it.
    So pretty with all the autumn colours too; I can see why you like it this time of year.

    #PicknMix

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:10 pm

      I love Autumn full stop :) such gorgeous colours around and Cornwall is lovely and peaceful!

      Stevie x

  6. 30 October 2015 / 8:09 am

    Oh I love the idea of potion making. I would definitely want a love potion but a speed potion is really cool too. Not sure what my boys would make I must ask them. Perhaps it could be an activity for our Halloween night! I understand why you love this time of year. It is definitely the most beautiful in my mind, it’s the warmth of the colours that I love. #PicknMix

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:15 pm

      I think I’d make a money potion as I’ve just had to replace my car ;)

      Stevie x

  7. 30 October 2015 / 8:15 am

    What beautiful autumn colours! I love the Eden Project, just wish we lived closer :-( #picknmix

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:18 pm

      It’s beautiful at this time of year for definite :) the only downside to Cornwall is how long it takes to get everywhere else!

      Stevie x

  8. 30 October 2015 / 8:50 am

    I haven’t been to the Eden Project but would love to go. My husbands family all live in Cornwall so it is definitely on my list to visit! #picknmix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:45 pm

      It’s brilliant there when they have events on! :)
      Stevie x

  9. 30 October 2015 / 8:54 am

    aaaa this looks like so much fun!! would love to take the kids #picknmix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:46 pm

      It was brilliant! :)

      Stevie x

  10. sarah
    30 October 2015 / 9:07 am

    This looks great – I want to go! Why didn’t they have things like this when we were kids? #PicknMix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:47 pm

      I know! Kids today have so much cool stuff to enjoy, part of why I love being a mum though as I get to join in ;)

      Stevie x

  11. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    30 October 2015 / 9:58 am

    Eden looks like so much fun! Making your own potion is a great idea. I love how they incorporated Halloween so well! #PicknMix x

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:52 pm

      It was a lot of fun :) they definitely do their theme events well there!

      Stevie x

  12. 30 October 2015 / 10:58 am

    Nice post Stevie! Trevor fancies visiting here so maybe next yr! The ice skating looks fun but im def not brave enough xx #PicknMix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:54 pm

      One of the boys’ friends went ice skating fell and had to have stitches in his lip.. has put the boys off trying it!

      Stevie x x

  13. 30 October 2015 / 10:59 am

    Those pumpkins look really spooky – what fun! #picknmix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:54 pm

      The woman carving them was amazing!

      Stevie x

  14. Sara @ Handy Herbs
    30 October 2015 / 12:27 pm

    That looks a really fab day out. We have only ever been in the summer which we thoroughly enjoyed but that looks extra special! Autumn is such a great season – especially if the sun manages to shine :) #PicknMix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:57 pm

      It was definitely a fun day! I’ve not been there in the summer before, I can imagine it’d be packed as it’s definitely popular with the tourists!

      Stevie x

  15. 30 October 2015 / 12:48 pm

    I like the Eden Project and Halloween, and love ice skating so this looks like a lovely day out. #picknmix

    • 30 October 2015 / 8:58 pm

      It was pretty much a perfect day out :)

      Stevie x

  16. 30 October 2015 / 2:15 pm

    Wow this looks like so much fun – so great for kids’ imaginations. The Witchcraft tent and potion stations are such a good idea, so cute that your boys chose speed potion – I remember that always being my wish when I was little! I’ve never visited the Eden Project but would love to go next time we visit the area #PickNMix xx

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:01 pm

      They have different events through the year, and you can even buy tickets and watch live music by big bands and singers down there sometimes!

      Stevie x

  17. 30 October 2015 / 2:59 pm

    That looks so much fun. I have always wanted to go but we are up in Central Scotland and the thought of the long drive with our girls has always put me off. Maybe we should go for it next year !

    • 30 October 2015 / 9:02 pm

      Ha see Scotland is on my list of places I really want to visit but we’re the same it’s a long way!

      Stevie x

  18. Jen @ 4,128 miles
    30 October 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! Love halloween! #picknmix

  19. 30 October 2015 / 10:02 pm

    I love the magic potion idea, a fantastic activity for a visit to the Eden project. I’ve never been to Eden before, but definitely want to visit one day, it looks amazing! :) x

    • 31 October 2015 / 9:24 pm

      It was a lot of fun! Eden is beautiful :)

      Stevie x

  20. The Perfectionist Sloth
    31 October 2015 / 4:58 pm

    I’ve only been to The Eden Project a couple of times, we live too far away from it, and last time we were in Cornwall it was deemed too expensive. I’ve loved it both times I’ve been and I completely agree with you about autumn and it’s glorious colours. The pumpkins look really well lit and spooky, I love the horses and I really love any kind of skating. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and it’s great that the boys will still do things like that #PickNMix

    • 31 October 2015 / 9:20 pm

      I’m not looking forward to them being too cool for stuff like this!

      Stevie x

  21. 31 October 2015 / 11:22 pm

    Really lovely to see Cornwall in the Autumn. We were on holiday there this summer and in my head it is always summer there, so really nice to see the Autumn colours.

    • 1 November 2015 / 7:52 pm

      I love Autumn it’s such a beautiful time of year!

      Stevie x

  22. 1 November 2015 / 8:17 am

    We have yet to take Monkey to Eden, although Hubby and I went when I was pregnant. Its definitely on our list next time we venture down to Cornwall. Love the look of the ice rink too :) Thanks for hosting #picknmix

    • 1 November 2015 / 7:53 pm

      It’s great for cholden there :)

      Stevie x

  23. 1 November 2015 / 9:48 pm

    This looks wonderful! I’ve been wanting to go to Eden, maybe we will get there next year :-) #picknmix xx

    • 2 November 2015 / 7:26 pm

      It’s brilliant but gets very busy! :)

      Stevie x

  24. 4 November 2015 / 10:16 pm

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve been to the Eden Project – I bet it has changed a lot in the past 10 years. I love the potion idea for Halloween.

    • 4 November 2015 / 11:10 pm

      The potion idea was great, a good idea for a kid’s birthday party!

      Stevie x

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