There’s so much to do at the Eden Project that it’s the ideal destination for a kids’ party. From soft play to treetop walkways, if you want to entertain children of any age then the Eden Project is a wonderful place to bring them. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate a kids’ birthday at the Eden Project.
Fun at Eden Project
If you’re planning a kid’s birthday, then the Eden Project is an ideal venue in itself. What could be more memorable than exploring rainforest paths and Mediterranean landscapes – right in the heart of the West Country? Kids won’t have seen anything like it before, so it’s sure to be a day to remember. The Eden Project is always happy for you to bring along a birthday cake of your own, and there are plenty of options when it comes to a birthday meal. Enjoy freshly-made pizzas and pasties from onsite restaurants, all made with locally-sourced ingredients. There are even ice cream parlours around the site, so kids can get a sweet treat no matter where they are. The Soil Association ranks the Eden Project’s food as the second-healthiest attraction in the UK, and with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options available it’s easy for everyone to enjoy themselves.
Exciting adventures for brave kids
If you’re looking for something a little more exhilarating, then the Eden Project has exactly what you need. Hangloose Adventures runs high-octane excursions on a variety of different activities at the Eden Project. Ride on the SkyWire, England’s longest zipwire. It’s 660 metres long, and you can get up to speeds of 60 miles per hour! How about that for a memorable birthday party? Alternatively, SkyTrek is an obstacle course suspended in the air, which kids will have to navigate by balancing on beams and ropes. You can even jump on Gravity, a giant swing that takes you over the edge of a cliff, or Vertigo, which lets you flip 360 degrees! Adventurous kids will love all these different activities, but do be sure to check with their parents first, as not all children are as keen on these adrenaline-inducing days out.
Scavenger hunting with a twist
Kids love to be given a fun task, and scavenger hunts are a big favourite at kids’ parties. Why not plan something similar at the Eden Project, but with a twist? Give each team of kids a list of plants and exhibits to find, from the Giant Bee to the Spice Ship. Have them take a selfie with each one – and hand out prizes for the best poses, funniest faces, and anything else you can think of. You could even conduct a quiz at the end of the hunt for bonus points. Where does nutmeg come from? What animal statue did you see in the Mediterranean Biome? Kids will have to keep their eyes open and learn about a wide range of different topics, all while having fun.
Open their eyes with Invisible Worlds
If you want to amaze a group of kids, then take them to the newly-revamped Core building to see Infinity Blue. This jaw-dropping sculpture is over 8 metres high and shoots out dozens of “vapour rings” in all directions. There’s nothing quite like it for making a child’s jaw drop, and it’s sure to be the talking point of the day. Infinity Blue is part of the permanent Invisible Worlds exhibition, which helps kids learn all about the world that we can’t see, from the galactic to the microscopic. It takes creativity to make education fun, but at the Eden Project there are many hands-on exhibits that make learning an exciting and engaging experience.
Come to the Eden Project for your next kids birthday party
Looking for a memorable experience at your next birthday party? Don’t just settle for a regular old party. Choose something better by going to the Eden Project instead. Not only is it a fun, incredibly engaging place to spend a day, but it’s also a healthy, sustainable and stimulating environment. Kids will enjoy the many different exhibits and the chance to take part in some hands-on activities, while parents will love the healthy, educational experience. What more could you want for a kids’ party?