The Eden Project is home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world, packed with gorgeous flowers and amazing plants. If you want an awe-inspiring day trip that's both educational and entertaining, look no further.
We take a look at the top reasons to visit the Eden Project
It's in an amazing location
The ideal place for a stay-cation, the Eden Project is in the heart of Cornwall, close to beaches, picturesque harbour villages and seaside resorts. It was chosen as the home of the Eden Project when founder Tim Smit was searching for a very large space to showcase the world’s most important plants. The huge bubble-like biomes are nestled in giant natural craters, making the surroundings truly spectacular.
Not only do the famous biomes house plants galore, but there's also an education centre full of fun and fascinating facts.
The Eden Project is home to nearly two million plants
If you want to feel good about going away, this is the place for you. Sustainability is at the heart of the Eden Project, from reducing waste and energy, to enhancing biodiversity. They even have electric cars - the Renault ZOE, Twizy and Kangoo Van Z.E – onsite to help preserve the environment as they have zero tailpipe emissions and make minimal amounts of noise.
There's live music
The Eden Sessions is a musical event that's been hosted at the Eden Project every year since 2002. Everyone from Amy Winehouse to Muse has performed there, and this year’s entertainers include Tom Jones and Lionel Richie.
Lionel Richie performed at the Eden Project this year
It's great for families
There's fun for all ages and interests. This summer, there’s even a special event for kids: Dinosaur Uprising: Land, Sea and Air, which teaches prehistoric facts.
Even thrillseekers are catered for
It's also home to England's longest and fastest zip wire covering 660 metres and speeds of up to 60mph. Adrenaline junkies can even plummet 65ft over a cliff edge in a giant swing, or leap from a 12 metre platform in a free-fall jump.
England's longest and fastest zip wire
You can learn new things
On top of all that, you can learn to garden with the Eden Horticulture Team. There's a range of courses to tackle, ranging from flower cutting to understanding plants.
You'll see things you’ve never seen before
The biome gardens are home to nearly two million plants, including the dragon arum, which smells of rotting flesh, and the critically endangered Bottle Palm.