Do you regularly look after your grandchildren as part of childcare arrangements? And are you looking for inspiring places and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren in Cornwall?

We’re running special ‘grandparent-friendly’ activity sessions at our beautiful site, where you can:

  • enjoy spending time with your grandchildren outdoors 
  • be inspired by play ideas and outdoor fun, with activities led by our expert team
  • have the chance to meet other grandparents with their grandchildren

What sort of things we get up to

Every day is different, but you can expect all sorts of fun and educational activities which make full use of our inspirational site, and help grandparents and toddlers play together. These include storytelling, nursery rhymes, craft activities, making music and walking nature trails.  

After the activities, there’ll of course be the opportunity to head to the cafe for a catch-up with others in the group.

Who it’s for

We’ve designed these sessions with grandparents and under-fives in mind, as we know that many visit Eden regularly – often as part of regular childcare arrangements.

When it happens

Grandparent-friendly sessions happen at Eden daily Tuesdays – Fridays during term time. Check our What’s On calendar to see if it’s on when you’re planning to visit.

Sessions take place between 11am and 3pm. Details on daily activities and where they take place can be found on the blackboards around site, including the Visitor Centre. We'll also post this on Twitter. Please note that these activities will return on 1 May.

Where it takes place

The activities take place around the Eden Project site, with a particular focus on making the most of our Outdoor Gardens. We want to help you explore the lesser-known corners of Eden, so we’ll take you to places like the Global Gardens allotment, secret Wild Cornwall and mysterious Myth and Folklore. We’ll be outside as much as possible, so do come prepared for the weather – although we will make alternative plans for very rainy days.

How to take part

Simply turn up and drop in! All our activities are free, just make sure that you bring a legitimate form of admission to Eden, such as Eden Project Membership, a Locals’ Pass or an Eden ticket (treat this as a donation when you buy it, and you can visit as many times as you like within a year). Children four years old and under can visit for free. 

Volunteering opportunities

If you’re interested in volunteering at Little Eden for Grandparents, we’re particularly looking for those who are aged over 50 and have enthusiasm for learning. Find out more about this opportunity.