Top Tips for the Eden Project

October 1st, 2017 / Eden Project, South West / No Comments »

16 Top Tips for the Eden Project

The Eden Project is a popular attraction in Cornwall that goes down well with adults & children alike.  You’ll find plenty of Cheap Eden Project Ticket Deals available to those that know where to look and our  top tips below will help you get the most from your visit for the Eden Project.

1. Fastrack Entrance

Those that Book Online at the Eden Project can take advantage of fastrack entrance into the attraction.  This option is also available to annual/summer passholders where you can save you substantial time by avoiding the ticket kiosk queues at the beginning of the day.  Look out for free annual pass upgrades too, (more details below).

2. Free Annual Pass Upgrade

Take advantage of a FREE annual pass upgrade to the Eden Project if you donate your entrance fee at no extra charge.  Whilst this option is available both to visitors that book online or pay on the day, advance ticket holders can also pick up further savings on online discounts  whilst taking advantage of a fastrack entrance.

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the eden project site in Cornwall

The Eden Project, (photo; Phil Loach)


3. Cornwall & Devon Residents

For those that live in Cornwall or Devon, there are substantial savings to be made on annual or summer passes to the Eden Project.  Perhaps worth moving for – more details available at Eden Project Deals.

4. Walk Down/Train It Back Up

Where possible, particularly on busy days, head down to the biomes by foot as queues build quickly for the land train. Opt for a lift back up to the top at the end of the day when queues are shorter.

 5. Layer Up

It can worth wearing layers of clothing when you visit so you can remove items as the heat intensifies within the domes.  Make use of the FREE cloakroom to dispense with unnecessary clothing before entering the domes, (the cloakroom is located between the domes in the link area).

6. Some Like It Hot

Consider heading straight for the rainforest dome before temperatures begin to soar, (this is the hottest of the two biomes).  Look out for the air conditioned Cool Room located close to the entrance of the rainforest canopy for a break away from the heat.

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the rainforest biome at the eden project

The Eden Project Rainforest Biome, (photo; Phil Loach)


7. Quench That Thirst

Whilst there are water fountains located within the biomes, they not always easy to spot.  Worth carrying a bottle of water with you to ensure you remain comfortable during your visit.

8. Rainforest Lookout

The Rainforest Lookout is a platform suspended 50 metres above the rainforest biome & offers great views from above.  Opening is subject to temperature controls so worth checking at the link information kiosk before you enter the dome to help plan your day.  Rule of thumb is the early the better with this option.

9. Plan Ahead

The temperature within the rainforest dome in particular can become uncomfortable so worth planning in advance what you’d like to achieve & concentrate on these must-sees first.

10. Extra! Extra!

Keep an eye out for events running during your visit including biome tours & storytelling sessions.  Often these events are included within your admission charges.

11. Green Travel Discount

Arrive by foot, bike or public transport, (for this latter option you will need to present a valid ticket on the day of your visit), and pick up a discount off standard price tickets for the Eden Project.


zip wire above the eden project biomes

Zip Wire Above The Eden Project, (photo; Phil Loach)


12. Zip Wire/Giant Swing

Thrill seekers can zip wire above the Eden Project on a 660 metre SkyWire; the longest & fastest zip wire in England!  Additional experiences include a Giant Swing, (suspended 19 metres in the air above the cliff edge) or a 100ft freefall simulator.  Whilst there are additional charges in place for these activities, you do not need to pay Eden Project entrance charges to ‘enjoy’ these experiences!

13. YHA Eden Project Campsite & Hostel

You can now stay onsite at the Eden Project either at the campsite or in self contained shipping containers – both run by the YHA.  This allows you to extend your visit with a short break on a budget!

14. The Eden Project & Dogs

Dogs are allowed within the gardens and outdoor paths at the Eden Project, (assistance dogs only in the domes).  There are a limited number of shaded parking shelters within the car parks.

15. Free Parking

Parking remains free of charge at the Eden Project   Opt for the park & ride bus or simply walk down to the visitor centre but remember to take note where you have parked to avoid a panic at the end of the day.

16. Eden Mediterranean Terrace

Book an evening meal at the Eden Mediterranean Terrace, (located within the Mediterranean Dome) and you can pick up free entry into the Eden Project.  Whilst the rainforest biome will be closed, the gardens & Mediterranean Dome will be open during your visit.

Follow our Eden Project Guide for more top tips and money saving ideas to help you enjoy a visit to this popular destination in Cornwall.


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