Eden Project

July 1st, 2016 / / 14 Comments »

Eden Project Free Annual Upgrade

The Eden Project offers you a FREE annual pass when you purchase a day’s admission which is a great way to save yourself money throughout the year!  Simply donate your admission charges at the Eden Project and they will reward you with a free annual upgrade that offers unlimited return visits to this popular setting and by Gift Aiding they are able to claim back the tax as additional funding for their charitable work.

More details available at Eden Project Annual Upgrade Tickets.

Follow our Guide to the Eden Project packed with top tips and money saving ideas to help you plan your visit to this popular visitor attraction.


the eden project site in Cornwall

The Eden Project, (photo; Phil Loach)


Online Discounts for the Eden Project

Take advantage of online ticket discounts if you book in advance at the Eden Project.  Pick up savings of up to 10% off standard gate prices for those that book online and for double deals you can also upgrading to a FREE annual pass too, (more details above).

More details available at Eden Project – save up to 10% off standard price tickets.

2 for 1 Eden Project Discount Card with Gardeners’ World

Each year, you can pick up a copy of Gardeners’ World Magazine, (May edition) that includes a great 2 for 1 discount card. This discount card is valid at 400+ gardens around the UK, including the Eden Project, & is valid for use until April 2017, (some restrictions).  Whilst this discount card can no longer be found in stores, it can be worth applying for a back copy.  More details available at 2 for 1 Voucher for the Eden Project.

Follow our 16 Top Tips for the Eden Project to help you make the most of your visit to this popular visitor attraction in Cornwall.


zip wire above the eden project biomes

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


Eden Project deals; Walk, Cycle or Public Transport

Not surprisingly the Eden Project is keen to support those looking to reduce their carbon footprint.  If you walk, cycle or take public transport to the Eden Project you can take advantage of reduced priced entrance charges.  Simply buy your tickets on the door to receive this discount and show a valid public transport ticket to gain your discount.

More details available at Green Discount for the Eden Project.

Eden Project Local Annual Pass

The Eden Project runs a great value local residents pass for those whose main residence in either Devon & Cornwall. Historically this offer is available to purchase from November – March each year with passes offering substantial savings throughout the year.  We’ll bring you more details if this deal runs again later in the year.

More details available at Eden Project Local Residents Pass.

Eden Project & Blue Peter Badges

Blue Peter badge holders can pick up FREE entry to the Eden Project when accompanied by a full paying adult.  This offer is only valid for children age 6 -15 years that hold a Blue Peter Badge & valid badge card.  Worth getting creative for!  More details available at Free Entry to the Eden Project – Blue Peter Badgeholders.

Top Tip; those that book online at the Eden Project – save up to 10% off gate prices that comes with a FREE annual pass upgrade when you donate your entrance fee!


inside the rainforest biome

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


Eden Project Tickets; Online Discount

Look out for discounted ticket offers for the Eden Project running through 365tickets.  Whilst these offers only run at select times of the year, it can offer you the chance to pick up substantial savings off standard price tickets for the Eden Project.

For current deals go to Eden Project Online Tickets.

Eden Project; Concessions

There are plenty of concessionary tickets available for the Eden Project that are worth keeping an eye out for.  Discounted tickets are currently available for students, seniors 60 years & over, children, those in receipts of particular benefits plus free entry for a carer when accompanied by a guest with a disability.

More information available at Eden Project Tickets.

Eden Project; Free Entry Weekends

The Eden Project runs popular FREE weekend offers for those that work in particular fields of employment such as Teachers, Armed Forces, Youth Groups, Emergency Service Staff & Charity Workers.  These offers tend to run during off-peak times and are only valid for this living in Devon or Cornwall.  We’ll post more information as/when these offers run again later in the year.

Top Tip; thrill seekers should look out for the Zip Wire, Giant Swing or The Drop all located at the Eden Project.


the eden project biomes

The Eden Project, (photo; Phil Loach)


The Eden Project; Clubcard Vouchers

Tesco shoppers can redeem their clubcard vouchers for entrance tokens that can be used at the Eden Project.  This is a ‘buy in full’ deal offers an alternative method to gain free entry with adult, child & even concessionary rate tokens available to purchase.  Guests using clubcard tokens cannot take advantage of the free annual pass upgrade offer.

Eden Project; Free Entry Offer

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.

More information available at Eden Mediterranean Terrace.

Eden Project Summer Pass

Each year local residents living in Cornwall or Devon have been able to take advantage of an Eden Project Summer Pass. These seasonal passes offer value for money for those planning a trip or two during the summer season. This offer has now expired for 2016 but we’ll bring you more details as they come in for 2017. More details available at Eden Project Summer Locals’ Pass.

Top Tip; good to known that standard day tickets include a FREE Annual Upgrade Ticket to the Eden Project whether you book online in advance or pay on the day!


the mediterranean biome at the eden project

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


Eden Project; Late Entrance Discounted Ticket

In previous years, the Eden Project has run a discounted late entrance ticket on select days during August.  Tickets are available to purchase from 3.30pm & comes with the added advantage of avoiding the queues that build at the kiosks during the early part of the day.  More details if this runs again next summer.

Remember to check out our Guide to the Eden Project packed with top tips & hints for those planning a visit this year.


By Liz Walsh















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  1. I am just practicing some basic on-site, I didn’t realise it was so
    hands-on-luckily I had a few useful sites to follow
    I will definitely be coming back, its a great blog!

    • Hi Chana, thank you for the feedback & I hope you have found the Eden Project information useful to you when planning your next trip, Liz

  2. Brenda Laker says:

    We sent you a message on 1st August, we have two Annual Passes from when we visited the Eden Project last September, unfortunately on the back of the passes no date was shown of our visit in 2014. We are coming to the area this September, would you please let us know whether we can use our current Annual Passes. Thanking you in anticipation of your reply. Brenda and Maurice Laker

    • Hi Brenda, I’m sorry you don’t seem to have picked up my reply to your initial query regarding Eden Project annual passes? Unfortunately, as Topdogdays is independent of the Eden Project, I am not in a position to clarify whether your annual passes are valid and you would be best directing your query directly to the Eden Project who I am sure will be able to assist you further. Kind regards, Liz

  3. Brenda Laker says:

    We visited the Eden Project last September,we are again be in the area this September, we have Adult Eden Annual Passes, un fortunately on the back of the cards an expiry date was not completed, numbers of the back of the card are 028107/8 are these still valid. Please let us know our holiday is from 5th September to 12th September. We are senior citizens. Thanking you in anticipation

    • Hi Brenda, thank you for getting in touch with us regarding your Eden Project annual pass. Unfortunately, Topdogdays is independent of the Eden Project and I think your query would be best directed to the Eden Project who I am sure would be happy to help you. You can contact them at Eden Project Contact. Have a nice holiday, kind regards Liz

  4. owen reynolds says:

    are there any free weekend tickets for the police force in 2015. we are coming from south wales and are both serving officers.

    • Hi Owen, often visitor attractions do team up with large employers to offer a discounted entry ticket although I do not have any specific information regarding the Eden Project. You are probably best contacting your employers directly to see if they offer any corporate discounts.

  5. Hi ,

    We are visiting the area on the 27thmarch for 4 days is there any offers on that weekend there is 10 of us that is including 3 children thanks

    • Hi Hannah, Eden Project offer group discounts for parties of 10 or more that pre-book & travel by mini-bus or coach? If you live locally, you can take advantage of locals pass? There are discounts on tickets if you combine accommodation & tickets if you are planning to stay over? If you book online you can take advantage of cheaper ticket prices plus the chance to upgrade to a 12 month annual pass.

  6. We are 4 senior citizens spending a long weekend in Cornwall 17, 18, 19th October. Do you have any special offers on that weekend? Many thanks.

    • Hi Susan, unfortunately I don’t see any Eden Project deals that relate specifically to the weekend you are travelling at present. Whilst we are independent of the Eden Project we have listed all the available Eden Project deals that we can see currently running that might be of interest to you. Have a lovely break, Liz

  7. We (6) are in cornwall w/c 21 Jan.
    Are there any offers available ?
    Also what are the opening hours ?

    • Jan,
      1. Do you live in Devon or Cornwall? There is a great annual pass deal currently available for Devon & Cornwall residents for just £7.50 per person.

      2. Are you a regular shopper at Tesco? You can redeem Tesco clubcard vouchers for Eden Project entrance, (£7.50/£3.50 adult/child in clubcard vouchers)

      3. Order a back copy of Gardeners’ World Magazine, (May 2012 edition). This comes with a 2 for 1 discount card for over 270 UK gardens including the Eden Project. Whilst this card is valid until April 2013, there are some restriction on dates so best to check directly with the Eden Project before ordering a back copy.

      4. Do you work for a charity or voluntary organisation? This is a long shot but last year during the weekend 20-22 January 2012, the Eden Project offered free entry to those working for a charity or voluntary organisation. It maybe worth a call to the Eden Project to see if there are any plans to run this offer again this year.

      5. Do you plan to return to the Eden Project in the next 12 months? It can be worth paying full price for entrance to the Eden Project and gift aid/donate your entrance charge to receive a free annual upgrade.