Eden Project

August 1st, 2023 / / 64 Comments »

1. The Eden Project; £1 Tickets Universal Credit, Pension Credit or UK Legacy Benefits

The Eden Project is offering reduce price tickets from those in receipt of select benefits.  With tickets priced at just £1pp, low income households can book up to 4 discounted tickets with more information available over at The Eden Project; £1 Tickets for Low Income Households.

2. Eden Project, (FREE Annual Pass Upgrade)

One of  the best ways to save money at the Eden Project is to book online as entry day tickets are upgraded for free to annual passes!  The Eden Project treats your admission fee as a donation to their charity and then as such upgrades your ticket to an annual pass. This allows you to enjoy unlimited return visits to the Eden through thee year, (subject to capacity restrictions).

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The Eden Project; Free Annual Pass


3. The Eden Project; Clubcard Vouchers

Tesco shoppers can redeem their clubcard vouchers towards entry costs at the Eden Project. Worth noting that guests using clubcard promotions cannot take advantage of the free annual pass upgrade offer.  Simply redeem your Eden Project vouchers online before midnight the day before you plan to visit as voucher codes will not be accepted at the attraction gate.

4. 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. You will need to book online in advance via a designated link and will need to show your badge, ID card or letter on the day. More details available at Free Entry to the Eden Project – Blue Peter Badgeholders.


inside the rainforest biome

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


5. Eden Project Tickets; Off Peak Savings

For those that have flexibility on when they can visit, look out for online discounts on off-peak dates.  The Eden Project ticket prices vary depending upon the date of your visit so, for those with flexibility, it is worth playing around with the dates.

6. Eden Project; Free Entry Weekends, (now expired)

At off-peak times of the year, we’ve pleased to these popular FREE weekend offers are back 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 often only valid for those living in Devon or Cornwall.  These free weekend ran earlier this year and we’ll bring you more details if it runs again.

7. National Lottery Open Week; Free Entry to the Eden Project

Each year the Eden Project teams up with the National Lottery to offer free entry in this Open Week promotion,  Running in March each year, you can enjoy free entry for those that can produce a valid National Lottery ticket.  Whilst this offer has now taken place for 2023, we’ll bring you more details as they come in for 2024 over at National Lottery Open Week.

8. Eden Project Locals’ Pass

At select times of the year, the Eden Project runs a great value local residents pass for those whose main residence in either Devon & Cornwall.  Whilst this offer has now expired, we’ll let you know if it runs again later this year. This offer allows local residents the chance to pick up an unlimited visits from around £20.50pp/£58 a family and even cheaper prices available for for those willing to pay via direct debit.  Remember you will need to book your free timed entry slot every time you wish to visit to manage bookings.

Eden Project deals; Walk, Cycle or Public Transport

Not surprisingly the Eden Project is keen to support those looking to reduce their carbon footprint.  Previously we found discounts for those that walk, cycle or take public transport to the Eden Project.  Check if these are running on the day of your visit.

Eden Project; Forest Walkway

Look out for  attractions running within the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project.  Explore the wobbly 23 metre aerial rope bridge across the biome, travel through the clouds within the fully-accessible Cloud Bridge before taking shelter from the tropical rain in the new Rain Shack.  Find more information over at the Eden Project; Forest Walkway.


zip wire above the eden project biomes

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


Eden Project; Free Entry Offer

Previously we’ve seen that you could 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. Worth checking if this offer is still running.

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 this season.

Thrill seekers should look out for the Zip Wire, Giant Swing or The Drop that are all located at the Eden Project.


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  1. Holly Griffiths says:

    Hi, how do we purchase the tickets for low income household please? Thanks, Holly

  2. Nick Bailey says:

    It seems that if you buy membership of the Newt In Somerset you get access to the Eden Project as well as Heligans Gardens and others – so it might be the most affordable way if you’re planning on visiting other garden-y attractions.

    • Hi Nick, happy to add this to our list of offers for the Eden Project within our roundup. Does membership allow you unlimited access to the Eden Project all year round? I can see members can purchase day passes too – does that include for the Eden Project? Liz

  3. Mandy Ng-a-mann says:

    It’s a shame you don’t just do a day ticket entry . My husband and I are visiting Cornwall and thought we would visit for the day but £33 is a little pricey 😞.

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Mandy, I take your point on the pricing of Eden Project tickets – we are independent of the Eden Project & simply let you know where the deals can be found. There are a few ways to reduce your entry fees such as clubcard vouchers, those on low incomes can pick up heavily discounted tickets or look out for National Lottery open week offers, Liz

  4. Jayne goodman says:

    Looking at your price list you do not give a price for just pensioners? You do if in receipt of pension credit, not every pensioner gets this so what is your entry fee for a normal pensioner?

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Jayne, the Eden Project introduced a Universal Credit/Pension Credit day ticket this year that offers reduced price admission for people in receipt of Universal Credit, Pension Credit or UK legacy benefits. Unfortunately I am not aware of any other senior rate discount for the Eden Project. Good to know that their general admission tickets also doubles up as annual pass giving you unlimited entry to the Eden Project for a whole year, Liz

      • It’s a shame you don’t offer discount for pensioners not in receipt of pension credit. It is very expensive and when you come from a long distance away an annual pass is of no use!

        • Hi Ruby, thanks for your feedback regarding Eden Project ticket prices for seniors, I take your point. Unfortunately, we at Topdogdays are independent of the Eden Project, we simply let you know where the deals and cheap ticket offers can be found, Liz

  5. Stephen Burrows says:

    Tickets por vavour

    • Hi Stephen, we do not hold any tickets for the Eden Project, we simply let you know where the deals can be found so you can take advantage of cheap ticket offers and promotions. Hopefully within our round-up of deals and offers you’ll find something to suit, all the best, Liz

  6. Nicola Dawes says:

    Do you do an NHS discount?

    • Hi Nicola, the Eden Project does free weekend offers at the Eden Project for community groups including those that work for the NHS. These free weekend promotions tend to run during quieter times of the year. Worth checking if Blue Cardholders do any further discounts for NHS workers at other times of the year, Liz

  7. Jan Spencer says:

    I tried to book tickets for 2 for Thursday 16th March for a 10.30 slot, yesterday, supplied all the relevant information but couldn’t get any further than ‘Register’ so unable to make a payment, can you help please. I would point out that I am a bit of a technophobe so it’s probably me.

    • Hi Jan, sorry to hear you are having problems with your booking to the Eden Project. We at Topdogdays are independent of the Eden Project, (we simply let you know where the deals can be found), and so you’re perhaps best contacting the Eden Project directly at, all the best, Liz

  8. Karen cullis says:

    Hi all I just wanted to know if there was any blue light discounts available.

    Kind regards

    Karen cullis

    • Hi Karen, unfortunately the Eden Project are not currently running any concessionary tickets for Blue Light cardholders, Liz

  9. Hi there,
    When will tickets for 5th September 2022 onward be released for pre-booking please🤔
    Thank you

    • Hi Devina, the only mention I can find over on the Eden Project page is where they state that ‘Tickets are now available to pre-book for dates up until 4 September 2022. We’ll release tickets for dates beyond this nearer the time’ The only thing you can do I suppose is keep checking back directly with The Eden Project – we at Topdogdays are independent of all promotions and visitor attractions, we simply let you know where the deals can be found, Liz

  10. Hi do you do BlueLightCard or army veterans discount if tickets bought at entry, ?

    • Hi Linda, unfortunately there are not any Blue Light discounts currently running for the Eden Project. I’m not aware of an army veterans discounts running but you may wish to double check directly with the Eden Project, Liz

  11. Carmel Murray says:

    Do you offer ticket discounts for Blue Light card holders.

    • Hi Carmel, unfortunately there are not any Blue Light card discounts currently running for the Eden Project, Liz

  12. Sumitra Chongbang says:

    Hi, I am a serving armed force personnel. Do I get discount in my entry ticket. If yes how do I get it online? I have booked tickets. Thank you

    • Hi Sumitra, in previous years the Eden Project have offered free entry to armed forces personnel on select weekends during November and January for those that live in Cornwall or Devon but I’m unsure whether this will go ahead this year. You may wish to approach the Eden Project directly to see if they have any current Armed Forces promotions running as I cannot find any current offers at this time, Liz

  13. Corinne Rouchy says:

    Hi I am planning to come with my family. I have a career card for my daughter who has autism, does it count as personal assistant?

    • Hi Corinne, the Eden Project states on their website the following ‘we have arranged our ticketing so that accompanying personal assistants can come in for free (one carer for each person who is being cared for, eg a person with disabilities) All visitor must pre-book a time slot including carers, Liz

  14. Michele ross says:

    I am disabled and need to use a mob scooter. My daughter and son in law are my carers as i have mobility problems. We are coming on hols from bedford at the end of august and would like to visit. How much would it be for 3 adults that is myself plus my 2 carers and my 9 year old grandson to come. I cannot see any reference to disabled visitors or are we excluded. Thank you.

    • Hi Michele, you can find further information regarding accessibility and free carer tickets over at the Eden Project Accessibility Guide, Liz

  15. Mel Pierce says:

    How do I purchase the late entry tickets?

    • Hi Mel, the Eden Project have scaled back their promotions this year due to the pandemic, so although the late entry discounted ticket was popular in previous years, I cannot see any information about it running this season – you might want to check directly with the Eden Project to double check, Liz

  16. Julie Hood says:

    I would love to be notified when and if you start the free weekend passes again for teaching staff and our family members . My family and l took advantage of this when you had it running before and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards Julie

    • Hi Julie, I understand that the Eden Project have scaled back their promotions and free ticket offers during the pandemic but we’ll update our deals and discounts for the Eden Project if and hopefully when these promotions run again in the future, Liz

  17. Dawn Mc Cord says:

    Hi we were wanting to use our Tesco vouchers as part payment. We sucessfully downloaded the voucher, went onto the Tesco Eden site, put in how many people, the voycher applied and balance showing. Underneath this it asked for Tesco voucher to be applied ( it was already applied) but we were unable to pay balance through credit card ?? We are on holiday and was looking forward to visiting but ?? Regards Dawn

    • Hi Dawn, sorry to hear you are having problems with this clubcard voucher offer for the Eden Project. Topdogdays is independent of all promotions and visitor attractions, (we simply signpost to current offers) and might be worth contacting clubcard/Eden Project directly with your query. It does state on the clubcard site that you can ‘top-up the price difference with another payment method on the Partner website’ so I’m not sure why you are having difficulties with this unless the Eden Project has already reached capacity numbers for this offer on the date of your visit? Liz

  18. Zinkle Shah says:

    Hello, I am looking to come on 31/07 I worked for NHS do I will get any offer please thanks

    • Hi, the Eden Project have cut back on promotions and offers running on tickets this season due to the current situation. I am not aware of any particular discount running for NHS workers but you may wish to check directly with the Eden Project to double check? Liz

  19. Sue Harding says:

    I’ve missed the Locals Pass date!! I didn’t realise this was time sensitive. When will I be able to buy a Locals Pass, I’m so disappointed.

    • Hi Sue, yes unfortunately this Eden Project Locals’ Pass has now come to an end. This offer only runs at select times of the year, so worth checking back regularly to see if this offer is running again. In previous years, we’ve seen this Eden Project deal run again in November/December time but, as things are anything but normal at the moment, it would be difficult to know if this would be the case this year, Liz

  20. Aruna Solanki says:

    We’re arriving in Cornwall on the 10th July for a week. We’re a party of 6ad and children ages 2,4 and 8. We got 1ad who is NHS worker and a teacher. What the best way to buy our tickets?
    Bought Gardeners World magazine to get 2for1 offer, but you are not offering this.

    Thank you.


    Thank you

    • Hi Aruna, the Eden Project have seemingly scaled back their promotions this year due to the current situation so the concessions available at much more limited. Children age 4 years and under are currently free. Children age between 5 & 16 years are offered discounted entry of just £10pp. Clubcard vouchers offer an alternative option for those that regularly shop at Tesco but remember to book in advance to guarantee entry. I am not aware of any specific discounts for teachers or NHS workers, (no Blue Light cardholder discounts at present),although worth checking with your employers. Unfortunately, as you say, the Gardeners’ World promotion does not include the Eden Project this year.

  21. please update. may edition of bbc gardeners world has 2 for 1 but it clearly states it cannot be used in Eden Project. 🙁

    • Hi David, thanks for your feedback on our Eden Project page. I have amended the content to ensure readers are aware that the Eden Project is not participating in this Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 promotion this year. We’re hoping that the decision not to participate in this popular promotion this year was more to do with the current climate that a permanent move away from this offer, fingers crossed.

  22. Jane Walker says:

    Hi are there no offers on for 3 pensioners as it’s going to cost over £90 for a few hrs visit which I find very expensive

    • Top Dog Days
      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Jane, unfortunately due to current restrictions in place, the Eden Project reports that they are unable to accept their normal wide range of promotional vouchers & discounted entry offers that you previously could redeem/purchase on the door. You can still exchange Tesco clubcard vouchers to book tickets as long as they are redeemed in advance. If you have anyone classed as disabled in your party, then an accompanying personal assistants can come in for free (one carer for each person who is being cared for, eg a person with disabilities). Again, all visitors must pre-book a time slot. There are differing prices relating to off-peak/peak times that might be worth looking out for. Hope that helps, Liz

  23. trevor norish says:

    can I still use my gardeners world 2for1 entry at the eden project

    • Hi Trevor, yes the Gardeners World 2 for 1 voucher offer remains valid at the Eden Project. This discount card offers either one free entry with one full-paying adult or a 20% discount on a single visitor entry. Unfortunately this offer is not valid for events with a separate charge. The Eden Project suggest that before setting off, check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply.

  24. Melanie Pendrey says:

    Is there a discount for over 65?

    • Hi Melanie, unfortunately I cannot see a senior discounted ticket for the Eden Project. However if you purchase a standard ticket, you can upgrade for free and enjoy unlimited return visits during the following 12 months. Alternatively if you’ve managed to get hold of a Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 discount card that were issued April/May, this normally includes the Eden Project too.

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    • 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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.