There is something so special about the Eden Project. It doesn’t matter how many times you vist, the atmosphere is always the same; excitement, curiosity, awe.
On our last visit to Eden, we signed up for year long passes, and oh boy are we glad we did.
Every season there is something different to see; from live music, to ice skating, to a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities for your little ones to take part in.
Hands up whose child is a fan of Cbeebies! This week we were lucky enough to go on a day where we could see Mr Bloom.
Prepare yourself for a very picture heavy post.
The Eden Project is one of those places you could happily potter about in for hours. Although no rides, or slides or parks, there is so much to see and even the most boisterous of children (Evie) seem to enjoy it.
As soon as we arrived we headed straight to the first showing of Mr Blooms performance (check out our Instagram page for some videos!). He was absolutely brilliant. He sang songs from all of his shows, introduced some ‘baby’ veggies and entertained the audience for nearly 40 minutes, which is plenty when you have wriggly toddlers in tow.
Much to the delight of the audience, at one point he even let off some balloons and got the audience to shout out the colours and then the vegetables they could name that were associated with those colours.
It was a lot of fun, for parents and children alike. Evie absolutely loves Cbeebies, Mr Tumble, Mr Bloom and Andy being her top three favourites. We’d told her who we were coming to see and she was really excited.
Evie is so sociable, in fact usually overly sociable, so we were fully expecting her to try and shout to him or speak to him. Much to our shock, when he came out on stage she seemed to go into a state of shock and ran back to us to cuddle in. We finally coaxed her to stand up and watch but she wouldn’t leave our side with out taking her favourite bears to cuddle and soon ended up hiding under Mummy’s hat and sitting on Daddy’s shoulders!
So strange but so cute!
After the performance we went for the most delicious lunch in the restaurant that’s situated in the Mediterranean Biome. There are loads of places to eat in Eden, but this is quite new to the Project. The menu is made up of of foods all inspired by the Mediterranean and it is so hard to settle on just one dish![sliderpro id=”34″]
How delicious does it look!
After lunch we had a quick potter about the Biomes. One thing that we didn’t get to do last time was the new(ish) canopy walk, where you can walk above the trees.
It is so warm in the Tropical biome and you do need to stop every so often to rest and get used to the climate. Evie didn’t seem bothered by the heat and kept charging off ahead to explore.
The views from the top of the canopy walk were so spectacular. It was really surreal to see how vast the Biome is from above and truly shows you how amazing this project is.
We don’t get much family time anymore so it was beyond lovely to spend the day together and we managed to snap so many cute family pictures which is such a rarity.
Evie has such a funny personality at the moment. Aside from the moments when she’s having tantrums, she loves to have a giggle and to entertain, always pulling faces or trying to be funny.
She is certainly not camera shy and scarily has started to ask for pictures when we are out. I guess that’s what being a bloggers child does to you!
After the Biomes we headed outside for an ice cream and to explore my favourite part of Eden; the Avenue of Senses.
The Avenue of Senses is a sensory walk made up of lots of different pathways and activities, all designed to make you use your senses.
There are so many pathways with different textures, musical instruments carved from wood, sand pits, ponds and a plethora of beautiful plants to see. It was such a great way to finish the day.
Have you been to the Eden Project before? Let me know in the comments below.