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May half-term: Festival of Imagination

Festival of Imagination is back for another celebration of culture and creativity! Immerse your family in a world of wonder this May half-term – packed with music, art, literature and interactive experiences for all ages. 

Get the best value tickets by booking online! Save money by pre-booking entry to Eden online rather than buying tickets at the Visitor Centre – see our admission prices.

Visitors to Eden are strongly encouraged to pre-book a time slot in advance of each visit, including Passholders, and those who can visit for free. If you are Member or Patron, you do not need an advanced booking.

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Get ready to unleash your creativity

Don't miss a mesmerising May half-term and discover an abundance of creativity around each corner! Festival of Imagination looks to give children in the South West access to art and culture that can inspire, empower and provoke questions. From music and art, to literature and gaming, we’re celebrating the joy of exploring new ideas and experiences with fun for the whole family.

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Blockbuster Factory (film making)

Blockbuster Factory is an ACE funded award winning audience participation show like no other. Step into Martin Bielspurg’s film venture, where you’re not just an audience but the beating heart of the movie! Join in with one of the diverse range of roles – be it camera whiz, makeup artist, or daring stunt double, Your involvement sways the tale – it’s not just a show, but your chance to shape a film’s destiny. Each performance crafts an entirely unique experience, making every film a distinct behind the scenes adventure into the world of cinema. 

Where: The Stage
When: 11.30am and 2.30pm

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Lunch time literature

Looking for a quieter spot? Escape into our cosy book nook – complete with blankets, pillows and cushions. Create at your own pace and enjoy a range of children's books and colouring in sheets. 

Where: The Tipis 
When: 10am - 4.30pm

Enjoy daily storytelling from 1pm by visiting authors, Rebecca Cobb, Craig Barr Green, Suzanna Hubbard, Emma Yarlett and Rachel Bright. 

Where: The Tipis
When: 1pm

Moving parts puppetry show in dark theatre room
Live African drumming featuring three drummers and a dancer

Daily percussion and puppetry

Don't miss Anansi and the Lost Sun: A 30-minute puppet show which will take place twice a day with drop-in puppetry crafts run in between by the puppeteer. 

Where and when: Drop-in puppet making 11am - 1pm at The Stage. Puppet show will take place in the Tipis from 2pm.

Enjoy live African drumming, dancing and acrobat performances and drumming workshops with One Drum.

Where: The Stage
When: Live performance at 12.30pm and drumming workshop at 1.30pm

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Game Lounge

Whether you're a future game designer, or simply want to explore the magic behind your favorite games, this is the perfect opportunity to bring your ideas to life. Dive into the world of game design and explore character creation by either drawing a 2D character on a sheet of paper to be scanned, or digitally colour in a pre-made character – and then play as the character you designed!

Where: The Stage
When: 10am - 4.30pm

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Mossy Carpet (collaborative artwork)

The Mossy Carpet is a collaborative artwork inspired by the importance of moss and the power of community action. Thousands of pompoms and other textile crafts have been made by communities across the UK and sewn onto lengths of carpet. The carpet is currently 50metres and hopes to continue to grow to a staggering 100metres! Leave your mark on this gigantic piece of artwork by using textiles and yarn provided here at Eden.

Where: The Stage
When: 10am - 4.30pm

Help us celebrate the Big Lunch and the power of community with a selection of bunting crafts in collaboration with the Big Lunch who are working with Helping Hands to create intricate bunting handmade by various charities.

Where: The Stage
When: 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Digital devices and wires creating a computing network

Looking for the Cloud (creative computing)

Delve into the fascinating world of technology and join Bath Spa University Creative Computing researchers to build and experiment with networks investigating how they work and how they use energy. Discover the underlying technologies and geographies powering the Internet through hands-on interactive activities. 

Where: The Stage
When: 10am - 4.30pm

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Power to the People film

Power to the People is a new film by Cornwall Climate Care that explores the exciting opportunities and huge challenges facing us as we wean ourselves off fossil fuels. With fantastic resources of wind, sun, tides, geothermal heat and critical minerals, Cornwall could drive the whole country’s clean energy revolution. 

Where: The film room in the Core building
When: 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

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Resident of Cornwall or Devon? Enjoy May half-term with our Locals' Pass (offer ends 31 May)

Our Locals' Pass gives residents of Cornwall and Devon unlimited entry to the Eden Project until 31 March 2025, with a significant saving on admission tickets.

Treat yourself to a free day out on your doorstep whenever you like, enjoying our shops and cafés, and gardens and Biomes as they change throughout the seasons.

Our Locals' Passes are available to purchase until 31 May 2024. Don't miss out!

Also at Eden this half-term...

Why should I visit the Eden Project

Make memories and a difference to the planet. The Eden Project is a charity. Each time you visit, you help us work in the UK and internationally on transformative projects in the fields of education, community, and ecology.