The Eden Project

March Fun In Cornwall 2024

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Cornwall in the upcoming spring season of March 2024. Take this opportunity to dive deep into the county's hidden treasures and become one with its rich cultural heritage. As you step foot in this beautiful corner of England's South West, you'll find yourself amidst a myriad of fun-filled activities that promise to keep you engaged and entertained throughout your stay.

National Pasty Week

A week-long celebration honouring one of Cornwall's most iconic dishes, it always holds a special place in the hearts of the locals and is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated highlights in March. This event, which is steeped in tradition and filled with culinary delights, not only showcases the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the region but also serves as a platform for local bakers to demonstrate their skills and creativity. 

Throughout this festive week, one can witness the community coming together to participate in various events, competitions, and pasty-making workshops, thereby creating a vibrant atmosphere of unity, camaraderie, and shared appreciation for this beloved traditional delicacy. 

Dog-Friendly Beaches

As spring breathes new life into the countryside, the milder weather and fewer crowds make it the perfect time to explore the region's extensive coastline. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the sparkling sea, feel the soft sand beneath your feet and enjoy the gentle breeze as you stroll along the picturesque shoreline.

While many beaches restrict dogs from April to September, most Cornwall beaches welcome them in March. Tregantle Beach is perfect for a brisk walk at low tide when it becomes part of the 4-mile stretch of firm golden sand at Whitsand Bay.

Mother’s Day at the Eden Project

The Eden Project, a year-round destination, becomes particularly appealing in March. This premier Cornwall attraction boasts tropical and Mediterranean biomes brimming with vibrant colours and edible fruits. On Mother's Day, Sunday the 10th March, all mothers are granted free admission, making the Eden Project a delightful family-friendly activity in Cornwall's most sustainable location.

After exploring the indoor and outdoor gardens, consider stopping by the café for lunch or treating Mum to a delicious Cornish Cream Tea. The Gift Shop also has a variety of lovely last-minute Mother's Day gifts!

Blue Reef Aquarium

A popular Newquay attraction is the Blue Reef Aquarium, located on Towan Promenade. It's an ideal spot to visit during a rainy day in March, as it's far less crowded compared to the peak summer months.

At this large Cornwall aquarium, you can get an up-close look at over 4,000 ocean animals, attend informative talks, participate in feeding times, and enjoy shows like "Meet the Sharks!" You'll encounter a wide variety of marine life, ranging from tropical piranhas and loggerhead turtles to clownfish and octopuses.

Conclusion

From the culinary delights of National Pasty Week to the family-friendly Eden Project, and the educational Blue Reef Aquarium, there is something for everyone to enjoy. These events not only showcase the rich cultural heritage of Cornwall but also provide opportunities for community interaction and learning. So, whether you're a local or a visitor, be sure to partake in these events and experience the charm of England's South West.

Written by Twice as Nice

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What's Happening In Cornwall In July?

What’s Happening In Cornwall In July?

Looking for exciting events and activities in Cornwall this July? Look no further! Cornwall is buzzing with a wide range of events and attractions that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the month. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this beautiful county. Whether you're a resident or planning a visit, let's dive into what's happening in Cornwall this July and make the most of your summer.

Food Jam in Enys Gardens

Enys Gardens in Penryn is hosting a delightful event called Food Jam that promises to be a culinary extravaganza. With a wide variety of food stalls, live cooking demonstrations, and entertainment, this event is sure to satisfy the taste buds of food enthusiasts.

Not only will attendees have the chance to sample delicious dishes, but they will also have the opportunity to witness talented chefs showcasing their culinary skills through live cooking demonstrations. These demonstrations provide valuable insights into various cooking techniques and allow visitors to learn from the experts themselves.

So mark your calendar and join us on the 8th of July, 2023 at Enys Gardens in Penryn for an unforgettable day filled with incredible flavours and delightful experiences. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey that will leave you wanting more!

Cornwall Pride 2023

Get ready to celebrate diversity and inclusivity in the beautiful region of Cornwall, Penzance! Cornwall Pride 2023 is set to be an unforgettable event that will bring together people from all walks of life to celebrate love, acceptance, and equality. From Saturday 29th April to Wednesday 20th September 2023, Cornwall will be buzzing with excitement as locals and visitors come together for a series of vibrant and empowering events.

Cornwall Pride is not just a celebration, it's a movement that aims to create a more inclusive society. It provides a platform for LGBTQ+ individuals, allies, and supporters to come together, raise awareness about important issues, and promote positive change. The event showcases the rich diversity of the community while fostering an atmosphere of love, respect, and understanding.

Eden Sessions, The Eden Project

Get ready for an unforgettable experience in the heart of Cornwall! The Eden Sessions at The Eden Project are set to take place in July 2023, promising a summer filled with incredible music and breathtaking surroundings. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Cornwall's iconic Eden Project, this annual event has become synonymous with world-class performances and a unique festival atmosphere.

Each year, the Eden Sessions attract music lovers from far and wide, drawn by the allure of diverse lineups and unforgettable live performances. From legendary artists to rising stars, the stage at Eden comes alive with an eclectic mix of genres that cater to every musical taste. Whether you're a fan of rock, pop, indie, or folk, there's something for everyone.

Rock Oyster Festival

Get ready to experience the ultimate summer celebration in the picturesque St Minver, Wadebridge. The Rock Oyster Festival, set to take place from the 27th to the 30th of July 2023, promises to be an unforgettable event that combines the best of music, food, and entertainment. This festival offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and breathtaking scenery of Cornwall while indulging in mouthwatering oysters and enjoying an eclectic lineup of live performances. Mark your calendars and prepare for a summer at the Rock Oyster Festival.

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Activities for Thrillseekers Visiting Cornwall

Cornwall is often thought of as a place made for families, and in part that is true, however, there are also many different attractions suitable for people who live for the rush of adrenaline. The activities are a thrillseeker’s dream and all of these can be done throughout. If you're going on holiday as one of the older kids in the family, or a group holiday full of people pursuing adventure, then these are the activities for you. 

Skydiving 

Where: Perranporth

Price: From £239

Skydiving is the ultimate fantasy for any thrillseeker, and at Perranporth, you have the opportunity to go with a partner or fly solo. You will feel as free as a bird as you dive from a minimum height of 10,000 feet. They also offer a system where if you are doing a jump to raise money for charity then you can have what is known as a “free jump”. So whilst you are ticking an item off of your bucket list you can also be helping those in need through these challenging times. 

Ziplining and Hangloose

Where: Eden Project 

Price: From £15 

If skydiving isn’t your style, then how about ziplining over the Eden project, or doing a freefall! This is one of the cheapest activities available to thrillseekers in Cornwall so if you are looking for an amazing activity that is also going to be budget-friendly then this is perfect for you. You can also choose to book packages so that you have the opportunity to have a go at all the available activities, including the zipline and obstacle course in the sky. 

Coasteering 

Where: Peryn

Price: £38

Cornwall is known for its gorgeous waters and this quarry is no different except you don’t have to worry about varying tides. Via Ferrata coasteering gives you the option of jumping off of natural crevices in the rocks as well as set platforms ranging in heights from 3m to 5m. This activity is great for anyone aged 8+ but for the thrill-seeking adults, you can push your limits and jump from great heights for a great rush of adrenaline. 

Aquapark Fun

Where: Peryn

Price: £20

Located just down the road from the coasteering activity, is the Kernow Adventure Park, where you can get involved in their amazing Aquapark which is an obstacle course, on the water! This activity is available to everyone 6+ so if your kids complain about being bored, this is one activity that will definitely bring excitement. The course has a range of obstacles such as trampolines and free-fall slides. So although this may not be the scariest activity on this list, the adrenaline rush will come from you feeling like a kid again. 

Indoor Climbing 

Where: Peryn

Price: From £4.95

If water activities aren’t your thing, or if the British weather decides to rain on your parade then don’t worry! In Peryn, you can visit Granite Planet Climbing Centre where you can take on their indoor climbing walls. So instead of staying in with the time of your holiday slipping away, visit this indoor climbing centre and see how high you can climb! All safety equipment necessary is available to hire at the centre. 

So if you're planning a trip to Cornwall and are feeling brave, check out some of these activities and have the thrill of your life down here in the south west.

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What is The Eden Project and Why is it Being Developed?

What is The Eden Project and Why is it Being Developed?

If you have ever been to Cornwall, or you have considered going, then the chances are that you will have heard of the Eden Project. Some of you may have even had the chance to visit this stunning marvel of science. If you have never heard of it, then no need to fear as we delve into what exactly the Eden Project is and its purpose.

What is The Eden Project?

The Eden Project is a popular attraction with tourists and is a must-see for those who have not experienced it. On first sight you will notice the strange but beautiful giant hexagonal domes that stand out like a sore thumb, you won’t miss it. Within these domes are two distinct microbiomes that each house their own and unique little worlds that you can explore. Other than the biomes, there are many other indoor and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by all the family. There is an outdoor play area to let the children run wild as well as an indoor soft play area for the younger ones. If you fancy a bite to eat, head over to the Med Kitchen or one of the many other café’s and restaurants located on-site where you will be served fresh food, some of it even comes from the many gardens that you can explore. There are two main biomes which can be explored at The Eden Project. The Rainforest Biome is home to the largest rainforest in the world that is held in captivity and even has a canopy that you can cross using a rope bridge if you fancy a bird’s eye view. Aside from this, there is also the Mediterranean biome which houses many exotic plants and exhibits. Each biome is made up of several domes that are joined together. They are joined by the Link building which acts as a crossover between the two. The Eden Project is built over a historical clay pit which was in use for over 160 years! This site is quite famous too as films such as “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy” and after the visitor centre was built it was also used to film some scenes of the James Bond film “Die Another Day”. Many concerts have also been hosted by The Eden Project. There are even some art exhibits that you can discover inside The Core which are constantly being rotated so there is always something new to see. One permanent installation, by Peter Randall-Page, is a giant oval-shaped sculpture which is titled “Seed”. This sculpture is made of stone, weighs around 70 tonnes and stands around 13 feet tall!

What is the Purpose of The Eden Project?

The Eden Project was first thought up way back in 1995 by a man named Tim Smit. Tim had just finished restoring the Lost Gardens of Heligan and was looking for a good location to showcase the world’s most important plants, the ones we need to make everyday goods. There are many reasons why The Eden Project was set up but it was mainly to inspire rainforest conservation and conserve Britain’s wildlife. To do this, The Eden Project ensures that it is always educating the future generation to ensure that they know the importance of the rainforests and plants that can be found in them. The Eden Project also hosts many events to bring awareness to causes and bring communities closer together. The Eden Project even has special relaxed sessions available for children who are on the autism spectrum to ensure that no matter who they are, the next generation is educated on the importance of these natural environments.
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