If you are on holiday in Bude, North Cornwall and staying at Hilton Farm in your self catering holiday cottage for a week, we thoroughly recommend the Eden Project, it’s a great day out and ‘thing to do in Bude’ on holiday;
Cornwall’s best known tourist attraction, the Eden Project near St Austell, Cornwall – the world’s largest greenhouse!
This award winning multi-million pound project consists of 3 artificial biomes full of plants & trees that are collected from all around the world; the Outdoor Biome, Rainforest Biome and Mediterranean Biome around the ‘Core’, an educational centre to give visitors a better understanding of the environment and our interaction with it.
The Eden Project has seen over 8 million visitors since opening in 2001, this includes some 250 school children on a daily basis seeing most of the plant 5,000 species contained in this vast Biomes. The Rainforest Biome alone measures approximately 50 metres high, 110 metres wide and 240 metres long!
With activities, events, fun & games happening all year round, this genuinely is one of Cornwall’s best tourist attractions, whatever the weather! The Eden project is a fascinating place to re-visit and see each biome develop, change and grow, likewise one should check their website for latest events and shows…
During the festive period, you’ll find an ice rink open form 17 December 2010 – 27 February 2011 and loads of Christmas activities going on with beautiful decorations. Their busy festive programme of events has something for everyone! Visit Eden this winter and you’ll find a hive of activity with festive events and extended opening hours.
Perhaps the most appealing this Winter; al-fresco dining in the Mediterranean Biome, with its warm climate, lemon trees, vines and olive groves – visitors can enjoy delicious Mediterranean Food baked in the a wood oven, accompanied by Cornish Choirs singing Christmas Carols and a procession of lanterns pass by the biome.
For more information, driving directions, opening times and prices please visit their website: http://www.edenproject.com/