Little T, F and Father Christmas at the Eden Project

Last Sunday, we went to the Eden project with little F’s parents to meet Father Christmas (second time for the little ones).

See those huge domes below?  In them are hundreds if not thousands of different kinds of plants collected from all over.  Can you guess what my favourite dome is?  The tropical one of course!  I remember going in there and actually sweating!  For those who aren’t familiar with the Eden Project, it’s an eco-tourist attraction down here in Cornwall.  As mentioned, there are a number of artificial biomes, or domes, which houses lots of exotic plants from every corner of the world.

The first and last time I was there, I was heavily pregnant with little T.  In fact, I think it was two days before I gave birth to her.  So when F’s parents asked if we wanted to go to meet Father Christmas at the Eden project, they got a definite yes from us!

That’s little T and F at the entrance listening to instructions from one of Father Christmas’ elves.  They had to gather some special materials for him.  Don’t ask me why my daughter was pouting, I have no idea what was going on in her mind.  Captions anyone?

First, we went to see the reindeer, only T was more interested in running around like a loony.  Then we went to see the ice-rink before looking for the special ingredients for Father Christmas.

See Father Christmas’ tent with the smoke coming out of the chimney?  It was a lovely cosy tent where he and his elves regaled the children with some stories.  And while the others had their chance to have a little word with the most famous man in Christmas time, the elves showed them what they could do with their special ingredients.  Then it was little T and F’s turn!

Little T was too shy to go near the big man so her Dad had to go with her.  F on the other hand bravely went up to him!

Then after their session with Father Christmas, they had the chance to write their Christmas wish and hang it on a tree.  Little T wasn’t so interested in that.  She was more interested in the magic jelly beans the elf gave the children after the show.

Then it was time to go and wait for the land train.  But of course before that, little T absolutely had to jump on the water puddles first.  Good thing she was wearing her DMs otherwise her tights and socks would’ve gotten really soaked!  At the end of the day, the two little ones were exhausted and the dads had to carry them on their shoulders.

It was a lovely day spent at the Eden Project, bravo to them for having a lot of activities planned for children and adults alike.  We had a lovely paella meal at the Mediterranean dome and the kids had ice-cream for dessert.

If you live in Cornwall or Devon, you and your family can get local passes for a good price.  So if you haven’t checked out the Eden Project, this is a good time to go since they have a lot of activities planned for kids and adults as well this Christmas.  Click here for directions on how to get there.

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Have a lovely Chrismassy weekend everyone! 🙂


  1. Coombe Mill - Fiona

    I can’t wait to go ice skating this year, all our children love the experience at Eden. The staff are so enthusiastic and they are great at organising events and activities for the whole family. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

    • We weren’t able to do that (not that I know how!) But we plan to go back so little T can give it a try 🙂 Yes the staff at the Eden Project are all lovely!

  2. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I’ve never been to the Eden project, but I would love to visit. Looks like you had a lovely day 🙂 Love the photos with Santa x #CountryKids

  3. Charly Dove

    What a fabulous post Dean, sounds like you had the most wonderful time there. I’ve never been to the Eden Project, must get there one day!

    • Oh yes you must Charly! I’m sure POD will love it there too. Lots to see and activities for the young ones and adults as well 🙂

  4. Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)

    I’ve not been to the Eden project either but it looks wonderful – and much closer for us these days! I would love to get there one day. That Father Christmas looks great too 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

  5. Kate @ Did That Just Happen?

    Father Christmas looked amazing! Love that he wears the long coat! That looked like so much fun and how brilliant that the kids gathered supplies for a craft to keep them busy while waiting! T and I went to the mall yesterday and had the line not been an hour long I would have made us stand in line for Santa! 🙂

  6. hurrahforgin

    Oh wow it looks magical, what lovely little touches !! I’ve never been to the EP before but would love too, bit far away at the mo with two littlies x

    • Maybe you guys can come over for the summer holidays? 🙂 They have year-round activities for the little ones and adults as well 🙂

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