Discover Cornwall's Eden Project
St Austell, Cornwall
Five biomes nestled under five giant bubbles in the hills of Cornwall make for one of Britain's most impressive indoor eco-attractions.
In the middle of a disused clay pit in Cornwall, five giant bubbles lie wedged in the ground. They are the Eden Project's massive greenhouses containing thousands of the world's plant species within their iconic, slightly steamy walls.
While the Mediterranean biome takes you on a road trip from the olive trees of Europe to California, the hotly anticipated Rainforest biome awaits next door. A huge waterfall tumbles in the background as you walk through Tropical South America, West Africa and Asia, alongside the trees and plants responsible for keeping the world cool.
Next, head up to the new 165-ft jungle canopy for spectacular views, which at 90% humidity is not for the faint-hearted.
An educational and exciting day out, there's always a new discovery to be made at the Eden Project.
Every summer, Eden transforms into a world-class music venue. During these events there is a large wheelchair-accessible platform, drop counters in all bars and ‘assisted exit’ once concerts have finished, and in winter the ice rink welcomes manual wheelchair users to have a skate.
There are free wheelchair-friendly buses that run from the car parks and a free land train operating onsite, also available to wheelchair users. If you need to hire manual or powered wheelchairs, you can do so from reception. Visitors with mobility or sensory impairments can book an Access volunteer in advance, who'll be on hand to offer any assistance, and personal assistants get free entry.
Visitor information is available in large print, braille and audio format. Relaxed Sessions are included in all main seasonal programmes, so children with autism, sensory or communication needs can join in the fun. Whatever your dietary requirements, Eden’s eateries have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on their menus. Accessible toilet facilities have Audio Described Information to help those with impaired vision, and a Changing Places toilet is also available.