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Trick Or Treat

Published on 15/10/2019 15:44

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This is where Cornish myths and legends such as King Arthur and his court and Jack the Giant Killer originated. It is also unsurprising that being surrounded by sea and with many coves and hidden inlets, in an economy bolstered by piracy and reliant on fishing, that there are many tales of the sea including enchanting mermaids and ghostly galleons. Cornwall’s other livelihood, tin mining, also gave rise to its fair share of superstitions.

If you fancy something a little spookier than trick-or-treat this Halloween we’ve got the perfect hair-raising experiences. Get ready for ghosts, ghouls and bloodcurdling screams!

Bodmin Jail - Bodmin

Prisons aren’t the most welcoming of places at the best of times but when they are positioned on the edge of the Bodmin Moor and have a long and character-filled past, the chill factor hits overdrive. Paranormal experiences are commonplace here and it’s little wonder; 50 public hangings took place at Bodmin Jail between 1785 and 1909 and many more prisoners were subjected to misery and despair in its crowded cells. 

Their paranormal jail tour allows you to explore the depths of Bodmin Jail and learn about the prisoners who lived and died behind its crumbling walls. Along with a look into the history of the Jail, you will find out about past sightings within the jail, which include orbs, strange shadows and sudden drops in temperature. You might even catch a glimpse of the restless spirits roaming the jail.

Or go for the full After Dark experience and spend the night walking around the dark, damp jail after a three course meal.  It can be a frightening experience. Eerie footsteps, rattling keys and dragging noises are often heard and ghostly figures are seen roaming the balconies. Dare you enter after dark?

 

Old Post Office, Tintagel

For a treat of tricks throuout October half-term, use a UV torch to uncover the spooky symbols hidden in the dark places of the Old Post Office and solve the puzzle to win yourself a bag of ghastly goodies.

 

Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle

The museums 2018 exhibition “Dew of Heaven, objects of Ritual Magic” is open until October 31st.  The exhibition looks at ritual magic through objects in the Museum’s collection focusing on objects we have which have given the exhibition a distinct emphasis on Aleister Crowley.

 

Pendennis Castle - Falmouth

As Henry VIII's handiwork to protect the Carrick Roads from invasion by France and Spain, Pendennis Castle was born amongst misery, hatred and violence – it’s little wonder then that more than a few ghostly guests linger in the shadows as a chilling reminder of the castle's colourful past. For a tantalising glimpse into the life that once was cross the drawbridge as darkness falls for an adult-only tour especially for Halloween.

Tiptoe around the dark and eerie rooms and hear tales of deadly deeds and strange happenings – you may be one of the lucky (or rather unlucky) ones to hear the piercing screams of a kitchen maid who fell to her death while carrying a tray of food. Creepy!

 

Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor

For a spine-tingling experience with maximum adrenaline head to Jamaica Inn, Cornwall's legendary coaching house. Standing high on Bodmin Moor this famous smuggling inn has it all; ghosts, spirits, mystery, smuggling, plotting and murder, they even host ghost nights!

You might hear the whispers of smugglers discussing their ill gotten gains or the clattering of horse’s hooves, or perhaps you’ll see the ghost of the Joss Merlyn, the villian of Daphne DuMaurier's novel. Complete the experience by taking the keys to your very own bedroom but be warned, a peaceful night’s sleep is not guaranteed!

 

Eden Project - Halloweden

Celebrate all that goes bump in the night as Eden invite you into a beautiful and mysterious world full of magical beasts and mythical creatures. Come face to face with roaming creatures as you wander around  the gardens. Venture on a spooky trail to seek out the hidden lairs and habitats where these intriguing creatures make their homes.

Explore the Beastly Bazaar, create a mysterious animal feed potion, and take away a precious amulet, an enchanted link to an animal friend. Dare to enter the Dangerous Animal Zone, open daily for the bravest (or, some would say, most foolhardy) visitor. Dare to take on a series of challenges (from the gruesome to the slimy) to uncover the antidote that could save a previous adventurer – but hurry, time is running out...
 
Credit- Visit Cornwall
 

Our Favourite Cornish Gins

Published on 23/09/2019 16:07

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Cornwall is well known for its celebrity chefs, delicious seafood, and traditional Cornish cuisine; and now it’s getting a name for its locally made beverages too. From Cornish gin to local ale and fresh fruit juices, try a tasty tipple this holiday for the full Cornish experience!

Gin

The popularity of gin continues to rise, with a plethora of different flavours and options available, including a number of gins which have been created and produced right here in Cornwall. Isobel Hudson, from The Waterfront in Perranporth, knows her Bombay from her botanicals, and offers over 50 different gins with suggestions for which tonic and accompaniments to pair them with. Here are her recommendations for Cornish gins to try this summer:

“The Tarquins range have a fabulous selection of different flavours, and one of this years’ favourites seems to be the Rhubarb and Raspberry, served with a ginger ale (good for people who don’t like tonic). We were all very excited when Trevethan brought out three new flavours for summer including Zesty Lemon, Rhubarb and Apple, and our best seller so far, Passion Fruit and Orange Blossom, which we serve with a lemon tonic and orange slices, it’s a lovely summery drink.

Also Curio have a Blueberry gin which is delicious. It tastes like blueberry, vanilla and lime but is still quite dry. We suggest pairing it with an Indian tonic and a wedge of lime. Finally, Tinkture Cornish Rose Gin is made locally by Hannah Lamiroy. She has created a good quality, organic, beautiful tasting gin and also offers refill pouches to help be environmentally friendly.”

Tonic

With all the wonderful Cornish gins now available, earlier this year a premium Cornish tonic was launched to pair with them. Navas is named after a small Cornish village called Port Navas and is made from natural botanicals and Cornish spring water. Delicious as a thirst-quencher on its own, or as a mixer to pair with spirits; it’s just the tonic.

Photo: Navas Drinks

Beer

A new micro-brewery and taproom has opened in Perranporth! Black Flag Brewery, on New Road, is now open to the public from Thursdays to Sundays. They produce a range of year-round and seasonal beers in traditional cask, keg, can and bottle, and also serve a range of other drinks. The taproom offers a chance to drink Black Flag beers at source, in the best possible condition. The award winning Driftwood Spars down at Trevaunance Cove in St Agnes also brews its own real ale which can be enjoyed in the beer garden or by a cosy wood burning stove, depending on the weather! All of the Driftwood’s own beers are gluten free.

Wine

Camel Valley is Cornwall’s largest vineyard and has been producing award-winning, world-class wines since 1989. Located in Nanstallon near Bodmin, traditional vineyard practices are combined with a modern approach to wine making, and the results are exceptional still and sparkling wines. Visit for a tour of the vineyards, or to enjoy a glass of wine from the sunny terrace. Polgoon is another award-winning, family-run vineyard and orchard. Based in Penzance, all of their wines, ciders and juices are certified vegan. Tours can be booked to look around the vineyards and take a peak behind the scenes at how these wonderful wines are produced.

Cyder

Only a few miles from Perranporth, Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm is an award winning cyder producer, home to Rattler Cyder, and is Cornwall’s only distillery. Now with a shop on Perranporth high street, you can pop in to sample the different cyders and buy your favourite Rattler (choose from Original, Pear, Berry and new Pineapple).

Cornish Juices

Healey’s also produce delicious juices made from freshly pressed apple juice. They don’t add any artificial colourings or flavourings, so the you know that the clean refreshing taste is all natural. Choose from Cornish Apple Juice, Elderflower Presse, Apple and Strawberry Juice, Cloudy Lemonade, and Still and Sparkling Water sourced on the farm. Cornish Country Cordials are award-winning fruit cordials made in Cornwall in small batches in the Tamar Valley, without any artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours or preservatives. Everything that goes in is 100% natural. Proper Squash! Flavours range from classic Lemon or Ginger Beer to the more exotic Hot Lime and Ginger and Pink Grapefruit. Great with still or sparkling water, or delicious added to prosecco or a G&T!

So whether you stop for a refreshing drink along a coastal walk, or sip a sundowner or two at the end of a busy day sightseeing, there’ll be a Cornish drink perfect for the occasion. Luckily many of these Cornish beverages are available to buy online, so even when you’re back home you can enjoy a glass of your favourite holiday tipple and be transported back to days by the beach, Cornish sunsets and happy holiday memories!

Blog credit: Duchy Holiday

Newquay Zoo

Published on 16/09/2019 15:47

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Get Closer at Cornwall’s Biggest Zoo!
 
Meet loads of amazing species at Newquay Zoo – the only place in Cornwall to have lions. They also have beautiful songbirds, slithery snakes, scaly skinks, marvelous meerkats and tropical toucans – to name a few.

Up close animal encounters give you the chance to meet some of our most popular residents and learn all about them from their dedicated keeper. You can see carnivore feeding, and help feed the penguins and the meerkats yourself. 

A year long events programme has something for everyone, with brand new events added alongside all the firm favourites. You can also make the most of your visit to the Zoo with a totally free upgrade of your ticket, which allows you to visit for 7 days for the price of one!

As well as a large variety of unusual species, the zoo has a village farm with more familiar faces plus Toad Hall – a fascinating exhibit highlighting the threats to amphibians around the world. The Tropical House is an amazing and atmospheric exhibit where you can see skinks, poison dart frogs and loads of beautiful birds from around the world. 

Exciting keeper talks as well as activity trails, face painting, children’s play area and Dragon maze offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied. 

Visit the Café Lemur for a varied menu and delicious food, the majority of which is locally sourced, in a unique setting overlooking lemur island. The Café is also a brilliant place for a tasty homemade cake, with relaxed sofa areas to enjoy your treat. 

As one of Cornwall’s biggest charities they receive no additional government funding and rely on the support of visitors in order to finance conservation projects – both at home and abroad.
 
"We are proud of our success with conservation breeding programmes. Our past successes include squirrel monkey babies, ring-tailed and crowned lemur babies, lynx kittens, Sulawesi crested black macaques and golden bishop chicks"
 
Gift Aid admission - Entry prices (as of April 2019)
  • Adult (16+) £15.95*
  • Child (3-15 years) £12.00*
  • Child under 3 years Free
  • Senior citizen & student £13.60* 
  • Saver Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £49.95*
 
Blog Credit - Visit Cornwall
 

Poldark's Perranporth

Published on 10/09/2019 15:43

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

If you are a keen fan of Poldark and have spent hours either reading the magical books or watching the addictive series, then why not explore all the locations and settings while you are in our magical county. 

Poldark’s Perranporth


The fifth and final series of the hugely popular TV series Poldark will air later this year, once again showcasing the rugged beauty of Cornwall as a spectacular backdrop to the legendary saga.
Based on the original novels by Perranporth resident Winston Graham, the well-loved drama has the nation transfixed with the adventures and exploits of dark and daring romantic hero Ross Poldark and his impulsive flame haired wife Demelza. And the Cornish landscape gets almost as much attention as Poldark’s physique, as characters gallop their horses across wide windswept moors and beautiful beaches.

Short Walk of Poldark’s Perranporth 1.5 hours


Start at: The beach car park, Perranporth.
Turn right onto the beach, walk past the Watering Hole and surf club and up the steps into the dunes. The memorial bench dedicated to Winston Graham on the site of his rented bungalow above Flat Rocks can be found just a few metres along the path from the top of the steps.


After taking in the view from the bench, retrace your steps back down to the beach. Immediately after the Watering Hole turn left and leave the beach over the little metal bridge by the Sand Bay holiday homes.
When you reach the road turn right and cross the road when you can (pass Virginia House on your left). Turn left at the roundabout and at the Coop cross the road again to head down Wheal Leisure (pass Duchy Holidays’ office) to walk the area of the ancient mine.


Walk the length of Wheal Leisure and at the T-junction turn left up Liskey Hill, over the old railway bridge and turn into St Michael’s Road, the fourth turning on the right. 500 metres down St Michael’s Road there’s a row of terraced houses on the right called Nampara Row (including holiday home Nampara Row 4) which stand on the site of Winston Graham’s old home Nampara Lodge.


Continue down to the end of St Michael’s Road and turn right at the T-junction along Boscawen Road, past the boating lake on your left, to rejoin the high street.

Long Walk of Poldark’s Perranporth 2.5 hours (4 hours with short walk)


Start at: Follow the walk above.
When you re-join the high street, turn left opposite Co-op and the Post Office to head down to the beachfront again. At the promenade turn left up Cliff Road behind The Seiners pub. Pass Duchy properties Cliff Nook, Seascape and Casa Nizz as you continue to the top of the cliff and the sun dial. Walk along the road with the car park on your left and the sea on the right and follow the road up to the left to the side of Droskyn Castle. Droskyn Castle used to be a hotel and is where Winston Graham met his wife at a dance. Turn right to walk behind Droskyn Castle along to the Youth Hostel.

At the Youth Hostel turn left and follow the South West Coast Path to St Agnes.
This beautiful walk offers stunning views along the coast path and passes through Blue Hills, a valley where tin has been produced for centuries by tin streamers working the sands on the beaches. Tin ore is cast up from the ocean floor and the Blue Hills tin streamers carry on the old traditions of extracting this tin. Past Blue Hills take the coast path up the cliff again for the final section to St Agnes before descending into Trevaunance Cove for well-earned refreshment at The Driftwood Spars!


For those staying in Perranporth, you can catch a number 87 bus or a taxi back from St Agnes. Or for those staying in St Agnes (we have several lovely properties including Gargoyle Cottage and Heritage Cottage), consider doing this walk from the opposite direction. Or explore the other side of St Agnes, walking through the village and along the coast road to St Agnes Head, St Agnes Beacon, the iconic engine house of Wheal Coates and down the coast path to Chapel Porth beach and café.

Romantic Autumn Breaks

Published on 02/09/2019 12:07

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This Autumn enjoy a relaxing and romantic break in Cornwall with our guide to the top things to do with your loved one. 

Romantic Autumn walks 

What could be more romantic than a stroll through Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes with the rustle and crunch of autumn leaves beneath your feet, arm in arm exploring woodlands and countryside? Experience the diversity of the South West Coast Path with its breathtaking views, or you can enjoy woodland walks alongside rivers or within the gardens and parkland at picturesque historic houses. Find more romantic walks here. 

Dine at cosy pubs

After a busy day of exploring you can’t beat a cosy night in the local pub. There's nothing more romantic than a nice meal sat next to a log fire with maybe a bottle of something bubbly. There are any number of charming pubs with award winning reputations in Cornwall to choose from.  Whether its traditonal local produce or something a bit more fancy, you don't need to wait until Valentine's Day for that romantic night out. Find a pub to visit here.

Explore scenic villages and nearby towns

Autumn is a really romantic time of year to visit Cornwall. So enjoy the atmosphere and get all loved up as you stroll around the narrow streets of a quaint town or small fishing village. On the Lizard Peninsula, visit picturesque Porthleven and explore the harbour with its restaurants and pubs, or in South East Cornwall walk through the unpoilt village of Polperro beloved by artists over the years.  

Relax at an award-winning spa

Relax and refresh from the stresses of everyday life at one of the many award-winning spas in Cornwall. Enjoy sea views from cliff top spas as you unwind and reconnect during your stay. Escape as a couple and enjoy some serious pampering along with making full use of the facilities from swimming pools to hot tubs and saunas to relaxation rooms. Discover the spas available for your break here.

Watch the sunset or stargaze in Cornwall

Nothing quite beats the romance of watching the sunset, and in Cornwall there are a number of stunning spots to see the last glimpse of the golden sky for the day as the stars begin to come up to twinkle above you. One of the brilliant places to watch the sunset is the coastline west of St Agnes where the magnificent 360 views offers an idyllic location to enjoy the sunset, with the ruined engine houses of Wheal Coates adding interest to your photographs. If you want to stargaze, head for Bodmin Moor, which has  International Dark Sky status, meaning there is no artificial light nearby to spoil your view of the night sky. You can also watch the sun setting across the water on one of the spectacular beaches along the north Cornish coast including PerranporthSennen Cove and Watergate Bay (pictured above). 

Try something different

How about kayaking up Frenchman's Creek on the Helford as the leaves fall all around you? or running through the woods at Lanhydrock on a Saturday morning Parkrun? And there's never a better time to eat oysters, so head down to Falmouth in October.

Visit Cornwall this autumn and you'll not only fall in love with our beautiful scenery but you'll fall in love with each other all over again! 

For accommodation for your Autumn break, take a look at Duchy Holidays Special Offers

Blog Credit: Visit Cornwall 

Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon 2019

Published on 26/08/2019 12:24

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club are proud to host the 32nd Perranporth Extreme Surf Triathlon. Recognised as one of the UK's oldest and toughest Triathlon's.

Sunday 1st September Race starts at 9:30am 

"Extreme is definitely our middle name! And we certainly do it with style here in Perranporth. Why not really challenge yourself in 2019 amidst the beautiful Cornish landscape?

You start en-masse with a 1.5km cheeky surf swim off Perranporth's glorious beach. Then we test your legs with a 38km hilly and arduous bike leg up out of town and back three times, through tin mining country. Finally, you will face a 7.5km run along soft unforgiving sand and over granite cliffs to the very end of the beach and back, finishing on the village green in the heart of Perranporth.

We are pleased to welcome our new headline sponsor: Haven Holidays who are our recommended accommodation suppliers. Cycle Logic/GIANT and SNUGG, our official bike and wetsuit sponsors will have stalls for you to peruse the latest Triathlon gear.

The event supports Perranporth Surf Life Saving Club and members young and old come together with the community, local businesses, provide support and safety cover for the whole race day. You will truly feel the amazing vibe this brings to the whole event and it is something which brings back competitors year after year.

The question is....are you tough enough?

Follow us on Facebook for up to date event information or bookmark our website where you can check out who has entered, enter online, check out photos and read our archives of past Perranporth Extreme Triathlon races.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line!"

Credit: Perranporth Surf Triathlon

Coastal Path Walking

Published on 19/08/2019 11:57

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

 

There's is nothing more rejuvenating then a peaceful coastpath walk on a sunny day.

The 630 mile South West Coast Path is the longest stretch of coastal path in England. With its rugged cliffs, tin mines, heritage sites, diverse wildlife, interesting geology and spectacular scenery, it offers a wonderful way to explore the stunning coastline surrounding Perranporth and the local areas.

HEADING SOUTH FROM PERRANPORTH

To access the South West Coast Path from Perranporth heading south, walk up Cliff Road behind The Seiners pub. At the top of the hill pause for a moment at the sundial to take in the glorious view of Perranporth beach before continuing up, behind Droskyn Castle, to the Youth Hostel where the Coast Path can be picked up towards St Agnes.

To St Agnes
3.6 miles

A stunning walk along the cliff top, the coast path then descends down into picturesque and sheltered Trevaunance Cove with its clear water, rock pools to explore and great waves to surf. A pub, restaurant, café and gallery are all near the beachfront. A 15-minute walk up through the valley leads to the vibrant village of St Agnes with numerous pubs, eateries and independent shops.

To Chapel Porth
6.9 miles

A beautiful walk through St Agnes and up to the top of St Agnes Beacon, which offers outstanding views across coast and countryside. Hike to the striking remains of Wheal Coates engine house, perched on the edge of the cliff, and descend to the lovely little cove of Chapel Porth.

 

HEADING NORTH FROM PERRANPORTH

To access the South West Coast Path heading north, walk along Perranporth Beach past the Watering Hole pub. Climb the steps up into the dunes and pick up the coast path to Holywell Bay. 

To Holywell Bay
4.5 miles

A glorious beach, Holywell Bay boasts impressive sand dunes, a shallow river, the striking Gull Rocks, and an old ship wreck that can be seen at low tide.  Just a few minutes’ walk from the beach is the small village of Holywell which offers a couple of cosy pubs with great beer gardens for the summer and warming open fires for winter walkers.

To Crantock
8.5 miles

A wide spectacular beach with golden sands, towering sand dunes, Atlantic surf and the protected Gannel Estuary. At low tide the sandy river bed of the Gannel is a great place to explore rock pools, wooded inlets and creeks. A further five minutes up the road the picturesque village of Crantock has a small general store, coffee shop and a couple of quaint pubs for food and refreshments.

To Newquay
12.5 miles

This bustling, lively coastal town offers an abundance of pubs, restaurants, shops, numerous superb beaches, rugged headlands, working harbour and world-renowned surf.

 

 

 

Earth's Story At The Eden Project

Published on 12/08/2019 14:22

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Meet our lifelike mountain gorilla in the Eden Field Base Shopping at Eden and listen to his incredible story of hope and survival. Hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever, and be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.

Get up close to the skeleton of a gigantic ice-age mammoth in the Cave of Lost Giants and explore a thousand years of Wild Britain’s remarkable landscape. See the forgotten animals that once roamed freely and discover some that are making a comeback.

Take on our Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.

Crawl, play and climb through tunnels and nets to see the world from a new perspective in our Mini Beast Mansion and come face to face with a giant armadillo in our all-new immersive VR Experience.*

To get full chapter and verse on Earth Story, visit edenproject.com/earth-story

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Reduced rate entry tickets available from our visitor centre in Perranporth.

*Additional cost applies.

 

Free family fun in Cornwall

Published on 05/08/2019 14:42

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

Swim in the Sea Water Pool
On Perranporth beach, walk around the back of Chapel Rock to find an open air pool which fills with seawater at high tide and is warmed by the sun during the day. Great for adventurous kids! Keep an eye on the tide as Chapel Rock is cut off as the tide comes in.

Picnic in the sand dunes
Whether you’re in shorts and flip flops or wrapped in scarves and coats, as long as the weather’s dry, you can’t beat a seaside picnic! Find a sheltered spot in the sand dunes, get the sandwiches out, and sit back to enjoy the view while the children run, jump and explore. 

Build sandcastles
From single bucket castles to elaborate sand creations, children will love to build sandcastles, dig moats, collect seawater and search for shells and seaweed decorations. Hours of fun on the biggest playground around!

Wildlife adventures in the sand dunes
Perran sand dunes is the largest dune system in Cornwall and the highest in Britain, and home to many forms of wildlife. Take a scenic walk along the dunes to see what you can spot: look out for the silver studded blue butterfly, rabbits and ground-nesting skylarks. And after dark in the summer glow worms can be seen shining in the dunes too. 

Feed the ducks
Perranporth’s boating lake hires row boats in the summer, but if you’re after free activities, it’s still worth a visit to appreciate the lovely flower beds, mature palms, space for the kids to race about, and feed the many ducks who live here.

Explore rockpools at Trevaunance Cove
St Agnes’ main beach is a fantastic place to investigate and explore rockpools. Observe anemones flowering under the water, mussels and limpets on the rocks, and take a bucket and net for a closer look at your finds which could include crabs, different types of seaweed, and small fish. 

Climb St Agnes Beacon
Park at the bottom of the Beacon near the road to Chapel Porth beach and hike up the hill through beautiful gorse and heather to reach the summit. The view from the top is impressive, taking in a panorama from Newquay all the way round to St Ives. For a longer walk, head back down to the remains of Wheal Coates engine house and along the coast path to Chapel Porth for a paddle. 

Seal spotting at Newquay Harbour
Wild grey seals are often seen at Newquay Harbour, basking in the sun, or following returning fishing boats. Watch out for their heads bobbing above the water in the deeper parts of the harbour.

Play in the parks at Trenance Gardens 
Free play parks with swings and slides, plus Cornwall’s biggest wooden outdoor skate park, makes Trenance Gardens worth a visit for active kids (bring your own skateboard). In addition, there are rose bushes, colourful flower displays and mature trees in this tranquil public space. A charming tea room dates from the 1800s and a boating lake with striking swan sculpture attracts a lot of wild water birds including cormorants, coots, moorhens and swans.

Blog Credit: Duchy Holidays

Eden Project Earth Story

Published on 22/07/2019 11:00

by Liz Braiden (comments: 0)

This summer at Eden take a journey into earth’s astonishing past, precarious present day and a future that’s ours to make.

Meet the lifelike mountain gorilla in the Eden Field Base Shopping at Eden and listen to his incredible story of hope and survival. Hear about the plants and animals on the brink of being lost forever, and be inspired by people and projects from around the world that are working to save them.

Get up close to the skeleton of a gigantic ice-age mammoth in the Cave of Lost Giants and explore a thousand years of Wild Britain’s remarkable landscape. See the forgotten animals that once roamed freely and discover some that are making a comeback.

Take on our Ocean Clean challenge to uncover what might be lurking in its hidden depths, follow a trail to discover weird and wonderful flora and fauna from across the globe, and join the Eden storytellers for a trip to a very unusual Library.

Crawl, play and climb through tunnels and nets to see the world from a new perspective in our Mini Beast Mansion and come face to face with a giant armadillo in our all-new immersive VR Experience.*

To get full chapter and verse on Earth Story, visit edenproject.com/earth-story

*Additional cost applies.

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