Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall: The Eden Project – Dinosaurs Unleashed!

This week I have family visiting from over the bridge – the perfect excuse to get out and be a tourist! Yesterday we went to The Eden Project to have a nose around – and check out the dinosaurs! The ones hiding out at Paradise Park at the moment are pretty cool but Eden’s promised to be something else.

I had been to The Eden Project a couple of times before – once with school and again to see Snow Patrol at Eden Sessions – but it had been a good eight years since I’d been there. Besides, I had never been there with a decent camera, and the boyfriend had never been before, so it was a great opportunity to head out with the cameras.

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

As soon as we arrived we were sucked into the story of the lost dinosaur. Of course, the details didn’t sink in until we were wandering around one of the biomes and heard a load of kids screaming – they actually had a dinosaur roaming the site! It was brilliant. My ten-year-old cousin was terrified and the other kids who saw it were a mixture of scared and intrigued.

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

We also queued for over an hour to see The Crater of the Tyrant King. It was reasonably impressive but, considering the queuing time, we didn’t spend that much time checking out the scene. The lost dinosaur, however, was incredible!

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The Eden Project: Dinosaurs Unleashed

The dinosaurs are sticking around until 7 September, so if you haven’t been yet, do pop down. Full info on activities can be found here. Plus, if you buy a ticket you’ll get free entry for a year. Bargain!

As for the rest of the site, it’s still pretty awesome.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

I was quite taken by the artwork and sculptures – even the creepy bunny heads.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

I took every opportunity to get the hang of the different settings on my camera.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The food is great too – you definitely get what you pay for. We ate in the main cafe but when we headed to the Mediterranean biome we discovered another cafe. It looks like it’s worth a return visit.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

If you’re one of those people who thinks ‘oh, plants are boring. Why would I want to go there?’ put your skepticism aside as it’s a genuinely beautiful place and a great day out.

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