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Eden project admission for £5.00 for the whole year

£5.00 @ Eden Project
If you live in Cornwall adults can pay £5 before 9th March 2008 and get in FREE for the rest of the year! Normal adult admission costs £14 per visit! You have to prove you live in Cornwall, with id… Read More
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If you live in Cornwall adults can pay £5 before 9th March 2008 and get in FREE for the rest of the year! Normal adult admission costs £14 per visit!

You have to prove you live in Cornwall, with identification and your address to get this offer (driving licence etc?
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#1
Never been. Is it worth going?
#2
It's excellent - if you like that sort of thing, obviously far better if you live in Cornwall
#3
Excellent deal - just wish I lived down there and could go more often!

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Be good, Dio :thumbsup:
#4
fulyue
Never been. Is it worth going?


It's awful. Lots of walking to get to anything. Lots of queuing (not affected by this deal). Followed by the magical mystery tour if you use SatNav when you leave.

It's a toffs garden centre. I've never been so bored.
#5
Well worth a visit but unless you are a plant enthusiast you might not want to go often. We went last year & paid an extra pound to have our tickets extended for a whole year but didn't go a second time.
#6
Deal also applies to people living in Devon. :)
#7
Good find! It's only an hour & half from me and I've never been, gonna go now though. Thanx
#8
about time theres a deal for cornish people , we never get looked after just the tourists who seem to get the offers ,
#9
this is disgraceful, this was funded by lottery money provided by all of us, there would be an outcry if londoners were allowed into the olympics at discounted prices
#10
I have been quite a few times the kids love it! My mum lives in Cornwall, at Christmas time (I think it was first week of school hols) we visited and it was free to get in and this £5 for the year was open to all. So I live in Bristol and paid £5 for an all year ticket.
It maybe worth checking the website to see if this offer is on again at anytime.
It is not really a 'toffs' garden, it is quite a fascinating concept and if you go with an open mind there is lots to see and do. There is lots of fun and facts for kids and if the weather is good then there is lots of space to play.
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brigadoon
this is disgraceful, this was funded by lottery money provided by all of us, there would be an outcry if londoners were allowed into the olympics at discounted prices


hmm...interesting argument. But if this brings in extra revenue for what is essentially an educational 'theme' park then surely it's ok? It's not just ticket sales that do that; coffee, gifts, lunch etc., and now that it is no longer a new attraction, they are unlikely to attract huge numbers of locals otherwise. And finally, have a heart! The fine people of that region have to suffer fools like me visiting their coastal areas every year - for that they deserve a break! :thumbsup: (p.s. disgraceful is also a bit OTT!)
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Liddle ol' me
hmm...interesting argument. But if this brings in extra revenue for what is essentially an educational 'theme' park then surely it's ok? It's not just ticket sales that do that; coffee, gifts, lunch etc., and now that it is no longer a new attraction, they are unlikely to attract huge numbers of locals otherwise. And finally, have a heart! The fine people of that region have to suffer fools like me visiting their coastal areas every year - for that they deserve a break! :thumbsup: (p.s. disgraceful is also a bit OTT!)

Wholeheartedly agree. The project needs to keep running, and out of season the visitors drop off naturally, there is also (obviously) less exciting garden visuals in the winter and if the weather is poor, then there is not so much to see. They have to encourage people to return.
BTW the food is absolutely awful, in all areas, so take your own!
At christmas they had story telling, regular different choral evenings, ice skating, allsorts, in order to encourage people to attend, which will obviously be the locals on a very regular basis, they have to offer some ongoing reduced offer. The olympics does not run every year, all year and is a gross waste of money, this project has to find ways off bringing people in and if you wanted to go each week to hear the choirs (not me personally!! But my mother) then you could not afford to keep paying the entrance fee.
So that argument is ridiculous and not properly thought out.
#13
:thumbsup: p.s. voted hot and rep given - Nice first post cayman!
#14
Interesting range of prejudices here - I live near to the Eden Project and am a regular visitor. As for the comment about 'disgraceful' use of lottery funding - actually this is ludicrous. It's the *only* successful Millennium commission project and was one of the least financially supported. You Londoners stitched up your dome offering quite convincingly - we're proud of our success story and hope it goes from strength to strength as it brings enormous rewards to the county in both profile and economic regeneration.

As for the 'Toffs Garden' comment, that's not what my kids say about the winter skating rink and fantastic activities run by the Eden staff, including den-building and even a zip wire! It's designed to be accessible by all and they deliberately avoid the pernickety labels all over everything that the likes of Kew do.

The food is brilliant too - it's nearly all locally sourced and made from fresh, quality ingredients.

This is not a theme park, by the way, it's an educational charity which could have a very real impact on the way you think. If you want a 'Toff's Garden' Cornwall has plenty - top class NT offerings such as Trelissick and lots of others - try them, they're very good too.

Go to Eden - you won't regret it, and except for a few days in the peak of summer, are unlikely to be faced with much of a queue for anything, largely because the place is so big (which will, for some mean a bit of a walk - but hey, that's what legs are for... exercise is very good for you.)
#15
flaxdoctor
Interesting range of prejudices here [...]


and you have added some of your own to the list! :p
#16
If you like garden centres.....,your laughing!!!! I have never been so bored in my entire life! Kids were ready to leave after an hour it was that bad, packed over priced and over rated. It is literally a garden centre with a few bits for the kids to fiddle with.
Stay home and stick pins in your eyes!
#17
Ha ha, a healthy debate! Firstly if it is really busy, then it is a nightmare, also if it is raining (but eden do publicise that if the weather is very bad, then it is not the place to be)
It has fascinating gardens, including the tropical biomes, which show kids (and adults) where certain food items come from and how they grow. Surely all kids are interested in the world around them? If you go expecting a theme park you will be disappointed, however if you go expecting an interesting garden, you will not.:whistling::whistling:
The food is not very good, I have eaten in all the restaurants and were really disappointed. Also the staff on the winter break, in the restaurants, were rubbish. They did several bills wrong and were not keen or helpful, saying that we visited in the winter in the evenings, which was fab with all the lights, and the biomes were not styffling hot, but maybe the restaurant staff were not to keen to be there.
I know the food is sourced locally (a reason we ate there) but it was overpriced for what was served.

The only other downside is at the entrance, it is very slow to get in, and queues can be long. My eldest has special needs and cannot wait well and displays anti-social/difficult behaviour in public. They have never made this process easier and it has been very difficult for us, we have also tried to pay and usher him through into the project quickly-they were not helpful, even seeing the distress and insisted our child stuck a sticker on his top, despite him obviously not coping and us trying not to draw more attention to his difficulties. This has resulted in several scenes at the entrance which makes other poeple stare and makes the problems worse.

Other than that it is a good day out!
#18
i live in st austell, home of the big greenhouse. Personally im all for baracading the tamar bridge. Its nice and quiet right now but soon as the sun shines the emmits flood in!

OK im a fair man, maybe if we have say, one year on, one year off. No emmits this year, come back next summer type thing.

Or have local only beaches, leave all the tourists to go to porthemmit!

Martial law this year folks !:pirate:
#19
Went a few years ago, and I think that for the price this is a bargain.

The tropical dome is the best, of course, but the entire place is great for anyone who enjoys things like this. I think they've opened another dome recently?

It's well worth going, and if you don't like it, you're out a fiver and the other half would have enjoyed it anyway so it's brownie points.
#20
Normal admission is £14 a time.

So a year for £5 is a deal and a half!
(whatever the arguments are over how it was funded! and what it is)
#21
Oh and if you are jealous of those living nearby - how about showing their offer to a park / scheme / whatever near you? The worst they can say is no ! If you dont ask you dont get :)
#22
flaxdoctor
Interesting range of prejudices here - I live near to the Eden Project and am a regular visitor. As for the comment about 'disgraceful' use of lottery funding - actually this is ludicrous. It's the *only* successful Millennium commission project and was one of the least financially supported. You Londoners stitched up your dome offering quite convincingly - we're proud of our success story and hope it goes from strength to strength as it brings enormous rewards to the county in both profile and economic regeneration.

As for the 'Toffs Garden' comment, that's not what my kids say about the winter skating rink and fantastic activities run by the Eden staff, including den-building and even a zip wire! It's designed to be accessible by all and they deliberately avoid the pernickety labels all over everything that the likes of Kew do.

The food is brilliant too - it's nearly all locally sourced and made from fresh, quality ingredients.

This is not a theme park, by the way, it's an educational charity which could have a very real impact on the way you think. If you want a 'Toff's Garden' Cornwall has plenty - top class NT offerings such as Trelissick and lots of others - try them, they're very good too.

Go to Eden - you won't regret it, and except for a few days in the peak of summer, are unlikely to be faced with much of a queue for anything, largely because the place is so big (which will, for some mean a bit of a walk - but hey, that's what legs are for... exercise is very good for you.)


Whilst I agree with a lot of your sentiments, I think your comment about The Eden Project being the only successful Millenium Commission Project is a bit harsh. Admittedly, the biggest and most expensive project was a bit of a disaster (The Dome), but there are plenty of other projects that are really very good. I think it would be hard to say for instance that the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff has flopped, and I've personally been to Magna in Rotherham, which I thought was excellent, and "Our Dynamic Earth" in Edinburgh is also well worth a visit. As it must be said is The Eden Project.

Those people who object saying that the Eden Project is just a big garden centre, surely you just wouldn't be interested in going! I found it to be pretty much what I was expecting it to be. If you don't have any interest in plants - don't bother going!
#23
cornish
i live in st austell, home of the big greenhouse. Personally im all for baracading the tamar bridge. Its nice and quiet right now but soon as the sun shines the emmits flood in!

OK im a fair man, maybe if we have say, one year on, one year off. No emmits this year, come back next summer type thing.

Or have local only beaches, leave all the tourists to go to porthemmit!

Martial law this year folks !:pirate:


I couldn't agree more with baracading the Tamar bridge, it would keep you lot out of our side!:p
Seriously though, it's about time the ordinary people of the west country got something, if only the National Marine Aquarium would do something similar.
#24
Been down there a few times from home in N.Cornwall and although I'm a biologist and a garden fanatic, I've not enjoyed it any of the times - too designed for what Smit (spelling?)and his guys think that tourists want. I hate the 'new age' art and rhymes/poetry. Give me R.H.S. Rosemoor, in N. Devon any day of the week.
Still a good deal, though.
#25
chesso
Been down there a few times from home in N.Cornwall and although I'm a biologist and a garden fanatic, I've not enjoyed it any of the times - too designed for what Smit (spelling?)and his guys think that tourists want. I hate the 'new age' art and rhymes/poetry. Give me R.H.S. Rosemoor, in N. Devon any day of the week.
Still a good deal, though.


Quite agree! Rosemoor is lovely! Took the kids twice this week, and every holiday. For them, the special days they host are fantastic. The gardens are beautiful and huge. Really lovely. Very different day out to Eden!
#26
savagevixen
Quite agree! Rosemoor is lovely! Took the kids twice this week, and every holiday. For them, the special days they host are fantastic. The gardens are beautiful and huge. Really lovely. Very different day out to Eden!


Mind you we'll have to play it down a bit sometime later - or everyone else will turn up!! So glad that your kids love it - great experiences for them to have.:thumbsup:
#27
Good offer, thanks for bringing it to our attention.

I've lived in Cornwall all my life, & have yet to visit the Eden Project, as I've always seen it as being too expensive, so it's nice to see they're giving us locals a break for once. Especially since the living costs in Cornwall are drastically higher than anywhere else in the UK, due to 2nd home buying & such.

For all you people moaning about it being boring etc, well there's a little thing called "freedom of choice" you should put into practice. If you don't like it, don't go. Simple.

And for the Cornish folks here, just remember. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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