Quingo Accessible Days Out: The Eden Project

Here at Quingo Scooters we love finding brand new places for an exciting, interesting and accessible day out! Today we’re heading to Cornwall, to the Eden Project.


The Eden Project

Described by some as the eighth wonder of the world, The Eden Project is an exciting and inspiring playground where you can explore our relationship with nature.

The complex is made of two big enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species. Eden’s Rainforest Biome is home to the largest rainforest in captivity. Additionally the Mediterranean Biome, with its many aromatic plants, is a definitely experience for the senses. Inside these two biomes are plants that are collected from many diverse climates and environments.

The Eden Project also has an outside botanical garden, which is home to many plants and wildlife native to Cornwall and the UK in general. These plants provide an important and interesting backstory, for example, some have a prehistoric heritage.


What’s on?

There are many exciting things happening at The Eden Project depending on when you choose to visit, but here’s a few things going on at the moment.

Dinosaur Uprising – Running from 23rd July until the 4th September, this exhibition enables you to uncover fascinating facts about land-roaming giants, monsters from the deep and ancient creatures of the skies. You can come face to face with some life-size moving dinosaurs and marvel at their monstrous features. This is great for the whole family.

Festival of Food – This runs from the 9th-11th September, and can’t be missed for the foodies out there! The line-up of includes demos by famous chefs, such as Phil Vickery and John Whaite. There is the chance to sample delicious food and drink from local and regional producers including Knightor Wine, Buttermilk and The Wonky Kitchen. There are different chef demonstrations on different days, so be sure to check the website for scheduled events to make sure you catch the right one!

Storytelling – This runs every day in high season at 12pm and 2pm. Fascinating tales are told by The Eden Project’s wonderful storytellers in the lovely surroundings of the Citrus Grove inside the Mediterranean Biome. The tales range from local Cornish folk stories to fables about rainforest plants all the way from the amazon. Another great exhibition for the whole family and those that love to hear a good story!


The Eden Project is fully accessible to all. Upon arrival there are shuttle buses that run from the car parks, and a Land Train operates from the Visitor Centre to the base of the pit. These are free and can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Inside The Eden Project there are lifts from the highest point on site to the lowest. All toilets throughout are fully accessible and have dedicated facilities for people with multiple disabilities.

The Eden Project have their own access guide which is great for reference before your visit. In there are recommended routes around the site for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

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