The Eden Project is a surreal, unworldly landscape born in a rather peculiar location. Hiding in a quarry in Cornwall, it's the brainchild of Tim Smit, who had a vision to build the largest captive rainforest in the world. Changing this barren quarry crater forever, the Eden Project, has been quoted as the 8th Wonder of the World, and it might just be one of the most beautiful transformations you might ever witness.
The Eden Project is an all round fabulous place for families to lay eyes on, to soak up facts, to get touchy feelie, and to meet what you eat from around the world. It's also a brilliant rainy day destination.
The Eden Project certainly has the wow factor with views like this from the Rainforest Lookout
Putsborough Sands regular pulls in a catch of best beach awards, the latest being 'Best Beach in the UK by Trip Advisor in 2015 and 2016'.
This is one of our favourite walks since my youngest could manage it solo from the age of 3 or 4. It manages to squeeze in a bit of everything and is varied enough to grip interest entirely round the circuit - a must for my little one where walking can be tough unless it's disguised as a chase, a treasure trail, or a game. Plus it ends on the beach so they forget the walk was ever there by the time they meet the welcoming waves and the sweet taste of ice cream dissolves on their tongues.
Whilst you might want to park and flop on the beach for the day, this walk is short enough to squeeze into the morning to get the heart pumping whilst walking the dog or a good one when the sky is moody, charcoal with impending rain (we always end up at the beach cafe which is a fab place to shelter from storms).
The Family Freestylers are us - the Nixon family, who relish travel adventures both near & far