It’s hotting up for Noel as Deal or No Deal comes to the Eden Project

Posted on Friday 9th December, 2016

Itâs hotting up for Noel as Deal or No Deal comes to the Eden Project

The heat is on for game show contestants when the hit Channel 4 show Deal or No Deal features the Eden Project on Tuesday (December 13) as part of a national tour.

After nearly 3,000 shows recorded over 11 years in the studio, the Banker decided to take the programme and host Noel Edmonds on the road and while travelling they spent a hectic day at the home of the famous Biomes in Cornwall.

Noel said he found filming in the Mediterranean Biome hot and challenging: “I’ve never, ever walked so far while making a show. We had the player’s friends and family scattered all over the Biome – we were running upstairs and going behind palm trees and doing all sorts. The whole thing was great fun.”

Deal or No Deal launched on Channel 4 in 2005 and became a big hit, landing a number of awards. The infamous phone, 22 red boxes and The Banker bring the show out of the studio and physically to the audience as the contestant plays on location in the Eden Project for a jackpot of £250,000.

Noel said: “These shows are some of the most ambitious ever attempted on television - the sky has quite literally been the limit for this incredibly special series. It has been an absolute joy and honour to meet Deal’s loyal fans whilst out on the road at this hugely exciting time and I can’t wait for our loyal audience to see them on screen.”

Deal or No Deal on Tour (at the Eden Project) will be shown on Channel 4 at 4pm on Tuesday December 13th.

Christmas activities at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Posted on Monday 5th December, 2016

Christmas activities at Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

Winter Warmer Offer

Full Guided Tour & Cornish Cream Tea for Two People – Normally £41.50 – Save £10 / 24% off – Winter Warmer Deal £31.50 for two people – Quote WW17/2 to redeem this offer

Full Guided Tour & Cornish Cream Tea for Four People – Normally £83.00 – Save £25 / 30% off – Winter Warmer Deal £58.00 for four people – Quote WW17/4 to redeem this offer

Tours at 10:00 or 12:00 or 14:00 

Excludes 25th & 26th December 2016    

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The Spirt of Cornwal

‘Spirt of Cornwall’ whiskey and cider tour launched

Taste England’s oldest whiskey in a unique distillery and cellar experience this winter.

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and unique aromas of a traditional distillery and gain a new-found understanding of the craftsmanship that goes into making England’s oldest whiskey, made right here in Cornwall.

The new ‘Spirt of Cornwall’ whiskey and cider tour at Healey’s Cyder Farm near Newquay is running for three weeks during the lead-up to Christmas, running from November 28 through to December 19.

The tour includes exclusive tasting of Healeys very own 3 and 10 year old brandy and England’s oldest whiskey which the family still produce in collaboration with St Austell Brewery.

Visitors will also get a tasting tutorial by one of the tour guides who will introduce the group to the 23 different ciders, wines and juices produced on the farm.

The tour will run exclusively from November 28 – December 19, and will cost £39 per person. To book call 01872 573356 or email and for more information, visit

Christmas Trees

We have seasonally swapped our apple trees for Christmas Trees available for sale at the farm, starting from £25.




Have yourself a very Victorian Christmas at Lanhydrock

Posted on Wednesday 30th November, 2016

Have yourself a very Victorian Christmas at Lanhydrock

This December you can step back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas at Lanhydrock. The Victorian Agar-Robartes family spent every winter at Lanhydrock, so the National Trust team have transformed the house to show the family and their staff preparing for Christmas day.

The Victorians revived old traditions of decorating homes with greenery and singing carols. They invented new ones, like crackers, decorating a Christmas tree and sending Christmas cards. You’ll find all these traditions and more celebrated inside Lanhydrock house, which has been beautifully decorated and atmospherically lit for the festive season.

The kitchens are filled with atmosphere and activity. Puddings, mince pies and decorations are being made, and Christmas boxes are put together here, filled with food and gifts for the tenants and workers on the estate.

In the bedrooms you’ll see that even Lady Robartes struggled with the timeless problem of ‘what-to-wear’, and the halls and dining room show the splendour of Christmas entertaining, with towering trees and festive decorations.

The magic isn’t confined to the house, as there’s plenty of sparkle outside too. Baubles, popularised by the Victorians, are used in the garden to brighten bare trees and fill flower beds with the colours of the roses that bloom here in the summer.

Children can let off steam following a new Christmas trail in the garden and Father Christmas will be flying in too, meeting children in the morning room in the house.

“We’ve transformed selected rooms in the house to create an upstairs, downstairs Victorian Christmas, with hustle and bustle downstairs in the kitchens and the results of all this hard work is shown in the beautifully decorated family rooms.”, says Visitor Experience Manager, Richard Levy.

There are plenty of beautiful places for a stroll in the garden and the estate is the perfect setting for winter walks and bike rides. There’s festive food waiting to warm you up in the cafes and restaurant, and there are some wonderful gifts in our shop in the old music room. 

Lanhydrock is open 1 December 2016 – 2nd January 2017, 11am – 4pm, every day except Christmas Day. Selected rooms are open in the house and a reduced winter admission fee applies, while members are free.

Father Christmas is here from 17-24 December, £5 per child. Pre-booking is essential for Father Christmas visits, and tickets can be bought through our website or by calling 0344 249 1895.

Visit or call 01208 265950 for more details.

All photographs copyright ©NationalTrust


Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Posted on Friday 25th November, 2016

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

The perfect way to start your family Christmas and make your child’s Christmas extra special, is with a visit to see Santa in his magical grotto at Paradise Park.

Director Alison Hales comments “Santa makes his first appearances on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December from 12noon to 2pm. It is just £4.95 each child and this includes a gift. Plus if you are visiting Santa, you can also claim discount entry to the Park and JungleBarn.”

The full list of dates are, weekends 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th then from 17th right through to the 24th December 2016!

Other dates for playgroups can be arranged. Please call the shop between 10am and 3pm on 01736 751023 to arrange.

The Gift Shop has lots of unusual gift ideas so take advantage of the FREE parking and browse the wonderful array of goodies. Plus gift entry tickets and Season Tickets, which make great Christmas presents, can also be purchased in the shop.

To top it all off you can enjoy tasty turkey and cranberry sauce hot panini rolls, and other snacks and treats, which will be available in the Otter Pool Cafe.


Eden brings together sustainability leaders at Festival of Hope

Posted on Monday 21st November, 2016

Eden brings together sustainability leaders at Festival of Hope

Entrepreneurs, innovators and campaigners are among those who will be sharing the latest in sustainability at the Eden Project’s Festival of Hope on Sunday, November 27.

The Festival of Hope – Inspiring Sustainability will feature talks, music, art and exhibits. Among the speakers will be Eden's Co-founder Tim Smit, Surfers Against Sewage's Hugo Tagholm, Professor Tony Allan, the man behind the ingenious 'virtual water' concept, and inspiring individuals from ethical companies such as the award-winning tea makers Pukka Herbs and outdoors lifestyle retailer Surfdome who sell a skateboard made from recycled fishing nets (see picture).

Eden’s official partner Renault will also be on hand offering a chance to test drive one of their fleet of electric vehicles.

First held last year to mark the start of the climate negotiations in Paris (COP21), the event sets out to prove that a sustainable lifestyle and low-carbon future is one filled with optimism, great designs and clever innovations. 

Visitors will be able to meet those who have made sustainability their business and are driving positive change, for example, the people behind the edible bottle Ooho!, diving gear business Fourth Element making swimwear from recycled fishing nets and Toast Ale who produce ale while addressing the issue of food waste.

Marine conservationists and campaigners will be on hand to help attendees get involved in making a difference, including Fathoms FreeSurfers Against Sewage, 2minute Beach Clean, and Cal Major, the intrepid paddle-boarder from Paddle Against Plastic. 

There will also be a chance to meet Eden's own catalysts of change, from the Big Lunch Extras community programme and the HotHouse business leadership courses. Film-makers and artists will be sharing their work as well, including climate change photographer Ashley Cooper from Global Warming Images and Chouette Films, with a special screening of 'Aghbalou: The source of water'.

For foodies, Eden has invited sustainable harvesters The Cornish Seaweed Company, food and health ambassadors from The Crunch 2016, and Cornish Edible Insects with their incredible selection of crunchy critters.

Amelie Trolle, Eden’s Sustainability Manager, said: “We want to show people that sustainability is driving innovation and that there are lots of people and positive developments out there already making a difference. That gives us hope for the future. The Festival of Hope celebrates this and nudges everyone to get involved in a big or small way and find ways to live a bit more sustainably.”

The Festival of Hope takes place in the Core Building at Eden on Sunday, November 27, from 11am to 6pm. Talks start on the hour every hour from 11am onwards. It is free to attend with a standard Eden admission ticket or Annual or Local Pass and there is no need to register. 

For more information and for the full programme go to


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