Last Sunday evening my parents, my friend Jess, and I headed down to The Eden Project to take a look at their Enchanted Rainforest. Jess actually works at The Eden Project so it was like having our own little guided tour but I definitely recommend going even if you don't have your own Jessifer to tour you around. These pictures totally don't do justice to how cool it is to see snow falling down in the rainforest biome and all of the beautiful little touches they've put into the Enchanted Rainforest, but that's not going to stop me from trying.
A little shot of my outfit in my parents' full length mirror from before we left for The Eden Project and a bonus shot of my feet, which were still covered in faux snow for some time after we left the rainforest biome. As you can see, I was already full steam ahead on channeling that Christmas spirit with my outfit. What you can't see is that my Christmas tree hat actually lights up like a Christmas tree. Ho ho ho.
Before we headed into the Enchanted Rainforest we stopped off at The Eden Project ice rink for a delicious hot chocolate and to wait for it to get a little darker outside so that we could fully appreciate the vibe of the Enchanted Rainforest.
There's Jess looking away from the camera after I asked her to so that I could pretend this was an artistic candid shot.
We also met some lovely reindeers who are hanging out at The Eden Project for the festive season!
Then, when the sun finally went down, we headed into the Enchanted Rainforest.
I won't give away too much about what you'll find in the Enchanted Rainforest because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who is planning on going down there this year! I will tell you however that the story involves time travellers and there are a few different places of performance and interaction. One of the most beautiful parts was this walkway. The idea is that you should write down the name of someone you'll miss this Christmas on a label and tie the label onto one of these ropes, so the whole thing is covered in names. Which I think is pretty lovely.
We also got to make snowflakes out of pipe cleaners and hang them on some of the plants. Dad reckoned my snowflake looked more like a spider web.
He's probably right.
If you're in Cornwall over the festive period I highly recommend the Enchanted Rainforest. We all really enjoyed it and it definitely got me kickstarted into the festive mood (not that I need much help with that...) You can find more information about dates and times for the Enchanted Rainforest on The Eden Project's website.