Stick Man, the popular children's story created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, will be coming to the Eden Project this half-term (February 13-21) to help people discover new survival skills. Visitors to the Eden Project will be able to relive Stick Man's heart-warming and epic journey to reunite with his Stick Lady Love and stick children three in their family tree. Stick Man comes to Eden shortly after the film adaptation of his book, starring the vocal talents of Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville and Jennifer Saunders, premiered on BBC One on Christmas Day.
Visitors can take a trip around Eden, based on Stick Man's adventures and also experience the family tree, which will be lovingly recreated in the centre of the Eden site.
Here, visitors can meet Stick Man himself, play a game of pooh sticks and take part in Stick Man-themed craft workshops.
They will also have the opportunity to watch the Stick Man film.
The survival theme is continued with regular shows from TV naturalist Crocodile Joe, who will be bringing a menacing menagerie including pythons, tarantulas, scorpions, skinks and more, giving three demonstrations a day including the chance for visitors to have encounters with the animals.
Cornwall-based Badger Forest School will also be running workshops throughout the week, teaching visitors a variety of bush-craft skills, such as fire-making, shelter-building and other survival activities.
Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “We really love Stick Man, and it's great to welcome him to Eden for February half-term. Eden is going to capture the exciting spirit of the story and give our visitors the chance to explore a full-sized version of Stick Man's family tree.
“Our survival skills workshops and Crocodile Joe's mini-beasts will hopefully help anyone who gets into any Stick Man-style scrapes too!”