The Eden Project is once again encouraging communities to get together and host a Big Lunch in their road or village this June.

Taking place on the weekend of the 1-2 June, the Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. It is a simple idea – that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh.

Every year, over 6 million people take to their streets, gardens and neighbourhoods to join in for a few hours of community, friendship and fun.

It doesn’t even have to be a lunch – it can be a cream tea, just a hot drink or if it’s difficult for your neighbours to attend a day time event, it could be in the evening, a Lunar Lunch.


If you’re interested in hosting a Big Lunch, you can order your free pack here.


Lots of information on planning, insurance and road closures along with recipes and ideas can be found here.

Find out more and watch a short video about the Big Lunch on the Eden Project website.


Please note, the Eden Project will be closed on 2 June to encourage people to take part in the Big Lunch.