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The Big Lunch - an Eden Project

Partnered by

  • Big Lottery Fund - Lottery funded
  • Asda
  • Halifax
  • Streetclub


Playing games at your Big Lunch will be a great way to break the ice and get to know your neighbours. Kids will love the chance to play, and you might even get some of the grumpier grown-ups involved too!

We’ve put together a selection of ideas, ranging from conversation-based games at the table to more boisterous fun in your street, garden or park.

  1. Team games


    Turn your Big Lunch venue into an arena of fun with these team games.

    Find out how
  2. Table games


    Conversation starters, pen and paper games, and coin games to play at your Big Lunch table.

    Read the rules
  3. Building and making


    Building a den or a water course will really pull the neighbourhood together.

    Get stuck in
  4. Why and how to play


    Find out the thinking behind why playing games together is so important.

    Read the theory

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