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The Big Lunch - an Eden Project

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The Big Lunch takes place annually in June - but you can join in and host one whenever you like. Next year's Big Lunch will take place on Sunday 4th June 2017.

The following pages have lots to help you get started. Whether it’s a few neighbours coming together to share sandwiches in your front gardens, a traditional street party or big community bash, holding a Big Lunch is simple.

The pack contains invites, posters, activity and recipe cards, stickers, seeds and lots of useful planning information plus friendly faces! The download pack has posters, invites, an activity sheet and leaflet ready to edit, save and print at home.

If you live outside the UK and want to take part, request your downloadable pack by emailing

Find posters and invitations to personalise in downloadable resources.

  • Request a Big Lunch pack


    They have posters, invitations, stickers, games and recipe ideas, plus lots more to get you started.

    Request a pack
  • 5 steps to organising a Big Lunch

    People enjoying a Big Lunch on a street

    A useful step-by-step guide to help you plan a Big Lunch or other community based events

    Read the advice
  • Downloadable resources

    Poster that can be customised to publicise Big Lunches

    Find all our 2016 downloadable resources including downloadable posters, invitations and much more!

    See our toolkit
  • FAQs

    Girl with a decorated wooden spoon at a Big Lunch.

    Answers to questions many people ask us about taking part in and planning a Big Lunch.

    See the answers
  • Funding

    Boy with skipping rope at a Big Lunch in Wales

    Big Lunches don't have to be expensive, we have lots of ideas to help you have a memorable but low cost day. If you think a little bit of cash will help your Big Lunch, take a look at the list of funds and grants.

    Find out more
  • Big Lunch Extras

    Big Lunch Extras at the Eden Project

    Had a Big Lunch? Asking ‘What’s next?’ Well, we might have just the thing for you: a chance to come to the Eden Project, to pick up the inspiration, practical skills and the confidence to make real, positive changes within your community.

    Find out more

Big Lunch gallery

Two men enjoying a pint at a Big Lunch

See great photos of Big Lunches across the UK and beyond.

See the gallery

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