The Eden Project
The Big Lunch - an Eden Project

Partnered by

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

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The Big Lunch takes place annually on the first Sunday of June - but you can join in and host one whenever you like. This year's Big Lunch took place on Sunday 7 June. Next year's Big Lunch is on Sunday 5th June 2016.

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.

This year we have three types of Big Lunch pack available; full, lite and download. The full pack contains invites, posters, activity and recipe cards, stickers, seeds and lots of useful planning information plus a few new friendly faces!

Our lite pack is perfect for Big Lunchers who’ve held a couple of lunches before; with the essentials to get an event off the ground, you’ll get invites, posters and stickers. The download pack has posters, invites, an activity sheet and leaflet ready to edit, save and print at home.

Find posters and invitations to personalise and print 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 2015 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, for a whole weekend 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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