Cockington Green

Nicholls, ACT

Where are we going?

Cockington Green
11 Gold Creek Rd
Nicholls ACT 2913

02 6230 2273

What is there to do?

Cockington Green Gardens is a great option for your family day out if you just love the outdoors, gardens, nature and everything that goes with them.

The park is always growing, so there is always a reason to go back! They opened in 1979 and have since been one of Canberra's landmark attractions. They are also award winning - pretty cool! 

The highlight for most visitors (and especailly kids!) is the meticulously crafted miniature buildings. They are set among the landscaped gardens and look so real! Have a look at the detail - can you see the little windows? What can you see in the gardens? 

You might see the quaint thatched village of Cockington (which the Cockington Green Gardens was named after), or perhaps you might gravitate towards the imposing Baraemar Castle in Scotland? They look so realistic! Every wanted to see Stonehenge? You can here! There is even a proper footy matching being played (complete with it's own streaker!)

The gardens themselves at Cockington Green Gardens are quite an attraction too. They originally were just to be part of the miniature houses, but they have transofred into a display and attraction of their own. Almost 35,000 flowers on display! 

From miniature houses to miniature trains - but this one you can actually ride yourself! It is a half size replica of the Fowler Cane Loco and can be enjoyed by family members of any age! Choo Choo...All aboard! 

Also in the park you can visit the indoor Rose Room exhibition features a 34 room Dolls House, or grab a coffee in the cafe. Why not really make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds and the little ones can use up some more of that energy (that we know they have!) on the nearby playground.


How much does it cost?

Adults: $18.50

Children: $10.50 (Ages 4 - 16)

Discount: Seniors over 60: $13.50

Free Under: 4 years.

Family Deals: 2 adults and up to 3 children: $52.00 (extra kids $5)


When can we go?

9.30am open. Last Entry time 4.15pm with viewing available until 5.00pm, 7 days a week barrin

Daily but closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Any top tips?

It's another $3 for a train ride, but their Value packages Include Admission, Train Rides, Souvenir Guide Book, Cafe and Gift Shop Discount Vouchers so you can save some bucks there!

I’m Hungry!

The Cafe offers tasty light lunches, morning, afternoon teas and refreshments. These can be enjoyed either inside the old English styled building or outside in the lovely garden settings.

Healthy Eating

Free gas BBQs and picnic tables are available for you to make your own lunch and enjoy a lovely family picnic! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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