Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy, CA

Where is it at?

Gilroy Gardens
3050 Hecker Pass Highway

408 840-7100

Where are we going today?

Fancy spending the day at a charming, Californian family theme park? Better head to Gilroy Gardens then!

This fun theme park has a host of fun rides and activities, and well as events and of course, gardens to explore! In fact, they have over 40 in total! 

The rides at Gilroy Gardens vary from the super sweet, to the ones for the brave! Little kids will love some of the attractions just for them, such as riding the caterpillar around the apple core, and trying to find the "mayonnaise" inside the artichoke dip! They can even take a sweet ride on a toddler-sized fire engine. 

Then there are those rides for the slightly more adventurous. They have swing back and forth on the giant banana split, and see a birds eye view of the entire park as you are suspended and swung around from a giant mushroom! It's a theme park after all, so of course the Quicksilver Express Mine Coaster is one that you will want to try, surrounded by a forest as you dip and turn around the tracks. 

From more coasters, to spinning strawberries and motors that will take you back in time to the 1920s, Gilroy Gardens certainly have enough to fill those family days with fun!

Of course, there is more to this theme park than just rides. There is a fun playground where kids can swing, climb and hang until their heart's content, and they will be able to challenge themselves as they try and find their way through a rock maze. 

Don't forget about the gardens and nature too. They even have "circus trees" that range from the weird to the wonderful!

A charming, pleasant, and fun filled family day out in California - try and spot the oldest tree in the park! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $52

Children: $52

Discount: Online discounts and season passes

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Guests with disabilities will receive a Ride Boarding Pass with a time so they can access the ride via a ramp


When can we go?

Hours range from 10am open to 8pm close pending the day and month

Season ends November


Any top tips?

Keep an eye out for seasonal activities such as Halloween fun!

I’m Hungry!

They have your traditional park food like fries, burgers and hot dogs, but they also have a whole range of other goods, from Spanish, BBQ and pizza!

Healthy Eating

Gilroy Gardens pride themselves on having healthy options too, as well as vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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