Visiting a country is one way to learn a new culture, and a great experience for kids to expand their horizons. But, if you can't leave the city, find the culture within it!
The Seattle Chinese Garden is a great example of how the family and kids can immerse themselves in a different culture to their own. Here, you have 5 acres of hilltop gardens to explore, and learn about. The gardens are all unique, and filled with amazing features, from courtyards, to plants and pavilions.
The gardens are in the style of the Sichuan province, and actually designed and built by Chinese artisans, so you will actually feel like you have transported to China!
The Seattle Chinese Gardens are an amazing, peaceful distraction from the hustle and bustle of a lively city. It also makes for a great family day out, and a day out with a difference.
When you arrive, visit the visitors center to get your bearings, and to get some more information on the gardens themselves. Then, you can enjoy a self-guided tour around the amazing, and intricate sites. Watch out for the plant guides along the way, as it's not just the culture you can learn about!
If you want to learn more through a guide, then they do have guided tour schedules.
So why not enjoy a family day out with a difference. It's just like going to the park...only in Asia!
A great cultural experience in the vibrant city of Seattle!
Same as adult
Free guided tours for Seattle locals
The garden offers free admission so everyone can enjoy the gardens, but they do work on volunteers and donations to allow everyone to enjoy these amazing collections.
Make sure you take your camera!
You're in Seattle - there are plenty of places to grab a bit before or after your visit!
Healthy Eating Make sure you take bottled water with you to stay hydrated
You can arrange a private tour, so why not arrange for the students to really immerse themselves
There is a gift shop where you can pick up a range of beautiful and fun gifts and souvenirs!
Speak to staff when you arrive if you are needing assistance.
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Grounds dawn to dusk. Courtyard open 11:30am - 5pm Tues - Sun
All year round. Courtyard closed Mondays
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