Cockington Green Gardens, Nicholls

(4.1/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Cockington Green Gardens is a miniature display park featuring a traditional English village and meticulously constructed scale replicas of famous sites from around the world, such as the Treasury of Petra and Stonehenge. Set among lush gardens and green lawn, this family-owned business has been in operation since 1979. You can picnic or take a short steam train ride through the manicured gardens. These miniature replicas offer ideal backdrops for photographs, so be sure to bring your camera. The park also features a refreshment area, tearoom, and a well-stocked souvenir shop. Make Cockington Green Gardens a part of your Nicholls vacation plans using our Nicholls trip itinerary planner.
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  • With something for everyone, an easy stroll around these beautiful miniature gardens will surprise and delight. I had been here many years ago and was delighted see how well the miniature trees and co...  more »
  • It was as stunning and as beautiful as I remembered it as a child. My kids (aged 3 & 5) loved their visit here. They were very excited with every turn they took. My mother in law had never visited bef...  more »
  • A great morning spent wandering around this gorgeous place. So many things to look at and search for in each scene. Great sense of humour! We loved the steam train ride. Very helpful staff in the gift...  more »
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  • One of the must visit tourist place in Canberra. Such an awesome creation of miniatures. Don't miss the train ride. The shop and cafe are also very good. Better purchase 3 infun pass which includes questacon, sports museum and cockington. It will take two days to cover these places. It's quite crowded during the floriade tulip festival.
  • Very well made and maintained. A good venue to take the younger kids, the older will probably get bored quickly. Price seemed a little steep but they have specials on days like Fathers Day, which made it very good value. The tea house was nothing special, not bad at all, but if you want something other than tea and scones, or a coffee, head somewhere after.
  • Wow, wow, wow! The time and effort put into these displays is amazing. So much attention to detail. I really enjoyed strolling through this place and taking in everything
  • Kids would love this experience. A family value pass is a good option to go for, it covers entry, train tickets and a 10% discount at the cafe and gift shop. They provide free brollies to carry around within the facility, feel free to grab one as you pass through the entrance. The train takes you around for 2 rounds, and it was a pleasant surprise.
  • Charming outing with small kids (if you can keep them off the displays). The steam train goes around the loop twice so we didn't have any whinging when we got off. The cafe has pre-prepared food like boxed cake and sandwiches so it isn't very exciting, but the decor is sweet and it means there isn't a wait for food. There is a children's playground which was seen better days.