Cockington Green Gardens, Nicholls

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Theme Park
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Our kids loved Cockington Green. They thought it was so much fun to see everything so little. It is very pretty and I appreciated the attention to detail. There is a fun little fairy section, and I im...  more »
  • Decent fun although pricey (but what isn't!) Kids loved the trains in the scenario setups. For $3pp, train ride was expected to be longer. The international area was way better than expected!  more »
  • Thought this may be just for children but throughly enjoyed the visit Models very good, true to life Coming from England was good to see so many English model scenes Also good to see the international...  more »
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  • I came to this place when I was a kid. Returned 20 years later, and although I didn't remember much from back then, I was left with the feeling that not much has changed since back then. The buildings and gardens look amazing. But the miniature people all look like they were made from clay, for a project by school kids. This place is being "maintained" by the same family it has been in for 4 generations (apparently) But I can't help but think that the passion taken to start this place has long since disappeared. This place was really great in the 90's. But unfortunately it hasn't really kept up with the times.
  • Still a great place after all these years. They have kept it updated as best can be expected.
  • A delightfully cute place to visit. Was pleasantly surprised as I thought it would be dull. The displays are cute, with hidden gems to keep both the adults and children entertained. Had a great time!
  • We had a lovely afternoon at Cockington Green Gardens with our three young children, aged 5 years, 2 years and 6 months. There's the displays (including some moving parts that are operated by patrons using green and red buttons, which make the displays less static), a mini-train that takes you for two loops of the gardens, and a play area where both parents and kids can relax. It was great to appreciate the amount of work that has gone into each of the displays, both the miniature objects (some of which include aspects that bring a smile to one's face, such as a person walking a pet Stegosaurus) and the manicured gardens. (There were some lawns that were so well maintained that I was looking for the hole to putt my ball into!) The international section was very interesting, as various countries have contributed towards particular miniature versions of iconic monuments from their country, with plaques that explain them. I learnt some interesting things from those plaques. All in all, a very good experience for the whole family.
  • A nice place for little kids. Not so much for adults. For the price they charge they could have kept the grounds better