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Cockington Green Gardens
A visit to our unique display provides an opportunity for students to experience some of the world’s great buildings, in just one visit. It’s education and fun wrapped into one!
Night-time and after hours openings
Our spectacular display can be viewed at night. Visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday evening and see exhibits transformed by thousands of tiny LED lights into a night-time wonderland. A ride on the steam train is included for all night-time visitors, providing students with a spectacular overview of the illuminations.
Miniature steam train rides
There are very few places where children can enjoy a train ride drawn by a genuine steam locomotive, moreover one fired by environmentally-friendly gas. (Daytime rides incur a small additional charge.)
Visiting groups may bring a picnic and enjoy the group picnic area, nestled on our front lawn.
Meet and greet
Schools will be welcomed and receive a brief history along with some interesting facts on the display during their visit.
9.30 am—5 pm (last admission 3:30pm) 7 days (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day) Tuesday and Wednesday night openings from 6.30 pm (last entry 8.30 pm).
We can arrange a 9am opening (subject to availability). A minimum of 40 guests are required, bookings are essential.
Bookings are essential for all groups.
Make sure to allow time for students to browse our gift shops which have a range of reasonably priced souvenirs and gifts.