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Address: 1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236-4111
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Couple hours of fun for small children

If you have small children 4/5 and under, this is the place for you. 6 and up might be bored. Open Tues-Sun 10am to 5pm, 2 and under free, 3-12yrs 5+ tax, teen-adult... read more

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margaretmarie
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I just discovered this charming and creative garden when looking to entertain my 5 year old granddaughter. She loved it and raced around from place to place but her favorite spot was the tree house. I loved the room with all kinds of costumes where the children can dress up either to put on a play on a stage under... More 

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Thank Sandra E
Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have small children 4/5 and under, this is the place for you. 6 and up might be bored. Open Tues-Sun 10am to 5pm, 2 and under free, 3-12yrs 5+ tax, teen-adult 10+tax,60+seniors 9+tax. Parking is free. There is a small parking lot area right in front of the garden. Hard to find if you dont know the area.... More 

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Thank margaretmarie
Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Children's Garden is the perfect whimsical spot for letting little ones run wild, play dress up, pretend they are living in the woods, putting on a play or living in a secret house. Ideal spot for play dates, get togethers, parties and general fun. I would probably say kids 10 and under for ideal ages. Even when my kids... More 

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Thank SRQmom38
Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The kids loved it! It was such a surprise and so enchanting! Great place to let your kiddos explore freely and see what they can get into! We stayed for story time which was sweet and you can tell the people really love the work.

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Thank jenpeden14
Bradenton, Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We are locals, and this is my children's favorite place. It offers a lot for unstructured play and imagination. Don't forget your camera!

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Thank tracybp2017
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

My children loved playing here. We stayed for a couple hours exploring all the different parts. Glad we came.

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Thank Alicia C
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Our 4 year old son absolutely loved exploring at the children's garden and would have probably stayed there forever if we would've let him. There is seating in the centre for a picnic but I would just recommend sitting there and letting your kid run around. I feel like it is one of those places as adults that you may... More 

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Thank stephellens
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I LOVE THIS PLACE, my child and I made new friends on our first visit and stayed the whole day... we both had a blast. It is the most magical place in Sarasota for sure. It's cute, exciting, and inspires imagination and liberation from the everyday stressors of life... I recommend every parent bring their child here and play.

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Thank Jessica B
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This park has children in mind, this eclectic park was designed to bring out the imagination in kids (and adults) while walking through this enchanted and beautiful garden. The plants are as beautiful as the art displayed throughout; and the reuse of materials is so crafty and brightly colored. We had a beautiful garden party for my niece there, and... More 

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Thank Angie F
Tampa Bay, fl
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a wonderful little gem hidden in downtown Sarasota. My children love to play here. Wonderful programs and people.

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