Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park35 Votes
- Address: 3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-4088407100
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Theme Park, Family And Kids
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is an exciting park in Gilroy, CA, USA. It was opened in 2001 and was formerly known as Bonfante Gardens, as it was designed by Michael Bonfante. It is said that the entire park took 25 years to build. Surprisingly, it wasn’t designed to be an amusement park. It was originally a garden named Tree Haven and was a plant nursery. Spread over an area of 536 acres the park offers nineteen thrilling rides, two rollercoasters, twenty-seven attractions and six gardens. The famous Circus Trees are also housed by this garden. A must-visit when you’re in the city, don’t forget to include this in your plan!
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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park Reviews & Ratings
Great for kids under 10; very child centric. My kids had a blast. The map shows how intense the rides are for your little one. There are a variety of child play activities: play yard, science exploration, rides, water park, picnic areas, monarch butterfly exhibit, live shows, & save $5 for the petting zoo which you must pass by on your way out. The zoo was by far my kids favorite activity. They have a pony. They also have pigs, llamas, goats, and chickens your child can catch and hold. The treasure chest was also a highlight for my kids. You buy a bag and fill it up with truly cheap "treasure" plastic jewels. Food is overpriced, so eat ahead of time. Cold 1% milk is widely available. I only noticed cold 2% milk at one location.
It was relaxing, my daughter enjoyed herself. I didn't know what to expect. But we had a fun day with her friends from her girl scout troop. The park is definitely geared towards younger children. Lots of greenery and shade and some interesting trees.
This a great place to take your young kids...all the rides are for the under 12 crowd, but there enough thoughtfully done displays to keep the parents intrested also. The food is great, go see the butterflies and you will see things here you have never seen before... If you have a Great America Gold pass you get into Gilroy Gardens for free...
This is most certainly a family park. Kids will love it here and nearly everything is designed with small children in mind. It's a good size to walk around in and has many lovely gardens to view which can be a good place to let your child take a nap in as most of them have good shade coverage. It is a little pricey but does have a season pass that connects to other parks.
Hands down the best place to bring your kids if they are between 1-9 yo. This park is specifically tailored for children enjoyment. At 42" tall you can ride nearly every single ride all by yourself. I would absolutely recommend then annual pass because if you come twice in a year it will pay for itself. We typically go 6+ times annually.