The Edogawa Commemorative Garden is a little oasis of tranquility that never fails to calm even the most frazzled mummies and hyped-up tots. 

A child explores the beautiful grounds of the Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery.

Get set, go. Have fun exploring the beautiful grounds of the Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery | Playing in Puddles

Young ones love exploring the 4,000m2 area of meandering paths, wooden bridges and koi-filled pond. Purchase a bag of fish food for $2 from the gallery shop and let the colourful koi and resident ducklings take over the entertaining for a little while. Let your children take to the “stage” in the Japanese-style tea house, view the raked dry-stone garden (without pocketing a pebble – not an easy task for rock-loving toddlers) and watch the koi from the shade of the Japanese pavilion.

A young boy feeds ducks at the Japanese Gardens, East Gosford.

Enjoy some (rare) quiet time in the Japanese Gardens | Playing in Puddles

There’s a small children’s play area in the gardens, too, with toddler novelty boards and a colouring in station.

The adjoining Gosford Regional Gallery is a great place to encourage your children to put on their at smocks and get creative, as the three exhibition spaces showcase paintings, sculptures and photography from local and international artists. Plus, it’s a great space to escape the heat of the day.

The on-site Point Cafe serves all-day breakfast (the corn and zucchini fritters get our thumbs up) and a seafood-focused lunch menu, plus a selection of bakery treats.

Two young boys feed the koi fish at the Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery.

Fish feeding at Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery | Playing in Puddles

Edogawa Commemorative Garden and Gosford Regional Gallery

Cost: Entry is free ($2 for a bag of fish food)

Open: Daily (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday). The garden 9.30am-4.30pm; Point Cafe 8am-3.30pm; gallery 10am-4pm.

Phone: 0243 047 550

Address: 36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250 


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