Japanese Gardens {Spot to Visit with Tots}

Toddler Friendly Places to Visit in Dallas Fort Worth

With four curious toddlers, we are making an effort to get out of the house a few times week, and to visit somewhere new as much as possible.  Too much time spent at home often results in stir crazy toddlers and haggard parents.  It’s an ordeal just to load the van, but outings are always worthwhile, they refresh all of us.  When George had a recent holiday from work we took a field trip to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens- Japanese Garden 


3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Daylight Savings Time

Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Standard Time

Monday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Adults $5.00
Senior (65 and over) $4.50
Child (4-12) $3.00
Under 3 Free

Favorite Features:

The Koi ponds are by far our favorite part of the Japanese Garden.  The quads had a fabulous time watching them and of course feeding them.

The entire garden is serene and relaxing.


Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy somewhere in the garden.

The garden is stroller friendly so bring one along if you have young toddlers who may tire easily.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

I didn’t dress everyone warmly enough, but fleece blankets from the van made for cozy stroller rides.

The quads had a blast stopping at each Koi pond to for a feeding frenzy.

The quads had a blast stopping at each Koi pond to for a feeding frenzy.

Japanese Garden

This spot was my favorite for feeding the Koi because the concrete wall created a nice barrier between the little people and the water.

Japanese Garden

Look carefully, and you’ll notice the water droplets all over Harper’s face. He got in the Koi pond splash zone!

Japanese Garden

This bench proved to be ideal for our picnic. We had a serene view of the Koi pond and a nice place to sit.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

If you are a Dallasite or Cowtown family, what are some of your favorite places to visit?