Gardens for Children

Children enjoy the magic of the gardens….

children's garden trail



We welcome many children to the Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens in Tramore, they enjoy the magic of the gardens and embrace the chance to explore and discover. We provide a free ‘Discovery Trail’ to enable children to find some of the more interesting features of the gardens, which include secret hidden pathways, fairy doors, woodland, lanterns and much more…..

SCHOOL TOURS – Educational – €3 per child
The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens offer schools a unique guided tour for children of all age groups including Transition Year Students. Our guide Keith will relate to them the story of the gardens and introduce them to the writings of Lafcadio Hearn (whose work is still on the curriculum in Japan).

They will hear folklore and fairytales as translated by Hearn and are given some Japanese words and phrases to take back home. These are beautiful gardens for children to enjoy.

If you would like to book your class in for a school tour, please contact us via contact form, or telephone us on 087 0960013.

children lafcadio hearn japanese gardens

school tours

Children in the Garden – courtesy of Waterford Epic Locations

(early video of garden following construction)

What children have to say…….

You have lovely Japanese gardens (Kilkenny)
Terrific (Tramore)
Lovely (Cork)
Pretty (26/8/16)
Beautiful (26/8/16)
Love (England)
Really really fun (Knockhouse)
Amazing, beautiful!!! (Tramore)
Cool age 9 (Co Sligo)
Splendid (Dublin)
Super very good (Co Kilkenny)
Fairy good (Co Antrim)
Peaceful ( England)
Wonderful (England)
Cheerful (Essex)
Great (Tallaght)
Thanks (Dunmore East)
Best thing ever! (11/8/16, Dunmore East)
Lovely gardens and lovely family time great fun!!! (Co Kilkenny)