The Garden Factory | Kids Out and About Rochester

The Garden Factory

2126 Buffalo Rd.
Rochester , NY , 14624
Phone: 585.247.6236
43° 8' 55.7268" N, 77° 42' 30.8952" W
Contact name: 
Dennis Keady
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Garden supplies and LOTS more! Fabulous fall and Halloween festival weekends during the fall, and then a wonderful display for the December holidays.


Nothing connects kids to nature like gardening. At The Garden Factory, we carry all kinds of implements for making gardening a wonderful family activity, as well as products to beautify your home, landscaping materials, pet products, and holiday decorations.


 Our activities are kid friendly, with rides, games, arts & crafts geared toward kids ages 2-10, we offer fun for the whole family! With special animal visitors, carnival rides, crafts and games, there is sure to be something to please everyone!

General admission is free, however tickets are required for Rides, Games, Arts & Crafts and our 2 new attractions Tickets are $1.oo each. 



Holiday activities start the weekend before Thanksgiving and continue right on through the December holidays. All activities take place indoors, as we turn our greenhouse into a wonderful winter carnival that is free from the snow.

There are rides, where kids can take a spin on the turbo tubs, among other attractions. Children who are enthralled by the model train are invited to ride the rails on a kid-sized train. There are crafts, where kids can craft their own ornaments, sure to become a tradition on your tree for years to come. Or face painting, where kids can get bearded-up with paint to look like Santa.

Why, Santa himself takes part in the fun! Browse through a dense forest of artificial trees that leads to Santa Claus’ living room. And there, resting snuggly upon his chair is the man himself, every weekend in December (until Christmas, of course. The man has work to do!) Take advantage of this direct line to the North Pole and visit Santa with your Christmas list in hand so he can help make all of your holiday dreams come true. There are even several photo packages available to commemorate the occasion.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

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