Saitama Norin is an agricultural and forestry educational facility in Fukaya. It is very family friendly and apart from offering lots of hands on activities, it also has a number of fun features for kids.
In celebration of the renewal open of both the Mokuzai Bunka Kan (Wood culture museum) and Agricultural Products Shop, Saitama Norin will host a special event from Friday June 15th to Sunday the 17th.
From the official website, linked in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post
On all three days they will have vegetable stalls, a commeration gift for purchases over 1000 yen, a draw for a hamper of rice and vegetables. Also, they will have a number of crafting events.
The new wooden jungle gym will be unveiled at 1 pm on Friday. Children can play in it after the unveiling on Friday, and from 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday.
New wooden “jungle gym” in Saitama Norin, Image from the Saitama Prefecture official website
On Friday the 15th only they also have a green tea tasting event.
There is lots to do in the park besides these events. The mini steam locomotive is particularly popular, but it only runs on Saturday and Sunday. And please note that there is a charge to ride.
Map of the facilities at Saitama Norin
Access Saitama Norin
From JR Kumagaya Station you can get a Kokusai Jyuo Kotsu bus for Kenritsu Jyunkanki Kokyuki Byoin Center and alight at Imaichi. It takes about 35 minutes.
By car the nearest highway is the Kanetsu Expressway. It takes about 15 minutes from the Hanazono Interchange by way of route 296.
MAP, URLS and contacts in the grey details box at the very bottom of the post.
For more events in Saitama, please see the main events page