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Plan Your Visit to Storybook Gardens



Our 250m Skate Trail is scheduled to open Saturday, December 3rd.

New this year, enjoy a delicious Canadian treat at our new Beavertail concession!

Check out our winter skating trail video!

Storybook Gardens Winter Skating


Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2-8pm

Thursday - Friday: 2-5pm

Saturday: 10-8pm

Sunday: 10-5pm



December 24: 10-4pm

December 25: Closed

December 26: 10-4pm

December 27- January 7: 10am-8pm except January 1: 10-4pm


Private skate trail rentals available on Thursday, Friday and Sunday evenings from 6-9pm.




Educational Program Package: $8.00 per child

Our Programs are expertly designed by Ontario certified teachers.

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in June 2017

Our primary educational programs give children an opportunity to engage in curriculum based learning during their visit through open-ended play and interactive experiences. School educational programs include a full day of fun at Storybook Gardens, a special stage show plus one amusement ride ticket per student!

Self-Guided Day Trips: $6.00 per child

The perfect way to plan a day at your own pace. Explore, discover, and play!

We take fun seriously at Storybook Gardens and believe that play is essential for learning and development. Storybook offers an enchanted park filled with endless opportunities to connect literacy, healthy physical activity and fun through open-ended play!


Your school’s trip to Storybook Gardens will be a day they’ll never forget!

Step 1: Call or Email

We’ll ask you for your preferred date and program, your contact information, and the grade/age and approximate number of your group. Some dates fill quickly!

Call early to reserve a covered pavilion or private picnic site for your school! Available on a first serve basis. Available for groups of 40 students or more.

Step 2: We’ll prepare a booking agreement and send it off to you by fax or email.

Step 3: Bring your payment with you on the day of your visit.

Call 519-661-5770 or email us at


FALL SEASON - to Monday October 10, 2016

Our amusement park has it all this fall! Step through the doors of Storybook's enchanted castle and you will discover an imaginative world full of fun, adventure and excitement.

RIDES and more!

Purchase tickets at the Enchanted Forest to ride our six amusement rides. Explore the Storybook Valley to take a picture with Humpty Dumpty, visit the Old Womens Shoe in the miniature play village and try out our pedal cars race track. Hands in the Sand play area and Gnorbert's Garden offer opportunities for nature play and creative play.

All amusement rides are open on Saturdays and Sundays. On weekdays (Weds-Fri) the train and carousel are open from 4:00-7:00pm.

On the Riverbank Water Park Splash Pad

Our splash pad is one of a kind in London, Ontario. With a huge dumping bucket, riverbank themed spray features and waterside the kids will want to stay and play all day. The splash pad remains open through the fall season, weather permitting.

Pirate's Island

Cross the bridge to Pirates' Island and explore a sunken pirate ship, climb the ship's giant rope web, scale the rock climbing wall and climb the Pirate Training Towers! With a wide range of slides, tower look-outs and a custom-designed toddler play area, Pirates' Island offers innovative fun and adventure for children of all ages and abilities.

Food and Souvenirs

Pack a picnic lunch or stop by our Off the B'Eatin Trail concession for a lunch in the park. Our menus offer child friendly meals, drinks and snacks for your family. Visit our Treasure Chest Gift Shop at the end of your visit and bring home a Storybook Gardens souvenir to remember your magical visit.

Off the B'Eatin Trail concession is open from 11:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 10.


There’s always something exciting and fun happening inside the walls of Storybook Gardens. Take a look at our Calendar of Events to see all the upcoming special events planned this season, and be sure to check back regularly for updates and new offerings!

Storybook 2016 Operating Hours Calendar

September 2016

  • Recruiting Storyspook Village Volunteers

    September 9-October 3

    Recruiting Storyspook Village Volunteers Are you a student looking to complete your volunteer hours? Do you enjoy Halloween and working with children? If so, this is a great opportunity for you! We are seeking volunteers for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity at Storybook Gardens. Our volunteers help create magical and spooky experiences in the park during our annual event Storyspook Village. The event runs nightly from October 21-30th from 6-9pm. Volunteers require a police records check ($15.00), must attend mandatory training on October 16th and be available to volunteer for 3 or more evenings. If you are interested in this opportunity please email Diana Rowe or call us 519.661.5770.


Where can I park when visiting Storybook Gardens?

There is ample free parking in front of Storybook Gardens. It is always safest to secure valuables out of sight or in your trunk. The parking area is well lit in the evening.

How long will a visit to Storybook Gardens take?

When visiting the park during the summer, most visitors spend between three and five hours inside Storybook Gardens. During the winter season, the average length of stay can vary depending on weather conditions.

Do you accept anything other than cash?

We accept cash, debit, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) in the castle when paying admissions or for season’s passes, in the concession area and in the Treasure Chest gift shop.

Where can I find first aid?

Storybook Gardens staff are certified in first aid and CPR. If you require first aid, please find your nearest staff member, or visit the castle.

What if I lose track of my child?

The safety and security of children is of paramount importance for us. If you cannot locate your child, please speak with the nearest Storybook Gardens staff member who will assist you, and will send for additional staff if required.

Is the park accessible?

Storybook Gardens is quite flat and level, with paved pathways running throughout much of the park that are suitable for strollers or wheelchairs. Please note that some of the older buildings and play facilities are not fully accessible.

Accessible washrooms are located in the castle at the front of the park.

Do you rent strollers or wagons?

In the summer season, we have a number of sturdy wagons available for rent, on a first-come, first-served basis. The wagons are available in the castle, when you pay your admission to enter the park. The cost to rent a wagon is $6.00. We will ask for a credit card number at the time of rental. If the wagon is not returned at the end of your visit, the card provided will by charged the replacement cost of the wagon plus an administrative fee. Wagons are available as of the May long weekend.

Can we bring our own food?

Visitors are permitted to bring in their own food packed from home. Purchased food from outside restaurants or food-service providers is not permitted. Admission to Storybook Gardens includes in and out privileges.

What’s the deal with bottled water?

To reduce the amount of plastic going into recycling, bottled water is no longer being sold at any facility run by the City of London. There are water fountains complete with water bottle filling attachments available in the front, middle and back of the park. We recommend that you bring your own water supply with you in a refillable container. A variety of other drinks, including soft drinks, juices and flavoured water, are available for purchase at the various concessions locations.

Are there facilities for babies?

There are change tables located in the washrooms, as well as a Baby Change building located in the middle of the park for those wishing a quiet place to change a bay or to nurse. The Baby Change building is located in the middle of the park next to the Villagae Square Stage.

I’ve forgotten something... can I purchase a replacement on site?

Our Treasure Chest gift shop stocks a number of convenience items, such as kleenex, sunscreen, towels, and batteries.

If I leave the park, can I come back in?

Same day re-entry privileges are included with admission. Upon entry we provide a hand stamp for each guest. When you leave then re-enter the park, show this hand stamp to the admissions staff as proof of re-entry. Guests without a hand stamp will not be re-admitted.

How will we know what’s going on in the park?

When you arrive in the castle, you’ll receive a copy of the daily program schedule, which will give the concession hours, amusement ride hours and program schedule of entertainment and activities.

Can we bring a pet in to the park?

Dogs and other pets are not permitted inside Storybook Gardens at any time due to the presence of our farm animals. Service animals are permitted inside Storybook Gardens. The visitor is responsible for the behaviour and cleanup for the animal at all times.


Storybook Gardens is a smoke free facility. Visitors wishing to smoke are asked to exit the park in order to smoke. Please have your hand stamped at the gate for same day re-entry to the park.

Did you enjoy your stay? Come again!

We hope you had a great time visiting Storybook Gardens. If you think that you will be visiting again, we encourage you to consider a season or annual pass, which provide unlimited visits for the season, or the entire year! If you purchase a pass on the day of your visit, we will credit your day’s admission fees towards the purchase of your pass.

We’re coming from out of town – Where can we stay?

Lots of great options, click here to find one for you!

Concessions available at the park

Storybook Gardens hosts an on-site food service that serves up a variety of meals, snacks and treats to meet all your cravings.

Three concession areas are located at the park:

  • Pete's Treats (summer only) - located in Pirate's Island – Serving cool drinks, ice cream bars and plenty of sweet treats.
  • The Village Square Diner (May-October) - serving hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, Hot and cold drinks, soft serve ice cream, and more.
  • Jack Frost's (summer only) - Serving Ice Cream treats (Ice Cream Cones, Dipped Cones, Razzles etc.) Located in the Diner building.
  • Off the Beatin' Trail (winter only) - Serving hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, hot chocolate and coffee.

Please note for your convenience the concession accepts: debit, Visa, Mastercard and Amex. There is also an ATM located inside the castle during the summer season.

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Storybook Gardens provides families with fun and special memories to last a lifetime. Open all year round, we have something for the whole family no matter the season. From the On the Riverbank Splash Pad in the Summer, a skate trail in the Winter, to rides, games, entertainment, and beautiful gardens, Storybook is a special destination for a family outing at any time of the year!

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Current Hours


Our winter skate trail season is scheduled to open on Saturday, December 3rd.

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 2-8pm

Wednesday: 2-8pm

Thursday: 2-5pm

Friday: 2-5pm

Saturday: 10-8pm

Sunday: 10-5pm