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Hours of Operation

As of saturday May 21st

Monday- Friday 10:00-4:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

All rides and attractions will be open daily.


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Daily Signature Programs beginning July 1st

Maker Mondays - Mondays 11:00am-3:00pm at Gnorbert's Garden

Fairy-tale Characters in the Village - Tuesday Mornings 10:30am-12:00pm at the Play Village

Grizzelda's Witch-tastic Science Show - Wednesdays at 11:00am and 2:30pm on the Storybook Stage

Captain Corbin Magical Pirate Show - Thursdays at 1pm and 2:30pm on the Storybook Stage

Puppet Quest Fridays - Bring a puppet and pick up the quest at Ting's Things Gift Shop

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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


April 2016

  • MLHU Resiliency Campaign

    April 16- June 30

    MLHU Resiliency Campaign In support of the Middlesex London Heath Unit and the Resiliency Campaign the Storybook Story stroll presents "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae. With crooked knees and long thin legs, it’s hard for Gerald the giraffe to dance. With friendly encouragement and the right tune, Gerald just might dance after all. Its a tale of resiliency that everyone can enjoy. For more information of the campaign please visit the Middlesex London Health Unit website. https://www.healthunit.com/early-child-development-resiliency

May 2016

  • Explore a Park Today

    Monday, May 23

    Explore a Park Today In support of the Children's Outdoor Charter we are encouraging families to discover the wonders of nature. Storybook will be providing exploration kits for families to borrow from Ting's Things gift shop for free that include; a microscope, binoculars, garden sensory bingo card plus future fairy trail map. Learn more about the vision and principles of the Children’s Outdoor Charter at http://www.childrensoutdoorcharter.ca/.

  • Grand Opening of Ting's Things Gift Shop

    Saturday, May 28

    Grand Opening of Ting's Things Gift Shop In recognition of Merle Tingley Storybook Gardens has created a new theatrical puppet based on his signature cartoon mascot, Luke Worm. Visit with Luke Worm this summer at Ting's Things Gift Shop located inside the Vintage Storybook Chapel. Ting's Things gift shop will have summer amenities, costume pieces, vintage toys, puppets and outdoor play items that children can use and enjoy while exploring the park. Check out the new store on your next visit.

June 2016

  • Kids 1st Day

    Friday, June 10

    Kids 1st Day Toonie Admission day! Enjoy access to all of Storybook Gardens attractions including On the Riverbank Splash Pad, Leaping Lily Pad jumping pillow, Pirates Island, Gnorbert's Garden, Miniature Play Village, Peddle Cars, Hands in the Sand plus stage shows and mascot visits! Amusement Rides available at an additional cost.

  • Father's Day Scavenger Hunt and BBQ

    Sunday, June 19

    Father's Day Scavenger Hunt and BBQ Run around Storybook Gardens to solve clues and complete fun tasks as a family! Cash in your completed activity card for a free root beer for Dad and Grandpa! BBQ lunch menu available from 11:30-2pm. Free Admission for Dad and Grandpa.

  • Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search

    Sunday, June 19th @ 2pm

    Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search. Qualify at your local preliminary Storybook Gardens. Junior ages 6-12 and Youth ages 13-21. Register at westernfairdistrict.com/music/Rise2Fame For more information contact Storybook Gardens at 519-661-5770.

  • Storybook Birthday Party for Annual Pass Holders Only

    Sunday, June 26th @ 6pm

    Storybook Birthday Party for Annual Pass Holders Only Join us as we celebrate Storybook Gardens Birthday with a Pajama Party! Events and activities will run from 6-8pm and will include: amusement rides, cotton candy, popcorn, Beaver tail samples, character meet and greets plus the opening of our new musical staring Pirate Pete and Penelope! Information and registration for additional pass holder events for this year will be available at this event.

July 2016

  • Canada Day

    Friday, July 1

    Canada Day Happy Canada Day! To celebrate we have boat loads of entertainment planned for the day including games with Gordie the Beaver, Storybook Popstars concert at 1pm and 2:30pm, Character meet and greets and a Puppet Quest for adventurers available all day(bring a puppet). Enjoy a yummy Canadian treat from our Beavertails concession or from the Maple candy cart. On the Riverbank Waterpark Splash pad and Amusement rides will be open along with the other Storybook attractions.

  • Sleeping Beauty Cupcake Party

    Saturday, July 2

    Sleeping Beauty Cupcake Party Sleeping Beauty will meet and greet with children at the Campers Cottage from 1-4pm. After a visit with the princess children can join the cupcake party at Gnorbert's Garden.

  • TEAM T & J

    Sunday, July 3

    TEAM T & J TEAM T&J are a fresh dose of Active & Uplifting Family Entertainment. They set an environment where kids can explore and express their creativity and imaginations through the excitement and freedom of live music interaction! Show times: 11am, 1pm and 2:30pm

  • Star Wars Day

    Sunday, July 10

    Star Wars Day Join us for our annual Star Wars Day at the park! Meet and greet with many of the characters from Endor Star Wars Club as they roam the park. Jedi Magic shows at 1pm and 2:30pm. Stay tuned for a list of characters visiting this year.

  • Tinkerbell Cupcake Party

    Saturday, July 16

    Tinkerbell Cupcake Party Do you believe in fairies? Tinkerbell will meet and greet with children at the Campers Cottage from 1-4pm. After a visit with the fairy children can join the cupcake party at Gnorbert's Garden. Check out Storybook Gardens new fairy door garden and consider purchasing your own fairy door for your room or backyard. Fairy doors available at the Treasure Chest Gift Shop.

  • LEGO Block Party

    Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31

    LEGO Block Party Two-day LEGO Block Party at Storybook Gardens! Build N Play Zones available throughout the park. More information will be available soon.

August 2016

  • Observe Plants and Wildlife Today

    Sunday, August 7

    Observe Plants and Wildlife Today In support of the Children's Outdoor Charter we are encouraging families to discover the wonders of nature. Storybook will be providing exploration kits for families to borrow from Ting's Things gift shop for free that include; a microscope, binoculars, ruler, mini animal and plant identification guide, secret trail map and a scavenger hunt card. Learn more about the vision and principles of the Children’s Outdoor Charter at http://www.childrensoutdoorcharter.ca/.

  • Draculaura Cupcake Party

    Saturday, August 13

    Draculaura Cupcake Party Draculaura will meet and greet with children at the Campers Cottage from 1-4pm. After a visit with the vampirer children can join the cupcake party at Gnorbert's Garden. Draculaura will be promoting the 4th Annual Storyspook Village coming October 2016.

  • London Comic Con Superhero Day

    Sunday, August 14th

    London Comic Con Superhero Day Meet London Comic Con superhero characters at Storybook Gardens. Children dressed in costume will receive $1.25 off admission. Storybook will be partnering with London Comic Con in September by providing children's entertainment during their event. Find more information at http://www.londoncomiccon.ca/.

  • Follow a Trail Today

    Saturday, August 20

    Follow a Trail Today In support of the Children's Outdoor Charter we are encouraging families to discover the wonders of nature. Storybook will be providing exploration kits for families to borrow from Ting's Things gift shop for free that include; a microscope, binoculars, ruler, mini animal and plant identification guide, secret trail map and a scavenger hunt card. Learn more about the vision and principles of the Children’s Outdoor Charter at http://www.childrensoutdoorcharter.ca/.

FAQs

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.

Smoking

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

REGULAR HOURS:

Monday-Friday 10:00am- 4:00pm

Saturday - 10:00am- 5:00pm

Sunday - 10:00am - 5:00pm

*Opening daily as of Saturday, May 21 2016


HOLIDAY HOURS:

Victoria Day - May 23 OPEN 10:00am - 5:00pm