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Plan Your Visit to Storybook Gardens



Our 250m Skate Trail is open from December 3rd to February 26th.

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

Check out our winter skating trail video!

Storybook Gardens Winter Skating


Regular Operating Hours

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday and Wednesday: 2-8pm *Please Note: On Tuesday February 7th public skating hours will be from 2:00-5:00pm; the park will close in the evening for a private site booking.

Thursday and Friday: 2-5pm

Saturday: 10-8pm

Sunday: 10-5pm

Storybook Gardens is open on Family Day, Monday February 20, from 10am to 5pm


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



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

December 2016

  • Snowybook Village Programming 10:30-3:30pm

    December 27-30th and January 3-6th

    Snowybook Village Programming 10:30-3:30pm Visit Snowybook Village where children can sing, laugh and play with our Storybook Elves. Snowybook Village programming includes outdoor adventures, cookie decorating, crafts, puppet shows, dance parties and more. Campfire and marshmallow roasting from 11:30am-2:00pm!

  • Free Skate Sponsored by Tim Hortons

    Free Skate Sponsored by Tim Hortons Free skating for the family! January 1st from 10am-12pm. Skate rentals available on site for $6.00/ pair. Children under 6 years of age require a CSA approved helmet.

  • New Year's Eve Hoopla

    December 31st from 6-9pm

    New Year's Eve Hoopla Register today for an outdoor New Year's Eve celebration event for families! Event includes a campfire, outdoor skating, crafts, and a countdown to an early new year's beginning at 8:30pm. BBQ buffet open from 7-8pm. Menu includes; one hamburger or hotdog and a hot beverage per person plus a family beavertail to share! Program runs from 6-9pm. *This is a pre-registered program. Contact a City of London customer service representative at 519-661-5575 or go online to register at Program code: 284962.


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


Regular Hours:

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 2-8pm

Wednesday: 2pm-8pm

Thursday: 2pm-5pm

Friday: 2pm-5pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-5pm

Family Day: 10am-5pm