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Plan Your Visit to Storybook Gardens


Open all year round, each season offers new activities and adventures, from our summer splash pad to our winter skating trail. Join us for our signature programs and special events. Plan your visit today!

Storybook Gardens Signature Programs
Learn more about special daily programs including: Book Bike, King Riddles Court and more!


CALENDAR OF SPECIAL 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!



The Story Begins... April 1-June 27th

  • Open for April Weekends

    In April Storybook Gardens is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Park features and attractions open during this time, conditions permitting, include the Pirate's Island playground, pedal car track, miniature play village, sand play, and amusement rides.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    April 19th and April 20th

    Easter Egg Hunts Join us for Easter Egg Hunts on Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20. Find eggs of different colours throughout the park to redeem for a treat or prize. Special reserved egg hunt area for toddlers. Plus meet and greet times with the Easter Bunny at 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm! Egg Hunt is open from 10am-1pm. The Beavertails concession area will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm plus a special Easter Pancake BBQ available from 11am-1pm at Village Square Concession. Admission on April 19th and 20th is $8.00/person. Each child admitted on these days will also receive 1 ride ticket for use on the amusement rides. Annual passholders are $2.00 to participate in the egg hunt, and will also receive 1 ride ticket. Storybook Gardens passholders not participating in the egg hunt are admitted for free. Children under 2 who wish to participate in the egg hunt must pay the $2.00 fee and it includes 1 ride ticket.

  • Mother's Wonderland Tea Party

    Sunday, May 12th

    Mother's Wonderland Tea Party All Moms (and Grandmas!) receive free admission on Mother's Day. Wonderland Tea Party $2.50 per person (Admission rates still applies) Tea times at 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Enjoy all kinds of wonderful teas and juice hosted by some of our most wondrous characters! Choose your table! Will you be Mad as a Hatter or maybe as Particular as the Queen of Hearts? Snacks are provided, with teas and juices. Dress up with your Mom to join in the fun!

  • Kids 1st Day

    Friday, June 7th

    Kids 1st Day Toonie Admission day for kids and adults! 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 and mascot visits! Amusement Rides available at an additional cost. Special Bubbleology show at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1pm with Miss T the Bubble . This event reminds the community of what a great place London is for families by offering free or low-cost activities in various locations throughout the city and surrounding area. Thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Forest City-London for making this wonderful event possible.

  • Father's Day Touch a Truck Event

    Sunday, June 16th

    Father's Day Touch a Truck Event Come out and see some of the biggest and most important trucks in the City of London including; a zamboni, garbage truck, dump truck plus military vehicles from the 31 Canadian Armed Forces Brigade, Delaware Speedway pace car and more! Dad’s and Grandpa’s are free entry! Enjoy BBQ lunch between 11:30am-2pm at Pete's Treats picnic area.

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.

Storybook Gardens offers wheelchairs for loan for use in the park, as well as an electric mobility scooter. Wheelchairs and the scooter are free to borrow, however we do ask for a credit card number when borrowing the scooter. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis; the scooter may be reserved in advance by calling 519.661.5770.

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?

During the spring season our concession locations operate on weekends, offering a variety of hot food items, snacks and beverages. Visitors are also permitted to bring in their own food packed from home. Purchased food from outside restaurants or food-service providers is not permitted inside Storybook Gardens. Barbeques are also not permitted inside Storybook Gardens. Admission to Storybook Gardens includes in and out privileges.

What happens in poor weather?

Amusement rides and attraction areas will close due to extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions - particularly heavy rain, high winds and/or lightning. This is to ensure that the safety of all our guests is not compromised in unpredictable weather. A specific answer as to when closed rides and attractions will return to operation is not possible because varying degrees of inclement weather cause different effects on different features. Please be assured that Storybook Gardens makes every effort to reopen the rides and attractions as quickly and safely as possible after the adverse weather conditions cease. No refunds or rainchecks will be issued due to adverse weather conditions.

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. Service animals are permitted inside Storybook Gardens. The visitor is responsible for the behaviour and cleanup for the service animal at all times.

Smoking

Storybook Gardens is a smoke free facility; smoking and vaping are not permitted inside Storybook Gardens. Visitors wishing to smoke are asked to exit the park. 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.

Several concession areas operate in the park during the summer season:

  • The Village Square Diner - serving hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, sandwiches, pizza, cold drinks, and soft serve ice cream treats.
  • Beavertails - Serving fresh hot Beavertails pastries, french fries, poutine, Beaverdogs, hot chocolate, and coffee.

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

What attractions are available during the summer season?

Enjoy the Pirate's Island playgrounds, the Leaping Lilypad jumping pillow, sand play area, pedal cars, and miniature play village. The amusement rides operate every day through the summer season, weather conditions permitting. The splash pad is open every day, and each day we have a full schedule of entertainment and activities to enjoy on our Village Square outdoor stage.

Join us on Friday mornings from 10:30-12:30 for "Foamy Fridays" as we fire up the foam machine for some sudsy adventures!



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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

Storybook Gardens opens beginning Saturday April 6th.

April Hours

Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm

Open Easter Weekend April 19-22

Easter Egg Hunts Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th


May Hours to May 18

Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am to 5:00pm

Open daily from May 18 to September 2nd