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Group Bookings, Private Rentals and FAQ's

We are open for group bookings. Please contact customer service to book today at 519-661-5575.

Private Site Rental

Choose between our private winter skate trail rental option and full park site rental options available spring, summer and fall.

Are you planning a family re-union, corporate get-together, seasonal celebration, fundraiser or neighborhood party? Why not reserve Storybook Gardens for your own private function? Storybook's unique and themed facility is sure to add the "wow" to your event. Private facility rentals are available outside of Storybook Gardens' regular hours of operation, making the entire park available as your own personal, magical playground. No admission fees apply to guests invited to your event.

A) Winter Rentals ($212.50 per hour, minimum two hour rental plus tax and insurance) includes exclusive use of the 250 meter skating trail, children's play village and outdoor seated area plus park supervision including one park supervisor, a building and grounds attendant, skate cruiser and point of sale admission staff. Beavertails concession will be open during all skate trail rentals. Additional fees apply for entertainment (campfire) and group food options. Extra skate cruiser fee applies for groups more than 50. Max group capacity in the park set at 150 total.

B) Spring, Summer and Fall rentals ($362.00 per hour, minimum two hour rental plus tax and insurance) includes all classic outdoor play attractions plus park supervision including two park supervisors, a building and grounds attendant and three attraction or program staff members. Village Square concession will be open during all private site rentals serving food and drinks for guests. Additional fees apply for amusement rides, entertainment and food options. Extra staffing costs apply for groups more than 300 (extra staff for every 75 guests).

To book please contact customer service at 519-661-5575.

Kids NIght Out! Party package - Available IN our summer season only

$300.00 Total Package includes 20 guests and 2.5 hours of Storybook access and fun!

Our new Kids Night Out booking option is perfect for birthday parties, youth groups, and multi-family events.

• VIP after hours admission from 6:00-8:30pm

• Dedicated Party Host

• Splash pad, playgrounds, jumping pillow, sand play and more!

• Reserved Picnic Area
• Free Wagon Rental
• Cupcakes and Beverages... yum

Click to learn more about our Kids Night Out Group Booking options.

School groups will love Storybook Gardens!

All our packages include an amusement ride ticket that can be redeemed at the Springbank Express train or Carousel, a perfect end to a great day. Educational programs include an outdoor live show with new special guests each year and with limited show dates, these bookings will go fast.

Why Us?

• Our park is 100% outdoors with lots to keep your class entertained and learning.

• We take safety seriously and have a dedicated team focused on cleaning shared play spaces and washrooms throughout the day.

• We provide each group with a designated picnic site for the day to store your belongings and eat lunch.

Booking with us is easy:

Step 1: Choose from Self-Guided or an Educational Program Package.

Step 2: Email the form (last page).

Step 3: We’ll then confirm your booking.

We want to make your visit to Storybook Gardens

memorable for all your students.

Download our Teachers Guide and Book with us today!

Pavilion Rentals

$40.00 per hour, minimum of two hours, plus tax and insurance

Rent a pavilion to host your gathering. Minimum two-hour rental period required.
The site includes four picnic tables with seating for 20 guests and extra tables surrounding. Recommended for groups less than 50. Admission to the park is not included in the rental contract.

To book please contact customer service at 519-661-5575.

Guests are responsible for decorating the pavilion if applicable.

All decorations must be removed prior to the end of the rental contract. Group rate admission price applies for groups more than 20.

Please note that facility rentals are available for private functions or for "open door" events for brand awareness, customer appreciation etc. It is not permitted to reserve a site rental which will charge a mandatory admission fee of any kind.


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.

Do you accept anything other than cash?

We accept cash. Preferred form of payment is debit, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) for admission and concession purchases.

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. 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. Please ask staff to access this building during the 2021 summer season.

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 NOT included with admission.

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.


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.

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 french fries, cold drinks, and novelty ice cream treats.
  • Beavertails - Serving fresh hot Beavertails pastries, french fries, and coffee.

Please note for your convenience the concessions accept: debit, Visa, Mastercard and Amex.

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.

No Scents Makes Good Sense!

Scented and aerosol products can aggravate existing health problems for people who suffer from asthma, allergies and many other medical conditions. Consider using non-scented alternatives, lotions and gels.

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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

Weekly Schedule

Please note: All guests 5 years and under are required to wear a CSA approved helmet on the ice. All sturdy strollers are allowed on the skating trail. Umbrella/collapsible strollers are not permitted.

  • Tuesday to Thursday: 2 to 3:45 p.m., 4 to 5:45 p.m., 6:15 to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 2 to 3:45 p.m., 4 to 5:45 p.m.,
  • Saturday: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 2 to 3:45 p.m., 4 to 5:45 p.m., 6:15 to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 2 to 3:45 p.m., 4 to 5:45 p.m.