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Plan Your Visit to Storybook Gardens


The skate trail is now closed for the season due to the record-setting warm temperatures in February.
The park is scheduled to re-open for the Easter weekend, on Friday April 14th.

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!



February 2017

  • Spectrum Program Registration opens Monday, February 13th

    Registration opens at 8:30am

    Spectrum Program Registration opens Monday, February 13th Register for spring and summer Spectrum programs today! Summer Day Camp programs fill quickly each year, register early to avoid disappointment. New Program offerings: P.A. Day Camp on June 9th and June 30th and Gnorbert's Nature Club offered to members only on Saturday mornings from 9am-11am! Find more information on our website under Spectrum Programs listed under the Passes and Programs tab or register online at https://rec.london.ca/eConnect/Start/start.asp.

April 2017

  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

    Friday April 14th and Saturday April 15th

    Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt A twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Storybook Gardens! Thousands of eggs will be scattered across seven chapters of the park on Friday and Saturday. Children will participate in a scavenger hunt to find, collect and redeem 7 different colored Easter eggs for a prize! Bring your basket to search for the eggs. Egg hunts available from 10am-3pm daily. A special zone will be set up for toddlers aged 3 and under. More Easter egg-citement includes meet and greets with the Easter bunny, bunny hop bubble dance parties, puppet shows and more. All park attractions will be open based on weather conditions. Admission price: $5.00/ person or $20.00/ family. Event free for annual pass holders.

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

STORYBOOK GARDENS SKATE TRAIL IS CLOSED

CURRENT OFFICE HOURS:

Monday: 8:30am- 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am- 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am- 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am- 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am- 4:30pm