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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 events. Plan your visit today!




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!



June 2017

  • Storybook Gardens 60th Birthday Party

    Tuesday, June 26th

    Storybook Gardens 60th Birthday Party Join us as we celebrate Storybook Gardens 60th Birthday! Children visiting the park will receive a FREE Vintage Storybook Gardens Coloring book and Happy Birthday Sticker at the park entrance (while supplies last)! Special Birthday celebration at the Storybook Stage at noon with many of your favorite Storybook Characters.

  • 60 Days of Play Kick Off Event - Day 1

    Friday, June 29th

    60 Days of Play Kick Off Event - Day 1 Jump into summer with #60daysofplay and programming at Storybook Gardens. Join us for a muddy kick off event celebrating #InternationalMudDay! The fun begins at 10:30am and runs till 2pm: Visit with Gnorbert the Gnome for a special Mud Day Puppet show in the garden at 10:45am, get messy in the foam pit near the Wind in the Willows from 10:30-12:30pm and join the mud pie contest at 1:30pm at the hands in the sand area. #StorybookGardens60years

  • 5 Minute Fairytales - Day 2

    Saturday, June 30 at 10:30am, 11:30am and 1pm

    5 Minute Fairytales - Day 2 New this season! We have a new show on Friday's at the Storybook Stage: 5 Minute Fairytales. This show allows our audience to join the story on stage. If you have a brave actor or actress who loves being the center of attention this show is perfect. See you on stage soon.

July 2018

  • Canada Day - Day 3

    Sunday, July 1st

    Canada Day - Day 3 Happy Canada Day! Join Storybook Gardens as we celebrate Canada's birthday on July 1st! To celebrate Gordie the Beaver will be hosting a Great Canadian Treasure Hunt and games in the park all day along with his Storybook friends! Enjoy a yummy Canadian treat at the park including Canadian ice berg slushies or a classic cinnamon sugar Beavertail pastry! #CanadaDay #StorybookGardens60years #StorybookGardens60daysofplay #CanadaDay @StorybookGardens

  • Maker Monday - Day 4

    Monday, July 2nd

    Maker Monday - Day 4 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Gallery Painting Group - Day 5

    Tuesday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 7th

    Gallery Painting Group - Day 5 Storybook Gardens is excited to host the Gallery Painting Group on July 3 and July 7th. Group members will be in the park creating beautiful paintings of Storybook Gardens. It is amazing to watch them at work and they enjoying sharing their love of painting with others in the community. If you love art and are interested in purchasing paintings from this group please attend the Annual Show and Sale on October 18th-20th at the Byron Library.

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 7

    Thursday, July 5th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 7 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 8

    Friday, July 6th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 8 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Rise 2 Fame Talent Search - Day 9

    Saturday, July 7th 2pm

    Rise 2 Fame Talent Search - Day 9 Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search. Qualify at your local preliminary Storybook Gardens. Junior ages 6-12 and Youth ages 13-2

  • Peter Pan Day! - Day 10

    Sunday, July 10th

    Peter Pan Day! - Day 10 Join the pirate crew or the lost boys on many adventures in the park. Join the fun 11-2pm.

  • Maker Monday - Day 11

    Monday, July 9th

    Maker Monday - Day 11 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Teddy Bear Picnic! - Day 12

    Tuesday, July 12th 1:30 and 2:00pm

    Teddy Bear Picnic! - Day 12 Join us for a grand teddy bear picnic in the park today! Picnic party at 1:30pm and 2:00pm at the Chapel field.

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 14

    Thursday, July 12th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 14 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 15

    Friday, July 13th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 15 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Team T&J Music Concert - Day 17

    Sunday, July 15th

    Team T&J Music Concert - Day 17 Team T&J play original music that has everyone up and moving with them right from the start! They create an environment where kids can explore and express their creativity and imagination through the freedom and excitement of live music! Show times at 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. www.teamtandj.com.

  • Maker Monday - Day 18

    Monday, July 16th

    Maker Monday - Day 18 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 21

    Thursday, July 19th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 21 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 22

    Friday, July 20th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 22 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Star Wars Day - Day 23

    Saturday, July 21st

    Star Wars Day - Day 23 Join us for Star Wars Day at the park this summer! Meet and greet with Star Wars characters from the Endor Star Wars Club from 10am-3pm. Characters will be announced soon. Dress up as your favourite Star Wars character and receive $1.75 off admission. Put your savings to work with donations being collected for the Children's Health Foundation.

  • My Perfect Princess Party - Day 24

    Sunday, July 22nd

    My Perfect Princess Party - Day 24 Princesses will host meet and greets at the Storybook Stage from 12:00-2:00pm. Enjoy a magical princess show at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Check back for a list of princesses attending the event.

  • Maker Monday - Day 25

    Monday, July 23rd

    Maker Monday - Day 25 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 26

    Tuesday, July 24th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 26 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 29

    Friday, July 27th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 29 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Ultimutts! - Day 30

    Saturday, July 28th

    Ultimutts! - Day 30 'The Ultimutts are a unique performance dog team that features non-stop jaw dropping tricks with world class trainers and dogs! Touring coast to coast this talent-packed stunt dog team will keep the whole family on the edge of their seats. These rescued dogs demonstrate 50+ amazing tricks including; tightrope walking, skipping, walking handstands, skateboarding, scooters, piano playing, basketball slam dunk and more! The unique tricks have landed the 4-legged stars celebrity status and worldwide attention." Showtimes: 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gjM4otPuWc

  • Maker Monday - Day 32

    Monday, July 30th

    Maker Monday - Day 32 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

August 2018

  • Recruiting StorySpook Village Volunteers

    Applications accepted from August 1st-September 30th

    Recruiting StorySpook Village Volunteers Are you a student looking to complete your volunteer hours? Do you enjoy Halloween and working with children? If so, this is a great opportunity for you! We are seeking volunteers for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity at Storybook Gardens. Our volunteers help create magical and spooky experiences in the park during our annual event Storyspook Village. The event runs nightly from October 19-30th from 6-9pm. Volunteers require a police records check ($15.00), must attend mandatory training and be available to volunteer for 3 or more evenings. If you are interested in this opportunity please email Diana Rowe dirowe@london.ca or call us 519.661.5770.

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 36

    Friday, August 3rd

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 36 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! In addition, join the fun at the Foamy Fridays foam pit located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • PJ Masks - Day 37

    Saturday, August 4th

    PJ Masks - Day 37 Come meet and greet the PJ Masks characters at the Storybook Stage at 11:00am, 11:30am, 12pm, 1pm, 1:30pm and 2:00pm PJ Masks ©Frog Box/Ent. One UK Ltd/Disney 2014

  • Maker Monday - Day 39

    Monday, August 6th

    Maker Monday - Day 39 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 42

    Thursday, August 9th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 42 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 43

    Friday, August 10th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 43 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Superhero Day - Day 45

    Sunday, August 12th

    Superhero Day - Day 45 Meet and greet Marvel's Black Panther and other superhero's from 11-5pm at the Village Stage! Dress up as your favorite superhero and receive $1.75 off regular admission.

  • Maker Monday - Day 46

    Monday, August 13th

    Maker Monday - Day 46 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 49

    Thursday, August 16th

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 49 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 50

    Friday, August 17th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 50 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Puppet Tamer - Day 52

    Sunday, August 19th

    Puppet Tamer - Day 52 The Puppet Tamer’s unique blend of ventriloquism, juggling and unicycling creates a show that family audiences love! The Puppet Tamer show includes action, danger, silly in your face comedy, and even audience participation. Tim also performs Strolling Style Entertainment as a Fabulous Fat Chef! Showtime's: 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. www.puppettamer.com

  • Maker Monday - Day 53

    Monday, August 20th

    Maker Monday - Day 53 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 56

    Thursday, August 23rd

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate - Day 56 The Captain performs a great tropical show with pirate music, many surprises, and amazing piratey magic - pirate and mermaids of all ages will have a great time. Show times: 11:30am and 1pm! www.captaincorbin.com

  • Foamy Fridays - Day 57

    Friday, August 24th

    Foamy Fridays - Day 57 Join the fun on Foamy Fridays. Our foam pit is fun for kids of all ages and is located at the Windmill Pavilion from 10:30am-12:30pm. #FoamyFridays

  • Maker Monday - Day 60

    Monday, August 27th

    Maker Monday - Day 60 Maker Mondays is booming with fun and innovation! Come build with us every Monday 10:30am-3pm. #MakerMondays @makedo #storybookgardens60years

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. 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.

Two concession areas operate on Saturdays and Sundays during the spring season:

  • The Village Square Diner (opening Sunday May 14) - serving hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, Hot and cold drinks, soft serve ice cream, and more.
  • Beavertails (open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00-4:00) 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 spring season?

On weekends through the early spring until May 14, all playgrounds, the Leaping Lilypad jumping pillow, sand play area, pedal cars, and play village are open. The elephant ride and carousel are also open on weekends in early spring. The splash pad and all remaining amusement rides (miniature train, swings, ferris wheel and carpet slide) are scheduled to open, conditions permitting, on the Victoria Day weekend.


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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