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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!
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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... May

  • Victoria Day Costume Parade

    May 18th at 11:30am

    Victoria Day Costume Parade Our throwback Storybook Parade! Come help us open our Summer Season with a costume parade around our park. We will be joined by some of the cities favorite mascots and even the Saunders Secondary School band! $1.50 off for children in costumes and a prize for joining the parade! Parade starts at 11:30am. Please arrive at 11:00am to participate.

The Story Begins... June

  • 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, emergency vehicles and more! Honk horns and learn what each vehicle does and how they do it. Dad’s and Grandpa’s are free entry! Enjoy BBQ lunch between 11:30am-2pm at Pete's Treats picnic area.

  • Multicultural Day

    Friday, June 28th 10am-8pm Extended Hours

    Multicultural Day Our first ever Multicultural Day at Storybook Gardens. A chance for children to learn about where we all come from and all the amazing things different cultures have to offer! Music, dance and stories from around the world! Food trucks will be onsite to introduce you to all kinds of food so skip your dinner. Special hours means you’ll have fun things to do all the way through to 8pm!

  • Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Show Coming Soon!

    Performance Date: Saturday, July 6th @ 2pm

    Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Show Coming Soon! Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search. Qualify at your local preliminary Storybook Gardens on Saturday, July 6th. Junior ages 6-12 and Youth ages 13-21. Register at westernfairdistrict.com/Rise2Fame For more information contact Storybook Gardens at 519-661-5770.

Once Upon a Time... July 1- July 14th

  • Gordie's Canadian Eh Clubhouse

    Monday, July 1st

    Gordie's Canadian Eh Clubhouse Happy Canada Day! Join Gordie the beaver for Canada Day celebrations! I hear he’s even going to build one of his famous beaver dam club houses. Balloons, face paint and Canada day activities! Enjoy a yummy Canadian treat at the park including Canadian ice berg slushies or a classic cinnamon sugar Beavertail pastry! #CanadaDay @StorybookGardens

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, July 3

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Mad Science

    Friday, July 5

    Mad Science Mad Science makes it their mission to spark imaginative learning! They deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.

  • Geronimo Stilton Meet and Greet!

    Sunday, July 7

    Geronimo Stilton Meet and Greet! Storybook Gardens has Geronimo Stilton flying in all the way from New Mouse City on Mouse Island. Come meet Geronimo and take a picture with him!

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, July 10, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Alex Thomas and Friends Puppet Show

    Saturday, July 13

    Alex Thomas and Friends Puppet Show Alex Thomas brings an interactive show with jokes, prizes, stories, silliness and all around fun at Storybook Gardens, through the art of puppetry. Interactive shows allow volunteers and audience members to play along and become part of the act. The zany Muppet-style puppets are sure to bring your imagination to life. Be sure to stay for the meet and greet after the show to take pictures with the puppets and receive an autographed photo card!

Far Far Away... July 15-28th

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, July 4, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Mad Science

    Friday, July 19

    Mad Science Mad Science makes it their mission to spark imaginative learning! They deliver unique, hands-on science experiences to children.

  • Echo Three Presents Star Wars Day

    Saturday, July 20

    Echo Three Presents Star Wars Day In support of the Children's Health Foundation, Echo Three has brought some of your favorite characters to life with their incredible costumes! Come meet the characters and get photos as they roam throughout the park. @StarWarsEchoThree

  • Mystic Drumz

    Sunday, July 21

    Mystic Drumz Mystic Drumz are the international leading provider of World Music Education, specializing in bringing interactive percussion experiences to your door. Their unique rhythm and sound programs excite, enlighten and engage audiences of all ages. Hands-on interactive sessions and performances showcase eclectic percussion instruments sourced from around the globe. They link geography to sounds, rhythms to science, and laughter to learning.

  • Captain Corbin

    Wednesday, July 24

    Captain Corbin 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

  • Dog Man Meet and Greet

    Saturday, July 27

    Dog Man Meet and Greet Come meet Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man!

  • Sonshine and Broccoli

    Sunday, July 28

    Sonshine and Broccoli Best friends and musical partners Sonshine and Broccoli have been entertaining families for over a decade, engaging children and parents alike with their infectious enthusiasm and energetic pop-rock songs. Their live shows have audiences singing and dancing along. Sonshine and Broccoli were in London last March after being nominated for Children's Album of the Year at the Junos.

Believing Takes Practice... July 29- August 11th

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, July 31, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Bubbleology

    Friday, August 2

    Bubbleology Miss T the Bubble Queen brings entertainment to a whole new level merging wonder, visual art, education, science and magic all together in one bubble-fabulous spectacular show.

  • Storybook World of Magic and Wizardry

    Saturday August 3 to Monday August 5

    Storybook World of Magic and Wizardry Join us for a magical weekend where spells are cast and adventures await! Storybook Gardens will transform into a magical world of wands, potions, beasts and... Well, wizard stuff!

  • Wild Ontario

    Saturday, August 3

    Wild Ontario Join us to witness some amazing beasts with Wild Ontario's bird show!

  • Orbax and Pepper

    Monday, August 5

    Orbax and Pepper Don't be late for Potions 101 with Orbax and Pepper!

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, August 7, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • King Riddle's Birthday

    Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11

    King Riddle's Birthday What's the Fairy Godmother doing with Little Red? Is that the Mad Hatter having tea with Snow White? What's going on at Storybook Gardens?! Why, all of King Riddle's friends are coming for his birthday, of course!

An Awfully Big Adventure... August 12-August 25th

  • 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

    Wednesday, August 14

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Superhero Weekend!

    Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18

    Superhero Weekend! Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favourite super heroes and join us for a weekend of fun! Children in costume get $1.50 off their admission fee.

  • Marvel's Spider-Man

    Saturday, August 17

    Marvel's Spider-Man Look around the park to find our special guest, Spider Man, in all your favourite spots!

  • Captain Underpants

    Sunday, August 18

    Captain Underpants Captain Underpants is George and Harold's make believe comic come to life! Join us for a meet and greet and get your picture with Captain Underpants!

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, August 21, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

  • Scouts Canada

    Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25

    Scouts Canada Join the Scouts as they build fun courses and bridges for you to adventure through. Running all weekend as part of our Awfully Big Adventure programming.

  • Never Never Land

    Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25

    Never Never Land Try to find Peter as he looks for his shadow around Storybook Gardens.

  • Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate

    Wednesday, August 28, 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

    Captain Corbin the Magical Pirate 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

The End! August 26-September 2nd

  • Fossil Guy

    Friday, August 30

    Fossil Guy The Fossil Guy explains how fossils were formed. His extensive collection of fossils includes dinosaur bones, a 30 cm mammoth tooth and a 6.9 kilogram piece of fossilized dinosaur poo!

  • Storybook Puppet Challenge

    Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1

    Storybook Puppet Challenge Come find all of our Storybook puppets and accept their unique challenges. If you succeed... Well, you might just collect a prize!

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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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

Storybook Gardens opens daily beginning Saturday May 18th, 2019.


Monday - Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm


***Please Note: The splash pad waterslide will be closed May Long Weekend.