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Address: 1958 Storybook Lane, London, Ontario N6K 4Y6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-661-5770
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Storybook Gardens is a storybook themed outdoor park owned and operated by...

Storybook Gardens is a storybook themed outdoor park owned and operated by the City of London Parks and Recreation Department. Opened in 1958, Storybook Gardens provides a fun day of play and learning for families with young children. Park features in the summer season include several outdoor play structures, six amusement rides, a large splash pad, a sand and water play area, and music and dance at the outdoor stage. Open year round, the park also offers winter skating on the beautiful 250 metre outdoor skating trail. Storybook Gardens has been voted "Best Tourist Attraction" in the London Free Press "Best of London" readers poll for four years running, and has twice been awarded the "Best Value, Family Attraction" award by readers of WestJet's Up! magazine.

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Loved it back in its glory days

I used to love Story Book Gardens as a kid.. I have many happy memories there... Now that I have kids of my own I still take them at least once a summer. I miss the animals, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to love Story Book Gardens as a kid.. I have many happy memories there... Now that I have kids of my own I still take them at least once a summer. I miss the animals, but its still a great family place. The staff were wonderful and the park was nice and clean. Older kids would probably get... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Cobourg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4 and 6 yr they loved it, beaver tails and roasting marshmallows. The length of the trials was really nice.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the place when it was more animal centered. farm animals, peacocks, seals etc. In my opinion they killed the seals by sending them away, and eliminated basically all other animals. The water park is better than a city one, the playground is more upscale too. Overall I do not care for the place anymore.

Thank chubchub2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Last summer we went there with our baby. She loved the place. Rides, water splash, garden etc. But the price for the ride could be less or included with entry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The kids loved this place. Lots of walking and lots to see and do. So make sure you got great shoes on.

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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a look if you have younger kids (6 and under) as they will find the place enchanting. Kids older than that age might find that they are limited to what they are able to do

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

For a Halloween event for younger children, I thought Storyspook Village was good. There were a lot of empty spots though, more displays or candy stops would help solve that. With the rides and characters to see and the little walk-through displays, it was 2 hours well spent and the little one was excited to dress up and have pre-Halloween... More 

Thank meterclicks
Wallaceburg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit even without the kids Love all the animals and seeing the kids all around you enjoying their day

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Every summer I would take my daughter here when she was small. She loved the splash pad and the play equipment, as well. This is a great day out with the kids. The animals are also great for the little ones to see and spend time with.

Thank Joy H
London, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It is a very good place to while away a sunny afternoon - the climbing area at the back of the park is what keeps my kids the busiest, and the waterpad is great in the heat of the Summer - other attractions such as animals are OK - but personally find it sort of sad to see them -... More 

Thank Steven B

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