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“Cheap and cheerful”
Review of Storybook Gardens

Storybook Gardens
Ranked #5 of 80 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
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96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Cheap and cheerful”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Nice local place to bring the kids. Not too far from downtown if you're a visitor. Water features and play area. Just watch all the joggers on the common path getting to and from the Gardens.

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“Slowing going down hill”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Each year we visit Storybook Gardens and it is a real shame to see how far off the path they have fallen from the once magical little park I remember as a kid. The interaction with the animals was always a hit with the children, being a city boy I didn't experience that too much. Now to hear that all the animals are being relocated is very sad and I really believe the park has no future.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank Planecrazy01
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“It is not what it used to be”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We used to llive across from Springbank Park, London where this attraction is. It used to have a great play area for children, a petting zoo and something of a small wildlife zoo. My wife and I often went and fed the deer, donkeys and some other animals. Most of the zoo has been closed now for several years and now the few 'wild' animals left are being moved to other zoos. A few domestic type animals are all that's left. It's OK but not what it used to be so really consider the price of admission before going.

2 Thank Terry C
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47 reviews
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“not worth the price, check out gibbons park for fee”
Reviewed 5 February 2012

a nice park and climbing area for kids, a very nice splash pad, the farm animals are fun for a bit too as well as the seals and otters but really, I can go to Gibbons Park (downtown London, 10-15 minutes away) for free and get the same thing other then no animals (but there are geese and ducks at the river which is a two minute walk from the park and splash pad)

Thank sardam
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Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
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“Young kids wonderland”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

had older kids and younger kids it was more for the younger ones

Thank Tami G
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