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Storybook Gardens

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Address: 1958 Storybook Lane, London, Ontario N6K 4Y6, Canada
Phone Number: 519 661-5770
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Description: 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 include several outdoor play structures, six amusement rides, a large splash pad, a sand and water play area, farm animals, 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 was voted "Best Tourist Attraction" in the 2011 London Free Press "Best of London" readers poll, and has twice been awarded the "Best Value, Family Attraciton" award by readers of WestJet's Up! magazine.
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Fun area for younger children

The Gardens will probably entertain and amuse younger children, younger than 8. There are lots of activities and some good shows, but the park does not seem to have kept up with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Grimsby, Canada
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Grimsby, Canada
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
59 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Gardens will probably entertain and amuse younger children, younger than 8. There are lots of activities and some good shows, but the park does not seem to have kept up with the times - needs some rejuvenation and some new more thrilling rides.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lots of activities for very young children. Maybe not so great for the ones who are a bit older, say maybe 9 or 10 and up will probably be bored quickly. The shows were very entertaining and the park was well laid out and easy to navigate. A little disappointed in the snack stands. Too few and not a very... More 

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London, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have fond memories from my childhood of coming here. Somewhat less enthusiastic memories of taking my children there and extreme disappointment taking our grandchildren. There is so much more that could be done to rejuvenate this london tourist attraction. The admission price is far to high for what you get. The rides are extra and to squeeze that last... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Unfortunately I feel Storybook Gardens is an overpriced playground. There are plenty of free parks and splash pads in London to visit. Save your money.

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London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I loved storybook, so did my daughter. And even though she was only 16 mnths and a lot of the play things are too old for her she loved to watch plays walk around the little village water splash pad is great and park is very clean well maintained. Only downside for me is the animals, they really don't look... More 

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London, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Children seem to really enjoy this attraction. Lots of walking so wear comfy shoes. Small farm is a nice stop for younger children. Older children enjoy the climbing equipment. Everyone enjoys the splash pad. You can purchase food or bring your own. Stroller and wheelchair friendly.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is one of the best places for kids in London. There is so much to do - splash pad, climbing gym, animals, picnic area and little houses and figures to look at.

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went in wrong season, it should be best in Summer and Spring. Even then, my 6 year old has got immense fun out there. They made a skate ring inside the park and there are loads to activities for the kids during season.

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London, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After visiting Storybook Gardens as a kid I was hesitant to return. The new addition of the jumping pillow, pirate ship and spray pad makes this a great family destination for younger and school age kids. Rides aren't worth the money since they are just your average carnival rides but the shows are great!

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This story book kingdom is in the heart of spring park. For the price and convenience it is a delight for children and adults.

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