Storybook Gardens is located in beautiful Springbank Park. This attraction has parking right in front of the castle entrance. There is wheelchair parking available.
Once you enter and pay the entrance fee which was $6.50 for children and $7.50 for adults you exit the castle and begin your day filled with fun for the kids. Our 1 yr old grandchild was free. Storybook Gardens is nestled among flowers, trees and ponds with paved walkways. There are a couple of rides in the grounds that you pay extra. The rides are $2 a ticket. They have a slide ride, swings, small ferris wheel, and another ride for kids. The rides are not impressive at all but little ones enjoy them. If you have a large family this can boost the cost considerably. Outside of the grounds near the entrance there is a merry go round.
If it's a hot day make sure to bring swimsuits and towels for the children to use in the splash pad area. There were lots of children the day we went and all were having a great time.
Towards the back of Storybook Gardens there are large play areas, and a maze for the children. Pirate Island has climbers in shape of ships etc for the children to explore. There is a huge tower with slides at different levels for the children. There is also a geometric rope area for the kids to climb on.
There are some domestic animals.... donkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, silkie chickens, to view and a hand washing area as you leave. There is also an area with some wildlife and fowl such as hawks, geese, a lynx that was injured when it was young and is partially paralyzed so it now has a home at Storybook Gardens. It walks with a noticeable limp. This area is small and certainly not a main attraction. There is also a pool with a harbour seal in it.
There were a few families with wagons and a cooler and they picnicked inside the grounds at tables.
I would recommend checking out the whole area before hitting the splash pad or the kids won't want to see the rest LOL.
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