Signature events

Storybook Gardens offers annual signature events that the entire family will enjoy. Find our current offerings and annual signature events information below. Check out our calendar to view more upcoming activities and events taking place at Storybook Gardens.


Sensory Friendly Thursdays

Starting May 18th, Storybook Gardens will offer Sensory Friendly Thursdays every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. Sensory friendly experience includes twilight admission access, no music and off-peak hours to avoid any line-ups or crowding. Park attractions are all open during this time including the Valley Village Playhouses, Pedal Car Track, On the Riverbank Splash Pad, Storybook Carousel, Springbank Express Train, Elephants, Swings, Frog King's Leaping Lilypad, Adventure Island, Hands in the Sand and Gnorbert's Gardens. Food service locations will be open until 5:30pm.

Friday Night Festivals

Each summer, Storybook Garden’s hosts Friday Night Festivals, offering free admission for children and $5.25 admission for adults on Fridays after 5:30 p.m. throughout the summer beginning June 28 through to August 30. Pre-registration is available at Play Your Way online. Walk-in admission is also available at the Storybook Gardens castle. Each Friday night, Storybook Gardens will have a new theme and special guest entertainers with a focus on community engagement and diversity. Nightly activities include character meet and greets, family dance party, photo booth, scavenger hunt, face painting, food trucks and a good night story plus local event partners and vendors. Friday Night Festivals are made available thanks to our generous sponsors. Contact us to be a part of these magical nights at storybookmail@london.ca.

Winter skate trail

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People enjoying the winter skate trial at Storybook Gardens

Each winter, enjoy a magical holiday experience with our 250-metre skate trail, which loops around the park grounds. Admission is $4.75 for adults, $3.75 for children ages 17 and under, and free for children under 24 months old. Skate rentals are available for $6.75 per person. Open 7 days a week for public skating.

Our Beavertails concession will be open on evenings and weekends serving Beavertails pastries, fries, hot chocolate and Pepsi products.

Skating sessions are a total of ninety minutes each. Pre-registration is encouraged. Please visit Play Your Way online to pre-register for a session before it fills up. Drop-in admission is also available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Helmets are required for children 5 and under. Helmets are not available for rental. All sturdy strollers are allowed on the skating trail. Umbrella or collapsible strollers are not permitted. Baby carriers are not permitted on the skate trail. 

Egg Hunt

The hunt is on! Join us for an Egg Hunt at Storybook Gardens! Find eggs of different colours throughout the park to redeem a treat or prize. Children over three-years-old can search the whole park for eggs. Toddlers under the age of three can search for eggs at Storybook Valley. 

Admission is $5.25 for children ages 17 and under and free for all adults. 

Pre-registration for the Easter Egg Hunt is required and is available at Play Your Way online

Our rides and attractions will be open depending on the weather. For more information on what's open, please follow our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

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Family enjoying a performance at the Village Stage
Last modified:Tuesday, July 09, 2024