(Located in London , Ontario)
I never forget a change of clothes and I managed somehow to completely not see or not even register there is water play here in this park and a city run splash pad, meaning I did not even bring any shorts for swimming . I do not care about clothes getting wet , whatever it happens you wash them out, just would be a good idea not to forget a change of clothes and a bathing suit .
We hit up the Elephant ride, and of course mommy had to ride with him . I know my toddler and there is no way he would have sat in the ride and no tried to get out . Baffles me the little one just over one who happened to be on the ride ahead of us and he sat still, like completely still , not my kid. All the rides are one ticket each with the exception of the tattoos or face paint which are 3 tickets each . Tickets cost $2.25 a piece or you can buy in bulk or a day pass for the rides. All info about admissions and ticket pricing can be found here : http://www.storybook.london.ca/tickets
The Elephant ride lasted a few minutes well worth the ticket price . True to knowing my toddler he needed to be reminded to stay seated and not try and get off till we completely stopped moving. There are seat belts on this ride.
From here we found a really cool archery game of sorts. Felix the Fox's Archery Range. Safety is a big concern here which was amazing to see (even if the arrows are just a padded wad of soft fabric on the end ) . It was kept to one child at a time. If you think Zach decided to patiently wait his turn , that would be a giggle and a half. He loved it so much here that trying to get him to leave erupted a tantrum , of course it would. The only saving grace after some irritating minutes of whining is this Hands in the Sand Pit. Remembering of course that what he has on is what he has on . Inserting reminder bring bathing suit or at the very least a change of clothes.
As a footnote, we had had hopes that the store Treasure Chest Gifts would have had some clothes , but no such luck, though toy treasures were ample . The sun was hot enough that Zach dried off very quickly actually .
Was so cool the functioning items from a Firehouse.
Above is a cute little family house , below is The Woman Who Lived in A Shoe Show . This is so cool. Zach had fun running through it and checking out all the cool drawings of the nursery rhythm alive on the walls.
Below are all the titles he had out for purchase . If you would like to email him if you are looking to purchase some great children's books you can here : EMAIL
Big shout out to Grandma and to Uncle A for taking us and enjoying the day with us. Such delicious picnic lunch we had too.
Due to the extreme generosity of Storybook Gardens ( my contact John) I received 2 sets of tickets and admission passes. I was using the second set as a giveaway for this blog post. Due to unforeseen circumstances and unable to get to the park early in the summer I had a reverse blog contest on my Facebook page for the contest so that someone could enjoy a day out. Here are the direct links to the contest post and the winner CONTEST POST WINNER POST
Stalk Storybook Gardens / WEBSITE / FACEBOOK
Their website has everything you need to plan a fun day at the Gardens .
Highly recommend going if you have not been or even if you have great to go again.
We attended Storybook Gardens on Thursday, August 18, 2016 .