by Lara A few years ago there was a big radio campaign on the radio advertising the last summer of Storyland before they closed down. I immediately knew I wanted to bring Kiernan and put it on our to do list. But it was a crazy summer and we didn't make it - I was sad.
But here's the thing - someone bought it, and it never actually closed! (although I'm pretty sure many people think it did)
Last summer, while we were staying at my in-law's cottage in the Renfrew area, we actually made it over and the kids had a BLAST! (even though I was there with 8 week old twins - that part was more than a little crazy :)
Storyland has been around for a long time, and so have some of their displays. But the new owners have been working hard to update the place.
The park is located in a mainly wooded area just past Renfrew (tip: a regular stroller would have troubles here so either bring baby carriers or a jogging stroller. I did see some strollers that you could borrow, but a small baby couldn't be put into them) and you walk through the trails and see a variety of different story displays, petting farm animals, rides, and there is also a theatre area where they put on shows.
There is also a splash pad, a pond, paddle boats, mini golf and inflatable slides and bouncers. There is enough to keep you busy for a full day!
The cost is $13.50 for everyone over 3 (free for under 3) so it is a lot more affordable than a lot of other amusement parks. It may not have a lot of bells and whistles, but I find most kids don't need those. I recommend checking it out and plan to make a day of it some time in August! Maybe I'll see you there?
Lara is the mom to 3.5 year old Kiernan and 1 year old twins Quinn and Juliette. You can find her at her blog Gliding Through Motherhood.