We are hard at work behind the scenes getting ready for our 2023 Season and Telling Tales Festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Stay tuned for our launch in March!

Located in the open field just north of Bloodroot, one of the magnificent pieces that make up the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection, The Global Garden Activity Centre will bustle with hands-on workshops, activities, and puppet shows led by Telling Tales community partners and volunteers. With multiple tents containing sheltered seating for shows and activities, there will be something for everyone, no matter when you arrive.

Look for workshops hosted by Imagine in The Park and join Burlington Public Library’s talented troupe of tale spinners under The Big White Tent. Enjoy stories and puppet shows that’ll tickle your funny bone and send shivers down your spine! Hear favourite folk songs from yonder and fantastical fairy tales from yore. Puppet shows and pop-up storytimes run throughout the weekend—check the festival calendar for showtimes. 

These presentations are designed for family audiences and would be most enjoyed by participants in the early years to primary grades—children from birth to age 8. 

On Saturday join the Hamilton Public Library as we work together to create a collaborative mural of what you want to see your community look like in the future. Explore what community means to you and share your ideas of what you want to see in your community. They will also be hosting comic book-related activities will the opportunity to create your comic book character and/or design your own 4-panel comic. These activities can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

On Sunday join EarlyON Centres for active play and quiet reading and craft activities for children aged 0-5 years.