Answers to frequently asked questions about Telling Tales – Nature Tales event.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nature Tales is a free event. Admission to Hendrie Park is free—even the parking is free. However, Telling Tales is a non-profit organization supporting literacy in our community, so donations will be gratefully accepted here or at the gate.

Nature Tales is recommended for ages 3 to 10.

Telling Tales kicks off officially in May and our presenters are revealed then. Click Here for this year’s amazing lineup! In the lead up to the festival, you can read books from our annual Reading List

Nature Tales runs rain or shine. There are tents and buildings that offer some shelter.

There is free parking at the main entrance to RBG and at the Cherry Hill parking lot.

If these lots are full, overflow parking may be available at the Bayfront Funeral Home and on the side streets behind the main office.

Washrooms can be found in the main building and near the Tea Room in Hendrie Park.

Yes, the washrooms have change tables.

Hendrie Park is completely accessible. Only the RBG nature tour has limited access as part of it is on a ramp with a steep incline and in the woods.

Please report this to any Telling Tales volunteer or RBG employee you see, or go to the Information Tent at the entrance to the park.

We have a caterer offering a variety of healthy foods near the Rose Garden Tent. You may also choose to bring your own snacks. RBG does not allow picnicking on the grounds.

RBG will have a pop-up tent in the exhibitors’ row with lots of wonderful nature related gifts.

Yes. Select Telling Tale merchandise will be sold at our information tents at the entrance to the park. All proceeds go to the festival and literacy projects in our community.

Sorry. Pets are not allowed in Hendrie Park on the day of the Festival.

*Service dogs are permitted.

Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Bring sunscreen and a hat, and bug spray doesn’t hurt either. We highly recommend that you bring your own reusable water bottle. Bring an umbrella to chase the clouds away. Bring a few slightly used children’s books to donate to the Book Swap & Shop and a bookbag for your new treasures. Visit our plan your visit page for more information.