A stroll through Story Book Forest is a beloved experience for families visiting Idlewild. Featuring a winding path through a real forest, guests visit cottages and other character scens from fairy tales and nursery rhymes – providing a great chance for parents and grandparents to revisit their youth as they introduce their own little ones to Mother Goose, Goldilocks, and many more.
Story Book Forest was the brainchild of Mr. C.C. Macdonald, former owner of Idlewild Park, and Arthur Jennings, a performance clown who spent his summers entertaining guests at Idlewild. Working together, they made their dream of creating a park based on emotion rather than motion, a reality. Story Book Forest is a place for dreams where you literally step through the pages of your favorite storybook to visit a land of imagination.
Story Book Forest is a place for dreams and kids activities in Pittsburgh. You literally step through the pages of your favorite storybook to visit a land of imagination.