Trails

Minterne House and Gardens, Dorset, DT2 7AU

July 20th- 1st Sept

What to expect

Minterne House and Gardens were featured in the Telegraph’s ‘Top 25 Gardens to Visit’ and voted the ‘best for tranquility’. Offering serenity and peace to our busy fairy friends, Minterne offers spectacular sights including tumbling waterfalls that spill from one lake into another before disappearing into magical streams, adorned with fallen branches and moss-covered tracks – it really is the perfect hiding place for the illusive fairies and their friends.

As the trail continues to the wider expanses, a unicorn and its foal can be seen in the shade of a majestic tree, a fox in the long grass, and dragons in their den. Be careful as you wander around the grounds of this beautiful stately home – it’s easy to get lost in its magic and to be fooled by the fairies dancing around the maypole on the front lawn!

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Enys Gardens, Penryn, Falmouth Cornwall TR10 9LB

Aug 1st - 31st

What to expect

The place where the woodland fairies were first spotted! Enys Gardens offers wonderful vistas over the adjacent fields, and even a sneak peak of Falmouth Harbour. As you move away from the formal gardens next to the house, the trail will take you through a labyrinth of paths amongst the trees, along the walled garden, and beyond.

Some hilarious hares have recently taken residence in their burrows, and don’t forget to keep your eyes open for Olly the barn owl – a shy creature but he may be coaxed out by the fairies to enjoy the limelight…

Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1PH

This trail is now closed

What to expect

The trail is located in the grounds of Bereleigh House and the trail will take you through the more formal gardens and into a woodland walk with far reaching views across the Meon Valley.

This is the second year the fairies and their friends have appeared at Bereleigh and even more shy and elusive animals have made an appearance but you will have to look hard to catch a glimpse of them.

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A pair of horses made from branches in the grass.
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Ryston Hall Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 0AA

July 20th- 18th August

What to expect

New for 2024.  The trail will take you past the Grand facade of this stunning stately home and on into the woodland adjacent to the walled garden. The house is surrounded by countryside make it a very tranquil spot to look for fairies.

We are excited to see what other creatures will be discovered in this beautiful setting.

Painswick Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Glouc. GL6 6TH

July 20th - Sept 1st

What to expect

July 22nd - Sept 10th

Prices: Adult £11.60* Child £8.00* under 4s free. * gift aid admission - other prices apply, see website

A truly unique place with stunning gardens and a tranquil wooden dell, Painswick Rococo Gardens is where formality meets the wild. The fairies have been gradually taking over this tranquil spot, and you can catch a glimpse of them sitting on the many beautiful garden buildings and structures.

As you descend into the dell, more of their animal friends can be seen – yet the shadows cast by the beautiful woodland can play tricks with your eyes, so only the keenest of eyes will know if what they have seen is real or imagined!

A tree with an umbrella on it's trunk.
A group of animals walking through the grass.

Boconnoc, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22 0RG

Oct 21st -Oct 29th

What to expect

Driving along the grand approach to Boconnoc you will feel as if you have been transported into a Jane Austen novel. The house at the end of the drive certainly does not disappoint either! The trail takes you through two gardens, the formal Dorothy Garden and the Shrubbery, where you will find a full-sized Gypsy caravan nestled among the bushes.

But what else will you find? Who is hiding among the trees? Could it be the fairies and their dragon friends? They have been known to be found further afield too and aren’t afraid to visit the monument and even the main gates!

Beaulieu, Hants, SO42 7ZN

18th May - 30th June

Description

Beaulieu means ‘beautiful place’ and the gardens live up to that name. The gardens were once the grounds of the Abbey and are a charming mix of formal and informal design.
The Dragon and Fairy trail takes you along the tranquil millpond walk, hugging the river as it meanders upstream.
There are many paths that criss-cross the trail unveiling open spaces and nooks and crannies where one would least expect. Be sure to keep a good lookout for all the wonderful woodland animals that call this place their home.

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Enchanted Night Garden- Rococo

To be announced

What to expect

Come and enjoy the beautiful garden as you have never seen it before. The fairies and their friends have retuned brining a sparkle to this wonderful space.

Enchanted Night Garden - Minterne

To be announced

Description

Come and enjoy the beautiful garden as you have never seen it before. The fairies and their friends have retuned brining a sparkle to this wonderful space.

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