Pixies, fairies and other magical and mythical creatures have intrigued and entertained young minds for thousands of years. As a child, exploring the world of the imaginary is the most important and mystical thing they can do. This 100-acre wood is the most astonishing Fairy Walk York near York. It’s the perfect place to discover with your children. The Northwood Trail is England’s number one Fairy Sanctuary.
You and your child can enjoy the 1.5km oFairy Walk York that winds through the lush woodland and be inspired by the willow walled mazes and intricately designed fairy doors, fairy tree houses and rope bridges.
Bring your children’s imaginations to life along this fairy walk in York. They will love to visit the tree stump village, giant mushroom ring thrones and more. It can be found just outside of Stamford Bridge.
Begin the trail on Professor Howland’s Ride where you will see many of the original fairy doors on the trees. You can then discover the fairy hamlet along with Spider Tree Snicket – which was repaired by the owners who stumbled upon these fairy treehouses back in 2008 after work began on the Jollydays glamping site.
After exploring all those magical places, visit a natural play area that has a sandpit, mud kitchen and opportunities for den building.
The 100-acre wood is a great place to help foster your kid’s connection to nature with a unique fairy sanctuary in the Northwood forest. You can learn all about the forgotten history of fairies conducted by Professor Harvey John Howland an eminent fairy collector. This unique sanctuary is the first of its kind.
Fairies gather for moonlight dances in the mushroom fairy ring that was repaired using sketches of the original built back in 1852. Visitors can see the ring up close during the day when it is not in use.
Enjoy organic tea and coffee as well as locally sourced produce from the trail’s cafe whilst you enjoy taking in the 200 types of birds in the area and the varying types of woodland.
After exploring the beautiful woodland walk that has developed year after year, you can enjoy the range of produce on offer in their cafe. We know the kids will need it after a day of exploring that’s for sure.
Open six days a week, all year; complete hours and pricing are available on our website. To find out more visit the website here.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, and if you have little children, be mindful that the larger woodlands have ponds and ditches. Northwood Trail – Jollydays Glamping, York YO41 1AP