Garden of Fairy Tales


Fairy Tale Attic


Free with admission to The Garden.


Sometimes, when the wind tickles the blossom, people with hope in their hearts have sensed that childhood friends are near. Sometimes, when the gale forces the flowers to duck low, nervous souls have worried about dragons. They are very foolish of course, as we all know that dragons only appear on Tuesdays.

Alas, sadly the Wicked Queen is a much more regular visitor and it was on one of those ticklish windy days that she first spotted Beauty in the garden. A jealous and bitter Queen, her heart was blackened and she hated Beauty. She did not understand her kindness or her happy spirit, and how dare she be the fairest in all the land?

Once upon a time…

Long ago The Alnwick Garden harboured magic within its soil. The magic made the flowers and plants grow. They would blossom and bloom with magnificent displays. The magic continued to spread within The Garden and news of its beauty spread to the Fairy Tale Realm. All of the fairy tale people wanted to visit to spread happiness and magic within it, but they needed as much help as possible to spread the happiness everywhere they could to keep The Garden looking so beautiful.

Taking Part

This activity is free with regular entry to The Alnwick Garden.

Instructions for completing the adventure are provided at admissions and the entrance gate.

Fairy tale costumes are available for children participating in the adventure to dress up in but visitors are welcome to come in their own costume and we’d love to see them!

If you get stuck, just ask one of our resident fairy tale characters who will be happy to help.


Sign in to The Alnwick Garden

Card Number

You won't be able to login until you've set up your password for our new website. If you haven't received an email yet, or you've forgotten your password then click below to reset it.

Reset Password

Reset Your Password

Card Number

Set Your Password

Confirm Password

You Need To Be a Member

Online membership is coming soon. Please check back and sign in to access information exclusively for Friends of The Alnwick Garden.

Your Membership has Expired

You need to be logged in to renew your membership.