A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden, bringing with it a band of fairy tale characters and an exciting quest. Discover the fairy tale adventure for yourself.
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.
Dates and Times
The Fairy Tale Attic is open on selected dates throughout the year, visit the What’s On page to check dates.
As a part of this fairy tale adventure, visitors are provided with the opportunity to take a little magic home with them. Our spritely Budding Artists can be found in the Crafty Cottage, where they will help you to create enchanting fairy tale keepsakes.Buy Tickets
Meet the Characters
The Huntsman has lived and worked in the woods all his life. He has always been passionate about the trees and plants that grow and live there. He’s an expert hunter, and has always been an exceptional woodcutter and tree feller. He is a friendly old soul, but has known to be a bit grumpy now and then!
He is cheeky, bold and forgetful and has been known too lose his way. He has been known, from time to time, to drink too much rum and on one such occasion found himself in The Garden totally by accident, even his trusty map doesn’t help. He’s decided to make the best of it and have an adventure whilst he is here and have some fun and laughs along the way too.
Peasant Girl Thorn
She was brought up on a farm in the hills by a lovely peasant couple who had no children of their own. She was treated well and helped out on the farm. She would milk the cows, feed the sheep and the hens and she loved to walk around the hill side where she would sing and dance and get lost in her imagination.
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.
The Alnwick Garden Trust
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A Garden of Fairy Tales
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