We often visit the Archerfield Walled Garden on a Sunday morning.
They have a secure outside play area and the kids can come and go whilst the grown ups sit in the Garden Cafe.
I always know what I want from the menu; a cheese scone and a flat white. Similar to what my wife has.
The kids usually have something from the breakfast menu and they saunter in and out to eat their fill.
My daughter loves going their since they opened their fairy trail.
We always finish up our visit by walking around at least twice.
Exploring The Grounds
On the way to the fairy trail, there’s a small lake or maybe you can call it a big pond.
Some of the indigenous wildlife can be found roaming around on the grass.
My kids love crossing the bridge over the water and seeing if they can see the bottom.
It’s only a short stroll from the walled garden and it’s worth it just to see the vibrant colours of the vegetation.
There are various structures to explore before you get to the Fairy Trail.
They’re moulded out of willow and include a wishing tree amongst other things.
You can buy a ribbon from the shop at Archerfield Walled Garden to tie to the tree.
It’s quite a sight, although you’ll have to go there yourself to see it as I don’t want to spoil the view.
The Fairy Trail
Before you can enter the mysterious world of the fairies, you have to make sure you go through the right gate.
There’s one for the little people and one for the big people.
And then you’re onto the Fairy Trail proper.
Archerfield Walled Garden have put together a number of little houses for kids to find in the trees.
Each house has a different story to tell.
My son was bored after house number one but my daughter was definitely with the program.
I suspected we may have to go around the trail more than once again.
I’d say it’s geared to younger kids but my daughter has an active imagination and enjoys the idea of fairy magic.
It intrigued her that she could see little bridges and other props in the branches of the trees.
A Good Addition To Archerfield Walled Garden
Overall, I’d say the fairy trail has been a great addition at Archerfield.
I’m not sure even I could go around it more than twice each time I visit though.
Over the Christmas period, the Fairy Trail gets lit up for a family light experience.
If you kids are into fairies then I’m sure that would be an experience they’d remember for a long time.