The fairies and pixies clearly like living at the Studfold Adventure Trail near Pateley Bridge in Nidderdale as more will have moved to the scenic location by the time the summer holidays begin.
From 21 July through to 2 September, young visitors to Studfold will be able to discover over 20 fairy houses as they follow the 1.5 mile adventure trail. They can then discover the code that will unlock the entrance gate to the new Two Stone Wishes woodland fairy village.
As the young explorers venture into the woodland they can imagine life for the little folk living in the ornate wooden houses in the village as they read the accompanying panels that tell a fairy tale entitled ‘Daniel and the Messles’.
From the giant storytelling chair, children can find out whether Daniel can save the fairies and pixies from a plague of Messles, pesky flying creatures that have threatened the community.
The fairy experience is an extension to the adventure nature trail which is aimed at encouraging pre-school and primary school children to become ‘Nosy Parkers’ and discover more about rural life and the natural world using age-related clue sheets, hidden treasure and activity boxes.
Young visitors are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their own mythical sprite outfit, or they can borrow fairy wings and pixie hats from the on-site shop.
Studfold Adventure Trail is open from 10.30-17.00 (last admission 15.30). Admission is £6/adults; £5/children; under 3’s go free. Families can enjoy the Two Stone Wishes village now but the full fairy and pixie experience happens from 21 July through to 2 September.
Caravan and camping pitches are also available at Studfold from £20 a night and £50 a night for one of the four glamping pods.