I can’t believe this is our first time at Fairy Park. I’ve known of its existence forever, but Anakie just always seemed so far to get to.
Then there’s a question of whether the kids would enjoy it after all this effort. Anyways, my sister made a last minute decision to visit this morning, and we spontaneously decided to join her. Harry Potter audiobook in the car made the 1.5 hour drive with Mr 7 year old tolerable.
Fairy Park has a reputation of being dated and tacky, so I didn’t have high hopes. I was pleasantly surprised at how wrong I was. The castle-on-a-hill view that greeted us was magical! We started at the bottom of the hill and visited each little structure/display. The path is clean and well marked, the strictures and sculptures are bright and freshly painted. Mr 7 & Miss just-turned-3, as well as their cousin little Miss 2, were mesmerised by each and every story. They squished their little face against each window display and watched the animated-puppet story sequence repeat several rounds before moving on.
Photo opportunities were plentiful, but with them so occupied, all I got were back of their heads!
That is, until we got to the magical stable at the top of the hill where they got to ride a unicorn and a griffin!
The View from the top is pretty spectacular too!
It was a marvellous day out. We wrapped up with a treat for the grownups on our way back: late lunch at the Little Creatures Brewery. Mmm mmm.
Remember your hats and go on a not-too-hot day. There isn’t a lot of shade.
Bring snacks and water for the kids. (Or buy them from the kiosk at the bottom of the hill).
The top of the hill is pretty much the last stop, so take your time and don’t rush up there.
p.s. I don't bring my 'real' camera along when I'm on mum-duty. Most of the photos here are taken with my little Fujifilm X-T1 or my iphone.