Fairy Roadtrips and More!
I wanted to pull together some fairy fun for my girls. These are great outdoor options with the pandemic. And we need all the magic we can get right now for our kids.
🧚🏼♂️Fairy Trail @ Infirmary Park, Granville
4351 Lancaster Road
Follow the Shelter 6 signs to the Wildflower Trail, NE of Mirror Lake.
We love, love, loved this trail! There is a fairy story trail, pixie dust(glitter), and lots of fairy houses on a loop trail. They also have a fun little ryme encouraging sicial distancing. The woods and pond add to the magic. It’s a must see from us!
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If you choose to follow the fairy path, you will have a pretty drive and get to see the basket building on your way. I also love the stone cliffs close to the exit in Nashport. I grew up close to here and love the views.
🧚🏻♀️Mission Oaks Gardens
425 Hunter Ave. Zanesville
We had our pictures taken here a few times. It’s a hidden gem in Zanesville. There is a small fairy area with a mailbox and fairy house. The small hiking area around the gardens are magical with the varieties of trees and flowers. There is also a children’s garden and a pond with hug bullfrogs.
From their website-
The garden’s history began in the late 1980’s with the purchase of the property by Bert and Susan Hendley. They lovingly restored the mission style home which sits at the top of the property and then began the development of the gardens in an abandoned ravine located below the home. It has a unique micro-climate that makes it suitable for the survival of both native and non-native plants to this part of Ohio.
Formerly, Mission Oaks Gardens were visited by invitation or appointment only, but are now open to the public daily. Staff and Mission Oaks volunteer members help maintain and host these unique gardens where visitors are invited to ask questions as they meander through. Larger groups are encouraged to schedule guided tours to obtain a deeper insight into one of Zanesville’s best kept secrets.
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While in the area you can also check out the Storybook Trail @Dillon State Park.
The Storybook Trail is located on the Black Locust Trail, by the ball courts and beach area. “Miss Maple’s Seeds” by Eliza Wheeler is the featured story(14 story panels), and tells a story about the small but mighty Miss Maple, who adopts orphan seeds and cares for them in her maple tree all year until they can be planted in spring.
We loved all the nature facts and activities to entertain the girls on the hike. The path is paved and is a circle through the pretty woods. It’s a great way to get outside and explore. There is also a trail along Dillon Beach if you are interested.
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🧚🏼♂️Fairy Door Trail-Dublin
I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since we completed and earned our shirts. See all the details here.
🧚🏻♀️Some Fairy Fun For Home-
Fairies and Outdoor Fun
Gather pine cones, bark, rocks, shells, sticks, dried up flowers, sugar gum tree seed balls or anything else you can find. There isn’t a wrong way to do it. The gathering process is a great way to get some exercise and also keep those littles busy. Then, let their imaginations flourish.
My youngest always makes piles with the supplies after the older two have left. The best part is that this is an ongoing activity that can be perfected, then reworked. You can create patterns, sort by colors or supplies, and much more(Trolls village too!)
Fairy House(as seen above)
We used a large empty soap refill bottle to hot glue gun foraged supplies. There are many ideas on Pinterest. I took a few ideas and then just started gluing. Because you know if you try to replicate, you’ll have a 50/50 chance of a fail, ha! But I consider this one a win!
My girl’s like to stop at these flower(my girls call them Tinkerbell flowers, not sure of the actual name) on our walks and whisper hello to the fairies. You have to whisper quietly because they have sensitive ears and you don’t want to startle them. I just love their imaginations.
We snagged an awesome pop-up fairy book at Goodwill- “A Field Guide To Fairies.” The pop-ups are intricate and beautiful. The information inside is magical and imaginative.
Grab an old spray bottle, add a little water and let them create their own perfume. Add flower petals, fresh grass clippings and anything else that might attract and keep those fairies. Then mist your fairy garden and even yourself with some earthly goodness.
Fairy Nature Stew
Grab a big bowl and spoon and add water halfway. Let them create their own hearty stew. My girls decided that mud was important. Be ready for some creative mess.