Magical fairy trail at Emmetts Garden 2019
This article was about the 2019-20 Christmas trail and will be refreshed for 2020-21. There are fairies at Emmetts Garden and this Christmas, they are all opening their doors to welcome you in.
The magic of Christmas
Saturday 30 November – Sunday 5 January 2020; 10am-3pm
Join us at Emmetts Garden this Christmas for an unmissable family trail!
The fairies living at Emmetts have opened their doors all over the gardens for you to find on our magical fairy trail, starting 30 November all the way through to 5 January (we are open every day apart from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
Discover tales of folklore along the way and see the magic of Christmas come to life through the eyes of the fairies living next to their favourite winter trees, some of which will be beautifully decorated to bring them to life this Christmas with baubles, colour and sparkle.
In the springtime, Emmetts Garden is famous for its beautiful displays of bluebells that carpet the woodland and surrounding countryside with colour - but did you know that bluebells are found throughout folklore?
True to their name, it was believed that the bluebells were used to call the fairies to their gatherings - and they would cast a spell on anyone who damaged the bluebells and disturbed the fairies resting there.
So if you're visiting us again in the spring to see the bluebells, make certain you watch your step afterwards so not to anger the fairies!
Whilst you're out on the hunt around Emmetts Garden, keep a keen eye out and see if you can spot the 'Abies' Christmas trees - one of the most popular choice of Christmas tree in the world!
The trail will be £1.00 per person (including National Trust members). Normal site admission applies.
Suitable for ages 2-10 years with a buggy friendly route available.