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Going on a Faerie Hunt?

How do you find Pixies, Elves, Gnomes, Sprites, Goblins and all types of Faerie Folk? This extended garden trail will give you clues and locations to places faeries might use, showing you what to look for and where they might be. Includes a small prize. Pick up your trail sheet from the Stables Gallery & Shop, between 10am-4.30pm.

Good fun finding the posters hidden in the gardens.

£2.50 per trail sheet, (you only need pay for the number of trail sheets you need). Pay on the day or online. Includes small prize. Bring your own pencil or buy one for 50p.

Located outside in the gardens so dress for the weather.

Location Located outside in the gardens over uneven grassed parkland. Can get wet and a bit muddy if raining but nothing a pair of wellies can’t cope with. Pick up your trail sheet from the Stables Gallery and Gift Shop by the Visitors Centre, 10am-4pm

Who would like this: Family groups with children aged 3-10 years. Families with under 3’s welcome at their own discretion, the younger the child, the more teamwork required. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

How does it work? This trail has been designed for the whole family to take part in, it will help develop children’s map reading and orienteering skills as well as igniting their imagination. Find the 6 trail posters in the garden. Each poster will tell you about a place that faeries might use in the gardens and why. Copy each location onto the map in your trail sheet so that you can find them later. Disclaimer – we cannot guarantee you will see faeries as they are nervous of people and love to remain hidden. Even if you don’t see any faeries, there are suggested activities you can try related to each location.

What to bring  Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for walking the site over uneven ground and grass areas. bring a pencil or buy one for 50p. Like everywhere, we prefer card payments, but just in case of technical issues, please bring cash as a backup. 

Covid safe info All trail sheets are pre-packed in a paper bag and include the free prize so that you do not need to return to the shop. There may be a queue for the trails at peak times. Please remember to socially distance especially inside. If you are able, ask one person to queue so that the rest of the group don’t get bored. This event is held on uneven parkland.  Please do not touch the trail posters in the gardens. Please wear a mask in the Visitor Centre, Toilets and Shop. These measures will help keep everyone safe and healthy.

Accessibility & Facilities: This event is held on uneven grass over a large area in the main parkland. There is a café and toilets in the Visitor Centre including disabled toilet and baby change. Please follow this link for information on mobility access https://hallplace.org.uk/accessibility/

Ticket information:

  • No need to book in advance. Pay on the day. Please go to the Visitors Centre.

  • For all activities and events children must be accompanied by adults.

  • If you need special assistance please let us know in advance by phoning 0203 045 4088 to speak to a member of staff.