Ruislip Fairy Village

Ruislip Fairy Village has been on my list of places to visit for a while now. We were unable to visit until recently though as the village was vandalised last year and forced to close. It’s now been restored and re-opened on Easter Sunday. With Sophie starting back at Tiny Talk classes nearby, we finally managed to pay it a visit.

 

The Herbalist fairy cottage at Ruislip Fairy Village

 

The Fairy Village is in a small wooded area near the Winston Churchill Hall. We parked at nearby Manor Farm a short distance away from the Fairy Village. Sophie had brought her Periwinkle fairy doll with her in case we spotted any of Periwinkle’s friends.

 

Sophie with her Periwinkle fairy doll looking at the fairy doors

 

The fairy village looked particularly pretty with all the pink blossom covering the trees around it. Sophie soon spotted the first of the fairy doors in the trees and was soon dashing from tree to tree, squealing with excitement “Look Mummy, another one!”

 

Sophie looking at one of the fairy doors with her Periwinkle fairy doll

 

Each fairy door was different. There was a good witch, a dressmaker, a fairy dust maker and various other types of fairy. ย I loved all the little details – the washing outside the fairy laundry, the miniature artwork outside one fairy cottage and the potions outside the herbalist’s cottage.

 

The good witch's door with a book of spells outside

Sophie looking at a fairy door with miniature paintings outside

Sadly we didn’t spot Periwinkle’s sister Tinkerbell or any of the other fairies. Sophie was sure that Tinkerbell lived in the herbalist fairy’s cottage though. She insisted we leave a daisy and a blossom bouquet for Tinkerbell to find when she opened her door.

 

Sophie sitting next to the herbalist fairy's cottage

 

Sophie also had fun trying to catch the blossom falling from the trees. She didnโ€™t manage to catch any but she did pick some of the fallen blossom to stick in her nature book.

 

Sophie trying to catch the blossom falling from the trees

The Fairy Village is very small. We only stayed for around twenty minutes before we had to leave to pick Jessica up from school. This was enough time for Sophie to find all the doors and get a closer look at each of them. It’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area though as it’s an enchanting little place to explore. Sadly, it seems not everyone feels that way though. There is a sign on one tree, warning any would-be vandals that they’re being watched on CCTV. How sad that such a thing is necessary. I can never understand why anyone would want to destroy a magical place like this.

 

A sign saying "We faires and fae, we look, we see. But we're also covered by CCTV"

Sophie looking at a pink fairy door surrounded by fallen blossom

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

31 thoughts on “Ruislip Fairy Village

  1. Such a shame to feel the need for the CCTV sign, as you say what would be the point in spoiling such a pretty and harmless piece of art as this? Thankfully all was in tact on your visit. I love how the blossom adds to the fairy gardens and the Herbalist front door looks magical. It’s a shame Tinkerbell didn’t see her friends, perhaps they were sleeping. I really want to have a go at making little fairy gardens in one of our upcoming Activity Hour sessions and these photos have inspired me.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. It is sad that some people see something like this and want to destroy it. I will never be able to understand why. Will look forward to seeing your activity hour fairy gardens ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’d never heard of this place – what a wonderful, magical place to visit. So sad that it was vandalised – it’s like the people who trash geocaches, it makes no sense at all and spoils it for everyone #CountryKids

    1. It is a magical little place. It does make me so sad that some people want to spoil these kinds of things.

  3. What a gorgeous little place. Can’t believe some people are so ridiculous and want to ruin it. We all need a little magic in our lives sometimes! #countrykids

    1. It is magical – such a shame some people want to destroy the magic for others though.

  4. Aww! Such a shame it was vandalised. There is just no sense to it. People just like to ruin anything that is good. I’m glad it has been restored….It looks such a magical place for little one’s. It looks like you had a lovely time.
    #CountryKids

    1. I was so pleased when it reopened – it would have been such a shame if the vandals had won.

  5. Ugh I agree it’s so sad that they have to put up a sign like that and tragic that it was vandalised. It looks like a lovely way to pass a few minutes though, my two would love looking at where the fairies live.
    Nat.x

    1. It is a lovely way to pass some time. We took Jessica to see them at the weekend and she loved them just as much as Sophie did ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It is a shame – why they can’t just leave it and let others enjoy the magic is beyond me!

    1. It is magical. I can never understand why some people have a need to destroy these kinds of places.

    1. It’s a lovely place to visit – would definitely recommend it if you are in the area ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It certainly is. So lovely that it is back again – fingers crossed it stays in place this time.

    1. It is such a shame. I’m so glad it’s back again – fingers crossed it doesn’t get destroyed this time.

  6. Oh this is fab!! It’s all in the detail and they have it in jacket loads! I am also saddened by the fact that they need the cctv sign too. Love the blossom. #CountryKids

    1. I can imagine your wee girl would love this Sara. It is such a shame that the CCTV sign is necessary.

    1. I can never understand why anyone feels the need to do it – makes me so sad that people do though.

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