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Forest fairy tales

Bring your child's favourite fairy tales to life in the mystical setting of your local woodland. Help spark their imagination and reconnect them with nature.

You’ll find fairy tale features in many of our woodlands, from natural babbling brooks and tree glades to enchanting sculptures, fairy dens and giant chairs - perfect for story telling.

Once upon a time in a wood near you...

Find out about fairy tale features in your local forest.

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Fairy fun in the forestMagical play

Children love to explore and we've got lots for them to discover. From fairy kingdoms and 3D mazes to thrilling sculpture trails. See map below for activities near you.

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Have fun in the forest with our fairy tale activity sheets!

Children telling a tale in a forest denTell a tale

Sitting in the giant's chair or on a big tree stump is the perfect spot to tell a tale. Stories could include a prince, princess, witch, troll, wolf, fairy or elf!

Last updated: 26th August 2016

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.