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Forest Fairy tales - South East

Tell a tale at Wendover Woods, sit in the giants chair at Alice Holt, hide in the witches hut at West Walk, visit the house of Baba Yaga at Moors Valley or board the pirate ship at Bedgebury. Plus more sites below!

Wendover Play areaWendover Woods, Buckinghamshire

Watch out for the giant wooden wolf on the all-ability trail, tell your favourite tale in the story telling area or imagine the play house is your very own castle.

Giant owl in Alice Holt ForestAlice Holt, Surrey  

Visit the giants play area, build a den for a pixie, climb to top of the play tower to survey your kingdom or use your imagination to spot faces in gnarled old trees.

West Walk playWest Walk, Hampshire  

Have a magical adventure in the wooden play area, climb the tree house and spiders web, play in the witches hut or run through the mystical willow tunnel.

New Forest bridgeNew Forest, Hampshire  

You'll find many natural fairy tale features here, from the roman bridge, rumoured to house trolls, to the pretty glade said to be home to tiny fairies and pixies!

Moors Valley play houseMoors Valley Country Park, Dorset  

Become king or queen of the castle, picnic with the pixies or visit the musical tree house known as the House of Baba Yaga from the 25th July!

Bedgebury Pirate shipBedgebury, Kent

Visit all 9 areas of the natural play trail. Board the pirate ship and set sail for distant lands, sit on the throne and rule your kingdom or climb into the tree house to hide from trolls.

Friston Forest trailAbbots Wood & Friston Forest, East Sussex  

Have fun exploring and walking through these enchanted woods, dreaming up a story about pixies living in the trees around the pond.

Jeskyns play areaJeskyns, Kent

Go in search of the two giant sculptures, use your imagination to spot fairies in the wild flower meadow, or have a forest adventure in the tree house!

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