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A visit to the Fairy village

We have a slight obsession with fairy houses here at the gingerbread house blog. I’m not quite sure how it started but I’m pleased to say that not only is our own house and garden fairy friendly, but it seems that our little village is too.

fairy village sign

We’d been living here for a couple of months when a friend pointed out a fairy door on a nearby tree. We stopped to visit on a trip to the sweetie shop. There was no where to leave a note but we saw lots of people stopping to look.

fairy door in a tree

Then we heard rumours of another fairy house near the woods where, if you left a note, you just might receive a fairy mail in reply. This fairy door was more impressive, decorated with flowers, a knocker and door handle. There was also a brush to sweep away the leaves and a lovely poem on the back of the door.

fairy door in woods

We’ve left a couple of notes and always received a little letter in return. Recently we’ve left a bottle of fairy dust too and Little Sis is constantly asking to pop by to see if there is any mail for her to collect. Luckily the Queen Fairy uses Facebook so I am able to see when the mail is ready to collect 🙂

fairy mail

Just before Christmas a fairy village sprung up in another part of the village. We took the children for a walk and they were delighted to discover a door at the bottom of a tree. Then they found another, and another! I think eventually we found thirteen little doors, all decorated differently.

9 fairy houses

Both the children believe in Father Christmas,the Birthday Bunny, the Tooth Fairy (although thankfully they haven’t needed her yet), and the Easter Bunny. So I don’t see any harm in them believing in fairies too. Last year Little Sis went through a phase where she would only watch the Tinkerbell films but both love visiting the houses and leaving them notes.

I love the fact that someone takes the time to not only make these little houses but answer the children’s letters too. Mine are not the only children who get so much pleasure from visiting these little houses and I can’t wait to see what pops up next.

You may be interested in our other fairy craft activities:

How to make a craft stick fairy door

DIY recycled milk bottle fairy garden

How to build a fairy house

Easy painted stone fairy door


Linking up with Let Kids Be Kids and Country Kids


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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    February 16, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Aww how sweet, I love the idea of leaving mail for the fairies etc. What a lovely gesture from the person who decided to start doing this.

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    February 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    How lovely. I’ve been looking on Pinterest for inspiration to make a fairy garden for my 5yo daughter 🙂

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    Emma Chanagasubbay
    February 16, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Oh we love fairy houses too! These are so cute and the addition of the little letters is perfect #CountryKids

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    February 17, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Oh wow they are so cute. Love fairy doors here too

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    Coombe Mill
    February 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    What a lovely idea, it’s great that your whole village is so fairy friendly and you can encounter them around every corner. It’s so sweet that the fairy’s write back to the kids who leave them notes, there’s nothing as magical as someone who gives up their time for the community. It’s great that there’s so many with so many different designs, I bet the girls love searching for them. Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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    February 18, 2016 at 8:16 am

    wow! Love this! What a wonderful idea to do. I’ve got a fairy door to put in our school, just looking for somewhere to put it 🙂

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    Let kids be kids
    February 18, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Aw, what a wonderful idea. That is so lovely and even more wonderful that letters get answered. Your daughter looks so pleased.
    Thanks for sharing with #LetKidsBeKids

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    Erin @ Nourishing My Scholar
    February 19, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Those fairy doors are just too cute!!!! I want to visit and get mail from them! #LetKidsBeKids

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    Mudpie Fridays
    February 20, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Aww this is brilliant – how nice that your village does all of this. i with we had something similar locally I am sure the kids would love it! #CountryKids

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    Leandra - LarabeeUK
    February 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I love this idea so magical! #letkidsbekids x

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