Children’s Day Out: The Loughcrew Fairy Trail

Hours of hands on, active fun!

The Fairy Trail is an exciting interactive sensory trail which gets children exploring Loughcrew Gardens and it is now open all year round!

To complete the treasure hunt style trail, they will get an activity booklet and map and will have to solve clues and answer questions in order to get to the next part of it. It will get your children using their imaginations and embracing the outdoors and they may even spot some fairies as they explore! It is a great activity for grandparents and parents to enjoy too.

Be sure to pick up your children’s activity booklet from the ticket office and spend a lovely day having fun as a family. Fairy houses, giant ants and a fairy forest await!

There is plenty of room for children to play on the garden’s lawns at Loughcrew and we hope the historical buildings such as the medieval motte within the grounds help to fire their imaginations and provide a little education. Why not allow your children to come in fancy dress for added fun too? Knight and fairy outfits would be particularly apt!

Additionally, children are welcome to bring their bikes and if they get a little peckish, the coffee shop will satisfy all appetites. There is a little play area next to the coffee shop too.

If your little ones are keen to learn more about the natural world – there are lots of lovely, scented flowers within the garden as well a wild flower meadow and water garden. So make sure you keep your eyes wide for busy bees, beautiful butterflies and hopping frogs as you explore.

Loughcrew holds events for children throughout the year, such as a Fairy Festival, so make sure you keen an eye out on our social media pages so you don’t miss out. You can also contact us if you have any questions about what’s on. Additionally, if you have an event you would like to host, just get in touch.

We hope the gallery below will give you more of a taste of what to expect along the Fairy Trail and we look forward to seeing you all.

Lightscape - Illuminated Gardensat Loughcrew Estate

Upon entering the gardens you will be transfixed by a wonderland of illuminated delights, the light trail has plenty of surprised including illuminations, projections and magical sculptures.

Warp up warm, bring your camera and make unforgettable memories. 

December 1st to January 6th. Between 4pm - 9pm.