Fairy tales come alive at new castle Fairies Trail

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Children were transported to a magical world of fairies and magic at the opening of the Brodick Castle and Country Park’s new Fairy Trail last weekend.

Taking place in the forest under the shade of the tall trees, children were spellbound by the captivating storytelling of Marty Ross who painted a vivid picture of enchanted forests, fairies and magical beings.

Sparking the children’s imaginations too were a number of fairy houses which were to be discovered along the trail, accompanied by mystical music which echoed through the forest.

In addition to the storytelling and enjoying the trail itself, children enjoyed a fun session, with members of the Arran Rangers Service, building their own fairy houses using natural materials found in the woods.

The event was well attended throughout the weekend and Brodick Early Years class used the opportunity to take the pupils on an outing to the obvious delight of the children who relished discovering secret hide-aways among the trees and taking part in the outdoors activities in the spring sunshine.


Relaxing in the shade in the forest, children listen to the captivating storytelling from Marty Ross of Whiting Bay. 01_B22fairy01

Hands-on operations manager Jared Bowers is pictured on the Fairies and Legends Trail. 01_B22fairy02

Fairy houses are just some of the many delights children can discover on the trail. 01_B22fairy03

Brodick Early Years pupils search through the bushes and flowers looking for materials to use to build a fairy house. Photo: Arran Ranger Service. No_B22fairy04

A group of youngsters get to work on building their fairy house. Photo: Arran Ranger Service. No_B22fairy05

Brodick Early Years pupils with some of their house building materials. Photo: Arran Ranger Service. No_B22fairy06

Brodick Early Years pupils make their way along the Fairy Trail while keeping a lookout for any fairy activity. Photo: Arran Ranger Service. No_B22fairy07