My little girl lives in fantasy world of fairies, pixie dust, magic and unicorns. She is what a child should be with an imagination full of dreams. We recently started our Adventures of Eire and headed off to Well’s House and Gardens in Wexford, the kingdom of fairies, pixies, leprechaun’s and elves.
Upon arrival Kayla was speechless, there was a big ‘palace’ and if you have fairy followers at home you would know this is where ‘Queen Clarion’ lives. To me and you it’s Well’s House, a magnificent Victorian house dating back to the 1600’s surrounded by majestic oak tree’s. Kayla begged to go inside but unfortunately we had missed the daily tour.
We headed to the craft courtyard first, in search of the fairy shop where we found a real life tinker fairy who makes fairy doors, wands and lots of fairy trinkets. We couldn’t leave without getting her, her very own magic fairy wand.
Next we started the real adventure seeking hidden treasure on the Lady Frances woodland walk.
We found many treasures…
A troll bridge
A wooden sculpture of the Gruffalo
A wishing well
and lots of fairy, elf, pixie and leprechaun doors
We had brought a picnic along with us but it was way too cold to have it outdoors so we decided to head to Mrs Stone’s Pantry, a little cafe with a complete range of hearty foods from dinners, sandwiches and desserts. The menu was very tempting, myself and joe had some soup while the kids dug into their picnic. It was very cosy family friendly environment. There was a little section full of toys, high chairs and plenty of room at the back of the tea room for buggies.
Once we warmed up we headed over to the adventure playground. It was full of swings, climbing frames, slides and muck, lots of muck. It looked as if a tractor had driven right through tearing up all the grass but Kayla didn’t mind and we had the playground to ourselves the whole time.
We spent three hours exploring Wells House and Gardens, walking over 2km in the freezing cold and my sugar-plum fairy didn’t complain once. She was enthralled discovering all the hidden treasure Wells had to offer.
A day out at Well House and Gardens costs €8 per car and there is no time limit on your day. I would highly recommend it, as it’s an adventure for all. Although pick a warmer day or bring wellies for the smallies. Oh and Frankie was with us, but he spend so much time giving out on the drive from Dublin he slept for most of the time we were there.
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