We made our fairy houses months ago, but they needed the perfect home and we knew just the spot. Our fair houses were going to be placed in Redwood Park. It is a gorgeous park in South Surrey that we have fallen in love with. Most recently we went there to take Addie’s 6 month photos.
This park has everything you need for a good adventure. There is a walking path through a meadow, a great play ground, covered picnic areas, washrooms, an open grass area if you want to pass a football around or play other games, and a tree house. Of course there are also all the fairy houses that are tucked in a forested area to the right of the tree house.
I do not know who started this, but I love it. It’s a fun way for kids imaginations to run wild. By three my daughter is a huge fan of Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. She happily ran through this part of the park while wearing her fairy wings.
We found the perfect spot to place our fairy houses. No need to drill a hole, or anything like that. We just nudged them into place between two tree trunks. We’re already looking forward to going back and checking on the houses, and seeing them when the sunlight hits all the glitter Evie wanted on the house, and by glitter I of course mean pixie dust.
While at Redwood Park we started talking about how much fun it would be to have a picnic with our friends and all their kids, and have a fairy house decorating party. Everyone could bring a house of their own to paint, colour, and cover in sparkles. Then place it where they would like in the special area.
We were sad to discover that many houses had been destroyed recently. We visit this park often, and it was not like this when we visited last. While there was a sign saying a bear had been spotted, this did not look like the work of a bear. It looked like the work of vandals, or as I told my preschooler… Captain Hook and his pirate crew most likely.
If you are thinking of making a fairy house with your little one I’d really encourage you to do so soon. Let’s replace the houses that have been wrecked and return the magic back to this park.
Help bring back the fairy houses and doors!