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Designed by Brilliant Trails as the first of its kind in the UK or Ireland and launched in the spring of 2017, The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail is a unique ‘must see’ experience. It is simply magical.

Situated on the historic Galgorm Castle Estate in Ballymena, the enchanting outdoor Fairy Trail is an experience the whole family can enjoy. Attracting more than 15,000 visitors every year, our beautifully-constructed Fairy Trail weaves through the estate and boasts unique hand-crafted characters and features along its route. The Galgorm Castle Estate is a world-famous attraction and the Fairy Trail adds to the overall experience that the Estate has to offer.

Children's Fairy Trail Tree
Children's Fairy Worry Tree

As you drive into the castle grounds, head for Toadstool Cottage – a quirky white cottage where parking is available. Visitors are met by one of our friendly staff, who gives each fairy-seeker an interactive map, which acts as an interactive guide for guests to follow in their own time and invites them to solve a range of clues.
The trail usually takes up to two hours and features an array of features along the path, including a troll swamp and house, fairy houses, a lost fairy village and a wizard school. At each of the fourteen points, visitors are asked questions and given clues to solve, delivering entertainment and an opportunity for children to embark on some self-exploration too.
A real treasure hunt with so much to see and do.

Throughout the year, Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail offers seasonal events at Easter, Halloween and Christmas. The newly-refurbished Toadstool Cottage also provides a unique themed venue, which is a perfect location for children’s parties, tour groups and school/youth groups.
Galgorm Castle and the Fairy Trail offer fun for all the family with a range of gift items available in Toadstool Cottage including fairy wands and fairy wings to help remember your magical experience. After the children have been enchanted by all they’ve seen in the forest, all the family can enjoy lunch in Creative Gardens Cafe or in the Castle Kitchen + Bar restaurant.

Dress Up Wizard
Dress Up Fairy Adventure

Toadstool Cottage also boasts a craft workshop as well as a coffee and gift shop, making it the perfect place for themed children’s parties.
Book a magical trip for a school and youth group and explore the enchanted trail with discounts available and free places for staff. Craft packages are also available at Toadstool Cottage to enhance your trip and complement the fairy trail experience.
A memorable day out for all the family in the great outdoors.

We look forward to seeing you soon! If you would like to get in contact please give us a call on 07745 162137 or email believe@galgormcastlefairytrail.co.uk

From the little fairies at Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail