A Garden of Fairy Tales

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

I recently went on an amazing holiday with my BFF Euan to Northumberland. As well as having fun playing on the beach, I took Mummy & Daddy to Alnwick Gardens as I had heard that they had a fairy tales treasure hunt for us kids to take part in. As an expert on gardens AND fairytales, I knew I I had better go help Beauty escape the Wicked Queen. Read on to find out more…
Don't worry Beauty, Princess Lulu is coming to the rescue!

Don’t worry Beauty, Princess Lulu is coming to the rescue!

 Now, if you have ever heard about Alnwick Gardens you may know that it is famous for its Poison Garden. It was my job to stop the Wicked Queen from using this poison on Beauty but it wasn’t going to be straight forward. There were a LOT of clues to solve and magic to be mustered if I was to have any chance of saving Beauty.
I had to stop on my way to saving Beauty to have a sniff of this beautiful rose!

I had to stop on my way to saving Beauty to have a sniff of this beautiful rose!

 

First of all we visited the Fairy Attic to meet the Prince, discuss the problem and potential strategies and get our clues (and costumes if you are not a real princess like me!)

First of all we visited the Fairy Attic to meet the Prince, discuss the problem and potential strategies and get our clues (and costumes if you are not a real princess like me!)

 

The Prince had this beautiful book in his attic

The Prince had this beautiful book in his attic

 

 We found the first clue but how do you make the magic seat work and who is Peter Pan's best friend?...


We found the first clue but how do you make the magic seat work and who is Peter Pan’s best friend?…

 

Next, we set off to discover a fairy door...

Next, we set off to discover a fairy door…

 

I wonder what happens if you blow a kiss to the Frog Prince?

I wonder what happens if you blow a kiss to the Frog Prince?

 

 I have found the glass slipper but will it fit? Cinderlulu is my name after all...


I have found the glass slipper but will it fit? Cinderlulu is my name after all…

 

This tree is almost as old as my Daddy. Will I find a clue hidden up here somewhere?

This tree is almost as old as my Daddy. Will I find a clue hidden up here somewhere?

 

I'm off to survey my kingdom!

I’m off to survey my kingdom!

 

 It's not all glamour being a fairy princess you know? We need to know how to drive diggers too!


It’s not all glamour being a fairy princess you know? We need to know how to drive diggers too!

 

Come on, the next clue is this way...

Come on, the next clue is this way…

 

Yikes, the Poison Garden! Be careful, the Wicked Queen will be around here somewhere!

Yikes, the Poison Garden! Be careful, the Wicked Queen will be around here somewhere!

 

This pretty meadow must have clues hidden in it...

This pretty meadow must have clues hidden in it…

Aha! All the kings men. But what couldn't they fix again?..

Aha! All the kings men. But what couldn’t they fix again?..

 

I think this poor fella needs some Arnica Cream :(

I think this poor fella needs some Arnica Cream 🙁

Stopping to admire some primulas on my quest

Stopping to admire some primulas on my quest

 

What a great place to have a treasure trail. It’s gorgeous (a bit like me!)

 

Putting my magic powers to the test...

Putting my magic powers to the test…

 

Shazam! Look what I managed to do!

Shazam! Look what I managed to do!

I hope you can tell from my pictures what brilliant fun I had helping Beauty escape the evil grip of the Wicked Queen. Alnwick Gardens are one of the prettiest gardens in the country anyway and this new treasure trail makes it super fun for ALL the family. Some of the clues are quite tricky so make sure you brush up on your fairy tales before you go. But don’t worry too much as there are some lovely resident fairy tale characters in the gardens to help out if you get a bit stuck about where to go next.  So if you are looking for a brilliant day out this summer make sure you head over to Alnwick Gardens.

Hugs & kisses,

Lulu xx


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