The Magic of Fairies and Imagination

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.  And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy.  So there ought to be one fairy for every boy or girl.”  ~James Matthew Barrie, Peter Pan

I love tales of fairies and fantastical creatures, from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan to Black & DiTerlizzi’s Spiderwick Chronicles, and everything in between and beyond!  A good fantasy story reminds us of the magic of childhood and nurtures a child’s belief in the magic of imagination like nothing else.  This weekend we can bring these stories to life for the children in our lives and celebrate the magic of fairies and imagination at Blithewold’s 3rd Annual Fairy Festival on Sunday, April 29th from 11am ’til 3pm.

Described as “a springtime play-day for all ages”, there will be picnicking (BYO), fairy crafts, dancing around the Maypole, an ongoing plant sale (grow your own fairy garden!), and more (see below).  Fairy costumes are encouraged 🙂 .  As of this posting, there’s no rain in the forecast for Sunday, though it might be a bit chilly on the great lawn at Blithewold, so little fairies may need a jacket.  Take a peek at the scheduled events:

●Fairy House Building from 11am ’til 1pm

●Fairy Story Times at 11:30am & 2pm

●Interactive Musical Performance by Mary King from 12:30pm ’til 1:30pm, and again from 2pm ’til 3pm

●Fairy Detectives Tour at 2:30pm

This event is FREE with regular admission to Blithewold; visit their website to view the various admission prices (note – children 5 and under are admitted free of charge to Blithewold).

stone bridge over the water garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, spring 2012

4 thoughts on “The Magic of Fairies and Imagination”

  1. Ah! With a new baby due in the family (and a shower to help my son and his wife prepare this past weekend) your quote has extra meaning. Hope the event was magical. Thanks for the weekly smiles! denise

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