Fairy Doors

Hunting for the tiny fairy doors hidden around the gardens is why many children love to visit Furzey Gardens time and time again. Come and join in the fun, creep around at the base of trees and you mighfairy door close upt discover twisted in gnarled old oak or nestled under bushes, a tiny door no more than a foot high. 

Furzey gives up its secrets slowly though and you will need to look hard.   There are reputed to be over 40 of these secret fairy doors, designed and carved by a master thatcher.

Although it is fun to leave letters and gifts for the Fairies, please encourage your children to post their letters in the Fairy Post Box and not leave items and glitter around the fairy doors, as they are not bio-degradable and could harm wildlife.


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Use the special letter packs available to purchase from the Gallery to write to the Fairy Queen - and she will write back!

Play Area

Play houses and walkwaysChildren will love playing hide and seek in the round houses and having adventures in “Mrs Tiggy Winkle” our boat on dry land.  

There are picnic benches nearby and a "bamboozalom" and "boardwalk" to add even more to the play area.

New for 2018 - we have been busy over the winter months, with a new play structure for the play area. You can help fund this, find out more

Getting up amongst the trees

The Look Out Tower is great fun to scramble up and see out across the treetops, while the Board walk gets you up close to the rhododendrons.

Bug Barn

Over the years Furzey Gardens has always given high priority to the conservations of insect life. Paper and crayons are also provided for our younger visitors; display your creations in the Barn!

Learn about bugs and insects from information boards and images taken of Furzey wildlife by New Forest entomologist that are displayed on the walls.

The Bug Barn is also great for children's parties! - Interested? More information here.

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