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

Children climbing at Furzey GardensChildren will love running around and playing hide and seek around the "bamboozalom" and "boardwalk" and climbing on the newly introduced play structure. 

The play structure has been developed to add an additional level for the more adventurous climbers. 

Children playing on the play structure at Furzey GardensThere are also two designated climbing trees located near to the play area. 

You can help fund improvements to our play area, 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.

The Barn at Furzey Gardens

Over the years Furzey Gardens has always given high priority to the conservation of insects. 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 a New Forest entomologist that are displayed on the walls.

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

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