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A magical fairy door trail has appeared in Walton Park

Posted on - 2nd July, 2020 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Lostock Hall, Parks, People, Preston News, What's On in Preston
One of the doors along the fairy trail
One of the doors along the fairy trail. Pic: Andrea Davison

To many parents’ delight, a magical fairy door trail has been discovered in Walton Park; but where did the magical creatures come from?

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Andrea Davidson, 40, decided to create the trail during lockdown when out walking with her daughter Ashleigh, 19, and son Eli, 6.

Andrea said they had noticed lots of painted rocks and little doors which inspired the family to create the woodland trail.

The family have decorated the trees along the walk
The family have decorated the trees along the walk. Pic: Andrea Davison

The fairy door trail is through a woodland path near the pond at Walton Park, where a fire last month devastated the viewing platform.

Andrea, from Lostock Hall, decided to order some supplies after the fire to decorate the area, saying the fairies moved in to protect the woodland.

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Some fairy dust is scattered along the trail
Some fairy dust is scattered along the trail. Pic: Andrea Davison

Andrea said: “Once they arrived we had the job of painting them, we all did some, even my partner joined in.

“Everything is clear varnished to weatherproof them and myself and Eli spent a good two hours setting the trail up on Thursday last week.”

A sign for the fairy trail in Walton Park.
A sign for the fairy trail in Walton Park. Pic: Andrea Davison

Since setting up the trail, Andrea has started a Facebook group where families have posted photos of discoveries their children made along the trail.

“The response the trail has had has been amazing!” Andrea added.

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Another door from the trail
Another door from the trail. Pic: Andrea Davison

“Everyone has been so positive and even offered money to help maintain it.

Andrea has declined any money towards the project but is considering setting up a JustGiving page to raise money for a local charity.

Woodland animals are joining the fairies
Woodland animals are joining the fairies. Pic: Andrea Davison

The trail is located in Walton Park on a main path making it accessible for prams, and is a short and easy walk for toddlers.

To find out more visit the Walton Park Woodland Fairy Door Trail Facebook group.

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