Magical fairy houses appear in Roundhay Park woods during lockdown

A magical fairy forest has started to appear in a north Leeds woodland over the past few weeks.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 11:45 am

Trees in Roundhay Park have been made to look like mini houses for mythical creatures.

Doors, windows and even stepladders have been stuck more than 10 trees in the Ram Wood area, with some people even adding little toy fairies to complete the scene.

There's even a smiley tree complete with stick-on eyes.

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The fairy forest in Ram Wood, Roundhay Park (photo: Tony Johnson).

It's not clear who started the idea, but Samantha Woodhead's daughter, Olivia, aged six, loved what she saw and wanted to get involved.

Samantha said: "She went for a walk and came across them and wanted to start her own as she thought it would be a fun way to bring a smile to children’s faces and their families, especially in the strange times we are in now."

The creations have been warmly welcomed by members of the Friends of Roundhay Park Facebook group.

One said: "They look fabulous."

A fairy house in Roundhay Park (photo: Tony Johnson).

Another added: "We counted 11 last weekend, they look great."

To find them, take the path at the end of Mansion Lane behind The Mansion, go down towards the upper lake, then take the path on the left towards Park Lane and you will find them on the right.

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Olivia Woodhead making an addition to a tree.
Another fairy house in Roundhay Park (photo: Tony Johnson).