The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail | Day Out With The Kids

The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail

Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Attraction Information

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Ages: 4-12

Venue type: Outdoor

With just a sprinkle of fairy dust and a little imagination, watch as The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail comes to life before your eyes. Everyone say it together... ‘I do believe in fairies! I do! I do!’

Discover an enchanted route through Galgorm Castle’s woods where every detail has been lovingly handcrafted to complement the local flora and fauna. Amongst the trees spy a fairy village complete with miniature wonders, including an outdoor library. You’ll even be able to pay a visit to the tooth fairy! Little believers can knock on her door, drop off their teeth and await a special surprise in the morning.

After being gifted an activity book, kids can solve problems, spot clues and if they guess the right answers, be in to win a prize! The trail is suitable for all ages, particularly with their ‘Dummy Tree’ which encourages littluns to let go of their habit and hand it over to the fairies in a special drop off box. It's a truly magical day out to spend as a family.

  • A woodland treasure hunt
  • Discover a fairy world with a village and library
  • Visit the tooth fairy


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Toadstool Cottage, Galgorm Castle, Galgorm Road, Ballymena, County Antrim, BT42 1HL, Northern Ireland

The estate is fully signposted. Arriving through main gates, please drive straight on until you arrive to the white cottage.


Click here to visit The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail's website

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00


General Admission:

Adults (16+): £2.00

Kids (3-15): £3.00

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time.

More Information

Pets allowed

Pets are allowed. 

Clothing requirements

Wellies or boots may be needed.

Parking facilities

Free parking.

Baby food facilities

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available.