The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail | Day Out With The Kids

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The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4-12
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

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

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

30 minutes before closing time.


General Admission:

Adults (16+): £2.00

Kids (3-15): £3.00

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number




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


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

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Free parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food/milk warming facilities available. 

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail is not wheelchair friendly.

No, The Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Pets are allowed. 

Additional Info


Wellies or boots may be needed.

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