Northwood Fairy Trail; England's Fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary

Northwood Fairy Trail; England's Fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary

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Just twenty minutes away from York, a mysterious village awaits your visit...

Northwood trail, England's fairy and Hobgoblin Sanctuary, a delightful woodland attraction just 20minutes from York. Enjoy the artefacts and stories of strange woodland creatures and Professor Howlands discoveries in the Fairy Museum. Escape relax and enjoy the magic.

Far away from the eyes of civilisation, the fairies go about their days in the solitude of the woods... That's right, Northwood is the official fairy sanctuary of England. 

While the woods have existed for generations, it is only recently that human folk have been able to visit this special sanctuary. It is a simply magical experience that will transport you and your family to mystical world on a truly unique day out in Yorkshire. 

Head on a family adventure from to the Northwood Fairy Trail for one of the most unique things to do for families from York

Begin your magical adventure into the heart of nature when you follow the winding path through the lush woods as a world of enchantment unfolds before you.

As you explore the trail, keep your eyes peeled for signs of fairy life. You'll spot whimsical fairy doors and charming fairy houses tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the trees. Each one is unique, with its own little story and special magic.

You can look out for the fairies on your walk, or simply take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the natural beauty of the forest.

If you're looking for family days out in Yorkshire, the Northwood Fairy Trail will prove to be a delightful choice

Kids will love searching for the fairies and trying to spot all the hidden details along the way. And parents will appreciate the chance to unwind and escape the stresses of everyday life.

The Northwood Fairy Trail is a place where you can leave your worries behind and enter a world of fantasy and wonder. So come along and join the fun - the fairies are waiting for you!

YO41 1AP

How to find us

Northwood, Buttercrambe Moor Road, YO41 1AP

The nearest postcode is YO41 1AP but we advise using google maps for better accuracy, as the postcode serves several properties over several miles.

The best way is to use the what3words app which will direct you to the entrance: unlocking.obtain.exhales

By car:

From York and Hull, take the Buttercrambe turn off from the A166 (just after the Balloon Tree) and continue then take the 3rd left turning (800 yds after Sand Hutton turn) into Northwood. From Scarborough follow the A64 and turn off for the village of Sand Hutton, pass through the edge of the village towards Stamford Bridge, turn left at the T junction towards Buttercrambe and after approx 800 metres turn left into Northwood.

  • Northwood Woodland Kitchen
  • Because of the impact on wildlife (and the fairies) unfortunately dogs are not allowed to visit, with the exception of guide dogs
  • The Northwood Fairy Trail is designed to be accommodated towards wheelchair users and people with pushchairs, but keep in mind that it is a stoned woodland track and can therefore get muddy and rutted
  • Please dress accordingly to the weather and wear appropriate footwear
  • There is no Wi-Fi at the site and visitors are encouraged to experience the world directly around them during their visit
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited on-site
  • Please do not bring your own food, there is food available on site from the Woodland Kitchen
  • Bikes are not allowed on the trail