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Brisbane's Best Fairy Gardens

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Published April 28th 2021
In Christina Rosetti's famous fairy poem The Goblin Market, unassuming children are lured to the fairy world by magical fruit. But some of us don't need to be lured - some of us just need a map!

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By Holger Krisp - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

Take a turn down an unassuming driveway and find yourself in Enchanted Forest Playground (58 Frasers Road, Ashgrove), a playground purpose-built for magical fun. Children can whip up a potion in the witches cauldron, fight the evil spider on the spider web, and fire up their imaginations in the mushroom storytelling circle.

Look for signs of fairies at Cornubia Forest Park (Parkview Cresent). The stretch of flat melaleuca bush is a great venue for family bushwalks, with glimpses of fairy habitat for keen-eyed kids. Don't forget to bring something to put in the fairy tree stump!

Kumbartcho Sanctuary (15 Bunya Pine Court, Eatons Hill) has a lot to offer families - bushwalks, waterfalls, native wildlife and the Environmental Education Centre are just a few. Fairy-lovers should keep an eye out for the small but lovingly created fairy garden in the middle.

Gollum, the villain? anti-hero? from fantasy series Lord of the Rings is alive and well and living in Redcliffe. Keep an eye out for the tree with a door at Scarborough Beach Park. The best thing about the Gollum Tree is that no one knows who built it. It just appeared one day - as if by magic.

And though it's not in Brisbane Mt Tamborine rates an honourable mention. The mountain region has several magical experiences for children including a fairy garden as well as glow worm caves and delicious fudge store.

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What a wonderful idea and attraction
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