Fairies are all a-flutter in support of Rotherham children’s hospice

Fairies fluttered their way around award-winning North Derbyshire gardens – and all in the name of charity.

Hundreds of youngsters donned costumes and wings to take part in Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice’s first Fairytale Trail.

Youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice's first fairytale trail at Renishaw Hall.

Youngsters at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice's first fairytale trail at Renishaw Hall.

The event saw children talk through the gardens at Renishaw Hall collecting clues to a secret word, before receiving a scroll and welcome drink at the end.

Copywriter Catherine Ball took her three daughters to the event, with six-year-old Sophie dressed as pirate fairy Zarina, Jessica, aged three, as Tinker Bell, and seven-month-old Rebecca in a dress with wings.

The 35-year-old, of Beighton, Sheffield, said: “It was great to see so many beautiful costumes on display in such a beautiful setting. My girls had a lovely time. They particularly enjoyed 
exploring the gardens and seeing the crocodile head by the lake, as well as spotting 
all the different fairy costumes.”

Other attractions at the event included a fancy dress competition and face-painting, as well as fairy photo shoot in the country house’s gardens, which were crowned garden of the year by the Historic Houses Association last month.

Jessica Ball as Tinker Bell at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice's fairy trail at Renishaw Hall and Gardens.

Jessica Ball as Tinker Bell at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice's fairy trail at Renishaw Hall and Gardens.

Entry cost £4, with proceeds to the hospice at North Anston in Rotherham,

Helen Mower, Bluebell Wood head of fundraising, said: “We were delighted to have so many children take part in our first ever Fairytale Trail.

“Everyone made a fantastic effort dressing up for the event, there were so many amazing characters and lots of beautiful fairy costumes.

“It was lovely to see so many families supporting our work at Bluebell Wood.

“The money raised from the the trail will help us to continue making special memories for the 200 children we support.”