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Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail

Fairy Trail Winter Solstice Celebration

NEW DATE: Saturday 2nd July, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.  

FREE EVENT: Faerie Night Solstice Lights on the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail

The Faerie Night Solstice Lights walk on the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail IS ON SATURDAY 2ND JUNE, 5.30PM TO 7.30PM.  The Trail will be lit with candles, magical lanterns and fairy lights to celebrate the winter solstice - the shortest day of the year which falls on Tuesday 21st June.  There will also be tiny fairy boats floating on the river near the Footbridge and magical lights in the mangroves.

The Brunzfairy Trail aims to connect children with the world of imaginative play, the wonder of playing in nature, and the cycles of the seasons. It is lovingly designed to bring out the imaginative child in us all and to foster a sense of joy, fun and play. It is completely free, and designed that way to give families a chance to have no cost fun together.

Hundreds of families have enjoyed the fairy trail, and many come regularly to visit their favourites amongst the fourteen hidden fairy houses, and leave little notes and flowers. Many post photos on the Brunzfairies Facebook site, and the joy and wonder on the little one’s faces is clear to see.

Come along and walk the trail, and if you like carry a lantern if you have one.

You could also be part of the creative team that makes our village into a fairy wonderland for this night. Call Ollie Heathwood on 0428 284 030 if you would like to be part of making magic happen for our little ones to enjoy. Volunteers warmly welcomed.

Where will the magic be?

The Fairy Solstice Lights walk will start at the beach near the surf club where the fairy lighthouse will be lit, and from there follow the magic across the footbridge, along Fingal Street and finish at Clem's Cargo on Tweed Street. You can also start at Clementina's fairy house outside Clem's cargo if you wish and then go along Fingal Street to the beach.

There will be a fairy ring to dance in by Gum Blossom Fairy’s house, in the park beside the Brunswick Heads Library.


Follow the magical Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail

We all love to holiday in Brunswick Heads, because it is simply beautiful, and it's a gentle soothing place far from the rat race. Fairies love to come here too, some to live, and some to holiday in Airy Fairy B and B's. If you would like to see their fairy houses, follow the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail.

What is a fairy trail?
There are a number of lovely little fairy houses tucked into interesting locations around Brunswick Heads. They are not placed in obvious places so that the surprise and joy in discovering them is maximised. There is  a map available at The Visitors Centre to guide you to explore the Fairy Trail.  This is a delightful and FREE activity for the whole family.

The fairy houses are beautiful sculptures made of recycled and found objects and each fairy house is occupied by a fairy that carries a positive message about living simply, being kind, being loving, and protecting nature. There are small signs next to the fairy dwellings that carry the positive messages.

There are no depictions of fairies, elves, pixies etc, as this limits children's' imagination - we all imagine fairies differently, and how we see them is all our own.

The aims of the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail are to:

  • create positive joyous feelings in people of all ages
  • stimulate children to use their imaginations
  • increase people's connection to the natural world
  • reinforce the message that you can gain great joy from simple pleasures

The fairy trail is mysteriously maintained by "the fairy grandmother" who shall remain nameless.

The fairy trail sometimes gets disturbed by possums, strong winds or naughty pixies....if you see anything that looks like it needs fixing, please call or text 0428 284 030 and let the fairy grandmother know so that she can go and make repairs. She would also love to receive any curious and interesting things that she could use to make more airy fairy B & B's.

Read about the Brunz fairies, on Facebook:

"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

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