Duckett's Grove set to hold very first 'Summer Party' which boasts a fairy trail

This is not to be missed

Darren Hassett

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Get the kids, the teddy bears and fairies and head to the majestic Duckett's Grove this June Bank Holiday Weekend!

Duckett’s Grove is set to hold its very first 'Summer Party' on Sunday, June 2.

An afternoon of family fun and adventure awaits with the event featuring a teddy bears' picnic, fairy trail, puppet shows, bouncy castles, costume characters and more.

The enchanted woods will be the home of a brand new fairy trail with guided tours available throughout the day by a real life fairy.

Kids will be tasked with finding each of the 20 fairy doors which are home to the the resident fairy population who have just recently moved in.

A puppet show will take place in one of the walled gardens every hour throughout the day and will provide entertainment for the whole family.

A large picnic area will be available adjacent to this, where parents can relax whilst the kids enjoy the show.

In between shows, kids (and adults) can also avail of the complimentary face painting which will also be available on-site.

The event will also feature the highly anticipated Duckett's Grove Express, a steam train that will transport families around the grounds of the popular estate, taking in the walled gardens, enchanted woods and courtyard.

Ballyshane Studios will be providing woodturning demonstrations and the resident gift shop will be open on the day too. They will be complemented by a pop up craft market which will be in situe for the day.

Hot and cold food will be available to purchase on the day including burgers, chips and ice-cream, but families are also welcome to bring their own picnic baskets and blankets if the wish.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online or you can pay on the day. Tickets are €5 for adults and €10 for kids with a family ticket costing €25.

For more information, you can contact the organizers through the Facebook page (Visit Carlow) or by calling 083 036 3631.

Book tickets by clicking here.