Malahide Gardens - Fairy Trail

Ready for a fun filled family day out? Look no further than one of Dublin’s favourite attractions! Experience the magic of Malahide Castles’ very own Fairy Trail. Almost 1.8km of winding woodlands, this interactive experience will keep the kids entertained for hours

What can I expect
  • Self Guided experiences through the Walled Botanical Gardens and Fairy Trail.
  • Explore the gardens and Butterfly House set among the lush parkland
  • Discover 5,000 plant varieties, perfect picnic spots and much more.
  • Perfect for photographers, family days outs, and for nature lovers
  • One of Dublin's favourite outdoor family attractions!
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Malahide Gardens

Fairy Trail

Sign on the Fairy Trail at Malahide Gardens

Explore this mystical spot while looking for clues to solve puzzles with the interactive booklet. Visit the Fairy Village and don’t forget to make a wish in the fairy wishing chair. Watch imaginations come to life fairy filled paradise.

A perfect place for a homemade picnic or grab something tasty from the Avoca food hall.

The Fairy Trail is suitable for children of all ages and is a perfect way to spend a day out with all the family! This trail will take you around 1hr and 15mins to complete. You’ll be away with the fairies after 1.8km …so bring your walking shoes!

Butterfly House

Butterflies in Butterfly House at Malahide Gardens

Make sure you visit Irelands one and only Butterfly House too! You will be absolutely mesmerized by the hundreds of beautiful butterflies fluttering around the stunning Cambridge Glasshouse located just beyond the walled garden. Feel free to pick up an information guide about all the different species at reception!

Malahide Gardens Tickets

Kids enjoying the Fairy Trail at Malahide Gardens

Pre-booking is highly recommended for Malahide Gardens experiences. You can book tours directly from Malahide Castle and Gardens' website.


Getting to Malahide Gardens

Malahide Castle is located just outside the village of Malahide in County Dublin.


You can take Dublin Bus Routes 32 and 42 to Malahide Castle - the bus stop here is less than 200 metres from the Castle. For more information on Dublin Bus routes, visit There is also a direct bus from Dublin Airport to Malahide village on route number 102, this is operated by Go-Ahead.


The castle is approximately a ten minute walk from Malahide Station.

Butterfly in Butterfly House at Malahide Gardens

Attractions closeby include the magnificent Casino Model Railway Museum.

Buy Fairy Trail, Gardens, and Butterfly House Tickets


Children ?3-18


Senior Citizens

Family Tickets
(2 Adults + 2 Kids)

Total: 0

Entry and self guided experience through West Lawn and Walled Botanical Gardens and Fairy Trail.

24 page interactive Fairy Trail booklet.

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