The Woodland Faerie Trail, a hidden enclave in the Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas, offers kids a glimpse at a magical, fantastical world. The annual event, which runs throughout the summer, takes kids on a tour of a miniature town decorated with the homes and gardens of mythical fairies and gnomes.
The tiny abodes on the Woodland Faerie Trail are designed and built by local Austin gardeners, architects, and artisans, so they're more than just amateur dioramas. Rather, kids will be inspired and awestruck by the detail on the minuscule residences, which include things like swings and ponds along with the houses and gardens.
When on the trail, kids dress as fairies (so as to keep their hosts comfortable,) and docents take them on educational tours that cover some of the flowers in the Zilker Botanical Garden as well as the folktale homes.