Did you know there’s a fairy house in Battersea, South London? Our writer and local mum went went to experience some fairy magic…
By Jennifer Barton
Parents flock to Battersea’s Northcote Road and Webb’s Road for their abundance of baby-friendly restaurants and shops such as the fantastic FARA Kids charity outlets and stationery emporium Lead Tin. But amongst the family-friendly amenities you may stumble upon some unexpected magic – The Fairy House on Webb’s Road.
The Fairy House is an immersive fairy experience from every angle – not a single detail is overlooked, which is why it’s such a brilliant destination for kids of all ages.
A painted pink door, flower garlands, wooden signs, stepping stones and a wishing well greet you at the Bramfield Road entrance, while those entering from Webb’s Road see a delightful shop/café with sparkling tent and amazing seating arrangements. Who doesn’t want to have a cupcake at a table made from a vintage rocking horse or sewing machine?
For fairies-in-training – or anyone wishing to communicate with fairykind – the ground floor shop is irresistible. It stocks everything from plush fairy dolls to unicorns, fairy houses and unicorn snow globes, as well as tooth fairy boxes and ample supplies of pixie dust.
The Fairy House will also impress with its staffers: you’re likely to be greeted by Fairy Violet or Princess Rosie (resolutely in fairy character, much to the delight of the kids). They may even ask a child for help with something, like designing a special fairy dress for a ball. Kids can post their letters and drawings into the post box that’s built into the cake counter.
People come for tea and cake: brownies, flapjacks, frosted cookies and cupcakes are all popular choices, accompanied by a unicorn hot chocolate, rose lemonade or lavender tea.
In addition to the Fairy tearoom on the ground floor, the space has an immersive downstairs fairy world, ideal for fairy experiences and adventures for kids during weekends and half-terms.
Birthday parties are also popular here – and every child emerging from one looks completely thrilled. Those celebrating a birthday travel down a rabbit hole for a magical celebration with dress-up wings, wands, potion-making, dancing and more, making a craft as part of the festivities… and steering clear of goblins and pirates.
If you need a special spot to celebrate Mother’s Day, The Fairy House is hosting Mother’s Day Tea Sunday March 22nd from 4pm-4:45pm – you can book in here.
It’s a space that provides welcome escapism for both kids and adults. Get yourselves a dose of magical fairy dust!