Whilst spending the Bank Holiday Weekend in Filey and the North Yorkshire Coast, we were looking for something a bit different specifically for Heidi and we stumbled upon the Fairy Garden via Tripadvisor and thought that we would give it a go!
In the main, the Fairy Garden is a cafe, but it is much more than that. While it is not big, it is absolutely crammed with quirky decorations and ornaments and gives the little ones plenty to look at and explore while the older ones have a nice cup of tea.
As you approach down the country lane running alongside a caravan park, you do wonder if you have gone wrong somewhat, but you eventually come to a huge door, welcoming you to the Fairy Garden. As the name suggests, it is completely outside apart from a couple of little covered tables/snugs and the central grass area has toadstool themed seats and tables. Along the edge of the grass are hundreds of fairy related ornaments, some of which you can see throughout this blog post, but all of which are cute beyond belief.
As there is enough space, the little ones can roam around and investigate and play while everyone else can relax and there is a box of books (all fairy related of course!) for the children to read, which is such a nice touch and helps keep the children entertained. For those who are regular readers of the blog, you’ll know about my adoration of The Rainbow Factory (latest review here) and it feels as though it is their little sister, both full of all the imagination and magic, but the Fairy Garden is just on a smaller scale.
In terms of the food and drinks themselves (after all, it is a cafe!), sadly, we had to down ours quite quickly as it was starting to rain – one of the downsides of it being outdoors! However, the cakes looked lovely and someone was taking food away, so as a cafe, it must be of a good quality. The food is cooked in a modified trailer, so you do get that street food vibe to it, which is obviously cool.
As I said, it isn’t huge and I don’t think that there are toilet facilities, and you can’t really spend more than an hour there, but if you’re wanting a break from the beach, or somewhere to go for a bacon butty breakfast, this needs to be your cafe of choice – it certainly is for us now!!
PS How is it only ranked number 22 out of 65 restaurants in Filey?!