The Whimsical Playground In Delaware That’s Straight Out Of A Storybook
Winterthur, the majestic DuPont estate in Northern Delaware, looks like something out of a fairy tale. It’s no wonder, then, that for years children have fallen in love with the whimsical gardens and seemingly endless trails throughout the 1,000 acre property. The DuPont children themselves used to play in these woods, and legend has it that faeries live beneath the enormous oak trees, and they built the Enchanted Woods of Winterthur so that children would forever enjoy their home.
One of the most impressive parts of the three acres of Enchanted Woods is the Fairy Cottage.
Built of stone and stick, it is the perfect place for little ones to look for their fairy friends.
The May Pole, surrounded by ribbons, is the place to celebrate spring.
The woods are alive with visitors and fairy activity throughout the whole year, and each season brings new reasons to enjoy the Enchanted Woods of Winterthur.
Right now, the spectacular colors of autumn have turned the Enchanted Woods into a magical, colorful place!
The Tulip Tree House in particular, surrounded by mightly oaks, looks truly magical with the backdrop of red, yellow, and orange fall colors.
Children love this playground, built just for them on Oak Hill, where they can jump from stone to stone and look for fairies.
This patch of grass is decorated with stones for children to hop over - on each stone, a word engraved to say "Merrily merrily merrily merrily, life is but a dream."
Children and Adults alike find their imagination come alive in the Enchanted Woods of Winterthur!
Before you leave, be sure to watch the Fairy Ring. Legend says that if you step into the fairy ring, you'll be whisked away to the fairy world forever! These wooden carved mushrooms are equipped with sensors that turn the fairy ring into a misty cloud to walk through, if you dare.
After you enjoy the Enchanted Woods, be sure to take a walking tour or tram tour of the unforgettable garden.
Winterthur, from the Enchanted Woods to the famous Japanese Maple, is really a land that seems straight out of a fairytale!
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