An enchanting outdoor family trail will be open seven days a week throughout the entire summer at Speke Hall. This beautiful installation of many magical parts was designed in collaboration with community artist Zoe Taylor from ‘Two by Two Hurrah’ with Speke Hall’s Visitor Experience team Catherine Jackman and Michele Brennan.
Discover a world of magical and mischievous woodland fairies throughout the grounds of Speke Hall this summer, inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Experience an otherworldly adventure as you hunt for the fairies, listen to the mythical whisperings of the fairy kingdom and enjoy supernatural festivities in the ancient woodlands.
“Creating a trail of magic, mystery and fairy fun for Speke Hall has been an absolute pleasure and plenty of fun. Midsummer Nights Dream is one of Shakespeare’s classics and Speke Hall is the perfect setting for exploring magical spaces for children and families to play, imagine and explore. ‘Two by Two Hurrah’ are looking forward to seeing visitors interact with the installations and wish them a magical summer.” – Zoe Taylor; artist and Director at ‘Two by Two’
The grounds have been transformed into a world of fairy fun and festivities. Areas such as the picnic area, the woodland play area and kitchen garden all contain miniature fairies to find, melodic fairy song to capture and fun activities such as dressing up as characters from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and performing lines and quotes on a lovely gazebo stage.
“There is an exciting sense of magical adventure throughout Speke Hall this summer, and surprises around every corner of the ‘Enchanted Speke’ Midsummer Nights Dream trail. We’re looking forward to seeing all the selfies and family photographs of our fairy visitors making magical wedding banquets of leaves and pine cones in the woodlands and daydreaming on the enchanted golden beds in the Kitchen Garden. This really is a special and extraordinary day out for all the family” – Michele Brennan, Visitor Services Officer
There will also be story telling and face painting on selected days throughout the summer. Information boards on what’s on each day will be available at reception.
“There will be an extra special treat on Tuesday 22 August when the amazing Pantaloons perform their brilliant and hilarious ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ outdoor theatre on the north lawn at Speke Hall. Tickets sell like hot fairy cakes, so do book online and bring the family for fun alfresco theatre and a picnic tea” – Catherine Jackman, Visitor Experience Manager
There will also be an outdoor theatre performance of the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on Tuesday 22 August
Performed by the always hilarious and incredilbly talented acting troupe The Pantaloons. Tickets are on sale on our website for £14 for adults and £7 for children. 7pm – 9pm on the north lawn. Tickets can be bought online: