Tucked between the River Humber and the village of North Ferriby is a magical little place guaranteed to excite the little ones.
WHAT IS IT?
Back in 2017, the “High Five Lifestyle Group” raised funds and spent the summer holidays working on creating an area for children to enjoy. They created the Enchanted Woods in the snowdrop area of the Riverside Walkway on the bank of the River Humber in North Ferriby.
WHERE IS IT?
If you’re arriving by car the address and postcode is:
Ings Lane North Ferriby HU14 3EL
If you’re using public transport for your visit:
There are two entrances from Ings Lane. First, locate the train bridge as per the image below. You want to be near the white building.
If you want a takeaway drink or ice lolly to enjoy on your wander, I recommend using this entrance.
Follow this little private road down to the North Ferriby Riding for the Disabled.
Here you will find a lovely little kiosk selling takeaway hot drink and sandwiches, ice lollies and more. You can pay by cash or contactless payment.
They even sell eggs, bread and locally made honey. Once you’ve grabbed your snacks, keep walking up the little road to this gate and turn left straight away into the enchanted woodland for the fairy walk.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
The enchanted woodland is small but lovely for children as they can run off and explore and you’ll still be able to see them.
Straight away they’ll be spotting little dens through the trees that need investigating!
Bunting and little fairy houses adorn the trees to create a magical little place for children to escape the real world for an afternoon.
The children enjoyed talking about where the fairies lived and spotting the bug hotels too.
The enchanted woodland has accessible pathways for prams and wheelchairs as its nice and flat. The boys kept commenting on how quiet it is too. The fairy walk is great for children who get sensory overwhelm. The whole place had a really calming effect on my boys and they loved the windchimes in the trees which they could touch and create sound.
If you want to go further, follow the exit for the woods and head to the waterside walk. This is the gate you want to look out for.
Here you’ll notice how close you are to the River Humber! Very exciting for kids on a windy day!
There’s a bronze age boat and maritime information to explore and discuss with your little ones.
Follow the path to the right on the edge of the Humber and you can see all the horses and donkeys from North Ferriby Riding for the Disabled.
Once you reach this sign, turn right again to complete the circular walk back.
On this path you’ll notice the Reed Pond. You can get very near the edge so something to look out for with running off children!
Keep walking up through the “tree tunnels”.
Then you’ll find yourself back on Ings Road at the other entrance.
WHAT ABOUT TOILETS?
There’s a public toilet next to the kiosk snack hatch available during opening hours.
WHERE CAN I EAT?
The snacks form the kiosk were great but if its nice weather, take a picnic and sit on the bench by the bronze age boat sign for a great view of the Humber Bridge whilst you eat.