An excited group of children could well be seen searching the grounds at Brodie Castle this weekend for signs of Fairies and Elves.
While finding the real thing may prove elusive, however, they will at least be able to create their own representations in an event organised by Earthtime, the non-profit charity group who deliver environmentally-themed events throughout Moray.
The Elgin-based group will hold their second ‘Fairy and Elf’ fair at the Castle on Sunday aimed at encouraging family groups to get outside together and explore nature.
A spokeswoman for Earthtime explained: “Earthtime aims to provide activities to all, irrespective of learning ability and any physical or financial difficulty.
“We work primarily with children aged from one to eight years and their families to inspire and create early, positive memories of nature and spending time together for them to grow up with and develop a strong family bond.
“Our second Fairy and Elf fair is happening this Sunday at Brodie Castle. This event is to encourage families to get outside together and explore nature.
“The fair is from 11am – 2pm and during this time there will be Fairy and Elf Workshops, a professional photographer, Jo Miller, to take images of your little fairies and elves, a bouncy castle, face painting fairies and Sounds and Symbols.”
Also on hand will be professional storyteller Diana Bertoldi while children attending will be entranced by a wish tree, fairy and elf football and a woodland orchestra.
There will even be ‘Unicorns’ leading a parade of youngsters dressed as a fairy or elf to which all children attending are invited to dress up and take part.
Entry to the fair is £12 for a family ticket or £5 per child and £2 per adult.
The usual parking charges already in place at Brodie Castle are still valid. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.earthtime.co.uk or on the day.
Some of the activities on the day do incur a small additional charge however there are lots of free activities available.