When the Fairies Came To Stay…REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

When the Fairies Came To Stay…REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Who doesn’t love the fairies? I absolutely love watching Erin use her imagination. There is nothing cuter than having insight into the mind of a nearly four year old, and the magic that seems to live around every corner. From Father Christmas and Elf on the Shelf to the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny, we love anything that creates some magical memories. It is so much fun watching the sparkle in her eyes as she experiences the magic that has taken place before her.

We were recently approached by The Irish Fairy Door Company to see if we would like to review one of their Fairy Doors with Erin. I immediately knew that these would go down an absolute treat, and had a sneeky feeling that I would enjoy having fairies in our home just as much as her!

About the Product

The Irish Fairy Door Company sell a variety of wooden fairy doors and accessories.

These adorable wooden doors attach to a skirting board, window sill, wall on shelf and are approximately 12cm in height. They are available in a variety of different colours and styles.

Each door comes with a magic key in a miniature bottle, three stepping stones, a Family / Fairy Lease Agreement, a notepad for your fairy and a Fairy Welcome Guide, a book you can read to your children to set the scene upon their arrival.

As well as the doors themselves, The Irish Fairy Door Company also sell accessories such as wall stickers and props to create a fairy scene. We love the bench, the tooth plate and the miniature mailbox! 🙂

The door have an RRP of £16.99 with accessories starting at just £3.95.

Our Experience

I was really impressed with the fairy door when it arrived. We opted for a pink door to match Erin’s newly painted rose walls. The door has great attention to detail, including little hinges, door knocker, and a large daisy flower in the centre.

We decided to set up the fairy door up in the room when Erin was at preschool so that it would be a surprise waiting for her on her return.

Erin was VERY excited when she saw it. Having read the Fairy Guide that came with it, I explained to Erin that if she was a good girl, the fairy would come on the first night and take the magic key whilst she was asleep, before moving into her new home in Erin’s room. It was adorable to see how Erin responded to this story, and I could already see her imagination kicking in.

Once Erin was asleep, I took the key away, and replaced it with a little thank you note from her fairy ‘Rosie’ aka ‘Twinkle Pie’.

Her little face in the morning was such a special moment. She was really excited to see that the key had gone.

She then proceeded to tell me that she’d seen Rosie arrive during the night, and that she had left her a cookie, a cupcake and a KitKat! Cheeky fairy!

We have been communicating with Rosie regularly since. I asked Erin to draw a picture of what she thought the fairy looked like and we left this out for her to see. This totally melted my heart!

Erin enjoys leaving things for Rosie to collect or writing a message with my help to pass on.

From a Mum’s point of view, the fairy door has been helpful for eliciting good behaviour – the threat of telling Rosie is usually enough to make her snap out of whatever she is doing wrong, whether it be resisting bedtime, not tidying her room or refusing to use her ‘listening ears’ 🙂

Rosie wrote to her to say congratulations when Erin got into her first choice of school, and even left a little treat for Erin outside one morning when Erin had been particularly well behaved.

From a parents point of view, the opportunities are endless, but in a simliar was to The Elf on the Shelf, you  get back what you put in. The more you interact with your child and the door, the more magical memories you can create as a result. With each fairy door is an online code to register your fairy – this can then send you updates and inspiration to use with your communications. Please note this code is on the inside of your packaging so don’t forget to jot it down before you throw it away!

Overall, we fell in love with our Irish Fairy Door, and it has been a very welcome addition to Erin’s new bedroom.

Pros:

  • Adorable attractive design, which looks super cute set up in your child’s bedroom.
  • Great for encouraging imagination and interactive play
  • Useful tool for encouraging good behaviour and rewarding / reinforcing positive actions.
  • Children will love waiting to hear back from their fairies
  • Spans a wide age range as can be used with younger children (I would say 3 and above) but the online code and lease agreement detail are more suitable to children up to 7/8 years (IMO)
  • Wonderful range of accessories available to enhance and add to your fairy world! 🙂

Cons:

  • Some of the accessories are fairly small, so could a) get lost fairly easily or b) need to be hidden away from younger siblings.
  • Not exactly a con, but something to be aware of whilst the imagination element is great, you obviously need to invest in the concept to get the best out of it – and that will inevitably include sneaking back into your child’s room in the middle of the night to leave a little note/surprise/drawing etc. I personally absolutely LOVE this, however there is a small risk of waking said child…. it hasn’t happened yet thank god 🙂

You can check out the full range of doors and accessories available to buy at The Irish Fairy Door Company.

Fancy winning your own? We have one Fairy Door to give away (in the winner’s choice of colour!) – to enter use the Gleam app below. Good luck! 

Real Mum Reviews – Irish Fairy Door Company

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59 Comments

  1. Margaret GALLAGHER

    The stories and magical world they will enter with this delightful fairy door

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  2. Tracy Nixon

    They would love fining a spot for it to be placed – somewhere quiet and secluded so the fairies will not be scared!

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  3. Harline parkin

    My granddaughter would love the fact that fairies would be coming to visit

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  4. Katie

    My niece would love that fairies will be coming into her bedroom

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  5. iain maciver

    everything a fab giveaway

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  6. Sandra fortune

    Fairies behind the door as they are magic and what they might be up to. Lovely giveaway!

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  7. Rachel Heap

    Aww this is adorable my 4 year old daughter would love this

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  8. Annabel Greaves

    My daughter loves fairies and she would love one to be behind the door

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  9. Susan Smith

    The magic of it all

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  10. Sheena Batey

    The chance a fairy might visit through it.

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  11. Babies and Beauty

    Entered, what a lovely idea. I love the magic in childhood so anything that is encouraging that definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

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  12. Jasmin N

    Ah this is way too adorable! Would love to have one when I was little.

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  13. EssexKate

    We have one of these doors, the same one actually, they are great. I love Erin’s drawing of her fairy

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  14. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...

    My daughter Anya loves her pink fairy door and our fairy Rosie. Last week she left 20p for each of them for being so good 🙂

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  15. Emma

    I love these doors! Carly had one as part of a set but I much prefer this type of door. Carly is at an age now where her imagination is really strong so this would be brilliant. Love your ideas for the fairy too, definitely getting a lot out of it! x

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  16. Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    My daughter has a fairy door and it was brilliant at getting her to go to bed. If she went to bed like a good girl the fairies would bring her a little chocolate in the morning 🙂 ox

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    • Iris Tilley

      The imagination of it all and seeing fairies feeding fairies and playing

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  17. Charlotte Zealey

    I think this it is a great idea, however, I do agree with you if it was me I think I would be scared that I was going to wake up said small child and this is something which may make me put it in a room where there is not a small sleeping child. Does she always talk about Rosie,

    Charlotte x

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  18. Karen Barrett

    Ellie would give her Fairy a name and write letters to her.

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  19. Jaymee

    I have heard so much about the Irish Fairy Door. They really look cute and I love the concept of them!

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  20. Mummy Times Two

    I love these fairy doors, we had one when my daughter was younger. Such a lovely idea x

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  21. Hali Kinson

    My son would love this and the mystery of a door in the garden

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  22. dawn f

    knowing there was a door to let the magic in 🙂

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  23. Tracey

    These doors are so cute, shame my kids are too old to believe in fairies! #triedtested

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  24. Vicki Coombe

    This is so cute, I love how excited her little face is!! #TriedTested

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  25. Sarah Addey

    My daughter would love this in pink

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  26. Ruth Harwood

    She’s very imaginative, so I think she’d be spell bound making up stories of heroines rescuing helpless boys and perhaps a few trolls!!

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  27. kAREN USHER

    I love the element of surprise and not knowing “Are the fairies in there right now” Such a brilliant idea!

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  28. Kate Fever

    These fairy doors are so sweet, and perfect for a lot of different occasions too! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  29. jo liddement

    My son would definately put this fairy door up in our wildlife garden against the oak tree stump so that she would have all the wildlife for company.

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  30. Leila Benhamida

    My daughter will love the magical aspect of it. She already has a fairy friend which she calls upon when she losing anything.

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  31. Danielle Spencer

    My nephew would love the magic and stories and finding somewhere to place it.

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  32. Emma Louise Elliott

    The excitement of knowing exactly where the fairy lives in our house xxx

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  33. claire griffiths

    the magic of it all and finding somewhere to put it

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  34. SadiyYa mAryam

    My daughter would love to open the door and see what magic awaits.

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  35. Maria Blythin

    we have fairy gardens and to have a door leading to them would be lovely x

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  36. Hannah Scudder

    Using their imagination

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  37. tracy sinclair

    My Granddaughter would be so excited waiting for the fairy to come out of the door, fairies are one of her favorite things and I’ve been meaning to buy one of these for a while now, would be great to win this x

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  38. Hayley Todd

    My daughter loves fairies and believes in them totally! She would love to have a fairy door in her bedroom so that the fairies could come and watch over her whilst she was asleep.

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  39. Susan B

    She would love that it is so small and only for her fairies in her room.

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  40. Laura Pritchard

    Finding the perfect tree on our local Fairy Door Walk to place their own door!

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  41. Vicky

    Who doesn’t love fairies?

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  42. Theresa Alison

    How you can create your own story to it and how fantastic you could use it in the garden too to create that fairy feeling of them being in your garden xx

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  43. paul ballantine

    Lovely prize my niece would love this

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  44. Lisa Anderson

    I would love to win one of these:-)

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  45. karen laing

    My young grand-daughters are at the age where they still believe in fairies and everything is magical.They would love this as I’d put it up against our fence which backs onto the woods and they’ll believe that’s the door that lets them go home into the woods.It’s quite exciting thinking about how happy they’ll be x

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  46. sharon stanley

    My girls love fairies and would be so excited to think that we have a door where they can come and go. My girls would most enjoy the magic of the experience.

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  47. Lisa Pond

    Waking up every day to see what the fairies have been up to 🙂

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  48. gemma hendry

    my daughter would be so excited by prospect of fairies visiting her

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  49. Natalie Crossan

    that its totally magical xxx

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  50. Anthea Holloway

    This is so lovely and I know that my little granddaughter who is 4 would love it.

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  51. Pauline black

    The excitement and anticipation! To have our own fairy moving in! Fabulous!

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  52. Beryl Drake

    The children would love using their wonderful imagination as to whats the other side

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  53. Tee Simpson

    My girls would love the fact that faorys would be comming to visit

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  54. Rachael Sexey

    My daughter would love this as she loves all things magical and pretty

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  55. Victoria Allum

    My youngest is only eight month but would love a fairy door now so we could begin to create stories and fairy tales around it as she grows up, to make it magical!

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