Games We Play

ROLL THE STONES

Visitors of all ages can obtain their mythical fairy or elf name with the help of a little fairy magic. We ask for a minimal $1 donation, you can walk away proudly displaying your new mythical name. We have the family friendly version & we have an “after dark” adult version. This is our main activity that we have at every event. This helps us cover basic operational expenses. We emphasize math with this activity as we have the visitors add up the total of both dice for their 2 rolls. 

MYTHICAL MINDS / FAIRY WHISPER

We prove how magical mythicals truly are by reading minds. With our gifted knowledge, we are able to figure out what number you are thinking and “read your mind” with our magic cards. With this activity we emphasize logic & problem solving with the visitors trying to figure out how we were able to guess their number. Most overthink how simple it truly is. 

RUB-A-BUG

Ever wonder what a bug would like magnified? You can create your very own magnified art rubbing of a tarantula, honey bee, cockroach, centipede, scorpion, ladybug or butterfly & more. This activity emphasizes natural science with data collection. Before we had magical soul capturing devices (cell phones & cameras), in order to “capture” an image of a specimen, field researchers would sketch or do a rubbing to bring back to with them to further study. It is an ancient form of data collection that is almost forgotten. We introduce visitors to this “old school” technique.

PETTING ZOO

Being creatures of the forest ourselves, we are friends with all kinds of creatures. Here you can see Francis the Badger, black & grey squirrels and get to feel a variety of exotic animal skins from across the globe including rabbit, bison, beaver, badger, bobcat, moose, coyote, wolf, fox, skunk, lamb, raccoon, opossum, pine marten, African lion, zebra & more. We have created a game to introduce visitors to the various animals. It is called “Guess The Skin”. We have a board with pictures of most of the animals in the collection for visitors to match up the fur to the animal. The pictures also help visitors identify the animals. If they need further assistance we give clues about the animal of where they are found, behavior, predators & prey. This activity emphasizes natural history. Identifying animal furs is a learned skill that is almost lost. It is natural science. In addition, we hope to help reconnect visitors with the animal world around us. Additionally we hope to inspire visitors to conserve & protect wild animals so future generations will be able to see them in the wild instead of being extinct. 

 

ESCAPE ROOM

Our “Escape Room” is themed around nature & mythical characters. The goal is to release the fairy that has been trapped inside the cable. There is no time limit as the fairy needs to be rescued. The puzzles test sense of smell, natural history, entomology & mythology.  

CELTIC EXPLORERS

Find out which Celtic explorer (aka pirate) you are. Learn a little history and draw their path on the man. We have 6 different Celtic explorers to randomly select a scroll. We ask for a nominal $1 donation. 

Other activities that we have available:

CATCH-A-WISH

Before making a magical fairy wish, one must earn one by ringing in some good cheer. We catch a cheer by playing old fashion ring toss on glass bottles.

LABYRINTH

A space for meditation though our “Weeping Willow” pattern is done a bit differently with one direction from start to finish instead of the traditional the way in is the way out. Our labyrinth is hand done laying out around 400 feet of hand-braided fabric rope. For an added twist to help younger ones stay focused, we have them guide a ball through the labyrinth with their feet.

MAKE-A-WISH

After catching some cheer by playing ring toss, the magic wishing stone needs to be filled with your wish and ensure that it glows with your wish inside before taking it over to the wishing pond and tossing in your wish.

FROG POND

An alternative to MAKE-A-WISH, is we have an activity based on the elementary school carnival game however our Frog will be fed the magic wishing stone and in turn will give you a jumping frog to take home.