Where Childhood Dreams Come True; A Hidden Gem!

Where Childhood Dreams Come True; A Hidden Gem!

Did you grow up with nursery rhymes? Hickory Dickory, Jack N Jill, Old Mother Hubbard? Growing up I learned them all, even the little old lady who lived in her shoe. I say these nursery rhymes to my girls are they think I’m half crazy. Until we found the Enchanted Forest and my childhood dreams came true! Located 32km outside Revelstoke toward Salmon Arm on our way from SK, this hidden gem located off the highway is a must see!

Childhood dreams

We stumbled across the Enchanted Forest driving to Saskatchewan for one of my Grandma’s birthday. It didn’t take us long to fall in love. Somehow we had learned that it was an elderly couple that owned the property by the name of Doris & Ernest Needham‘s and it was their life long dream and retirement project in BC. It has since evolved in the last 57 years into a unique family attraction making childhood dreams of all ages come true!

This past trip we were finally able to stop with little Zoe and watch her squeal with delight as she tippie toed her way through the Enchanted Forest. The main trail of the grand forest provides the magical setting for over 350 jolly folk art figurinesBC’s tallest, grandest tree house that rises 50 feet into the forest canopy, a giant cedar stump house, castle, dungeons and dragon with surprises around every corner.

 

My inner child was over the moon with delight as I watched Zoe’s grin stretch from ear to ear! She slowly made her way into every single little house she could possibly get into. She refused to come out most houses and needed that constant reminder “there’s more to see Zoe!” Let’s be honest I knew my rear-end wasn’t fitting into those tiny homes to pull her little body out!

 

There is so much more to do here but I’ll let you head over to their site to find out! This post is not sponsored, I did not receive anything to write this but merely wanted to share one of our favourite places to stop year after year on our trips to Saskatchewan. If you love nursery rhymes and childhood  dreams and wonder, this is the place for you! Enjoy the pics!

 

Yes this is a bit blurry but I couldn’t resist sharing. Her excitement to get to the top was soo cute

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9 Comments

  1. August 19, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    This is such an amazing place!! I know my girls would love it but I would too!

  2. August 20, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    This is on my to-do list! I don’t think we are going to make it this summer, but maybe next!

  3. August 20, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This looks so cute! If I ever make it to that neck of the woods I’ll have to visit!

  4. August 20, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    I’ve driven right by here before! It looks amazing, next time, I’ll definitely be stopping with the kids!

  5. August 21, 2017 / 1:53 am

    This looks like such a cool find. Olivia would love this place. Lets hope this place continues to stay open for many years to come

  6. itsahero
    August 21, 2017 / 8:12 am

    OMG! This looks absolutely incredible!! I had NO idea any place like this actually existed!

  7. August 21, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Oh wow I would love to go and see that myself, looks awesome!!

  8. August 23, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    We’ve stopped there twice now and the girls LOVE it! Pearl is 18 months and like Zoe wouldn’t leave the little houses once she was inside! I did have to go inside and pull her out because she’s too little to understand that there’s another one – just big enough to know that THIS house is fun! 🙂 It’s definitely worth the stop on your way past – and a great way to break up the road trip and let the littles run a bit! 🙂

  9. September 1, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Wow! This is adorable! Never knew this existed! Now I want to go!

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