CHILDREN were in for a treat as they entered a magical fairy grotto.
A Christmas fairy has been delighting visitors to Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens where she’s been inviting them to leave a message on the special wishing tree.
Her enchanted grotto, designed by Northern Stage, also helped to make the visit extra special.
It included a fairy dressing-up box and little visitors were able to make a Christmas fairy peg dolls for their trees.
Though the Christmas fairy has flown back to the North Pole, there are still other festive activities taking place at the Burdon Road venue.
Until Friday, visitors can take part in a Scrooge’s Christmas Shopping Trail.
The idea is to follow the trail to find plants that provide seasonal spices, food and presents.
Collect a free self-led trail from museum reception, and hand in the completed trail to receive a Christmas sticker.
l Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will close on Friday, at 5pm, and will reopen on Saturday, January 7, at 10am.