Elswyth’s Shed

Have you ever seen a face in the bark of a tree? Or a picture in the pattern on a leaf? Or letters made of twigs on the path?

Drop-in slots are available:
Wed 26 – Fri 28 July 10am – 4pm
Sat 29 & Sun 30 July 10.30am – 4.30pm

(Bookable slots are listed below)

If you have, then the chances are, you’ve been in very close proximity to the elusive Perilieu. Often described (incorrectly) as sprites or fairies, they have remained a mystery for centuries and are incredibly difficult to spot.

Join Elswyth Eri, the Perileru expert in her shed and go on a journey of discovery to find these secretive creatures who protect our forests. Maybe, with your help, she can see one with her own eyes!

Can you keep your eyes peeled? Your ears open? And your imagination turned up to full?

Then you might be just the sort of person Elswyth Eri needs to help her follow the clues and find the mysterious Perilieu.

Elswyth is often out amongst the trees looking for clues and hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perilieu but her shed is left open for curious children (and their grown-ups) who want to explore…so step inside. With trees on the ceiling and stars on the floor, there’s much to discover when you walk through the door!

How to book to visit Elswyth’s Shed

This 10-minute audio experience is available to pre-book or to drop in on the day. You may need to wait for a short while if you choose to drop in and the performance is busy on the day. All sessions are free of charge and are open for one group/family of up to 5 people to access at a time.

To make a booking online, please select ‘1’. This refers to 1 group of up to 5 people. You will be asked to indicate how many adults and children are in the group.

Dates and times of bookable sessions:
Wednesday 26th July – 10.30am / 11.50am / 1.10pm / 2.30pm
Thursday 27th July – 10.30am / 11.50am / 1.10pm / 2.30pm
Friday 28th July – 10.30am / 11.50am / 1.10pm / 2.30pm
Saturday 29th July – 11.10am / 12.30pm
Sunday 30th July – 11.10am / 12.30pm / 1.50pm / 3.15pm

Duration: 10 minutes

This Little Wonder is presented in two parts – you can book to visit Elswyth’s Shed for a free audio experience during the festival and there is also an opportunity to meet Elswyth in a 35 minute performance called Where are you, Perilieu? The performances of Where are you, Perilieu? are bookable in advance at £5 per person.

Click here to book.