“A strange wind is blowing through The Alnwick Garden, bringing with it a band of fairy tale characters and an exciting quest. Beauty is in trouble, the Wicked Queen intends to poison her. Are you brave enough to join the fairy tale adventure and save Beauty?”
When we heard about this, we knew we had just the girl for the job: Isabella, Princess of Northumberland (and daughter of a VisitNlander). We caught up with her after she successfully completed the quest to find out more. Don’t worry, we’ve removed all the clues!
VisitNland: Do you remember going to The Alnwick Garden to save Beauty?
Princess Isabella: Yeah, it was fun!
VN: Do you remember dressing up?
PI: I was Little Red Riding Hood, but I wish I could have been the new Cinderella.
VN: What bits do you remember?
PI: The magic ***
VN: Why was it magic?
PI: It went twinkle, twinkle.
VN: Where did we go?
PI: The Ornamental Garden – it was square, like an oblong [great use of shapes learned at Northumbrian Princess School!] We saw the Wicked Queen!
VN: Why was she wicked?
PI: She was wearing black ugly clothes, which weren’t pretty, and she had a serious face.
VN: Did you speak to her?
PI: She asked if I wanted an apple, I said “no, it’s poisonous!”
VN: Did she help find any clues?
PI: Yes, she was nice. She helped find the mice, they were blind! But she marched away really fast, I couldn’t keep up with her!
VN: Who else did you see by the big wall?
PI: Humpty Dumpty… he’d fallen off.
VN: What else did you have to do?
PI: Find *** along the wiggly path [Cherry Orchard] and had letters which spelled ***
VN: Where did we finish the quest?
PI: In the Queen’s Cottage, it had lots of mirrors. One made you look funny, and one made you look normal. One made a word to solve the quest – I guessed it right!
VN: But Mammy told you put the wrong one…
PI: Yeah, I should have listened to you, Daddy! Then we went to the crafty cottage and the Poison Garden and it rained. The end!