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Help make a pretty front door for a fairy

It's a well-known fact that the prettier the fairy door, the prettier the fairy who lives behind it.

Magic fairy dust will be sprinkled in Central Park again this year to give lots of fairies new homes among the trees - and they need your help.

Design your own magical fairy door so they can be created in time for the fairies to come and stay.

Calders & Grandidge, Boston's own wood wizards, (Facebook @caldersandgrandidge Twitter @CaldersandGrand) have provided 20 doors free of charge for the fairy door hunt  to take place in Boston.

The fairy door designs will be judged in age categories of three to five years, four to six years, seven to eight years, nine to ten years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, 16 to 18 years and 18+ because you're never too old to believe in fairies or magic.

There is no theme to the competition, you can stick items on to your design to make it 3D. The door is 26cm high and 15cm wide (see picture).

Designs with your name, age and a contact number should be submitted to or can be dropped into the council offices on West Street, Boston. Please clearly write your name, age and a contact number on the back of design. Winners will be asked to paint their design on to the actual door which will be used for future fairy door hunts. The winners will receive a free entry into the first hunt their door is used and will also, of course, have a fairy friend for life. The first Fairy Door Hunt is to take place on Wednesday 22nd August in Central Park - online bookings will open soon, check for further information.

Please submit your designs by Friday, June 1, 2018.

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