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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Enchanted Fairytale Forest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 1

Enchanted Forest

Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this program.

Enchanted Fairytale Forest is the name of this event, which is for all ages, but children up to 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Guests can visit activity stations at their leisure. Participants will follow the pixie path through the forest. Don’t worry about the trolls as you search for nature's treasure. Guests can let their imaginations go wild as they design a fairy house and wand with the Green Fairy’s repurposing supplies. Watch a fairy parade, and enjoy a sweet treat at the tea party. The Fairy Queen will tell stories of magic and mischief. Live animals, music, and a trip through the wish tree make this an enchanted day to remember! In case of inclement weather, this event will take place indoors. 

To find this program online at, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”

Six separate sessions of Enchanted Fairytale Forest are offered on Saturday, May 1, including three sessions in the morning and three in the afternoon. Sessions include: 10 a.m. (activity number 9581); 10:15 a.m. (activity number 9582); 10:30 a.m. (activity number 9583); 1:30 p.m. (activity number 9584); 1:45 p.m. (activity number 9585); and 2 p.m. (activity number 9586). For each of these sessions, the cost for ages three and older is $7 per person for Johnson County residents or $8 per person for nonresidents, including adults. All Enchanted Fairytale Forest sessions take place at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. 

Advance registration is required and can be accomplished by calling (913) 831-3359. For more information, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and look for any of the activity numbers list above.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches and all JCPRD facilities.