English Fairy Tales

Read famous fairy tales stories from England – the best English fairy tales for kids and adults!

Fairy Tales illustration Mr Vinegar

Mr Vinegar

A funny old man goes to the market to buy a cow, and ends up with nothing at all!

Fairy tales illustration for English fairy tale Tom Tit Tot

Tom Tit Tot

A fairy tale where a poor Queen is forced to discover a magical imp’s name.

Illustration for Tom Thumb short stories for kids eating breakfast

The Tale of Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb is a boy the size of a thumb – imagine what adventures he has! Reading time: 10 mins.

Illustration of golden boy and sparrow for children's short story The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince

The statue of a Prince asks a sparrow to help solve sad people in his city.

Illustration of two herons by moonlight for children's short story The Star Child

The Star Child

A short story about a beautiful child of the stars, who learns about humility.

Illustration of mother and child in a garden for children's short story The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

The tale of a selfish giant who closes his beautiful garden to children.