The Sims 4 Hidden Area:

Finding Sylvan Glade

There are two hidden areas included in The Sims 4, one in each World - The Forgotten Grotto in Oasis Springs, and Sylvan Glade in Willow Creek. All Sims may enter Sylvan Glade with no special requirements, while the other requires max Handiness. Once you've unlocked these areas, you can easily return to them at any time without having to go through all those steps - just travel to the neighborhood and head right in!

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Sylvan GLade Location in The Sims 4
Where to find Sylvan Glade in Willow Creek

Hidden Area: Sylvan Glade
Travel to Crick Cabana in Willow Creek, above, and look for the big, mystical-looking tree in the Screenshot below.

This Tree will let you into Sylvan Glade
Water, then talk to this Tree to enter Sylvan Glade

View the Tree a couple of times, then the Water option should pop up. After watering it a few times, I had the option to 'Chat about Roots', then 'Compliment on Leaves' and finally, 'Explore'.

Sylvan Glade is a Hidden Area in The Sims 4
Click to Enlarge. A beautiful view of Sylvan Glade

From there, you must again make the right choices, but get as many tries as you like. Select Follow the Sound, Travel Downstream, Enter the Mist, Travel to Glade.

Catching a Treefish in Sims 4
Catching a Treefish in The Sims 4's Sylvan Glade Hidden Area

Now you are in a reliable place to catch a valuable and rare Treefish! There are also Plants you may not have, and places to search for Frogs and Dig. I am sure the spawners in the Glade are more likely to spit out rare collectibles, just like those in the Grotto.

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Thiassays...
do u have to live there or can u just visit the place?... I kinda not wanna move
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Ashsays...
No you don't its just like visiting the gym.
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Leahsays...
Can you live there?
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Bobsays...
If you use the bb.enablefreebuild cheat then you can build a house there and live there if you really want to. I did it with my own sims, it was fun Tongue
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River Melodysays...
How were you able to move into the house? I made one but I can't seem to get my sim to move into it.
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Playalotsays...
Your sim can't own the lot but can basically live there in the same way you can live above a retail shop. Your sim will still need to own a lot in one of the other 'regular' worlds. Smile
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lulumarinisays...
no its just a visiting place I think SmileSmile
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jeskkbsays...
this is g8 thx Smile
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Evesays...
Can more than one sim travel there at once?
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Autumnsays...
Yeah; get a sim to the grotto and click on your cell phone and choose "invite sim to hangout at current lot" then choose what sim you want and depending if they're busy or not, they'll turn up.
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Floofsays...
Well, you can have one sims travel to the Glade, and then if you want another sim from your household to come, then click, "Bring Sim Here" as she click the arrow next to their icon. :3
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Sashasays...
Anyone know anything about the red eyes that appear ?!
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Playalotsays...
They are a special effect, add to the atmosphere of the Glade. Smile
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mikssays...
I noticed the plants there grow fast, I think mostly after I communicate with them, but I can't seem to harvest from them, only take microscope samples. Is that because of my gardening skills, or because you can't?
Did catch some awesome fish, though Cool
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Playalotsays...
It can take many sim hours, days even, for certain plants to become harvestable. If your sim has L5 gardening skill then he/she can take a cutting before the plant becomes harvestable which makes the waiting much shorter. All of the plants there can be found in other worlds too which might be easier to wait for them to grow when you have more facilities. Or if you have Outdoor Retreat you can set up a camp in Sylvan Glade while you wait.

The Gardening Guide has a table with how many sim hours it takes plants to mature.
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brooklynsays...
after i watered the trees a couple of times the explore thing just popped upLaugh
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CookieMonstersays...
I can't seem to get a home there. Have any tips? Tongue
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Playalotsays...
In general game play this lot is only for visiting or camping over night if you have Outdoor Retreat. if you want to build there you will have to use the building cheat: bb.enablefreebuild
Cheats Guide
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Katiesays...
Ok so I'm trying to get to Sylvan Glade and, and a sim family, the Langstons or whatever, are living in the house that is the cabana.. Can I still go there to see the tree?
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TheEeveeLoverssays...
Yes, because it still worked for me and a family was there. Smile Grin
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Hannesays...
I can't find any plants thereCrying
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Playalotsays...
It takes a while for plants to spawn into newly visited areas in the game. Keep your sim there for a while and then eventually you will see small shoots appear that will grow into the plants.
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Lilyrd11says...
Hi, before I knew about Sylvan Glades I bulldozed Crick Cabana because I was completely changing Willow Creek. I have tried looking in the gallery for it, but none seem to have the tree. Is there any way that I can still unlock it?
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Sydnisays...
The tree isn't actually on the crick cabana lot. You just visit the lot that use to be crick cabana in your game. Once loaded, the tree is in the land to the right of crick cabana. The land that cannot be changed by simmers. The tree has flowers all over the trunk and you can't miss it. View it a few times and more options will pop up. Water it and chat with it, then explore it when it gives you the option to.
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Ririreasays...
Have you ever take a photo and see a dwarf in it? It's freak me out
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Playalotsays...
Yes and also a thumb, they are often seen at the low end of the photography skill.
Guide to Photography
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Mikeysays...
Is there a way I can catch a puffer fish? I have level ten fishingfishing skill but can't seem to catch it
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Playalotsays...
Try fishing in San Myshuno, those fishing spots should yield a pufferfish as this fish was added with the Expansion City Living
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Maria Hangaardsays...
is it still possible to get there if you haven't found it before? I would love to go there, but I can only 'view' the tree
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Playlotsays...
Ironically I took my sim there just last night. You need to spam 'view' until 'water' comes up, then spam that until 'discuss roots' and then spam that over and over until 'compliment leaves' by which point the hole should appear and your sim can go through. Only takes a few rl mins, just line up the interactions and hit triple speed.
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MaebeMesays...
I noticed that there is a laughing and a twinkling sound. Does anyone know what this is??
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Playlotsays...
It is a background effects sound that follows little FX tiny fairy that float around the Glade when zoomed in. Pretty but does not signify anything, has been there since the game launched in 2014. Smile
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Bethsays...
Does anyone know how Seasons affects Sylvan Glade? Does it rain or snow there, for instance. I've only had a Sim go there in the Spring.
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Carlsays...
We are really late to get to this but in case anyone else wonders, Sylvan Glade and Forgotten Grotto are untouched by Seasons. They are always the correct temperature and also a good place to fish when the rest of the world is frozen over or in a heat wave.
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krissays...
So THAT'S the deal with the giant tree behind my house lol! I've been playing this game for like, almost a year I think, and I'm just now learning about these places!!! I know, kinda sad, right? I've been playing Sims since the 3rd expansion of the very first game, so it just makes it even sadder lol
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CaptinCaketinsays...
Is this available on Xbox? Can’t seem to find out anywhere if it’s on Xbox
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Playlotsays...
If the Base Game, "The Sims 4" is available in your country on Xbox then you will have access to Sylvan Glade as it is a base game location. If you scroll to the bottom of this page (click) you can see a tab where you can click to buy for Xbox One.
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CaptinCaketinsays...
Thanks :) I already have it, I’d just heard that it wasn’t on the Xbox version.
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Playlotsays...
Well one easy way to test, travel to the neighborhood where the tree is (follow Carl's guide above), if there are no clickable actions on the tree then it must be a PC/Mac experience only. I haven't played TS4 on a console but I can't see why this feature wouldn't be included :)
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CaptinCaketinsays...
I’ll try it out next chance I get and comment if it works :) thanks
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Kimmymodesays...

I think my collectables are bugged or something. I cant see a single dig, plant or anything in the glade (or any other world). has anyone had this problem??

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Playalotsays...

Yikes, If your sim hangs on the lot til at least 4-6am the next day the spawners should kick in. If they don't then save your game and exit. Then delete the localthumbcache.package file from your TheSims4 folder and go back to the glade and wait till 4-6am again for the spawners to kick in.

Spawners in the Glade should kick in the minute your sim arrives on the lot but sometimes they are on the same schedule as ordinary plants and so only spawn once a day between 4-6 am.



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