The award-winning Fairy Fair – one of our favourite family-friendly events – returns for 2018 at two enchanting new venues in the heart of Norfolk.
The Fairy Fair which raises funds for Fairyland Trust, the Norfolk based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees, took a hiatus in 2017, but will return to a new stunning location Primrose Woods, Stradsett Hall, over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 May).
Tickets for the Fair are on sale NOW! The event offers magical activities to delight children and adults alike, which loyal visitors have come to love, including the renowned workshops such as: Fairy Gardens, Crowns, Elf Training and of course, Fairy Training. There will also be a series of drop-in workshops including Fairy Flowers based upon native wildflowers.
Families can partake in pirate games, tend cuddly British wildlife and other magical creatures in the fairyland wildlife hospital, send postcards to family and friends from the pixie post office, have their picture taken in the fairyland photo booth and much more
Abbie Panks who is organising the event said “The Fairy Fair is, and always will be, a magical place that family and friends can enjoy together. We welcome new and old visitors each year who completely throw themselves into the spirit of the event and celebrate the magic of nature. All activities are designed to inspire and engage children and their families. The fair has been running for 15 years now and was originally set up as a touring fair so we can experience different places in Norfolk. This year we are delighted to be heading to Primrose Woods at Stradsett Estate, a real jewel in the west Norfolk crown. We cannot wait to greet you all, for what will be a fantastic two days.”
Cheeky bees, beautiful wildflower fairies and the Fairy King and Queen will be some of the amazing characters to meet, plus a host of other special guests too!
Sarah Wise founder of Fairyland Trust said “It’s fantastic the Fairy Fair is back for 2018. We are very grateful to Creative Orchard for taking on the challenge of sponsoring and organising the Fair to raise much needed funds for the trust’s work, helping children and families around the country to engage in nature’.
The event, which has been described as ‘THE children’s event of the year’ also features Stilt-walkers Entertainers, Maypole Dancing, Storytelling plus, great live music.
The Trust’s own Corncockle Café and a host of other local food outlets will be open to keep you fed, while the onsite pub ‘The Good Elf’ will be selling local award-winning ale and cider. For shopping there are craft stalls, selling hand-made and fairly-traded goods.
The sister event to Fairy Fair, Real Halloween, will also make a welcome return on 27 and 28 October at Bradmoor Woods, West Acre. For the first time, tickets will go on sale for both events at the same time.
Tickets for both weekends are on sale to general public now with tickets priced at £10.00 for adults and £9 for children, and under 3’s free. All profits from the events go to Fairyland Trust.
It is strongly advised that tickets are booked in advance for this popular event. Tickets are available at creativeorchardevents.com. Bookable workshops can be booked on the day at the information tent
The Fairy Fair is a truly magical day out for all the family, bringing the magic of nature alive.
Fairy Fair. Primrose Woods, Stradsett Hall, Norfolk, PE33 9HA
Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May
Open to public 10am – 5pm both days (car park opens 0930)
Tickets: £10 adults / £9 children, under 3’s free
All of the activities take place either within one of the Trust’s beautiful medieval tents or outside in the woods. Children are encouraged to dress up if they like. Parents or carers need to be present.
Workshop prices vary.
Sorry, no dogs to be brought on site whatsoever, with the exception of guide dogs.