Alternative Family Fun: The Fairy Fair

Fairy Fair: Fairland Trust, Norfolk

May Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 26th May and Monday 27th May

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A good friend of mine first told me about the Fairland Trust a couple of years ago and I’ve been desperate to attend one of their events. Then I spotted a post on MamCates feed about a Halloween event, which encouraged me to make a booking.

The Fairy Fair raises funds for the Fairyland Trust, a Norfolk based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees heads to the Bradmoor Woods.

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We had the most amazing time at their Real Halloween event last autumn. It was my kind of thing, down to a tee. The weather was gorgeous – blue skies and a chill in the air, that smoky melancholy that comes with autumn. There was mulled apple by the camp fire, folk music, potion making, dancing bats, crows, and most importantly, not a care in the woods.

The Fairy Fair returns this May with magical events at two enchanting new venues in the heart of my home county of Norfolk.

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What’s On: Family Friendly Activities

If you’re looking for a plastic-free and wholesome, nature-inspired shindig, this one is for you!

There will be lots of magical activities for children and things to entertain grown-ups including their renowned workshops such as:

  • Fairy Gardens
  • Crowns
  • Elf Training
  • Fairy Training

There will also be a series of drop-in workshops including Fairy Flowers based upon native wildflowers alongside the change to make a bouncing bee or nature mobile to take home.

  • ​Children can tend to the cuddly British wildlife and other magical creatures in the fairyland wildlife hospital
  • Send postcards to family and friends from the pixie post office (Evelyn loved doing this in the autumn! It’s a good spot to sit down and chill-out for a moment)
  • Have their picture taken in the fairyland photo booth and much more

Cheeky bees, beautiful wildflower fairies and the Fairy King and Queen will be some of the characters to meet, plus a host of other special guests too!

The fantastic ‘Actual Reality Arcade’ heads to the fair this year and gives participants the opportunity to bring 10 classic arcade games to life .

The event, which has been described as ‘THE children’s event of the year’ also features walkabout entertainers including performances from ‘Mr Alexander’, Maypole Dancing and storytelling.

We also really enjoyed the great live music from bands including:

  • Headspace
  • The Hal Wrayzer Combo
  • Pennyless Folk.

The food and drink offers from the autumn event was great. This spring is no different. There will be a host of other local food outlets open to keep people fed, there is also the onsite pub “The Good Elf’ selling local award-winning ale and cider. For shopping there are craft stalls, selling hand-made and fairly-traded goods.

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Meeting some of the ‘special guests’ at the Fairyland Trust’s Halloween Event 2018

Booking

​It is strongly advised that tickets are booked in advance for this event. Bookable workshops can be booked on the day at the information tent.

Tickets cost £9 each or £28 for a family of four

Under 3’s go free!

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For full information and tickets, visit fairylandtrust.org

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Evelyn and Luna Autumn 2018: Fairyland Trust

Address

Bradmoor Woods

West Acre

​Norfolk

May Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 May)

 

NB: Roots and Toots is a guest of the Fairy Fair this year in exchange for an honest review.

 

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