WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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WHY I AM A SUPPORTER

I joined because I think it is a magical idea for a children’s’ day out. They talk about it for months afterwards and always look forward to the next adventure. We have even brought friends down from Glasgow to go to last years Halloween and they loved it!    Ailsa S

An audience with the Fairy Queen

I believe in its aims and its unique way of bringing together the great outdoors, nature awareness, families, fun, creativity and of course a large sprinkling of magic!   Jane B

I became a supporter of the Fairyland Trust as it is a local charity I wholeheartedly believe in and see how much it impacts on the lives of children in what is a very digital world where they are often glued to computers and televisions. Although these things have their place in small doses I believe learning about the power of nature, loving and respecting it and seeing the magic in it is such a powerful thing for children to be armed with. This knowledge will help to keep the magic alive through the next generations and to help us to protect our planet.   Jessica R

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Walking back to the car when we left, there were three children in front of me skipping (children always skip when they are happiest) and pointing out tree stumps, saying “that’s where the goblins live”. Children showing us with delight the fairy garden they’d made. Seeing children absorbed in making their “crown”. That’s why I’m a supporter…children absorbed in nature, not a computer screen, and loving it.  Hilary H

It is quite simple …..connecting to nature is REAL Magic…..and I wish for the Fairyland Land trust to go on and on and on…..  Sue S-C

The Fairy Land Trust organize the best family events I think I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to loads.  It is truly a magical day out.  It’s non commercial, it is gentle, whimsical, and fun. It’s also educational in the best sense – the kids and parents learn about nature without being lectured at.  The Halloween event is even better than the summer fair.  Walking through the woods at dusk, with our just-made glass lanterns whilst bats swooped overhead, will stay with me for many years to come.  Jo F

You are a tiny charity and put on an amazing event. I believe wholeheartedly in your aims, and although I have to travel 6 hours to get to your events, it is worth it. I want to give my ongoing support in order that you can continue connecting children with nature in this increasingly disconnected world.   Emma D

It is great to see children outside in the fresh air, having fun and learning about nature and hopefully truly connecting with it, so that they continue to learn about it after the fairy fair.  It is so much better and healthier than being permanently attached to a computer.

It is also great to see strangers talking to one another.  The volunteers are special as they work so hard to make a good fairy fair.  They make an effort with their customers and know how to talk with children and adults.  Once you have been to one fairy fair, you come back.   Ellie J

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I became a supporter to enable my family to continue coming to the Fairy Fair every year, as we have done for the last 3 years. I love the non-commercial feel of the event and that my children can be ‘children’, enjoy the outdoors and let their imaginations run wild. We leave with warm fuzzy feelings every time.  Hazel B

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VISITING THE FAIRY FAIR 

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Fairyland was truly superb. I will be booking my familys tickets for next year as soon as they become available. A really brilliant day out for the kids. Hugely impressed.  Thomas G

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My husband and I brought our sons to the event that you recently held and we just wanted to compliment you on a wonderful day out for the family. When I first mentioned a trip to fairyland to my 7 and 8 year old boys, there was more than a hint of suspicion from them. By the time we left at the end of the day though – they were raving about it all – especially the troll cooking! So from Paddy and Thomas a very big thank you. We shall definitely be returning!  Claire L

My daughter, Jessica, and I came to the Fairy fair for the first time this year. We loved it! Jessica says ‘It was great doing the wings!’ She attended 3 workshops which were calm, educational and fun. We will definitely be back next year as there were lots of things that we did not get a chance to do and we have recommended it to lots of friends. Thank you for a fabulous fairy experience!   Sarah and Jessica B

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Hi all at the fairyland trust.  Just a note to say we fully enjoyed our day at the fairy fair for the fourth year running … As always, too much to fit in on one day so we will just have to come back next year 🙂 …. Actually, looking forward to the Real Halloween…. thanks for putting on such a fabulous event.   Nicki B

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Thank you for arranging such a smashing day at the Fairy Fair. We went on Sunday and the kids ( two preschoolers and a 6 year old) and us had a great time – although my daughter was so overwhelmed by it all she slept for an hour in the performance tent regardless of the band playing!  The place looked beautiful, there was an excellent array of food available and it all felt most welcoming. The pirates pantomime ( and his pooing tortoise) and the Elf Training Camp was particularly enjoyed, and it was lovely to see the kids enthusiastically exploring the different trees and bugs. Our three were also entranced by the troll – we had to drag them away. What worked was that the performances and workshops were all professionally delivered which speaks volumes for the respect given to the kids.   Olivia N

We absolutely loved this year’s Fairy Festival. We came last year and thought it was brilliant then too. We were a bit disappointed that the troll had to stay in his lair this year (especially when a man who had a sword in his tummy walking around dying was allowed). But it was great and the hard work put in by everyone is amazing.  Lucy T-B

Another fab day out at the fairy fair our son suffers with autism and ADHD finding places to go is hard he enjoys the outdoors and just loves the troll . Everyone is so kind and non-judgemental and my husband and I are always very gratefully to u all thank you x  Claire P

Fabulous event. Wonderful setting. Perfect for our six and two year old and other ages in our party. Brilliant fun and so much to see and do. And what weather! See u next year.  Christine G

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A Massive Thank You.  To all of the people who make this happen, thank you ever so much. This was the second year that I have taken my granddaughter and the magical tapestry you weave is a breath of fresh air. I think the balance you have struck is just right, thank you again. I will see you next year with my new grandson as well. Kind Regards Andy W

I love coming because of the innocent magical environment that encourages children and adults to get closer to nature and appreciate it’s infinite beauty but also it’s fragility, and our role and purpose to contribute to its longevity! I love the fairs and try to let as many people I know about them so they may benefit too.  Susie 🙂 x

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Many many thanks to you all for allowing a lot of children (and adults) to get in touch with their imagination – you all did a tremendous job!  Anon

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We had a fab time at the fairy fair and our girls had the time of their lives. They loved the tortoise and the stilt pixies. We will definitely be going again, thank you for a lovely day.
Miranda

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We had such a wonderful day on Sunday that we didn’t want to go home; we wished that we go back again on Monday! We support the Fairyland Trust because we want to keep coming to the magical events for years to come. As a family with three daughters the Fairyland Events are truly our favourite days out, with just the right balance of childhood, nature and all that is magical for us all. I am sure as the girls grow up they will come to cherish all the wonderful memories of these special days! In their words…..when asked why they support the Fairyland Trust….the replied ” that’s easy, because it’s awesome!!” Sarah and Alan W ( and the girls)

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ABOUT THE FAIRYLAND TRUST

As the debate about the environment is increasingly dominated by complex political and scientific questions, there is a risk that people will forget why we were worried about the decline of nature in the first place. Harnessing the magical and spiritual dimensions of the natural world is vital for inspiring solutions that will make sense to people. The Fairyland Trust is using unique new methods.

Tony Juniper, (formerly) Director Friends of the Earth

” a conservation day with a difference”.

Eastern Daily Press Monday 8 July 2002 – after over 1000 attended the first Fairy Fair

You have created an Organic Disney.  A Dad at Fairy Fair

“Do we have to go back to England now?”  Small boy on leaving Fairyland Trust event

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Witch Training 2014, The Real Halloween

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VISITING THE REAL HALLOWEEN

Great Day at ‘The Real Halloween’. The Wand Making was a highlight as was the fabulous parade.

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Had an fantastic afternoon enjoying a “Real ‪#‎Halloween ” at theFairyland Trust – Conkers , Parsnip Skittles , Bat Mobiles , Corvids ( Ravens ) – lantern making, story telling ,wand making , crafting but best of all was the wizzard training in the woods with a 700 year old master wizzard and the latern walk through the woods with stories , fire eaters and music at dusk – thank you

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They were telling me what they want to do when they go next year on the way home

V Alvarez

Had another fab day at the Real Halloween. This was the third time we’d been and definitely the best weatherwise. Some great stalls selling gorgeous things again, Fairiechild and Jabbawocky being our favourite. My daughters now 11 but I’m hoping she’ll want to come for a few more years yet!

J Stangroom

Had a great day out!  Thanks so much, fabulous day and the food available was amazing, gluten free! WOW!!    S Claypole

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Would just like to say thank you, we had a magical day on Sunday at the real Halloween, the kids highlights were the story tellers, the lantern parade and the music. Looking forward to the summer fair x

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PJ Parker

Thank you for a brilliant day on Saturday we loved it :0)

N Colley

Most amazing time my grandson loved wizard training I think his mummy did too by the look of the smiles

JM Gissing

Would just like to say thank you, we had a magical day on Sunday at the real Halloween, the kids highlights were the story tellers, the lantern parade and the music. Looking forward to the summer fair x

J Lythgoe

We thought it was amazing, really like the magical glowing animals in the candle lit parade

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C Robins

Thank you for a truly magical day. Our three little witches loved every second – especially the lantern parade. What special childhood memories they will have from today. Thank you all! Xxx

B Jennings

Had a brilliant time at Real Halloween, finished the day with an amazing lantern walk.


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