If you’d like to become a supporter, please use this form to join the Fairyland Trust.
Thank You so much.
[Please note that we are using a Charities Aid Foundation system which does not allow us to change all the web-forms as we’d like. It will ask if you want to be kept up to date by email (which we do) or phone or post (which we can’t do), so please ignore ‘phone’ and ‘post’].
The Fairyland Trust exists to enable young children to get to know nature: giving them the ability to identify plants and flowers around them, and see the difference between one bird or animal, and another. Research shows that when people really learn about nature when they are very young, they grow up better able and more motivated to protect it as adults. So this is our vital mission.
But we do this in a unique way. Rather than relying on classroom-style facts and figures, the Fairyland Trust teaches families and carers with young children about nature, through ‘arts and crafts’, folklore, storytelling and theatre. This makes us unique among nature conservation charities. We believe that using these techniques aids learning and helps memories stick.
A national survey found that more than 80% of adults agree that it `“is vital to introduce young children to nature” but for one reason or another, few of them do so. The Fairyland Trust helps parents and carers to achieve this. As David Attenborough has said, “nobody is going protect the natural world unless they understand it”.
So by becoming a Supporter, you will be doing something very special for children, and essential for the future of nature, which benefits us all.
And without Supporters, the Trust would simply cease to exist. So please join today.
Elf Training shows children how to take a close look at nature and in so doing, how to identify native trees and learn wild animal calls and behaviours.
Above: in the Fairy Gardens Workshop, children make and take home a mini-wildflower garden to grow on at home. Many of these are now well-established and much loved wildflower plots in gardens around the country.
Trolls at Bradmoor Woods, The Real Halloween 2018
Without our Supporters there simply would be no Fairyland Trust. Children wouldn’t be enchanted by nature at our events, like the Fairy Fair and The Real Halloween. Parents wouldn’t be able to look forward to an ‘amazing’ day out, the ‘Organic Disney’ as one dad put it, where the magic, trees, plants and wildlife are real, with experiences you simply can’t get online. Grand parents wouldn’t see the new generation starting a lifelong journey of re-connection with nature. This is our cause and we’d love you to be part of it.
In the Bouncing Bats Workshop at Halloween.
We’re re-creating opportunities which arose naturally for earlier generations who lived close to nature. Our Workshops do not just appear at our own events but with the help of our Supporters, they travel the country.
At the Fairy Fair Bradmoor Woods 2019
Supporters can access our Supporters Newsletter which has exclusive how-to guides for nature craft-makes linked to the season, for you and your children to do at home. It also contains articles on What’s Out Now in nature and gardens, as well as Latest News about our activities.
A display of examples of ‘makes’ from seasonal Supporter newsletters, such as magic wings, bluebells with bells (legend has it that the fairies ring bluebells to summon each other to parties), a spring hare of Norfolk reeds with decorated eggs (the hare was the original symbol of spring – not the ‘Easter Bunnie’ which is recent invention), a bouncing bat (Daubenton’s) and a lantern decorated with native tree leaves.
The Fairy King and Queen at a special thank-you tea party for Supporters, Real Halloween 2018