Fairy Fair Overview

 

The 2022 Fairy Fair is on the 28th and 29th May and takes place at Bradmoor Woods in Norfolk. It is a  magical celebration of nature in spring and designed for families with young children by the conservation charity, the Fairyland Trust.  We use theatre and folklore to make learning about nature enjoyable.  Admission is by ticket only.

 

The event starts at 10.30 am (same both days) and runs until 5.30pm.  Tickets are £10 per person (£11.37 with Eventbrite fees, which do not come to the Fairyland Trust). There are eight Bookable Workshops (book when buying tickets online) and nine Drop-in activities that cannot be booked in advance – just join on the day as space becomes available. Like a traditional country fair, the Fairy Fair also features live music, market stalls, a show, food and drink as well as festival style walkabouts, story telling and walks in the woods.    
The unique Bookable Workshops are set in beautifully decorated tents or out in the woods, and each has it’s own original story and make, through which children learn some authentic fairy folklore and lots about nature. These workshops need to booked in advance when you buy your ticket and cost £3/child (see ‘add ons’ at the Eventbrite site). These are: Fairy Crowns, Magic Wands, Bumble Burrows, Fairy Gardens, Wildlife Hospital, Fairy Pets, Fairy Training and Elf Training.
Drop in workshops (no need to book) that you can do on the day are: Magical Moths, Beautiful Butterflies, Fairy Flowers and Bees on Sticks which cost £2/ child. These workshops are only suitable for children aged three years and over.  Other free drop-in activities include visiting the Fairy King and Fairy Queen in their beautiful hut and making an Elf or Fairy House in the woods.
Families can also explore the woods, listen to live music, dance around the Maypole, enjoy The Mike Hancock Show, hear stories told by Callum McGowan and Mike Dodsworth, and meet walkabout characters such as Flower Fairies, the Bees, Stripey the Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar and the Pink (stilt walking) Fairies.  At the Pixie Post Office you can colour in and send a postcard from Fairyland to a loved one (£1.50 incl. stamp). Or you can play lots of silly games with the Pirates  at the Pirate Fete (play for a day for £2).
There are also local food and drink stalls on site, plus our own Corncockle Cafe and pub, The Good Elf with its unique magical decor, and the Fairy Market selling local and handmade crafts, vintage and pre-loved clothing and Eco supplies. All the food is vegetarian. There is also a free to enter (No-new Plastic) Fancy Dress Competition.  Some activities and all the entertainments are free, and others have a small charge.  The event ends with a Royal Finale including an address on Fairy Gardening by the Fairy Queen.
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Bookable Workshops   
Drop In Activities
Entertainment
Eat Drink Shop 
Practicalities (how to find it, site facilities, what to bring etc)
The mission of the Fairyland Trust is to introduce young children and their parents and carers to nature in an enjoyable way.  It is inspired by experience and research which shows that children who make a positive attachment to nature at a young age, are those most likely to go on to act for nature.  
This will be the 23rd Fairy Fair.  It has been described as ‘an organic Disney’. 
The Trust raises funds for its work, which includes taking workshops to other events, through the Fairy Fair and The Real Halloween but it relies on the generous regular donations of its Supporters to keep going (you can join here – from only £3 a month). Tickets are sold through Eventbrite.  The booking fee does not come to the Fairyland Trust.   All the Fairy Fairs are crewed by volunteers.
Tickets for the Fairy Fair:
Saturday May 28 here
Tickets for
Sunday May 29 here
(Details of workshops bookable in advance are at the Eventbrite site and on this website) 
Other information about the Fairyland Trust is here

Held in a beautiful woodland setting at Bradmoor Woods, in Norfolk, the Fairy Fair has been likened to ‘an Organic Disneyland’, and voted Best Day Festival by FestivalKidz.   Opens at 10.30am, closes at 5.30pm.  

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