Practicalities

When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May ( same programme both days)

Open:  10.30am to 5.30pm ( car park opens at 9.30am)

No camping unless crew or a stall holder

Where: Bradmoor Woods, near Swaffham, Norfolk (full directions)

Type of Event: Outdoor Country Fair style. Most activities are under canvas or in wooden shelters. Flat grass and woodland paths.

These are our tips for having a good day at the Fairy Fair. We hope you have a lovely time. You can read what people have said about some previous Fairs here.

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Please Don’t Be Late

We’d hate for you to be disappointed.  The most common cause is simply being late, whether you’ve crossed the country to be with us or travelled not far at all.  Please allow an hour to arrive, get settled in and find your bearings,   Even though all the Bookable Workshops and entertainments are near the Main Lawn, it can still be a 10 or 15 minute walk from your drop off point, and through the  entrance gate before you get to the Workshops, especially if you have small children with you.  At very busy times it might take a bit longer.

Please be on time for your  Bookable Workshops. These have to start on time and the children need to hear the story at the start, so we are sorry but we can’t accept late arrivals as it disrupts the workshop for everyone else. This also applies to the Fancy Dress Competition.

Please Follow The Direction Signs

Please visit our How To Get There page for the best route, which is sign-posted. Do not rely on your SatNav – it may take you on a less desirable tour of rural Norfolk. This is the most frequent reason for being late. Somebody once ended up in Hampstead by just googling our name, so please do not use external links.

Parking

Parking is free. Fires and cooking stoves, barbecues etc are not permitted anywhere on site including in the car park.

Tickets & Getting In 

You will need to bring your tickets with you, on your phone, other device or printed out to show at the gate.  Should we not sell out, left-over tickets will be on sale at the Gate but do not rely on this!  We have a limit on the site capacity so you may be disappointed if you turn up ‘on spec’.  If you need to go back to your car during the event you will be able to – just visit the Gate first. 

Programme and Map

Each party is given a printed site map and programme, which will be on this site nearer the time.  We advise studying that to plan your day, especially if you have not been before.

Under 3’s Come Free But Cannot Do The Workshops

Our activities are designed for children aged three years and up and are unsuitable for those under three, so please do not book them into workshops. 

Come Ready To Look After Your Children

Parents and carers need to stay with their children at all times. We are not a creche and in the workshops and drop-ins a parent or carer needs to accompany their child or children and be ready to assist throughout the workshop activity.  So please sort this out before coming, and if you are a single parent or carer of several children, find a friend to accompany you. Please also bear in mind that there is no room for buggies in the Workshops. 

Bring Some Cash

Not all the stalls accept cards and some of the Drop Ins have a small charge so please bring a pocket full of change – £1 coins.

Toilets and Baby Change

There are plumbed-in and portaloo toilets on site (including in the car park, and disabled loos), and a mains water tap.  We have a baby change but no creche.

Special Dietary Needs?

The food on sale is all vegetarian but if you have more specific needs please bring your own food with you.

No Rubbish

We collect only paper plates/ wooden cutlery etc from food outlets on site.  So if you bring any packaging or other potential ‘litter’ with you, please come ready to take it home.  The only exception is nappies which can be left at the Baby Change in the bin provided.

Disabled Access 

The site is accessible to wheelchairs in that it is pretty flat even in the woods but it may become a bit muddy if it rains and of course there are trees with roots in the woods. If you are considering coming to a bookable workshop with more than one person using a wheelchair, please contact us at least a week before the event (we will be on site after that and unable to make arrangements) to discuss.

Sorry No Pets

We have a no-dogs policy on site with the exception of guide dogs. Dogs cannot be left in cars in the car park.  This extends to all other livestock including cats, gerbils, hamsters, parrots etc.

First Aid

We will have paramedics on site throughout the event.  If you have an asthma inhaler or epipen that you might need please bring it with you. 

Take Care in the Woods

It is very possible to get lost in the woods so please keep your children with you at all times and bear safety in mind. There is a small stream at one end of the site.

Lost Children

The most frequent cause of lost children is those left in the care of older brothers or sisters.  Other ‘lost’ children usually do not think they are lost.  Should you lose contact with one of your children, find a member of the Crew (wearing a purple rosette or wrist band) and they will organise a search.  You can always find Crew on duty at the entrance gate. 

Photography

Of course you are very welcome to take pictures of your own party but please respect the privacy of others. Commercial photography is prohibited except by arrangement with us in advance. We may have our own photographer/ videographer on site.  He/they will have a purple rosette or wristband.  

Weather

Please come prepared for rain, sun, heat and cold and dress appropriately, especially in the footwear department.

Ticket Charges, Refunds, Terms and Conditions

By buying a ticket you are giving permission to the Fairyland Trust to use your image in video or photographs taken around the site in its charitable work. Tickets are on sale at the Eventbrite site where Terms and Conditions apply and the shut-off date for refunds is specified. Eventbrite levies an administrative fee on the entrance ticket cost and booked workshop tickets – this money does not come to the Fairyland Trust (which is a Registered Charity number 1089771). Any funds raised at the Fairy Fair go to support the work of the Trust.    

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