What People Say

Unprompted Feedback on Facebook and Instagram – what people say – after the 2023 Fairy Fair

  • Three generations of our family came to the Fairy Fair today, we had a wonderful time, thank you for making it an amazing day
  • Thankyou for a wonderful day today! Well done to everyone involved. My little Grandaughter says she is a real fairy now as she’s met the King and Queen fairy!
  • Thanks so much, incredible day, fabulous energy, music was amazing and a wonderful welcome and even saying thank you to everyone very one as we left.. Superb thanks soo much my granddaughter loved it
  • What an absolutely fantastic day we had yesterday – so much to see and do and so affordable x
  • We had a beautiful and magical family time on Sunday. Thank you so much for all your efforts and enthusiasm! Especially loved the story telling and the huge snail.
  • Fantastic thank you so much everyone, will definitely be coming back for the Halloween festival
  • First timers, absolutely brilliant day!
  • We had the best 2 days with you! thank you!
  • The highlight of our week in Norfolk, thank you for such a joyful day, and in such a stunning setting.
  • We had such a great time. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it such a brilliant event
  • We had the best day today, thank you so much to everyone involved
  • Enchanting, thank you so much
  • So beautiful & magical. Thank you so much for all the hard work behind the scenes to create such a magical space for our littles to just be themselves!
  • Such wonderfully magical day, thank you all for the love and care you all out into this awesome event keeping magic and nature alive in our hearts. thank you
  • What a magical day! Thank you to all the lovely volunteers – it was brilliant
  • Our first time today and we loved it so much, a magical wonderful day, we will definitely be returning next year
  • Had such a fabulous and magical Day on Sunday. Would certainly recommend this event.
  • We had The Most MAGICAL time!!! Thank you so much!
  • Such an amazing weekend. We loved our first time here and definitely can’t wait to come back next year
What people say in response to question asked on Facebook and Instagram:  ‘why is it important that events like the Real Halloween and the Fairy Fair exist?’ (2023)
  • It enables childhood for everyone.
  • It’s magical and friendly x
  • I came from hours away first time and will again. We, my daughter and I, came away rejeuvenated. My daughter actually learned something in the workshop in the very modestly priced workshops you had and wasn’t just handed a plastic toy. Real knowledge of nature, and my the imagination can just run wild. I’m now a supporter and will be at every event. You’ve converted this American expat from Kansas to more eco living too. Also the story tellers. Superb. Thanks so much for what you do. Wish you were more local to me.
  • It’s a wonderful day out for the whole family. It’s a fun safe environment in a beautiful forest setting that allows children to play in and with nature. It is so chilled and feels magical whilst still being affordable. Its lovely to have a fun filled day out without the stresses of crowds and worrying about the cost of it too much x
  • Local, small, eco-friendly, non corporate events run by people who obviously love what they do making sure everyone enjoys themselves whilst educating about the wonderful natural world are rare and need to be treasured.
  • Because it enables the next generation to connect to nature and to learn about folklore that would otherwise cease to exist if we stopped sharing stories and experiences. My children are too big now but have attended both events many times and we have all adored it.
  • Fairyland Trust events create a magical space where children big and small can enjoy a kindred community, be inspired by the wonderful art of storytelling, connect with nature and dance with abandon. They offer loads of opportunities to get creative in a wonderful relaxed, natural, and beautiful environment. Every event is like a magical escape from every day stresses of workaday life. A big thank you to all involved in making the magic happen
  • We found you last year and each time we’ve been we have enjoyed it more and more both Fairy [Fair] & Halloween , our family travels from Surrey to come with us.
  • Our daughter is very reserved and unsure but is truly coming out herself at each event and we plan to attend for as long as you are around. Thankyou for an amazing family tradition

some older comments on our events:

the 2019 Fairy Fair (Bradmoor Woods)


“It was magical.. The loveliest venue, brilliant entertainment and the little ones… Well just lovely too x” – Henrietta O 
“we went there x was amazing !  a must do for every Family once a year” – Melan C
“Had just the best day today. Can’t wait for the next one” – Joy P
“I went and had an amazing time” – Sal L

“Was soo impressed with his show [Mr Alexander] ..a true entertainer..” – Ruth B
“This was our first Fairy Fair and we came all the way from Plymouth specially we all had The Most Awesome Day! Thank you so much to all the organisers and volunteers for all your hard work. Can’t wait to come back! P.s. this was also our little one’s first ever festival and she loved every minute”. – Lou F
“A really great day. We normally do the real Halloween event and this was our first fairy fair. We have been looking forward to this since October. Feels very much like coming home. Well done all and an especially big thank you to Mr Alexander who did his best to give us a show even though the rain made it to dangerous to do his big tricks. Anyone who doesn’t attend these events is really missing out on one of the gems that makes Norfolk great. Here’s to October …” – Ian S

At the last Fairy Fair that was held in Holt, Marliya made a fairy garden in the workshop. She has looked after it ever since & this year she has been able to give eight strawberry plants to her school for their Gardening Club, as well as having an amazing crop of strawberries to pick & eat!

We came to Bradmoor Woods on Sunday and Marliya made another fairy garden; now living inside a terracotta tile ‘pot’ in the garden.

Thank you for continuing to provide magic in our lives. We look forward to seeing you again.

Helene  & Marliya T

It was our first Fairyland Fair but I know it won’t be our last. I’m not certain who enjoyed it most. Mummy (me), Nanny, Frankie 7 and Rosie 6 all dressed up and had such fun putting together our costumes. I had Pre booked crown making and elf training both of which were excellent in different ways. We loved the arcade, the show, the music the craft stalls and can’t wait until next year so we’re going to come back for the ‘Real Halloween’. I’m so torn part of me wants to shout from the rooftops how good it was and the other part of me doesn’t want it to get too popular and get spoilt! Well done everyone. Kind regards and see you in October

Jo G


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The Real Halloween (Bradmoor Woods)

Absolutely loved this venue and we all had a wonderful time. The best yet! Well done Fairyland Trust! 

Thank you for organising this wonderful event.

Fabulous day! Thanks so much xx

The most amazing day out ever- just perfect fun

The ‘Real Halloween’ event has very quickly become mine and may family’s favourite event of the year. It is a wonderful, enchanting, engaging, informative, immersive, interactive, sensory experience. When you arrive the first thing you notice is the signage that tells you we’re to park. They are hand made and painted with thought, time and in places humour. You park and head towards the colourful tents, banners and bunting in the woods. Your met by volunteers who all have eclectic ,often retro, steampunk with a hint of magic dress sense giving you a strong safe felling that it is ok to be your individual selves here. Your nose becomes filled with the smell of the different foods for all different tastes from meat to vegetarian and vegan. Again making you feel that all are welcome and no one is judged. The fire cycle is a social centre piece were complete strangers sit and share a moment of meeting in the woods in front of a toasty fire while the music from the performance tent floats over the sound of adults and children alike laughing and chatting. Volunteers dressed as different species of bats that swoop and skip amongst families talking about the differences and habits of their bat. They are offers an opportunity to make their own in the craft tent. Children are encouraged to join one of the work shops where members-of the trust lead children on a wonderful journey of learning about the natural world and its inhabitants in a fun,funny and fantastic stay of delivery. Children come away all the richer for hearing of the behaviours of birds, the magic of trees and a comparison for life. The evening draws to a close after the most important part, the telling of the ‘Real Halloween’. A story full of magic, love, adventure and mindfulness as to the world around us, and not a bit of ‘horror’ in sight.

I cannot recommend this event and the trust that facilitate this moment of true ‘dare I say educational, magic enough!

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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

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

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

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

What People Say 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

” a conservation day with a difference”.

Eastern Daily Press

“You have created an Organic Disney”. 

A Dad at Fairy Fair

“Do we have to go back to England now?” 

Child on leaving a Fairyland Trust event


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