Mums go HALF PRICE on Mother's Day Weekend
Treat your mum this Mother’s Day Weekend to a fun day at the farm.
To make it extra special we will be giving every mum HALF PRICE entry into the farm throughout the weekend when accompanied by one full paying person.
And that's not all. Get creative decorating a special ‘heart and flower’ cookie - to show your mum that she is special. Also, because mums love flowers on Mother’s Day, get crafty in our workshop and make her a special flower. All completely free!
If you want to do something different this Mother’s Day Weekend then come along to Fairytale Farm. Offer Valid 25th - 26th March 2017.
News item added 19 March 2017
February half term activities
Fairytale Farm has now reopened for the 2017 season and there is lots to do to keep the little ones entertained this half term.
Fairytale Farm’s Craft Activity Workshop runs right through the February half term week - fully inclusive in the admission price. Under 5s can create a love bug bookmark to give as a Valentine’s gift to mums and dads. And if you are not into crafts, try your hand at decorating a Valentine cookie. It will be great fun, and all in our lovely warm cafe!
We hope people will like the changes we have made during the closed season. Visitors this half term will be able to try out our brand new interactive features along the Enchanted Walk: press a button and find out what happens! Have your picture taken by our Giant's Camera and send it to yourself by email, then marvel at our new, interactive musical dancing water fountains. We have revamped our unique Mouse Town, so experience the family of mice in a whole new light as they explore our beautifully crafted model village. See some new animals in ‘Alfie & Friends’, our animal zone - you will love our new rare breed pigs who look like sheep with their curly coats!
The Farm is open every day until 24th December 2017.
News item added 12 February 2017
Fairytale Farm ready for a sparkling Christmas
Fairytale Farm has announced details of its 2016 Christmas Fairytale event. Our Christmas Fairytale is on Saturdays and Sundays from 3rd December to 18th December and then daily 19th to 24th December. Click here to buy discount tickets online.
Owner Nick Laister says that the Fairytale Farm team has been working right through the year to make the 2016 Christmas Fairytale the best ever: "We have new Christmas activities and new and improved Christmas lights and some changes to our grotto. We have a magical illuminated grotto entrance, and every parent of a child who visits Santa will get a mince pie and mulled wine."
Nick adds: "Visitors of all ages will be able to join in with various festive activities, enjoy all the usual Fairytale Farm attractions and see our enchanting Christmas lights. Special Christmas activities include Christmas cookie decorating, a chance to find clues to discover Santa's favourite Christmas carol and Christmas colouring. But the highlight for every child is sure to be the visit to see Santa in his indoor fairytale grotto where they will be able to have a chat with the man himself and receive a lovely present from Santa's workshop. And children who visit before Christmas Eve will get a chance to write to Father Christmas with their wish list and post it in our special SantaMail post box."
The animal areas and adventure playground will be open until dusk, after which we switch on our Christmas lights, creating a wonderland of colour.
Grotto tickets are £5.20, plus normal farm admission, and this includes Santa visit, gift, Christmas cookie decorating plus the mince pie and mulled wine for the parents and all the other Christmas activities that the whole family can join in. Non-farm visitors can still meet Santa for £7.99.
Please note that Mouse Town - which has been specially themed for Christmas - will be open between 12.30 and 1.30pm each day.
News item added 26 November 2016
20% off shop and cafe purchases for pass holders
We have always tried to give our Annual Pass holders special offers, such as 10% of birthday parties. Now we are offering something really special - and it is here to stay. Every holder of a valid Annual Pass will get 20% off everything in our Beanstalk Cafe and gift shop. This makes Annual Passes even better value than ever before. And we will be opening a new ice cream kiosk in the Huff and Puff Adventure Playground in time for the summer and pass holders will be able to get 20% off everything in the kiosk too.
There has never been a better time to buy an Annual Pass, which is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
News item added 12 February 2017
Injured witch found at Fairytale Farm
The owners of Fairytale Farm made an unexpected and somewhat spooky discovery this morning: a crashed witch.
Owner Nick Laister says: "I was up early this morning getting the Farm ready for our Halloween event, which opens today. I was walking past our wishing well carrying some pumpkins to our pumpkin carving stable when I noticed something in the trees. It looked like a hat and broom tangled in the branches. However, on closer inspection I was shocked to find that it was actually a witch, who had obviously accidentally crashed into the tree. You can see her hat, her hair, her body and her legs, as well as her broomstick. It appears that she might not have been looking where she was going. I think she might have been texting whilst flying, which is a very silly thing to do. I have taken a photograph of her and it appears that she is real."
The witch has remained tangled in the tree, as Nick explains: "We are all too scared to move her as we don't know whether she might cast a spell on us. So we have left her there for all to see, and we have erected a warning sign for other witches. We are going to leave her in the tree until our Halloween event finishes on 30th October, after which we are going to climb up the tree and try to remove her."
Nick adds: "We are advising all of our visitors to stay well clear of the witch until Halloween has finished as we don't know what wicked ideas she might have. So please look but don't touch. And if anybody spots her waking up, please tell a member of staff."
The family-friendly Halloween event runs from 22nd to 30th October 2016. Farm Manager, Edwina Fawcett, says: "We have lots of Halloween activities going on all week. Carve your own pumpkin lantern, get your face painted into a spooky Halloween character, decorate a bat biscuit or a pumpkin-shaped cookie and get creative in our colouring corner and enter the on-site competition."
Edwina adds: "If you come dressed up in a Halloween costume, you can win a free family annual pass in our Post-a-Scary-Selfie competition. And as a bonus, everybody who enters into the 'spirit' of Halloween by coming dressed up will get a special chocolate treat."
Fairytale Farm's spectacular illuminations will be switched on every Saturday and Sunday evening as darkness falls for a 'spookylluminated' end to the day!
News item added 22 October 2016