Fairytale Festival to run all summer long

Fairytale Festival Advert

You won’t want to miss Fairytale Farm’s first ever Fairytale Festival, which will run every day from 26th July to 3rd September 2018. With interactive fairytale storytelling that will bring some of the most famous fairytales alive, crafts and summer games, there will be something for everyone.

Create a fairytale-themed scarecrow, help to build Hansel & Gretel’s cottage, enjoy garden games on the lawn, enter the Ugly Duck Race and Giant Skittles knockout competitions, and win a prize if your team builds the most enchanting fairytale sandcastle of the summer. Click the image above for a larger version.

Events run all day long. Click here for a timetable. So if you stay all day, you can join in with all the activities.

All Fairytale Festival activities are free - standard farm admission charges apply. Discount tickets available here.

News item added 8th July 2018

Fun in the sun this half-term at Fairytale Farm

Photo of the weather fairy

There are new attractions for the kids this half-term at Fairytale Farm. Try out the brand new interactive musical dancing fountains, or find out how the new Weather Fairy magically forecasts what the weather has in store. And visit the first section of our new area, called Wilderness Walk, which includes a giant vegetable patch, where you can grab a spade and get digging. You can now have your photograph taken by the Giant’s Camera free of charge and post it direct to Facebook.

Plus amazing animals, adventure play, an enchanted walk, rubber duck racing and many more attractions for the family to enjoy together.

You can buy discount tickets here. We are open every day through the half-term holidays from 10am to 5pm. Our Beanstalk Cafe is open all day too, selling ice creams, hot and cold drinks, cream teas, locally baked cakes and light lunches. You are also welcome to bring picnics, and we have two picnic areas around the Farm, one in Jack's Yard and the other in the Huff & Puff Adventure Playground.

News item added 19th May 2018

UK's first permanent, visitor activated dancing fountains open at Fairytale Farm

Dancing fountains

Oxfordshire's Fairytale Farm has successfully opened the UK's first permanent dancing fountains that are operated by visitors, designed and built by owner Nick Laister's 24-year-old son Guy.

Owner Nick Laister explains: "This is a big investment for Fairytale Farm and has taken us over a year to build. Our brand new Dancing Fountains are open and are making a splash with our visitors. The cascading water jets provide a beautifully choreographed display to the music, and initial visitor feedback is fantastic. This unique show will perform on-demand all day long - our visitors just press the button and can enjoy it as many times as they like!"

Nick believes that this is the first visitor-activated dancing fountain attraction in the UK: "There are a small number of dancing fountain attractions in the UK, which commonly provide a show at regular intervals. We believe that ours is the first that is actually controlled by the visitor. Our visitors decide when they want to watch the show - it is a truly on-demand experience."

The dancing fountain show lasts for around a minute, and can be viewed an unlimited number of times during the day.

Nick explains that the attraction was designed and built in-house: "The fountains are a rebuild of our old Hex Fountain, which was a standard hexagonal-shaped, single fountain that has operated at the Farm since 2013. We retired it at the end of the 2016 season and started work on a complete rebuild of the fountain. My son, Guy, designed the computer-controlled jet system and built the entire fountain system himself throughout 2017. We did some initial testing in our 2017 October illuminations for one day, and then spent the winter undertaking improvements to ensure that the show is as spectacular (and reliable) as possible."

The fountain display is made up of 12  jets, and will be operating right through the 2018 season as a centrepiece in Fairytale Farm's Enchanted Walk area. The fountains will also form part of Fairytale Farm's 2018 illuminations display. Nick says: "Our next development of the fountains will be to add additional music, so that visitors can actually choose which tune they want to see the fountains dance to. And in October, the fountains will form part of our Illuminated Evenings display. We are very excited about that." 

You can pre-book tickets to Fairytale Farm here.  

News item added 3rd April 2018

Please vote for us...

Little Ankle Biters Award

We've been nominated for the Little Ankle Biters Awards 2018 for Oxfordshire in the Best Family Attraction category.
Voting is live now. Please vote for us here. Voting closes on 14th May 2018. Thank you!

Fairytale Farm has lots of new attractions for 2018, including the Weather Fairy, interactive Dancing Musical Fountains, the Giant Vegetable Patch and a new-look Giant Rabbit Burrow. We hope to see you at the Farm in 2018.

Don't forget that you can buy discount tickets online at a 10% discount on the gate price. Click here to go to our online ticketing partner's website.

News item added 5th May 2018

Giant Vegetable Patch is open for budding young gardeners!

Kailee playing on the Giant Vegetable Patch

We opened our brand new Giant Vegetable Patch over the Easter weekend - and from the photograph on the right it looks like it has been a giant hit! Here is one of our visitors, Kailee, enjoying getting her gloves dirty, digging up vegetables. The Vegetable Patch will be open for all budding gardeners right through the Easter holidays.

This is one of several new attractions that we have just launched at Fairytale Farm. Press a button and watch our new interactive Dancing Musical Fountains giving a unique water display. You can also now have your photograph taken by the Giant's Camera and post it direct to Facebook, or email it to yourself. You can also visit the new-look Giant Rabbit Burrow and meet our adorable family of baby guinea pigs at 11am and 2pm every day through the Easter holidays.

All our other attractions are open, including Rubber Duck Racing, Niagara Falls Water Play, Mouse Town, the Enchanted Walk, the Sandpit, Huff & Puff Adventure Playground - and our star attraction: Alfie & Friends Animal Zone. It really is fun on the Farm this Easter!

You can buy discount tickets online here.

News item added 2nd April 2018

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