Jobs at Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm - Mixing classic fairy tales, animals and adventure play, this acclaimed visitor attraction is family-owned and was opened by the Prime Minister in 2013. Today we welcome almost 30,000 visitors every year. Our aim is to provide our visitors with a wonderful family experience that represents a good value for money day out in a safe, family-friendly and disabled-friendly environment.

Our amazing staff in the Beanstalk cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With our exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet our amazing animals, there is so much to see and do. It is a sensory and learning wonderland for all the family. 

If you are enthusiastic, friendly and work well in a team, then come and join us. We recruit throughout the year and we keep our vacancies updated on this page.

We set ourselves very high standards of guest satisfaction, and this is essential for us to be able to continue to receive the positive feedback on which we have built this business. We are looking for people who can help us deliver this, whether it is a part-time role in school or university holiday periods or if you are looking for a career change, or just something to keep you busy. You only have to be 'young at heart' to work at Fairytale Farm!

Current Vacancies

Cafe Assistant - Saturdays and Sundays
Cafe assistant needed for Saturdays and Sundays (either both days or one of the days) 9am to 5:30pm during the season from February to Christmas Eve. Some experience would be helpful, but not essential as training will be given. Simply email info@fairytalefarm.co.uk, setting out your availability, and we will be in touch, or for more information please telephone 01608 238014 and ask for Edwina.

Student Holiday Jobs
We are currently looking to recruit staff to work in university/college holidays at Fairytale Farm to help out in the cafe, admissions, ice cream kiosk and elsewhere on the Farm. Full-time and part-time positions available for Easter and the main summer holidays and would suit university and college students. Simply email info@fairytalefarm.co.uk, setting out your availability, and we will be in touch, or for more information please telephone 01608 238014 and ask for Edwina.

Weekend and Holiday Jobs
We are currently looking to recruit staff to work at weekends and holidays during busy periods throughout the year to help out in the cafe, admissions, ice cream kiosk and elsewhere on the Farm. Positions available starting immediately. These jobs would suit anybody who has an interest in providing outstanding customer service, and would suit local people and students. Simply email
info@fairytalefarm.co.uk, setting out your availability, and we will be in touch, or for more information please telephone 01608 238014 and ask for Edwina.

News item added 10 February 2018

February Half Term Fun

Girl cuddling baby bunny

Fairytale Farm’s Craft Activity Workshop runs right through the February half term week - fully inclusive in the admission price.

Create a love bug bookmark to give as a Valentine’s gift to mums and dads or try your hand at decorating a Valentine’s cookie. It will be great fun, and all in our lovely warm cafe!

We also have some adorable new arrivals we want to show you - cuddle the cutest family of baby bunnies you have ever seen!

Book your discount tickets here. We are now open every day until 24th December. Annual passes are also available, which give you unlimited access to Fairytale Farm for 12 months from the date of purchase, as well as a 20% discount in the shop and cafe...and a number of other benefits throughout the year.

News item added 9 February 2018

Bookings now being taken to visit Santa

We are now taking bookings for our magical Christmas Fairytale event, where you can meet Santa in his indoor fairytale grotto.

As well as seeing Santa and receiving a present, children can join in with various Christmas activities, enjoy all the usual Fairytale Farm attractions and see our enchanting Christmas lights, which are bigger and better for 2017. Christmas activities include Christmas cookie decorating and a festive-themed hunt. 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. We have some really unusual Christmas-themed treats in our Beanstalk Cafe. Oh yes, and every parent gets mulled wine and a home-made mince pie.

Grotto tickets are £5.50 (you only pay for the children receiving a present), plus normal farm admission price. Our event is on Saturdays and Sundays from 2nd December to 17th December and daily 20th to 24th December.

Due to the popularity of this event in previous years, we have decided to take online bookings only this year, to ensure that every visitor gets a completely magical experience. You can pre-book tickets now. Click here to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News item added 12 November 2017

Educational Visits to Fairytale Farm

If you wish to make an educational trip booking, please call our Reception Team on 01608 238014 or via email: schools@fairytalefarm.co.uk.

Education visits all year round!

School visit to Fairytale Farm

Join the increasing number of schools visiting us by organising your next school visit to Fairytale Farm.

We offer an exciting and informative day for children. Our attractions are largely outdoors, supporting the value of outdoor experiences for children's learning and development.

As our name suggests there is a fairytale theme throughout the farm so not only can children meet, feed and handle our animals, encounter the countryside and learn about everything from habitats and animal characteristics to mothers and babies, they can explore our fairytale-themed setting. Most of our attractions are interactive and informative and most link in with literacy, maths, science and topic work for EYFS and KS1, as well as being fun!  We are happy to collaborate with teachers to provide topic worksheets, workshops, talks and Q&A sessions.

Our attractions include:

  • A wide range of farm animals, some of which can be fed by the children;
  • Smaller domestic animals to handle;
  • Indoor Mouse Town; 
  • Sand Pit;
  • The Enchanted Walk, encompassing fairytale displays, which include Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, many of which have buttons which activate sensory experiences; 
  • Water Play;
  • Activity Panels;
  • A Sensory Garden;
  • and much more besides.

Our farm animals include alpacas, rabbits, ponies, pigs, goats, donkeys, rheas and an assortment of farm birds. We also have play and picnic areas, a cafe which is open every day and a small shop.

Structured or free-form visits - your choice!

Schools

We offer two different options for school visits: either a structured tour programme (if arranged in advance) or a free-form day. These visits are available most days with prior notice.

If you choose the free-form visit, animal petting is included at the stated times on our 'What's on Today' notice in our admissions area. Alternatively, with a  structured tour the animal petting is incorporated into the agreed programme and will be exclusive to your group.  

We also run seasonal school visits such as our Christmas Fairytale event, which includes a visit to Father Christmas and a present for every child.

Whatever your educational requirements, our Education Team is here to work with your school or group to deliver a fun, exciting and interactive learning experience, with some fresh air and exercise thrown in.

We advise you to make a pre-visit inspection. Please let our Reception Team know and they will be delighted to provide you with a pre-visit pass for this.

Downloads

Here are useful documents for teachers to assist with the planning of your visit:

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions: Advice to Teachers and Others who organise visits for children (Updated June 2015)

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions: Summary of control measures (Version 1, published June 2012)

PREVENTING OR CONTROLLING ILL HEALTH FROM ANIMAL CONTACT AT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS: Industry Code of Practice Version 2 (Updated March 2015)

Risk Assessments 2018

Get ready for the Fairytale Baddies and Spooks!

Fairytale Farm's Halloween Event 2017Our family-friendly Halloween event is almost upon us and this year it will be a distinctly fairytale-themed event. But all of the nice fairytale characters have been banished away, leaving only the fairytale baddies. Designed with young children in mind, the event runs every day from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October, with free games and activities for all the family.

This year, we have free pumpkin carving (one per child), spooky biscuit decorating and an opportunity to get creative in our colouring corner by entering the on-site competition. If visitors come dressed up for the occasion they will receive a free treat, and when darkness falls at weekends, visitors will be able to enjoy our famous illuminations for no extra charge. We also have face painters on hand every day to turn your child into their favourite Halloween spook for a small charge.

We will also be running a spooky photo competition, where we encourage visitors in fancy dress to photograph themselves in a spooky location at Fairytale Farm and post it on Facebook. The most spooktacular photo will win a prize.

And we have a special late night Halloween event on on Saturday 28th October, where we combine the excitement of our illuminated gardens with Halloween activities to create a truly memorable evening out. Visitors arriving after 5pm can take advantage of our special ‘Illuminations and Supper’ all-in farm admission and food package and will be able to join in with the extra Halloween activities, as well seeing the farm and having a stroll through the illuminated Enchanted Walk. Special evening activities will include a workshop where children can make their own potions and spells ready to cast on All Hallows Eve, and a spooky story corner. (Note that those who have paid the full admission price earlier in the day can stay on and see the illuminations free of charge, and all the hot food can be purchased individually from our Beanstalk Cafe). Click on the image above to view more information.

Buy discounted tickets here...

News item added 8 October 2017

Straight from the Alpaca's mouth

Explore the Farm

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