Part time animal care assistant wanted weekends and/or weekdays

Do you like working with animals? Then this opportunity might be for you.

We are looking for a part time relief animal care assistant, needed ideally on weekends and possibly on weekdays.

This person must be personable, reliable and capable of taking responsibility - with a hands-on approach - for the daily care and husbandry of a range of farm petting animals. Duties will also include handling and delivering small animal petting for attraction visitors. Some experience of animal husbandry is essential, however training will be given.

Hours and pay to be discussed.

Interested? Please contact: edwina@fairytalefarm.co.uk

Added 7 February 2016

We are open every day from Saturday!

Fairytale Farm reopens on Saturday 13th February for the half term holiday and, for the first time ever, we will be staying open every day right through to the end of the October half term.

Our new goat, Titch

And we have some new attractions for February.

Our indoor play room and cafe has had a complete fairytale makeover, with newly painted murals that give it a magical Jack and the Beanstalk theme.

We have a new game that all the family can play together - a traditional game of skittles with a difference. The difference? They are huge!

In contrast to the giant skittles, our star attraction for February is actually quite small. Our brand new goat (pictured to the right at our recent visit to the Countrywide store in Banbury) is a Saanen goat. Saanan goats are a white or cream-colored breed of goat, named after the Saanen valley in Switzerland. In common with this breed of goat, she has a mellow, mild-mannered temperament and loves playing with children. But she is much smaller than the average Saanen goat, hence we have called her...Thumbelina! She will undoubtedly be a popular addition to Fairytale Farm as she joins the Billy Goats Gruff. And she has already become very close friends with Verity, our lovely sheep.

Remember that you can buy discounted tickets here: http://goo.gl/cDnCyu

Added 7 February 2016

Sign up to our email newsletter

Our crowdfunding campaign launches on 1 February 2016. We will be releasing lots of information about the campaign, including the unique rewards that cannot be bought anywhere else, in our email newsletter. If you would like to sign up to this newsletter and receive information about our progess, please click here, or send an email to crowdfunding@fairytalefarm.co.uk.

News item added 3 January 2016

Crowdfunding rewards and perks

If you contribute to our crowdfunding campaign you will receive a unique reward that cannot be bought elsewhere. The reward you receive depends on the amount you contribute to our fund.

Here is a selection of our rewards, which you can buy when the campaign goes live on 1 February.

Mug

£2: Love and support, for those who just want to contribute to the campaign and see it succeed.

£5: Personalised thank you letter from the creator of Fairytale Farm.

£15: Visit to the Farm for one person with free hot drinks and slice of cake or cream tea, plus personalised thank you letter from the creator of Fairytale Farm. 

£17: Fairytale Farm mug and personalised letter to say thank you + add £5 for overseas shipping.

Farm visits

£25: Visit the Farm with a friend (one visit to the Farm at any time in 12 months), with two free hot drinks and slice of cake or cream tea, plus personalised thank you letter from the creator of Fairytale Farm.

£30: Lifetime 25% discount for one person.

£40: VIP T-shirt (unisex)

T-shirt

£40: VIP T-shirt (lady fit)

£40: VIP T-shirt (child fit)

£60: Animal Keeper Experience (10.30am to 12.30pm). £80 for two persons, £100 for three persons, £120 for four persons.

£95: 'Platinum Family Annual Pass', gives one year's admission for a family of up to four people, free hot drink on arrival, four free animal feed bags every visit, 10% discount on all shop and cafe purchases.

Photo of animal keeper£100: Become part of the Farm. A photograph of you or your child immortalised in a photograph mosaic on the outdoor trail.

£100: Ticket for two to the VIP Funders' Party. Meet the team, enjoy supper, drinks and go on a special behind-the-scenes farm tour.

Annual Pass

£250: Your name on our Fairytale Tree of Supporters. Plus a family annual pass worth £89 (2 adults and 2 children) and a ticket for two to the VIP Funders' Party.

£500: 'VIP Lifetime Fairytale'. A lifetime Fairytale Farm pass for you and up to three named people, who will be VIPs on every visit, with a free hot drink on arrival, four free animal feed bags every visit and a 10% discount on all shop and cafe purchases. Also personalised thank you letter and four tickets to the VIP Funders' Party.

£1000: 'VIP Ultimate Fairytale': A lifetime Fairytale Farm pass for you and up to three named people, who will be VIPs on every visit, with a free hot drink on arrival, four free animal feed bags every visit and a 10% discount on all shop and cafe purchases. Also four mugs, four T-shirts, a personalised thank you letter, appearance on the mosaic for four peopke, all four of your names on the Fairytale Tree and four tickets to the VIP Funders' Party. 

How to keep in touch with our crowdfunding campaign and find out more about how you can contribute:


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Photo of Nick and Olivia Laister"We can't take Fairytale Farm to the next level without this funding. £91,500 means we can introduce these important new attractions and facilities that will significantly improve our visitors' experience."

Nick Laister, Founder of Fairytale Farm
January 2016 

 

News item added 3 January 2016

CBeebies Christmas Special filmed at Fairytale Farm

JB and Storm at Fairytale Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CBeebies'Down on the Farm' Christmas Special was filmed at Fairytale Farm and a preview is now available at the link below.

It features JLS star JB and TV weather girl Storm, as they visit the Farm and meet its owners and several of the Farm's visitors.

Don't forget to tune into the CBeebies channel on Friday 18th December at 4.45pm to see the full episode. Click here to view the preview on thee BBC website.

News item added 13 December 2015

 

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