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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

 

Half-term Halloween fun at Fairytale Farm

BUY YOUR TICKETS TO OUR HALLOWEEN EVENT HERE.

Details of Halloween event

Our family-friendly Halloween event runs right through the October half term holiday, from Saturday 24th to Saturday 31st October, 10am to 5pm (two hours after dusk at weekends) with our spectacular illuminations switched on every evening as darkness falls. 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.

If you come dressed up in a Halloween costume, you can win a free family annual pass in our Post-a-Scary-Selfie competition. All you have to do is post your selfie, taken somewhere on Fairytale Farm, onto our Facebook page. The most scare-tastic photo, as judged by our staff, will win the annual pass. And as a bonus, everybody who enters into the 'spirit' of Halloween by coming dressed up will get a special chocolate treat.

Click the image above for more information.

News item added 11 October 2015

Visit Santa at Fairytale Farm this December

Fairytale Farm Christmas 2015

Santa returns to Fairytale Farm this Christmas on weekends from 5th December to 20th December and daily 21st to 24th December.

At the Farm's magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, children can meet Santa in his indoor fairytale grotto and receive a present, join in with various festive activities, enjoy all the usual Fairytale Farm attractions and see our enchanting Christmas lights, which are bigger and better for 2015.

Owner Nick Laister says that this year's event will be even more fun-packed than last year's: "Last year many people told us that our grotto was the best they had ever seen, and we do believe that we have a Christmas experience with a difference. There are lots of humorous touches to our grotto and the rest of the farm, which should appeal to adults as well as children, as we want the whole family to get into the Christmas spirit at Fairytale Farm."

Special activities include Christmas cookie decorating, Santa's Christmas hunt and mulled wine and mince pies for the parents.

The animal areas and adventure playground will be open until dusk, after which we switch on our Christmas lights, creating a wonderland of colour.

Nick adds: "This will be a truly magical event which will create special memories. Our spectacular Christmas lights will be bigger and better this year with some new surprises that those who visited last year won't have seen. With a warm and cosy grotto, lots of seasonal activities for the whole family, our unique Christmas lights and all the other usual farm attractions, we believe we have the best Christmas event in the area."

Grotto tickets are £4.95, plus normal farm admission, and this includes Santa visit, gift, Christmas cookie decorating plus the mince pie and mulled wine for the parents. Non-farm visitors can still meet Santa for £7.50. Buy discounted tickets here.

Please note that Mouse Town - which has been specially themed for Christmas - will only be open between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

News item added 22 November 2015

We are crowdfunding!

Help us make the fairytale come true. Fairytale Farm is crowdfunding from 1 February to 31 March 2016. During this period, you can contribute to our next phase of development and receive unique rewards. 

To contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, go to our Indiegogo site:

www.fundthefairytale.com

Our Story

David Cameron opening Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm is the first mainstream visitor attraction where everything has been designed for children with disabilities - but that can be enjoyed by everybody - and where no pre-booking is required. You can read our full story here. We have achieved a phenomenal amount since the Prime Minister, David Cameron, cut the ribbon in 2013, but there is a lot more to do and we need your help to achieve it.

Rewards

In exchange for your support, we are offering a range of rewards and incentives that are not available to anyone else. These include branded gifts, unique farm visits, animal keeper experiences, a VIP party, opportunities to immortalise yourself on the sensory trail and lifetime passes with exciting perks. Read more about our rewards here.

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Funding

We are trying to raise £91,500 for the following projects, all of which we aim to implement over the next 24 months:

• Two new interactive themed areas based on fairies and dinosaurs;
• Upgrading our existing cafe to make it more appealing and to enable it to be used for a variety of functions;
• Installing new chairs and tables in the cafe;
• Hoist for disabled children;
• Installing an interactive sound system for the Sea Creatures and Party Poppers on our Enchanted Walk;
• Creating a unique, interactive 'Giant's Camera', which takes photos and instantly posts on Facebook;
• Activity panels with things that can be turned, touched, make noise, etc;
• Giant willow tunnel over light fountains, so that the lights can be used all day long to create a colourful, moving light show;
• Creating a raised sandpit for wheelchair users;
• Animal handling building to allow animal petting in adverse weather and shelter for school groups;
• New toilet block at bottom of site
• Hay barn and feed store for the animal area;
• Automated water system for animals;
• Complete our new cafe building and party rooms, fit out and furnish;
• Create new enclosures/aviaries/buildings for small animal displays, e.g. birds, ferrets; and
• Extension to the Huff and Puff Adventure Playground to create a new toddlers playground to include new toddlers climbing equipment, special all-ability pedal tractor track and toddlers sandpit.

TOTAL: £91,500

To contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, go to our Indiegogo site:

www.fundthefairytale.com


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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 1 October 2015

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