We are open!
Fairytale Farm reopens for the 2015 season tomorrow (Saturday 14th February) at 10am, and we will be open every day throughout the February half term holiday.
Come and see our animals (including Alfie the Alpaca - picyured to the right), have fun in our adventure playground and explore our Enchanted Walk. Race a rubber duck, visit Mouse Town and then relax with a delicious coffee and locally baked cake in our Beanstalk Cafe.
Check out our 2015 opening times here.
We look forward to seeing you.
News item added 13 February 2015
Renew your annual pass online at a 15% discount
Happy New Year from all of us at Fairytale Farm!
New for 2015, you can now buy tickets to Fairytale Farm online from our ticketing partner joylandbooks.com, and annual passes are available online too. If you are an existing annual pass holder, you can now renew your pass online when it expires (as long as it is no more than 30 days after the expiry date) and get a 15% discount off the normal price of an annual pass. Click here to go to our new online ticketing page.
We have lots of new attractions planned for 2015. The first is our new outdoor seating area, complete with its own sandpit and wishing well, which is opening in February. And we have more surprises in store as the year progresses.
The Farm reopens on 14 February 2015 for the entire half term week, but in the meantime don't forget that you can hold your birthday party at fairytale Farm on any day that the farm is closed to the public, and we guarantee that your party will have sole use of the site, with no other bookings being accepted at the same time. Click here for more details of our fantastic birthday party packages.
We hope to see you at Fairytale Farm soon.
News item added 4 january 2015
Fairytale Farm in the Oxford Mail
The article features a big picture of Fairytale Farm's actors, who will be roaming around our Enchanted Walk every evening from 31 October to 2 November, scaring visitors who dare to enter 'Nightmare Farm'.
It also mentions the family behind Fairytale Farm, who will be running the event with their own children involved. The event runs for three evenings from 6.30pm to 10pm.
Click here to view a larger version of the article.
For those who are too frightened to try Nightmare Farm - which is not recommended for younger children - family activities will be running throughout the day from 31 October to 2 November.
More details on our Halloween events can be found here.
And don't forget that Fairytale Farm is open right through the October half term and our Enchanted Walk is illuminated every evening from dusk. We stay open until two hours after dusk each day.
News item added 25 October 2014
Santa returns to Fairytale Farm in December 2014
Santa is returning to Fairytale Farm this Christmas at weekends from 6th to 21st December and then daily from 22nd to 24th December.
At our magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, children can meet Santa in his indoor fairytale Grotto and receive a present, join in with various Christmas activities, enjoy all the usual Fairytale Farm attractions and see our enchanting Christmas lights, which are bigger and better this year.
We have designed and built a grotto with a difference, that will appeal to adults as well as children, and all the Christmas activities from last year, including Christmas cookie decorating, mulled wine and mince pies, will return. Plus join in with Santa's Christmas hunt.
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 £4.95, plus normal 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.
Please note that Mouse Town - which has been specially themed for Christmas - will only be open between 12.30 and 1.30pm.
Nightmare Farm: The fairytale is over!
Fairytale Farm will be turning down the lights and switching on the scares with a special Halloween event aimed at older children and adults. The event is called Nightmare Farm and sees the fairytale come to an end when the Enchanted Walk is turned into a giant outdoor horror maze with live actors prowling around with only one thing on their mind: to terrify visitors!
The horror maze is based around the legend of Southcombe Abbey, which reputedly stood on the site of Fairytale Farm, but was destroyed by fire several hundred years ago. The ghosts of the lost souls still haunt the Enchanted Walk after dark, but only on 31st October and 1st/2nd November each year. A monk, who guards the site of the abbey at Halloween each year, will help take visitors to safety, but it means walking right through the middle of the most haunted part of the site!
Owner Nick Laister explains: "We held our unique Halloween event last year and the feedback was so good that we are going to do it again, but bigger and better and with more scares. Visitors will be taken on a late-night adventure as an old monk guides people through the most haunted part of the site to safety - we hope! In the horror maze they will meet a possessed flower seller, some horrible scarecrows, vampires, zombies, a not very friendly circus clown plus a gardener from the 17th Century who has an unpleasant use for his spade. Plus some surprises. We challenge people to make it from one end of the Enchanted Walk to the other without screaming. Nobody has done it yet."
The walks will be taking place approximately every 20 minutes between 6.30pm and 10pm on three evenings from 31st October to 2nd November.
Nick adds: "This event is not suitable for younger children or those who are of a sensitive disposition. The actors will not touch anybody, but will be doing their best to scare people silly. But don't worry, the little ones are catered for with our daytime event. We will be offering child-friendly Halloween fun from 10am to 5pm with free games and activities for younger children. We also have face-painting and pumpkin carving and if visitors come dressed up for the occasion they will receive a free treat. And just before we close at 5pm ready for the evening maze, we will switch on our fantastic illuminations and light up the Enchanted Walk in a blaze of colour. Our Halloween events - day and night - will be memorable."
Please note that the playground and animal areas will not be open in the evenings, but our cafe and shop will remain open throughout the evening Halloween event.
News item added 5 October 2014