Now open daily with new attractions
Fairytale Farm is now open every day until 2nd November 2014.
We have lots of new things to see, including our brand new attraction: Rubber Duck Racing (pictured right). Challenge your family to a test of duck racing skill in this free new activity. Place your ducks on the starting line and race along our pump-powered wacky waterway. And play as many times as you like - it is great fun for all the family!
You can also see our three new micro-pigs and some rare and beautiful new chickens which will amaze you. Our ponies Hamish and Rupert have joined us since last year, and we have new food choices in our cafe.
Click here for our ticket prices and for more information about Fairytale Farm. We hope to see you here soon.
News item added 5 April 2014
Easter fun at Fairytale Farm
Fairytale Farm opens daily again from 5 April 2014 for lots of Easter fun. All the usual attractions are open, including the Enchanted Walk with its water play area, Huff and Puff adventure playground and Alfie & Friends animal zone. We will be holding our popular 'Walking with Alpacas' events throughout the Easter holidays, except the Easter weekend itself, when we will be having a special event.
Over the Easter weekend, visitors will be able to step inside our new giant rabbit burrow and listen to our Easter bunny telling a special Easter tale, and every child will receive an Easter egg. We also have other Easter activities running over the weekend, including an Easter egg hunt.
Fairytale Farm owner Nick Laister says: "We wanted to do something different over the Easter weekend at Fairytale Farm and we think we have come up with something that younger children will love. Our visitors can enter our new rabbit burrow and meet a giant Easter rabbit. The rabbit will be telling a lovely Easter tale and giving away Easter eggs to every child that visits. There are lots of other Easter-related activities for our visitors to enjoy, including an Easter egg hunt. And everything is accessible for those with disabilities."
The Easter event runs from 18th to 21st April (Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday inclusive). Open 10am to 5pm. The rabbit burrow has an extra charge of £3 per child, which includes the burrow visit, Easter story and an Easter egg. More details below.
News item added 16 March 2014
Fairytale Farm to reopen for 2014 earlier than planned
Due to popular demand, Fairytale Farm is reopening earlier than planned in 2014. The farm will be reopen on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from 21 January, throughout January, February and March 2014.
Owner Nick Laister says that this is due to demand from visitors: "Fairytale Farm was opened by the Prime Minister in June last year and we have been really taken by surprise by its popularity, with visitor numbers far exceeding expectations. Visitors are telling us that they would like to be able to visit the farm throughout the winter, and lots of people have been turning up at the farm to find us closed. We have therefore decided to pilot winter openings through to the end of March, when we will be opening on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. All the attractions will be open as normal, and our land drains very well so we will not have any issues with standing water or significant mud. We believe it will be a great winter day out."
The Enchanted Walk, Huff & Puff Adventure Playground and Alfie & Friends Animal Zone will all be open, as will the cafe, shop and indoor play room.
News item added 2 January 2014
Exclusive birthday party packages at Fairytale Farm
Hold your birthday party at Fairytale Farm when the farm is closed to the public (usually January and February and most evenings throughout the year), and the entire farm is yours for the duration of the party. And we won't book another party at the same time as yours - so you won't need to share with anybody else!
Each party package includes: exclusive use of Fairytale Farm for two and a half hours; your own party host; all food provided; goody bag for all party guests; free bag of animal feed for each child (daylight hours only); party invitations; birthday card for birthday child with £5 gift voucher to use in Fairytale Farm shop; one adult free with every full paying child; and a free return visit for every child.
Annual Pass holders also receive 10% off the total cost of the party. If the child is an annual pass holder, he or she will receive a £10 gift voucher to spend in the Fairytale Farm shop.
The price for a party is £16.95 per child, with a minimum of 8 in each party.
To book, simply email email@example.com with your preferred date - and whether you would like a morning, afternoon or evening party. We will respond (normally within 24 hours) to confirm the availability of the date. Once you have your provisional booking date, please then print off and complete this Birthday Party Booking Form and send with your deposit to Fairytale Farm. Your booking form and deposit must be received at least two weeks before the party date. You will then receive a confirmation letter together with your invitations.
Note that after dusk, the animal area and adventure playground will close, but we will illuminate the Enchanted Walk with hundreds of lights, creating a dazzling display for the party.
The party package does not include a cake but you are welcome to bring your own party cake and candles. Alternatively, we can provide a birthday cake for the birthday boy or girl at extra cost (locally baked specially for the occasion!).
Please also note that the party host is not a supervisor and all children remain the responsibility of the adults in the party at all times. We require a minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children at the party.
At the present time, we are not able to hold birthday parties at times when the farm is open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you!
News item added 12 January 2014
Christmas Fairytale starts 30 November
Come and meet Santa in Fairytale Farm's own Christmas Grotto, starting from 30 November. More details below, or click here to download a poster for printing out.
News item added 19 November 2013