Injured witch found at Fairytale Farm
The owners of Fairytale Farm made an unexpected and somewhat spooky discovery this morning: a crashed witch.
Owner Nick Laister says: "I was up early this morning getting the Farm ready for our Halloween event, which opens today. I was walking past our wishing well carrying some pumpkins to our pumpkin carving stable when I noticed something in the trees. It looked like a hat and broom tangled in the branches. However, on closer inspection I was shocked to find that it was actually a witch, who had obviously accidentally crashed into the tree. You can see her hat, her hair, her body and her legs, as well as her broomstick. It appears that she might not have been looking where she was going. I think she might have been texting whilst flying, which is a very silly thing to do. I have taken a photograph of her and it appears that she is real."
The witch has remained tangled in the tree, as Nick explains: "We are all too scared to move her as we don't know whether she might cast a spell on us. So we have left her there for all to see, and we have erected a warning sign for other witches. We are going to leave her in the tree until our Halloween event finishes on 30th October, after which we are going to climb up the tree and try to remove her."
Nick adds: "We are advising all of our visitors to stay well clear of the witch until Halloween has finished as we don't know what wicked ideas she might have. So please look but don't touch. And if anybody spots her waking up, please tell a member of staff."
The family-friendly Halloween event runs from 22nd to 30th October 2016. Farm Manager, Edwina Fawcett, says: "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."
Edwina adds: "If you come dressed up in a Halloween costume, you can win a free family annual pass in our Post-a-Scary-Selfie competition. And as a bonus, everybody who enters into the 'spirit' of Halloween by coming dressed up will get a special chocolate treat."
Fairytale Farm's spectacular illuminations will be switched on every Saturday and Sunday evening as darkness falls for a 'spookylluminated' end to the day!
News item added 22 October 2016
Fairytale Farm's lights go snap happy
Fairytale Farm will be unveiling its brand new illuminated features when the park switches on its popular autumn light display on Saturday 15th October. The highlight is a new fairytale-themed 'Giant's Camera', one of the Farm's biggest single investments to date, which comes complete with illuminated tableaux showing a friendly giant in various poses, taken with a camera so large that you would have to be a giant to use it.
The not-to-be-missed Illuminated Evenings are on Saturdays and Sundays from 15th October to 18th December 2016, and every day from 19th December to 24th December. The entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults.
Also sporting a new look this year is our enchanting mermaid fountain, who now gleams in water-kissed gold and is a magical centrepiece to the illuminated gardens, and we have lots of new interactive features.
News item added 5 October 2016
Alien Alert: Fairytale Farm's third Sci-Fi Weekend ready for blast off
Aliens will be invading Fairytale Farm once again for our third charity Sci-Fi Weekend. If you visit the Farm on Saturday or Sunday 13th or 14th August, you will find it has been taken over by aliens from TV and the movies, but even the baddies are friendly!
The Farm will have a sci-fi theme throughout the weekend, with costumed creatures roaming the different zones, and your opportunity to be photographed with many famous sci-fi characters. We will be fundraising for Let's Play Banbury, which specialises in the provision of play and leisure opportunities for disabled young people aged 5 – 18 years ol, so please come along and give generously in the collection boxes
The weekend proved very popular in 2014 and 2015, and many of our visitors decided to dress up as well.This year, anybody dressing up as a sci-fi character will get 20% off the admission price, so get creative!
News item added 7 August 2016
Spooky goings on at Fairytale Farm this Halloween
Fairytale Farm’s family-friendly Halloween event runs right through the October half term holiday, from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 30th October 2016, 10am to 5pm (two hours after dusk at weekends).
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. And as a bonus, everybody who enters into the 'spirit' of Halloween by coming dressed up will get a special chocolate treat.
As a bonus, our spectacular illuminations will be switched on every Saturday and Sunday evening as darkness falls for a 'spookylluminated' end to the day!
Buy your discounted tickets online here.
News item added 18 September 2016
Walking with Alpacas returns for the summer holidays
Walking with Alpacas returns to Fairytale Farm in 2016 on selected dates through the school summer holidays. For a small additional charge you can walk with these truly magical animals around a specially created trail. The dates for 2016 are:
28th July and 2nd, 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th,18th, 23rd, 25th and 30th August.
The sessions are at 12 noon and 3pm, with access from the Huff and Puff adventure playground. Charge is £2 per person walking. Each walk will be escorted by an experienced animal handler and parents can accompany young children on the walk.
News item added 11 July 2016