An Easter event with a difference!

Advert for 2018 Easter event

Fairytale Farm's unique Easter event is back for 2018, and we have loads of new attractions for you to see.

Buy discounted tickets for the Easter Weekend here.

For the Easter Weekend itself (Friday 30th March to Monday 2nd April 2018), visitors can explore our new-look Giant Rabbit Burrow and meet the Easter Bunny, who will tell an Easter story, and every child will receive a full size Easter egg. We also have a Golden Egg Hunt, running throughout the Easter Weekend. The Easter Bunny has hidden six golden eggs somewhere on our Enchanted Walk trail - find their location and win a chocolate prize.

We have various other activities over the Easter Weekend, and these will continue right through the two-week Easter school holiday. There is a chance for children and adults to pet our adorable baby rabbits and guinea pigs (you won't want to give them back!). There will be egg-shaped cookies to decorate inside the Beanstalk Cafe, an opportunity to colour our Easter pictures in the Play Room and visitors can create an Easter lamb in our craft corner. 

You can also explore our new-for-2018 attractions this Easter holiday, including the interactive musical dancing water fountains, a new-look Giant Rabbit Burrow and the first section of a brand new area of the Farm, called Wilderness Walk. Our Giant’s Camera has also been revamped so you can now post your photograph on Facebook, as well as emailing it to yourself, and it is completely free.

With the exception of meeting the Easter Bunny, all activities are completely free. A visit to meet the Easter Bunny is £3.50 per child, including Bunny Tale and Easter Egg. (Standard farm admission charges apply).

You can buy tickets to the Giant Rabbit Burrow here, along with discount farm admission tickets for the Easter Weekend.

News item added 18th March 2018

It's all about Mum at Fairytale Farm

Flower

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a fun day at the farm.

To make it extra special we will be giving every mum HALF PRICE entry into the farm throughout Mother’s Day Weekend (10th and 11th March 2018)  when accompanied by one full paying person.

And that's not all. Get creative decorating a special love heart-shaped cookie - to show your mum that she is special. Also, because mums love flowers on Mother’s Day, get crafty in our workshop and make her a special flower. All completely free!

If you want to do something different this Mother’s Day then come along to Fairytale Farm. You can buy discount tickets here - scroll down for the special Mother's Day half price tickets.

Educational Visits to Fairytale Farm

If you wish to make an educational trip booking, please call our Reception Team on 01608 238014 or via email: schools@fairytalefarm.co.uk.

Education visits all year round!

School visit to Fairytale Farm

Join the increasing number of schools visiting us by organising your next school visit to Fairytale Farm.

We offer an exciting and informative day for children. Our attractions are largely outdoors, supporting the value of outdoor experiences for children's learning and development.

As our name suggests there is a fairytale theme throughout the farm so not only can children meet, feed and handle our animals, encounter the countryside and learn about everything from habitats and animal characteristics to mothers and babies, they can explore our fairytale-themed setting. Most of our attractions are interactive and informative and most link in with literacy, maths, science and topic work for EYFS and KS1, as well as being fun!  We are happy to collaborate with teachers to provide topic worksheets, workshops, talks and Q&A sessions.

Our attractions include:

  • A wide range of farm animals, some of which can be fed by the children;
  • Smaller domestic animals to handle;
  • Indoor Mouse Town; 
  • Sand Pit;
  • The Enchanted Walk, encompassing fairytale displays, which include Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, many of which have buttons which activate sensory experiences; 
  • Water Play;
  • Activity Panels;
  • A Sensory Garden;
  • and much more besides.

Our farm animals include alpacas, rabbits, ponies, pigs, goats, donkeys, rheas and an assortment of farm birds. We also have play and picnic areas, a cafe which is open every day and a small shop.

Structured or free-form visits - your choice!

Schools

We offer two different options for school visits: either a structured tour programme (if arranged in advance) or a free-form day. These visits are available most days with prior notice.

If you choose the free-form visit, animal petting is included at the stated times on our 'What's on Today' notice in our admissions area. Alternatively, with a  structured tour the animal petting is incorporated into the agreed programme and will be exclusive to your group.  

We also run seasonal school visits such as our Christmas Fairytale event, which includes a visit to Father Christmas and a present for every child.

Whatever your educational requirements, our Education Team is here to work with your school or group to deliver a fun, exciting and interactive learning experience, with some fresh air and exercise thrown in.

We advise you to make a pre-visit inspection. Please let our Reception Team know and they will be delighted to provide you with a pre-visit pass for this.

Downloads

Here are useful documents for teachers to assist with the planning of your visit:

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions: Advice to Teachers and Others who organise visits for children (Updated June 2015)

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions: Summary of control measures (Version 1, published June 2012)

PREVENTING OR CONTROLLING ILL HEALTH FROM ANIMAL CONTACT AT VISITOR ATTRACTIONS: Industry Code of Practice Version 2 (Updated March 2015)

Risk Assessments 2018

February Half Term Fun

Girl cuddling baby bunny

Fairytale Farm’s Craft Activity Workshop runs right through the February half term week - fully inclusive in the admission price.

Create a love bug bookmark to give as a Valentine’s gift to mums and dads or try your hand at decorating a Valentine’s cookie. It will be great fun, and all in our lovely warm cafe!

We also have some adorable new arrivals we want to show you - cuddle the cutest family of baby bunnies you have ever seen!

Book your discount tickets here. We are now open every day until 24th December. Annual passes are also available, which give you unlimited access to Fairytale Farm for 12 months from the date of purchase, as well as a 20% discount in the shop and cafe...and a number of other benefits throughout the year.

News item added 9 February 2018

Bookings now being taken to visit Santa

We are now taking bookings for our magical Christmas Fairytale event, where you can meet Santa in his indoor fairytale grotto.

As well as seeing Santa and receiving a present, children can join in with various Christmas activities, enjoy all the usual Fairytale Farm attractions and see our enchanting Christmas lights, which are bigger and better for 2017. Christmas activities include Christmas cookie decorating and a festive-themed hunt. And children who visit before Christmas Eve will get a chance to write to Father Christmas with their wish list and post it in our special SantaMail post box. We have some really unusual Christmas-themed treats in our Beanstalk Cafe. Oh yes, and every parent gets mulled wine and a home-made mince pie.

Grotto tickets are £5.50 (you only pay for the children receiving a present), plus normal farm admission price. Our event is on Saturdays and Sundays from 2nd December to 17th December and daily 20th to 24th December.

Due to the popularity of this event in previous years, we have decided to take online bookings only this year, to ensure that every visitor gets a completely magical experience. You can pre-book tickets now. Click here to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News item added 12 November 2017

Straight from the Alpaca's mouth

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