Thank you for your support

Bon Giovi at the Cotswold Music FestivalA big thank you to everybody who supported the Cotswold Music Festival yesterday. The day was a great success and a real family day out with fantastic weather and great music.

Nick and Nicola would like to say a special thank you to Noel and Sandra for organising the event. We never doubted that you could pull it off, and you certainly did. Thanks also to Tim Busby for his help and support, including designing the festival website, to the Air Cadets for keeping the car park under control and to all the bands and their crew for putting on a brilliant show. And last but by no means least, thanks to our two volunteers, Julie and Katie, for manning the entrance gates and checking tickets respectively.

There are some photos of the event on our Facebook page.

News item added: 31 July 2011

Help us complete Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm still needs to raise another £200,000 to allow us to complete the project. Our focus is now moving on to securing sponsorship from companies who might be able to help us reach our target. We are also looking for contractors who can help us install animal enclosures, lay paths and erect a new building to create some indoor space. If you can help or would like to sponsor the project, please contact us on 01608 646279 or

News item addedd 20 July 2011

Final Chipping Norton Car Boot Sale

The final Car Boot Sale to be held at Southcombe Farm near Chipping Norton will start at 8am on Saturday 23rd July 2011. After this, we have the Cotswold Music Festival on the 30th July and then we close our gates to enable us to concentrate on building Fairytale Farm. So if you still have those items in the loft that you know you will never use again, this is your last chance to sell them at our car boot sale and help to raise funds for Fairytale Farm. We hope to see you there!

News item added: 15 July 2011

Only two weeks to go!

News item added: 16 July 2011alt

Only two weeks to go until our biggest event of 2011, the Cotswold Music Festival. Raising funds for the Fairytale Farm project, the Music Festival is taking place on 30th July 2011 at Southcombe Farm, on the A44 just outside Chipping Norton. The event will feature bands such as the Backbeat Beatles, Stereosonics, The Fuss, Weatherwax, Colour Change for Camouflage, Ten Twenty Six and Burning Ice. There is a licensed bar, pig roast, barbeque, candy floss, popcorn, soft drinks, children's activities, funfair rides, bouncy castle, fun bus and craft stalls. Cotswold Music Festival

Tickets are available from until Thursday 28th July and tickets will also be available to buy at the gate on the day from 9.30am on Saturday morning.

The Circus is Coming to Chipping Norton!

News item added: 23 May 2011

The award winning John Lawson's Circus, voted Best Small Circus in Great Britain in 2008, is coming to Fairytale Farm in June.

Founded in 1974 by the late Captain John Lawson, and originally titled 'John Lawsons Circus De Reszke' (after a Polish Circus Artiste who introduced Captain John to the world of Circus), this is the first time a circus has visited Chipping Norton in several years.John Lawsons Circus

Introduced by Ringmaster Attila Endresz, amongst the attractions in the multi award winning show will be: the Deltai Troupe from Hungary presenting their aerial perch, hula hoops, trampoline and Russian bar acts; western pastimes with The Nevadas; Miss Claire Marie on the solo trapeze; from Bulgaria The Duo Ditchevi on the unsupported ladder; sword and dagger balancing with Miss Top Hat and Tails; and Britain's Funniest Clowns The Popolinos with their unique mix of madcap mirth. Plus plate-spinning, magic, acrobats, audience participation and lots more.

The Circus will be at Southcombe Farm, Chipping Norton, on:
Friday 17th June @ 4.30 & 7.30
Saturday 18th June @ 2pm & 5pm
Sunday 19th June @ 2pm only

All seats are £8 or just £6 on Fri 17th.

TICKET HOTLINE: 07860 49 88 33

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