2020 Events

Superheroes Week - February Half-Term

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Visit Fairytale Farm’s first ever Superheroes Week, with superhero-themed activities running all day right through the February half-term. Those fairytale baddies better watch out as Fairytale Farm is taken over by ‘powerful forces for good’ when comic book superheroes join us for a fun packed week of heroics and heroism!

Don’t miss out on your chance to gain super powers when the Enchanted Players return to Fairytale Farm for fun, games and superhero training with two legendary superheroes to guide you every day between 2pm and 5pm. You can also join in with Super Cookie Decorating, Spot the Super Power along our Enchanted Walk and make a bat mask, spider mask or cat mask in our Super Craft Corner. And come dressed up as your favourite superhero and receive a sweet treat.

Book discount tickets here.

Mother's Day Weekend - Mums HALF PRICE

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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 (21st and 22nd March 2020) 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. Completely free! 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. 

Easter School Holidays (4th to 19th April 2020)

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Fairytale Farm's unique Easter event is back for 2020, and we have loads of new attractions for you to see throughout the Easter holidays.

We have various activities running right through the entire Easter holidays (4th April to 19th April). See our beautiful interactive Easter display, Mother Goose's Garden Party, where you can meet the animated Mother Goose and her friends. There is a chance for children and adults to pet our adorable rabbits and guinea pigs (you won't want to put them down!). There will be free 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.

And for the Easter Weekend (Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April 2020)...

For the Easter Weekend itself (10th-13thd April 2020), visitors can explore our 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. 

With the exception of meeting the Easter Bunny, all activities are completely free. A visit to meet the Easter Bunny is £3.99 per child, including Bunny Tale and Easter Egg. (Standard farm admission charges apply).

Once Upon a Unicorn (May Half Term, 23rd to 31st May 2020)

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Come and visit Fairytale Farm for our magical ‘Once upon a Unicorn’ week, when this mythical creature will sprinkle some colourful magic around the Farm. See the unicorn in a new interactive display, and watch this extraordinary creature make our flowers dance. Have your photograph taken with a unicorn standing in front of a beautiful fairytale castle backdrop and listen to the Rainbow Fairy telling a unicorn tale. Make your own unicorn crown and decorate a delicious ‘rain-icorn’ cookie. We also offer unicorn face painting at a small additional charge. Come dressed up in anything unicorn-related and get a sweet treat at admissions!

Father's Day 2020

We are giving every dad HALF PRICE ENTRY to Fairytale Farm when accompanied by one full paying person, valid only on Father’s Day (Sunday 21st June). There will also be free activities taking place all day: Decorate a medal-shaped biscuit for your dad and get crafty and award him one of our special Father's Day key rings. Plus all of our usual attractions are open.

Sci-Fi Weekend 2020

Fairytale Farm is being invaded by frightening aliens from TV and the movies in July 202 (date to be confirmed) when the farm park holds a special Sci-Fi Weekend in aid of charity. The aim of the weekend is to raise money for Let's Play, a local Banbury-based charity for disabled children, and there will be opportunities to donate to the charity at various places around the farm.

Meet aliens and other characters from famous TV shows and movies, see our alien reveal, regular alien parades, sci-fi story-telling and a little bit of science fact thrown in for good measure. There will be a special alien reveal at 11:30am on both days, and two alien parades throughout each day at 11:35am and 3pm, plus much more besides.

The Sci-Fi Weekend runs from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The date will be anounced soon!

See photos of a previous Sci-Fi Weekend here

Fairytale Festival 2020

You won’t want to miss Fairytale Farm’s third‘Fairytale Festival’, which will run every day from 22nd July to 1st September 2020. With interactive fairytale storytelling that will bring some of the most famous fairytales alive, a puppet show, crafts and summer games, there will be something for everyone. Activities include creating a fairytale-themed scarecrow, helping to build Hansel & Gretel’s cottage, enjoying garden games on the lawn, and building an enchanting fairytale sandcastle.

Walking with Alpacas 2020

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer school holidays visitors to Fairytale Farm can walk with our amazing alpacas. Take one of these enchanting creatures around a farm trail and learn the art of training an alpaca to walk (alpacas are not naturally social creatures with anything other than another alpaca). It is a real one-to-one experience, with your very own alpaca.

Summer Holiday dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays dates TBC.

The sessions are at 12 noon and 3pm, with access from the Huff and Puff adventure playground. Charge is £2.25 per person walking. Each walk will be escorted by an experienced animal handler and parents can accompany young children on the walk.

Illuminated Evenings 2020

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Don't miss our Illuminated Evenings on Saturdays and Sundays from 10th October to 29th November 2020.

The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults. The Mermaid Garden, Giant's Camera, The Extinct Band, Giant Party Poppers, and Light Fountains will be a blaze of colour and the Dancing Water Fountains will be illuminated. Snow White’s Castle and the Seven Dwarfs’ house will also be illuminated and will look spectacular.

The farm will stay open until one hour after dusk every weekend, and daytime visitors can stay on and see the illuminations for free. We also operate a reduced admissions price from 4pm (3pm from 25th October). The Beanstalk Cafe will be open throughout with a choice of hot and cold snacks.

The adventure playground and animal areas will close at dusk as the lights come on, so be sure to arrive in good time so you don't miss all that Fairytale Farm has to offer in the daylight. And, don't forget, our annual pass holders can visit for free, as many times as they like.

We also offer an all-in farm admission and food deal. Our 'Illuminations and Supper' Deal is available every weekend from 4pm (3pm from 25th October) for £7 per person. This price gives evening entry to the Farm (with a chance to see the animals if you arrive promptly), a soup with crusty bread or a hot dog plus a hot or cold drink, and finish the evening with a stroll through the illuminated gardens after the lights switch on. A truly magical evening for the whole family. You can buy these in advance online for only £6.30 (a saving of 10% per person from this already discounted price). Note that the animal area and playground closes at dusk so please arrive as soon after 4pm (3pm from 25th October) as you can if you want to see these parts of the park before the illuminations switch on.

See photographs of a previous display here

Family-friendly Halloween Event 2020

We have a family friendly Halloween event this year, from Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November 2020, with free games and activities for younger children. In our 'Fairytale Baddies and Spooks' event, we have free pumpkin carving for every child, free spooky biscuit decorating and get creative in our colouring corner and enter the on-site competition. Visitors can also look out for spooky fairytale characters.

If visitors come dressed up for the occasion they will receive a free treat, and if they post a picture of themselves on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, next to a well-known Fairytale Farm attraction, and share the post with Fairytale Farm, they will be entered into our prize draw to win a free family annual pass to the farm, valid for a year. We also have face painting for a small extra charge.

And don't miss our special late night Halloween event on Saturday 31st October – Halloween Night - where we combine the excitement of our spectacular illuminations with Halloween activities to create a truly memorable evening out. Visitors arriving after 3pm can take advantage of our special ‘Illuminations and Supper’ all-in farm admission and food deal and will be able to join in with the extra Halloween activities, as well seeing the farm and having a stroll through the illuminated Enchanted Walk. Special evening activities will include a workshop where children can make their own potions and spells ready to cast on All Hallows Eve, and a spooky story corner. (Note that those who have paid the full admission price earlier in the day can stay on and see the illuminations free of charge, and all the hot food can be purchased individually from our Beanstalk Cafe).

Christmas Fairytale 2020

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Join us for a Christmas Fairytale - Saturdays and Sundays from 5th to 15th December, then daily from 16th December to Christmas Eve. 

At our magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, you will journey from the South Pole to the North Pole and visit a Fairytale Castle along the way. You will meet some interactive dancing penguins, visit the Toymaker's cosy log cabin and see Santa's sleigh ready to launch into a clear night sky of twinkling stars, before walking through the Secret Forest to meet Father Christmas himself in his beautiful Grotto, which evokes an atmosphere of Christmas past.

Other Christmas activities include Christmas cookie decorating, a festive-themed hunt and mulled wine and mince pies for the parents, as well as a chance to see our extraordinary Christmas lights.

We now operate an all-in ticket giving admission to the Farm, Grotto and all Christmas activities. Prices are:

• £7.25 for Adult/Older Children tickets (i.e. those not receiving a present from Santa);
• £12.99 for Child Christmas Fairytale tickets (i.e. those receiving a gift from Santa);
• £7.25 for Senior tickets.

The whole family can accompany their children into the Grotto, as long as at least one child holds a Child Christmas Fairytale ticket.  

We have a special group rate for school visits to our Christmas Fairytale event. please email schools@fairytalefarm.co.uk for more details.

Please note that Mouse Town - which has been given a Christmas makeover  - will only be open between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

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