17th - 19th June 2022
Location: Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ
The setting for this gorgeous festival just couldn’t get much more magical than this! Really stunning views and gardens on this beautiful hillside haven of tranquility. Join hundreds of faes and visions of mythical loveliness at this very special event.
Under 7’s are FREE, and there is a Faery School where your little pixies and fairies can learn to hula hoop and take part in all the other lovely activities on offer.
The Fairy Fair is family day out where entertainment meets magic, nature and folklore.
Set the grounds of Holt Hall, the Fairy Fair is held over 2 days with activity tents, marquees and other attractions throughout the surrounding woodland area.
The Fairy Fair attracts all ages but is designed mainly for children between 3-8 years. Many families come back year after year even when the children are quite grown up. Read more…
St Andrews Hall, St Andrews Plain, Norwich, Norfolk
The Fairyland Trust returns this December with it’s third event of the year at St Andrew’s Hall in Norwich. This one day event taking place on 15th December, brings you the magic and beauty of a real Christmas experience in true Fairyland Trust style with unique workshops introducing families to wildlife and conservation and their unique vibe.
The event will be a smaller than the charities, Fairy Fair or Real Halloween and is held indoors. Children can take part in bookable workshops including Christmas Fairy’s where they will hear the story of why we put fairies on top of our Christmas trees, and then make one of their own to take home or, new for this year, a Christmas Light where they can create a unique magical woodland-themed Christmas Light to grace any table whilst learning what magical creatures get up to in Mid-Winter.
Father Christmas will also be in residence in his beautiful grotto with Mrs Christmas, ready to meet children. Other activities include Christmas Tree Animal decoration making, Christmas Pixie Post Office (including a specially designed Lucy LoveHeart postcard), face painting and more.
Abbie Panks from the Fairyland Trust said “we are delighted to be running Fairy Christmas again this year; it’s a beautifully atmospheric event and last year proved incredibly popular with it selling out in just a few hours of going on sale, as with all of our events we advise people to book in advance”
There will be a Christmas Café selling food and drinks including Christmas Soup, Mince Pies, and Mulled Wine And entertainment will come from The E.L.F Ukulele Troubadours with their Christmas songs together with toe-tapping fiddle playing from a variety of wandering minstrels. The trusts lovely Sugar Plum Fairy will emerge on the hour to twirl to Tchaikovsky’s famous music and lead a dance for any budding ballerinas.
And there will be a selection of beautiful hand crafted gifts to buy from the Christmas market.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.fairylandtrust.org . Booking in advance is strongly recommended as spaces are limited.
Entrance tickets: £4.50/ person, under 3s free.
Doors open at 10 am and close at 4pm.
workshops and activities from 50p to £4
No dogs are allowed except for guide dogs.
Sorry but, unlike our outdoor events you will not be allowed to consume your own food or drink.
There is no parking on site, but there are many nearby public car parks to use, the closest being St Andrews. The Hall are right in the middle of Norwich City Centre and only 10 minutes walk from the railway station. Please use public transport if you can.
How wonderful to wake up to a beautifully sunny day for the 12th Fairy Fair, I just knew it was going to make it even better. After all this grotty weather we have been having we deserve a bit of sun for festival season don’t we?
The toddler stage is possibly the most difficult age to do festivals, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done!
For really young kids we recommend small festivals, particularly if you are not an experienced festival-goer or camper. For a successful festival experience with toddlers you need space to run around or relax, less crowds, smaller distances between campsite, arena and carpark, a good selection of child-friendly food and a willingness to take things at your toddler’s pace (see also Naomi’s Top Tips for doing Festivals with Toddlers).
After much debate, we reckon this year’s best festivals for Under 5’s are:
Who said the festival season ends in September? The Fairyland Trust‘s second jaunt of the year, The Real Halloween was held once again in the beautiful surroundings of Holt Hall, North Norfolk.
The Real Halloween celebrates the magic of Halloween and late Autumn, without the plastic, the horror and the trick or treating and is designed to enchant and not to scare. Read more…
The Fairy Fair – 3rd and 4th June 2012
11th Fairy Fair at Holt Hall, Norfolk. I attended with my husband and daughter Eila aged 3 and son Evan aged 5 months.
The Fairy Fair is well sign posted once you reach the town of Holt so no problems getting there.
We arrived at 10:45 so we had to queue a bit but this was very well managed by the stewards and we were parked up quickly and ready to go in.
There was a bit of a queue to enter the main site but again this was well managed. I had to go ahead with Eila, as her booked workshop was about to start, but we got there in time
The main area consisted of the performance tent which had musicians, storytelling and children’s drop in activities and the “pub” which served a range of local beers and pork pies from Brays Cottage.
In the same area, in the shadow of the giant old oak tree, there were pirate based activities and games and cooking for trolls where you could make a mud pie for the trolls. You could also go to the Pixie Post Office and for a small charge choose a postcard to colour and write out to friends or family then the fairies would stamp it and pop it in their post box to post!
Round the corner Read more…
Angel Gardens take family festival spaces to a whole new level
My friend Sam, the oh-so-lovely Angel Sam of Angel Gardens, has just told me about their exciting new ventures for 2012. Anyone who has already had the good fortune to visit Angel Gardens in any of the festivals they went to last year will know how lovely they are. But not content with being wonderful already, they are ramping up their offering a notch or ten, to be THE most thoughtful family space in the country!
So without further ado… We are VERY excited to announce Angel Garden’s Plans for 2012: