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Fairytale Farm Announces Summer Fairytale Festival

You won’t want to miss ‘Fairytale Festival’

The award-winning Fairytale Farm, just outside Chipping Norton, has announced that its fourth Fairytale Festival will operate in summer 2023, running from 22nd July to 3rd September.

Fairytale Farm owner, Nick Laister, says: “We launched the Fairytale Festival in 2018 and we don’t run it every year. But we have had such a lot of investment in the Farm this year we wanted to shout about it, so we thought having another Fairytale Festival would be the best way to do it.”

With interactive fairy tale storytelling that will bring some of the most famous fairy tales alive, a puppet show workshop, crafts, summer games and challenges along the trail, fun interactions and petting with the Farm’s friendly animals, the event will pack a lot of activities into a day out.

Nick adds: “As well as all the organised activities running at various times throughout the day, we want as many of our visitors as possible to come and experience the spectacular new Fairy Dell development, which we are calling the most magical play area ever. Made up of giant toadstools, tunnels, bridges, slides, climbing walls and sensory experiences, the theming will shrink everybody to the size of a fairy. You will be smaller than a blade of grass when you walk into this enchanting and immersive new area.”

Fairy Dell has already been picked by a number of well known national media outlets as one of the must-see attractions for summer 2023, and Fairytale Farm has also just received a Travellers’ Choice 2023 Award from TripAdvisor, which recognises consistently good reviews from visitors.

Nick is also excited to announce another activity that is returning for the school holidays: “I am also delighted to announce that Walking with Alpacas is back throughout the summer holidays. We had planned to operate it on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, but the response has been so good that we have now added Saturdays and Mondays too.  Visitors to Fairytale Farm this summer can lead one of these enchanting creatures, feed and learn how to approach and pet an alpaca (alpacas are not naturally social creatures with anything other than another alpaca). It will be a truly engaging experience.”

Nick also adds that a new activity is being added for this summer holidays: “Ferret Racing is new for 2023, and it is going to be great fun. Visitors who fancy a flutter on a ferret, just for fun, will be able to choose one of our Fairytale ferrets to win and cheer along as they race, at ferret pace, along the pipes. Ferret racing will take place every day, except Tuesdays and Thursdays.”

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