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Fairy Fair at Holt - May 2011

Fun, magic and nature makes a welcome return to Holt Hall this spring as the Fairyland Trust’s renowned Fairy Fair makes a return to celebrate their 10th Birthday!

The Norfolk based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees through magical creations will run the fair amidst the stunning 35 hectares of gardens, ancient woods and lakes over the late may bank holiday.

This year´s birthday celebration features more bands, including stilt walking musicians, the Ugly Bug Band, more walkabout acts, more food, including a Norfolk food market, featuring local food producers. The event will also feature the trusts renowned workshops including: Magic Wands, Fairy Crowns, Fairy Gardens, Wildflower Fairies, Wizard Shields, Magic Potions, Fairy Books and Witches Pets and the welcome return of Magic Lanterns!

Abbie Panks, from The Fairyland Trust said “It just seems right to honour our decade of introducing the magic of nature to children by celebrating our birthday with a big Fairy Fair, there is no better way. We’ve added some great new activities and hope to have a birthday banquet; the fair is looking like being our best yet”

The fair will also see the launch of two brand new drop in workshops “Flutterbies” and “Hungry Caterpillars”.

The event is a great day out for the entire family and features a whole host of other activities including Pixie Post office, storytelling, trails to the Fairy Queen , beer tent for the grownups, Pirate Fete and the now infamous Cooking with Trolls which see’s Masterchef Dr Tim Kinnaird step up and try his hand at troll wrangling !

Tickets are available from 21st March via it is strongly recommended they are booked in advance. Children £7.50, Adults £10 or Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £30 Under 3s free.


· All of the activities take place either within one of the Trust’s beautiful medieval tents or outside in the woods. Children are encouraged to dress up if they like. Parents or carers need to be present.

· Workshop prices vary from £2/£5

· Sorry, no dogs to be brought on site whatsoever, with the exception of guide dogs.

The Fairyland Trust is a Norfolk based but National conservation charity who enable children and families to learn about nature. The Trust designs and creates multi-sensory experiences for children and adults which use ‘magic’ and the imagination to engage them with wildlife, ecology and landscape through having fun at our Fairy Fairs and in our travelling Workshops.

These events enable young people to join in making things such as ‘fairy gardens’, magic wands, lanterns and crowns, which contain embedded learning British wildlife, its ecology and folklore, plant-animal interactions and the story of our landscape. To help us put on the fairs and run the workshops we have a crew of CRB1-accredited Workshop Leaders trained in theatrical performance, logistics, health and safety, storytelling techniques and natural history. Each of our workshops has its own (copyright) story, creation format, materials, props and magical shelters and its own specific ecological learning outcomes. It is a unique combination of drama, science, arts and crafts and spectacle.

This year our showcase “Fairy Fair” makes a return, to Holt Hall. A beautiful North Norfolk house, set in 35 hectares of gardens, ancient woods and lakes, a truly magical setting!

The site its-self has some incredible tree’s including a root-stock of an old coppiced chestnut tree, its trunks have been dated to the time of King Cnut, dating it at over 1,000 years old.

The Fairyland Trust - Conservation for the little people
Phone: 07540 725388
Registered Charity Number 04210261

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