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Fairy Fair at Sennowe Park 2016

Now in its 15th year, the award winning Fairyland Trust returns with the magical Fairy Fair late spring.

Fairy Fair 2016.

The Norfolk based charity with a national reputation for introducing families to flowers, wildlife and trees will run the Fairy Fair, amid the stunning grounds and ancient woodlands of Sennowe Park, Guist, over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (29th/30th May).

Tickets for the Fair, which won the Festival Kidz Gold Award for Best Day Festival in 2013 and again in 2015, are on sale NOW, priced £10 (Under 3s FREE). The event, a firm favourite with families, is once again packed with magical activities to delight children and entertain all the family such as, the Trust’s renowned workshops including: Elf Sticks, Fairy Gardens, Magic Animal Shield and Magic Wings.

The Fairy Fair also features a whole host of drop-in activities including Fairy flower making (based upon British wildflowers), The Pixie Post , Wildlife Hospital. Bug Bling, Imp Teck and more. This year the trust is also asking the public to bring along their watering cans which they can ‘bling’ at the fair ahead of a ‘grand finale’ photo at the end of each day.

Abbie Panks from the trust said “We’re very excited to be hosting the fair at Sennowe Park this year, historically the fair moved each year with past sites including Bayfield Hall, Mannington Hall, Narborough Hall and Sheringham Park, plus of course Holt Hall. As we turn 15 years old it seems apt to move to another of Norfolk’s beautiful venues. Sennowe Park is a fantastic location and I think those visiting the fair will really enjoy exploring the new site” she continued “The fair will once again be packed full of activities and entertainment for children and their families, all underpinned by the magic of nature”

A team of Wildflower Fairies will be on hand at the Fair to help children make their own wearable Fairy Wildflower.   It’s not just flowers. Pirates are running games and there are Secret Dens to create in the woods, you might also spot a dragon.

The event offers plenty for all the family; children can also tend cuddly British wildlife and other magical creatures In the Fairyland Wildlife Hospital, or visit the Fairy Queen and King.  The king and Queen will be residing in the woods, telling children about trees and all their magic.  Budding Fairies and Elves can take part in Elf and/or Fairy Training which covers all the important elements of how to be a proper Fairy or Elf.  Mum and Dad may enjoy live music and performances, plus quench their thirst in the Trusts own onsite pub, The Good Elf.

The event, which has been described as ‘THE children’s event of the year’ also features Sir Randolph and his Dragon, Captain Barnacle and his Pirate Pantomime, Anchors Aweigh, Stilt-walkers and Maypole Dancing, Storytelling plus, great live music from Penny Les, Swanton Movers and The Hal Wrayzers.

The Trust’s own Corncockle Café and a host of other local food outlets will be open to keep people fed, and for shopping there are craft stalls, selling hand-made and fairly-traded goods.

We visit every year (see a feature from a previous year, here) and would describe it as “a day in the woods, in the Spring, with added magic”. Of course, we’re planning to go this year as well – most exciting in the surroundings of a new location.

Tickets are on sale now from www.fairylandtrust.org.

A proportion of each ticket sale goes to support the charity’s Fairy Meadow Fund (see http://www.fairylandtrust.org/fairy-meadow-fund/) which aims to create new wildflower meadows which families can visit to picnic and discover nature.

Fairy Fair event Details:

Fairy Fair 2016. Sennowe Park, Norwich Rd, Dereham, NR20 5PG, Norfolk

Sunday May 29th and Monday May 30thth

Open to public 10am – 5pm both days (car park opens 09.30am).

Tickets: £10  (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.

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