The Fairyland Trust creates family days out, rich in magic and nature. Each year, thousands of parents, boys and girls experience our events like the Fairy Fair, The Real Halloween or meet us in a travelling workshop. Children enjoy making something special and natural, such as a wildflower Fairy Garden, a Fairy Crown or a Magic Wand.
We aim to make events like the Fairy Fair a day to remember for all the family, so you may meet Pirates, Trolls, or the Fairy Queen, and can shop for hand made crafts, or enjoy music, refreshments and activities like den making or woodland trails.
Our aim to is entertain and inspire the next generation, making conservation fun so that today's children grow up understanding and caring for wildlife, and knowing about our native trees and plants.
Our Supporters enjoy advance booking for our Events and a colour Supporters Newsletter, featuring interviews with the Fairyland characters such as the Wand-Maker, and things for children to do. You can also hire our Workshops to appear at your own event.
For more information download our 2004-8 Annual Review. More recent information on its progress is given in the Supporters Newsletter (download an example newsletter) sent to the Trust's paying Supporters.
For thousands of years, our ancestors saw fairies as a gateway to another world, and nature was a gateway to another world. Now fairies can be a gateway to nature, to help us reconnect with it.
These days most people live lives disconnected from nature. British natural history is rarely taught in school and surveys have shown young people can recognize more computer characters than types of real wildlife. So finding out about our native wild animals, plants and flowers and their folklore is woven into each of our twelve Workshops.
The Fairyland Trust was founded as a conservation charity in 2001. It is based in Norfolk but draws its Supporters from across the UK. We have created or participated in events across England and Wales. We have built up the Trust with no core funding and almost no grants as we do not 'fit' in any of the conventional funding boxes. We rely entirely on our precious paying Supporters and the income generated by our activities, to enable us to go on reaching out to children and families.
When opportunities and resources allow, the Trust would like to create a permanent site, a Real Fairyland, where it could run year-round activities for families, and conserve and re-create wildlife habitats.