Fairies lead the way to magical world of nature at Holt Hall this weekend

Youngsters enjoying the Fairy Fair at Holt Hall last year.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Youngsters enjoying the Fairy Fair at Holt Hall last year.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

A woodland venue is set to welcome fairies and elves as it provides a magical way of introducing children to the wonders of nature.

The Fairy Fair is in its 12th year as a fun family event blending fantasy with flora and fauna.

It takes place amid the gardens, ancient woods and lakes of Holt Hall on Sunday and Monday, and is hosted by the north Norfolk-based Fairyland Trust.

Packed with entertainment for all the family, the event features workshops including making: fairy crowns, elf sticks (level one AND Advanced), fairy gardens and back for 2013, magic wings.

Children can also take part in drop-in (no booking) activities such as making a secret den, building a fairy house in the woods, sending a post card from the Pixie Post Office or following the rainbow trail to visit the Fairy Queen.

Families can visit the pirate fete to try their hand in one of the unique pirate games.

New activities and performers for 2013 include the Fairyland Trust Wildlife Hospital, treasure hunt, music from Murphy's Lore and Top Bananas, plus stories from the fabulous Gaiety Engine and the amazing cycling Rimsky Piano.

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There is also an appearance by Sir Randolph and his friendly dragon Allington, along with maypole dancing, walkabout acts, storytellers, puppet shows, and craft stalls.

The Good Elf Beer tent, and Corncockle Café are among the outlets keeping visitors fed and watered.

Fairyland spokesman Abbie Panks said: 'We're heading into our 12th year and the Fairy Fair just gets better and better. It's a truly fantastic event full of music, entertainment, workshops and all underpinned with the magic of nature. There really is something for all the family regardless of age or gender.'

The fair runs at the Hall, off the Kelling Road, from 10am to 5pm both days. Tickets are priced at £7.50 per person, under 3's free.

More information at www.fairylandtrust.org

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