Fairy Fair gets ready get ready to show the magic of nature at Holt Hall

Zoe Raitt, six, with a finger puppet at a previous Fairy Fair.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Zoe Raitt, six, with a finger puppet at a previous Fairy Fair.PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: © ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

A magical event which introduces families to flowers, wildlife and trees in a fantasy fairy setting is gearing up for its 12th year.

The Fairy Fair at Holt Hall on the late May 26-27 Bank Holiday weekend has workshops which sees visitors making fairy crown elf sticks, fairy gardens and magic wings.

It is run by the Fairyland Trust, the Norfolk-based charity with a national reputation for way it engages people with nature in a fun way.

The hall's 35 hectares of gardens, ancient woods and lakes also provide the venue for making secret den, building a fairy House, sending a postcard from the Pixie Post Office or following the Rainbow Trail to visit the Fairy Queen.

There is also a pirate fete, Maypole dancing, walkabout entertainers, beer tent, cafe and craft stalls.

Trust spokesman Abbie Panks said: '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'

New activities and performers for 2013 include a wildlife hospital, music from Murphy's Lore and Top Bananas, plus stories from Gaiety Engine and the amazing cycling Rimsky Piano. Sir Randolph and his friendly dragon Allington will also be there.

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The event runs from 10am to 5pm each day. Tickets - £7.50 with under-threes free, go on sale from March 28 via www.fairylandtrust.org.

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