Illuminated Evenings are back for 2018 at Fairytale Farm, the children’s adventure farm just outside Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. The farm will light up the lights on Saturdays and Sundays until 23rd December, and Monday 24th December.
Fairytale Farm owner, Nick Laister, explains: “The park will be open all day as normal, but when daylight fades the entire Enchanted Walk will become a magical wonderland of fairy lights, which will delight children and adults. The Mermaid Garden, Giant’s Camera, The Extinct Band, Giant Party Poppers, and Light Fountains will be a blaze of colour and the Dancing Water Fountains will be illuminated. We also have new and updated features that were not part of last year’s line-up, and our Fairytale Street will be illuminated.”
The farm will stay open until one hour after dusk every weekend. It operates a reduced admissions price from 4pm. The Beanstalk Cafe will be open throughout with a choice of hot and cold snacks.
Nick encourages evening visitors to try and arrive as close to 5pm as possible: “The adventure playground and animal areas will close at dusk as the lights come on, so be sure to arrive in good time so you don’t miss all that Fairytale Farm has to offer in the daylight. And, don’t forget, our annual pass holders can visit for free, as many times as they like.”
On these special event nights an all-in farm admission and food package will be offered. Nick takes up the story: “Last year we offered a special package for people arriving after 5pm, with admission, food and illuminations all thrown in. We did not anticipate how well-received it was going to be. So this year, we are doing more of it! Our ‘Illuminations and Supper’ package, as we call it, is available from 4pm for £6.25 per person. This price gives evening entry to the Farm (with a chance to see the animals if you arrive promptly at 5pm), a soup with crusty bread or hot dog plus a hot or cold drink, and finish the evening with a stroll through the illuminated gardens after the lights switch on. A truly magical evening for the whole family.”
These tickets can be purchased in advance on the Fairytale Farm website for only £5.75 (a saving of 50p per person from this already discounted price). Note that the animal area and playground closes at dusk so please arrive as soon after 5pm as you can if you want to see these parts of the park before the illuminations switch on.