Last week we visited the Christmas Fairytale at Fairytale Farm. I booked this at really short notice and was lucky to get a slot after school. Our last visit to Fairytale Farm was 4 years ago but we haven’t been to the Christmas event before.
We arrived shortly before our Santa slot so headed straight to check -in. We were greeted by an elf who took the kids names and ages. She gave them a letter each to fill in for Santa and hand in later on. We were then led to the castle doorway to begin our journey to the North Pole.
Our journey to the North Pole led us past some dancing penguins, the Toymaker’s log cabin and Santa’s sleigh. We then arrived at Santa’s log cabin and rang the bell to let him know we’d arrived. His log cabin was really lovely and he spent lots of time chatting to the kids. Baby Bear wasn’t sure and cried at first but he did eventually settle down. The children received a gift each and I was able to take photos of them.
After visiting Santa we were free to enjoy the rest of the farm park at our leisure. It was just about dark and so we loved exploring the illuminated sensory garden. It looks so pretty all lit up! The mermaid sings and is quite entrancing in the dark.
We also loved the musical water fountain and singing animal band. My kids love to try out the different musical instruments along the way.
We had a quick play in the park before it got too dark and a few rounds of rubber duck racing. I think the rubber duck racing is our favourite thing at Fairytale farm, so simple and yet I’ve never seen it anywhere else!
Before leaving the farm we handed in our letters for Santa to the elf at the sorting office. We also gave our answer to the trail and received a sweet treat as well as certificates officially placing the kids on the nice list.
A few things worth knowing about:
- Your Christmas Fairytale at Fairytale Farm ticket allows you to enjoy the farm park for as long as you like before or after your visit to Santa. Try to arrive early enough to see the animals, then stay late enough for the illuminations to really make the most of your day.
- Adults must wear masks in all indoor areas including Santa’s Grotto.
- The ‘journey to the North Pole’ and Santa’s Grotto allow only one family at a time so you don’t need to worry about social distancing. It’s all very safe and you get a good amount of time with Santa without feeling rushed.
- There are plenty of hand sanitiser stations around the park as there are lots of buttons and hands on activities.
- This place is ideal for under 8s although my 10 year old also enjoyed it just as much.
- The site is pushchair and wheelchair friendly. The play park even has a wheelchair swing!
You can read our full review of Fairytale Farm from our previous daytime visit here: https://mumsfamilyfun.com/days-out/oxfordshire/fairytale-farm/ . To book tickets for Fairytale Farm please visit their website here: https://www.fairytalefarm.co.uk/
Disclaimer: This is not an ad. I paid for the tickets myself and am not affiliated with Fairytale Farm (although they did gift us tickets for our review visit 4 years ago). All words, photos and opinions are that of my own.