I have just returned from the 10th Annual Fairy Fair hosted by the Fairyland Trust and I can honestly say that I have never enjoyed a festival more! The sun shone through the fresh breezy wind, and the flowers and trees seemed to bloom before my very eyes. I am sure that the fairy dust sprinkled over the gorgeous site at Holt Hall must have affected me – I can’t help but see the entire weekend as being washed with a hazy rosy glow and enchanting fun!
Just seeing so many children running around the grounds with their fairy wings fluttering and with the freedom to expore the wildlife safely brought a smile to my face, and that’s before noticing all the wonderful eco-activities, crazy entertainment, jazzy music and magical storytelling that was going on everywhere I looked!
Luckily my Cassiefairy tutu stall was fairly central on the site, so I got to see the Maypole dancing and I particularly enjoyed the storytellers enchanting their young audience with stories beneath the old oak tree – I was laughing along with the children all day!
I met lots of fantastic fairies, scary pirates, naughty pixies and many, many parents! It was wonderful to meet new fairy friends and to spread a little Cassiefairy love! I was also running a prize draw to win a Cassiefairy Fairy Gift Box – including a custom-made Tutu, matching fairy wings, magic wand and bottle of fairy dust. The competition winner will be drawn soon, so watch out for an email from Cassie@Cassiefairy.co.uk!
On the main lawn at Holt Hall, the Ugly Bug Band played tuba, banjo, drums and saxophone on STILTS and entertained the parents with renditions of the Beatles and Queen classics and got the kids up dancing to country versions of Lady Gaga, Take That and following the bugs’ dance moves to Blame it on the Boogie.
The walk-about entertainment was first-class too – floating giant angels posed for photographs with youngsters, stilt-walking ballet fairies danced around “on-point” and crazy shopping-trolley riding grannies raced up the main drive before rapping along to Ice Ice Baby that blared out of their boomboxes! This was officially one of the most hilarious things I have seen in years and by the look of the audience, the rest of the parents were equally delighted with this unconventional entertainment:
This was just a selection of my favourite images from my time at the Fair – hopefully these will sum up just how magical the entire weekend was for me and I hope that everyone who visited the Fairyland Trust Fairy Fair enjoyed their day out as much as I did! For more photos of the Fair please visit my Cassiefairy facebook page
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