Fairhaven Garden Fairy Folk Halloween Trail at October Half Term
Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham, over October half-term, and go on the Fairhaven Fairy Folk Halloween Trail. Hunt for little fairy doors in the trees and discover which fairies and spirits live there.
The Fairy Folk Halloween Trail is free with garden entry, plus 10p for the trail sheet, and runs every day from Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 27, 10am to 4pm. Garden entry is adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, children £3.95 (under5 free).
In recent centuries, Halloween has replaced the ancient celebration of Samhain, when our Celtic ancestors celebrated the end of summer and the beginning of winter. They believed that this time of year was when the boundary between the spirit world and our world was at its thinnest and communication between the two worlds was possible.
Halloween is when humans can encounter tree spirits and fairy folk, if they go very quietly into the woods….
Other events at half term:
Grow Your Own Oak Tree Week
Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 27, 10am to 4pm
Forage for an acorn in our woodland garden then squirrel it away in a recycled pot using Fairhaven leaf soil to grow your very own oak tree.Included in garden entry charge, adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, child £3.95, under 5 free.
Hedgehog Day with Hodmedod Hedgehog Rescue
Saturday, October 19, 11am to 3pm
Learn all about hedgehogs and how you can help them in your garden. Become a Hedgehog Hero. Hedgehog gift stalls. Buy hedgehog houses, food and feeding stations. Meet the team from Hedgehog Haven, North Norfolk. Family hedgehog activities. Free event in the tearoom picnic area.
Guided Tree Walk
Sunday October 20, 11am
Guided tour of the garden highlighting Fairhaven’s glorious trees. Discover the veteran oaks, beech and chestnuts and find out why these ancient trees are so important to the life of our woodland
Included in garden entry charge: adult £6.85, concessions £6.60, children £3.95 (under 5s free). Booking advised.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is at South Walsham (NR13 6DZ), signposted off A47 at B1140 junction, half way between Norwich and Great Yarmouth.
The garden is open daily all year, 10am to 4pm from October to the end of February, and 10am to 5pm, from March to the end of September. Free entry to tearoom, provisions shop, gift shop and plant sales.
There is wheelchair access throughout the garden, including a Sensory Garden and an accessible boat for trips on the broad from April to October (additional charge). Visitors requiring special facilities are advised to telephone in advance, mobility scooters available.
Dogs are welcome on leads; small charge to cover poop scoop.
T 01603 270449 or see www.fairhavengarden.co.uk.
Story: Paul Dickson
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