Away with the fairies

Bray’s Cottage did Halloween properly this year. We’ve been long-time chums with The Fairyland Trust who run magical events where children can run free and experience nature in a safe environment and, almost without knowing it, learn about ecology and the natural world. All the Fairyland Trust events are hugely popular in Norfolk and Real Halloween was sold out. So we picked hips and haws to decorate the stall with and prepared to join in.

Real Halloween was the first time we’ve taken the pie stall to a Fairyland Trust event, and their plan is to encourage more local food producers along. We just the crow flies, Fairyland's Stinking Jim

enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and strangeness of it all. There were Potions and Witches Pets workshops, pumpkin carving, Halloween Olympics (including broomstick javelin, swede tossing and apple bobbing) and a grand finale lamplit procession through

the woods. It was all held in the beautiful ancient grounds of Holt Hall, which is about two miles from pie HQ as the crow flies, so it felt almost like home. And we got to wear sequins and flowers in our hair…

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5 Responses to Away with the fairies

  1. Lynne says:

    Did Jim and the Crow enjoy some pie?

  2. Abbie Panks says:

    awwww – that’s lovely, thanks Sarah. Must plan a meeting soon about all things magical and foody for May xx

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