The Enchanted Fairy Forest Returns!

The Tropical Butterfly House is thrilled to announce the return of its beloved Enchanted Fairy Forest event this Spring half-term holiday. From Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June 2024, prepare to step into a world of wonder and magical fun for all the family!

The Enchanted Fairy Forest promises a woodland walk full of surprises, where you’ll stumble upon mischievous Goblins and their puppet pals, Chomper the Dragon and Princess Fairy Pants. Peep through the fairy windows and doors along the fairytale woodland walk and experience a fantasy world brimming with tiny pixie dwellings, friendly dragons and fairy hideaways along the way to the White Witch’s Cottage!

Grab an enchanted trail sheet and look out for the mystical creatures hiding around the wildlife park. Can you spot a fairy, goblin or even a unicorn and collect all the stamps needed to complete your magical quest and claim a sweet treat reward. Plus keep an eye out for prize-winning fairy toadstools scattered around the park!

Join in the fun with the Enchanted Fairy Forest colouring competition and don’t forget to dress up in your finest fairy or frightening goblin outfit as there will be daily spot prizes for the most creative and best-dressed! For those sharing their spriteful selfies on social media, there’s the chance to win a family explorer day pass by tagging #tropicalbutterflyhouse #mybutterflymoment #enchantedfairyforest

Watch out for fairy frolics during the daily ‘Animal Antics’ show and be charmed by the spectacular free-flying birds and animals on display. There’s also the chance to meet the park’s friendly mascots, Lizzie the Lemur and Mrs Meerkat, and enjoy an immersive giant bubble display after the show!

Get closer to the animals you love with exciting FREE keeper talks throughout the day, from wallabies and otters to meerkats and armadillos!* Discover butterfly and bug encounters in the Butterfly and Bird Houses where you can experience the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest and see how many colourful creatures you can spot!

It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy lots of family-fun activities. Wander the Dino Trail if you dare or conquer the Realms of Camelot adventure play park with its slides, tunnels and tower. Enjoy ride-on tractors, a zip-wire, air cannons and some soakingly-good splash zone and sandpit fun!

Take time out to relax at the outdoor picnic area, climb aboard the Big Red Bus or treat the kids at the Butterfly Café and Lottie’s Coffee Lounge.

The ‘Enchanted Fairy Forest’ event coincides with the British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) ‘Love Your Zoo’ week. This year, BIAZA members are being asked to select their ‘Animal Champions’, highlighting how they inspire environmental action. The Tropical Butterfly House has selected a species at the very heart of what they do – beautiful butterflies!

The Enchanted Fairy Forest takes place daily from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June 2024, 10am – 5pm, normal admission charges apply. See to plan your visit.

*Armadillo talk tickets are available on the day from the Admission Kiosk or Jungle Gift Shop on a first come first served basis. Animal feed bundles and otter fish feeding pots are available to purchase, subject to availability.

Posted on 13 May 2024

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Georgia Cowdrey