This year, 2020, due to the current situation there is no story telling and guided lantern walk. We are creating an Autumnal grotto for the October half term free as part of the entrance to the trail

We’re happy to say that we won’t be offering chainsaw wielding psychos in the woods, but something altogether more gentle and seasonal.


England’s Fairy Sanctuary is celebrating halloween with the fairies, in our charming family event, featuring magical evening lantern walks and the storytelling of a short tale in our autumn grotto, from Professor Howland’s extensive collection of true fairy histories and mythologies.

The event runs from the 25th of October to the 3rd of November, with sessions at 4.00pm, 5.30pm and 7.00pm, lasting approximately an hour.

Tickets cost £12.50 per person (under 3’s are free) and include a glass of alcoholic or non- alcoholic warm punch.

There are limited tickets and you must book online

A carved pumpkin


We also run lantern making workshops each day at 2pm, where children (or adults) can make a lovely Autumn lantern using foraged woodland bounty or delightful fairy or woodland animal silhouettes.

Cost is £9.50 per person and includes the LED light.

This is a separate event, you must book by emailing

“While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, And touch the stubble plains with rosy hue” John Keats