Faery Festival This Summer

If you are looking for a family friendly festival this summer, then head to Llangollen for the Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival!

We are planning to head to the Faery Festival in Llangollen again this summer. The Legendary Llangollen Faery Festival is one of the largest faery events in the UK calendar and it is a great day out for families. It is about 2 hours’ drive away from the Midlands, so although in Wales, it is just over the border.

It is a great event where the kids can run around and make wands, listen to story tellers and enjoy playing with circus props and going on a vintage fair ground.

About the Faery Festival

Held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August 2017 at the Llangollen Pavilion, this faery event is packed full of stalls selling faery and magical crafts and goodies. I am not just talking about a few stalls, there are easily over 200 or so stand selling jewellery, fairy houses, candles, fairy doors, crystals, dream catchers, fairy clothes, fairy headdresses as well as food. I was really impressed with the number of stalls and we bought fairy crowns, a fairy in a jar, cookies and other trinkets.

Llangollen Faery Festival Wand making

This year, I am hoping the lady who makes beautiful horns like Maleficent is back as I really wanted some last year but had spent all my money!

There is an area with alternative therapists, psychic readers and authors too, but we didn’t spend much time here.

Outside there are lots more stands to explore and lots of face painting, live music and vintage fun fair.

My kids really liked the circus equipment to play with and the story telling where the storyteller breathed fire! Plus, there was hula hooping displays and craft areas to make your own wands.

Llangollen Faery Festival Storyteller

One of the highlights for us was a tent where there was lots of cushions and throws and a lady took a photograph of the girls and then edited to show fairies in their hands. It was about £10 but I absolutely loved it! (although my youngest doesn’t look impressed!)

Llangollen Faery Festival Phototent

Tickets

You can buy tickets on the gate. They are £6 per adult and child over 12. Children under 12 are £2 each. Dogs are welcome too.

There is free car parking and it is easy to find and well signposted. Last year we were directed to park in a nearby field and it was a short walk to the Pavilion where the festival was held.

Other Attractions in Llangollen

We are planning to make a weekend of it this year and visit some other attractions in Llangollen such as a horse drawn boat trip down the canal; or a ride on the heritage railway.

There is a Day Out with Thomas on the same weekend – perfect for any Thomas the Tank Engine Fans.

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