Competition for Kids at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Fairy DoorExcited staff at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, Chard, Somerset have put together an unusual summer holiday competition for children everywhere to get creative.

Youngsters are being encouraged to make their very own Fairy, Elf or Pixie door, decorating it anyway they like.

Once completed, it will be placed at the bottom of a tree within the mythical woods at Ferne, ready for magical creatures to make it their new home.

Amanda Thornton, event organiser, said: “Natural materials should be used as fairies share their home with the other wild animals at the Sanctuary. There should be no glitter or beads as these might be mistaken for food by some of the less magical residents, like the chickens.”

Creations should be taken in person or sent to Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH, remembering to include a name, address, age and telephone number.

Entries (which unfortunately cannot be returned), close on 30th August 2015. Competition rules are available from the events page on their website.

At the end of the summer holidays, the fairy folk will judge their favourite door. The lucky winner will receive an annual family pass and a Ferne goodie bag.

Amanda added: “Every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays there will be children’s crafts and activities at Ferne. The activity of the week will be on the notice board outside reception.

“Kids can also come and see Ferne’s Wishing Tree and for a small donation, tie a piece of magic ribbon to the tree and the fairies will try to make the wish come true (although they can’t make any promises)!

“They can also visit the education room at Ferne every weekday throughout the summer to find out their fairy/elf name and have a go at various colouring in activities.”

To learn more about Ferne and all their events, including their 1940’s Annual Family Fun Day on 5th August and their 75th Anniversary Ball on 19th September at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, please visit or call 01460 65214.