Giving fairies a home in Staffordshire!
We've heard rumours that some of the woodland fairies and elves at RSPB Coombes Valley are looking for new homes. However, they need suitable housing for their needs. The team at RSPB Coombes Valley is asking for caring and friendly families to come along to the nature reserve on 16 and 17 September between 11 am and 4 pm to build new fairy houses and you get to take them home!
You'll be constructing your very own elf bungalow or fairy mansion to take home with you and there will be lots of opportunity to get creative and have fun. RSPB staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you create your architectural masterpieces.
Murray Brown, RSPB Visitor Experience Officer at Coombes Valley says: “The fairy village is extremely popular and is just one of the many great activities on our play trail that help connect children to the natural world on the reserve. This is a great opportunity for visiting families to take some of the magic of Coombes Valley away with them.”
Last year's Fairy Village Workshop was very well-attended. This is a drop in event so families can come at any time. Once you've finished with the workshop, why not wander down the woodland trail in search of the fairy village where you'll feel like a giant next to the tiny houses? Stop along the way to build a den, make a potion in the mud kitchen, or let your imagination run wild in the story-telling circle. There's plenty to do for all the family!
The event takes place in the craft barn and teas and coffees will be available in the yurt.
The cost is £10 per child with 20% off for RSPB members (includes parking).
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry, no dogs.