Wantage Country Market
Wantage Country Market is held in the Museum Cafe every Friday morning.
The best place to buy fresh homemade goodies such as jams, chutneys and cakes as well as home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers. They also have some crafts, including cards, aprons & knitted baby wear.
*Please note this market is not organised by the Museum, the Wantage Country Market is a separate organisation.
Christmas Fairytale 2020 at Fairytale Farm
At the Farm's magical 'Christmas Fairytale' event, you will journey from the South Pole to the North Pole and visit a Fairytale Castle along the way. You will meet some interactive dancing penguins, visit the Toymaker's cosy log cabin and see Santa's sleigh ready to launch into a clear night sky of twinkling stars, before walking through the Secret Forest to meet Father Christmas himself in his beautiful Grotto, which evokes an atmosphere of Christmas past. Other Christmas activities include Christmas cookie decorating, a festive-themed hunt and mulled wine and mince pies for the parents, as well as a chance to see our spectacular Christmas lights. For more information, click here.
How it works...
All of the tickets to our Christmas Fairytale event include admission to the Farm and our evening illuminations.
Admission to the Farm's Christmas Fairytale event 2020 can only be purchased online. The Child Christmas Fairytale Ticket is for the full farm entry and Grotto experience, including a present from Santa. Adults and older children who do not want to receive a present from Santa can buy the Adult/Older Children ticket. This ticket gives admission to the farm and allows the ticket holder to accompany a child who holds a 'Child Christmas Fairytale' ticket into the Grotto. There is no limit to the number of adults/older children who can accompany a child into the Grotto, so all family members can enjoy the full Christmas Fairytale experience with their younger children.
Adult and child Annual Pass members can enter Fairytale Farm for free and also get discounted admission to the Grotto. Annual Pass members only need to buy a ticket for children visiting the Grotto and receiving a present, which is the Member Child Christmas Fairytale ticket. This is at a lower price to the standard Child Christmas Fairytale ticket. Other Annual Pass members can accompany a holder of a 'Member Child Christmas Fairytale' ticket or 'Child Christmas Fairytale Ticket', so get to experience the Grotto too.
Note that children under 2 who want to experience the Christmas Grotto and receive a present from Santa, pay a special Under 2 Christmas Fairytale ticket. However, babes in arms who are too young to experience the Christmas Fairytale event can still enter the farm for free.
Carers of a disabled visitor are free and do not need to purchase a ticket. Maximum one carer per disabled visitor.
(If you just want to visit the Farm and not join in the Christmas Fairytale event at all, please buy a standard farmadmisson ticket. This does not give admission to the Grotto.)
The Santa slots are for the Grotto visit only. You are welcome to arrive at the farm at any time on the day of your Santa visit and stay all day.
Tickets are available online only, and as this event normally sells out we recommend booking well in advance.