Swanage Fairy Festival MAY/JUN 2024

🗓️ Friday 31st May- Saturday 1st June 2024

See Swanage’s Sandpit Field transformed by a sprinkling of fairy dust and a whole lot of mermaid magic during the Swanage Fairy Festival.

It’s a feast of colour with mischievous pixies, swashbuckling pirates, magical mermaids and of course beautiful fairies – find them dotted about the craft stalls or waiting to tell stories and sing special fairy songs to enchant their listeners.

  • Tori Grace Astaria Fae as Ostara the fairy
  • Mermaid Cove water tank at Swanage's Sandpit Field
  • Unicorn at the Swanage Fairy Festival
  • Handmade flower fairy crown by the Little Lilac Faerie
  • Swanage Fairy Festival singing mermaid girls
  • Swanage Fairy Festival circus skills bell tents

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be a real fairy, look no further – there’s everything you need to dress the part, from handmade flower fairy dresses, crowns and wings, to enchanting face paints and temporary tattoos. You can even pick up a magic wand and some fairy dust to cast your own spectacular spells.

There’s plenty for grown-ups at the Fairy Festival, too – craft stalls, tarot readings, and a drinks bar with summery cocktails, alongside a range of food stalls.

Sit on the grass at Sandpit Field, which overlooks Swanage Bay, and take in the atmosphere as the kids try their hand in the circus skills workshop or let off steam at the interactive bubble disco.

Day themes for 2024

  • Friday 31st May – Superheroes & Princesses
  • Saturday 1st June – Water Fairies & Pirates

Previous years’ enchanting entertainment & fairy frolics:

  • Superheroes vs Fairies – Who will win this magical game show?
  • Mermaid Cove – Underwater mermaid spectacular
  • Pirate Antics – Including balloon modelling & pirate show
  • Mermaid Magic – Be entertained by the mermaids’ hula hooping skills & listen to their enchanting songs
  • Meet & Greet – Have your photo taken with your favourite fairy
  • Storytelling & Craft – Discover some new stories & make a fairy wand in the main marquee, with Swanage Library & Friends
  • Magic Show – Be wowed by the magician taking centre stage in the marquee
  • Ride on a Real Unicorn – Say hello Princess the Unicorn and have a little ride around the ring


  • Adult/child advance ticket: £7
  • On the door: £10
  • Age two & under: Free

Early bird tickets are now available on the festival website: www.swanagefairyfestival.com

Contact details

  • General enquiries & volunteering -Email swanagefairyfestival@gmail.com
  • Traders’ enquiries – If you’d like to have a stall at the festival you can find a contact form online: www.swanagefairyfestival.com/traders