Help dig sensory trail at farm

Nick Laister and his daughter Olivia at the entrance to Fairytale Farm
Nick Laister and his daughter Olivia at the entrance to Fairytale Farm

Fairytale Farm near Chipping Norton is asking people to take along their spades and help dig borders in the sensory trail this weekend. The farm is the UK’s first turn-up-and-go attraction designed around disabled children.

Owner Nick Laister said: “Last year we held a volunteer dig weekend and we all had fun digging borders in our sensory trail. This year, we are aiming to finish the creation of our borders, so are going to hold another volunteer dig weekend. We can’t get diggers in because of all the sensory features and fencing, so it has to be done with people power. But it is more fun that way. Many hands make light work.”

People are asked to take their spades and go along from 10am on either Saturday or Sunday and to wear suitable footwear and gardening gloves.