Fairy tales impart life lessons that children can take with them into adulthood, from always knowing how to find your way back home, to the dangers of climbing unfamiliar bean stalks. Bring lessons to life with today's Groupon to see Humpty's Western Round-Up on Saturday, June 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Fairytale Town. Choose between the following options:
• For $5, you get a children's admission (age 2–12) (a $10 value). Children age 1 and younger are admitted for free.
• For $12, you get an adult admission (a $25 value).
Since 1959, the nonprofit Fairytale Town has proffered more than 25 colorful fairy-tale play sets, farm animals, and educational gardens within a 2.5-acre children's play park and outdoor museum. June 11 marks the park's annual fundraiser event Humpty's Western Round-Up, which will pull at the audience's eye- and ear-strings with a live performance by The Dave Russell Band. Other kid-centric activities include a host of western-themed diversions, such as a trick roping demonstration, miniature horses, and a faithful recreation of scenes from Hansel and Gretel at the O.K. Corral. Peckish families can fill their stomachs with the included barbecue dinner and ice-cream dessert, and they can sate their appetite for narrative-based adventure with complete access to the park.
Beloved characters such as the Three Little Pigs and the Billy Goats Gruff come to life at Fairytale Town—a whimsical, 3.5-acre outdoor play park. Since its opening in 1959, the park has sparked imagination and exploration by welcoming children to see some of the real-life inspiration behind their favorite fairy tales. The park showcases more than 25 colorful attractions, including a Sherwood Forest play fort, a beanstalk-shaped slide, and a carriage decorated to resemble Cinderella's Coach.
But many of these play sets are also homes: Fairytale Town houses a menagerie of animals chosen for their unique characteristics and connections to these classic stories. A quartet of rabbits hop about near Mr. McGregor’s Garden, where children are encouraged to water the seasonal vegetable beds. A miniature Hereford heifer named Daisy and a miniature Sicilian donkey named Eeyore reside in a quaint red barn, alongside a farm display and a two-story spiral slide. In addition, the park plays host to year-round events, which range from live performances in the children's theater to holiday and multicultural festivals.