VISIT the city centre on Saturday (December 5) and you’ll feel enchantment in the air as Chester welcomes a frolic of fairies and a gathering of wizards during the second Fairy Day.

Fairy Day was first celebrated in Chester last Christmas and returns again on Saturday.

Children dressed as fairies or wizards will be invited into the participating Fairy Day shops - Build a Bear, New Look (downstairs till point), Debenhams (children’s department), Disney Store and Marks and Spencer.

There will be a small gift given to each child entering the Fairy Day competition. Each store will pick their own best fairy and best wizard as an overall winner.

Don’t miss the magical ice sculptures in Eastgate (Saturday) and Bridge Street (Sunday). There will be a fairy wand frozen into a block of ice in Eastgate.

If you can guess how long the ice will take to melt and release the wand you could win a fantastic family Favourite Days Out in Cheshire Passport worth up to £500.

The passport will give a family entry to each of the members of the Favourite Days Out group which includes Chester Zoo, Ness Botanical Gardens, Beeston Castle, National Waterways Museum, Go Ape and Jodrell Bank.

To enter the competition, supported by Chester’s Dee 106.3, visit the ice sculpture on Saturday during Fairy Day. Then guess how long the ice will take to melt and release the wand.

Just text your guess to dee ice followed by the time to 60300. e.g. 12h 52m (12 hours 52 minutes). The clock starts at 11am, text your answer between 11am and midnight on Saturday.

There’s also still time to enter the Fairy Wand competition. Look out for the wands hidden in 10 stores around Chester. There is a prize of a gift hamper worth £200 to be won from Boots.

Visit the stores and you’ll find a Fairy Virtue written on each, list the virtue and the location of the wand before the closing date on December 14.

Details about the Christmas events and competitions around the Cheshire West and Chester area are available in the Christmas magazine, online at