Ben, Holly and her family having the royal fairy picnic.

The Royal Fairy Picnic

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Holly invites Ben to the annual Royal Fairy Picnic. King Thistle hopes there won't be a repeat of last year's magical jelly flood!

The Royal Fairy Picnic is the pilot episode of Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom.. It aired on 1 April 2009 in the United Kingdom.


Holly and her family are eating breakfast when Queen Thistle decides that it is an appropriate day for a Royal Fairy Picnic, and Ben comes along at the request of Holly. King Thistle then comands Nanny Plum to prepare the Magic Basket. They venture to Big Hill, where thry all engineer the food and beverages via the Magic Basket. While preparing Magic Jelly, they produce a Jelly Flood, where when cleaning up, Nanny stops all magic, and they must eat Ben's "Elf Food". The fairies enjoy the Elf Food very much, and King Thistle deems the picnic a success, issuing the Royal Command that: "When you have a Fairy Picnic, always take an elf."