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Enjoy an Alice Adventure
The story of Alice in Wonderland was written by Lewis Carroll. This was the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a don at Oxford University. The famous nonsensical tale was inspired by a boat trip up the Isis River with Alice Liddell and her two sisters.
The Story Museum in Oxford has arranged a "whirlwind of nonsensical events for all the family" on Alice's Day, Saturday 6th July.
Over 20 venues around Oxford will be taking part with lots of activities on offer. Here's a snapshot of what will be happening at some the different locations. For a full listing and more details, have a look at the Story Museum website.
This is the place to go for Alice in Wonderland gifts. On Alice's Day all the staff will be dressed as characters from this well loved story and children will be given a free bookmark. The pilgrimage walk, following the route of the boat trip will depart from the shop at 4pm, lasting for 2 hours.
Ashmolean Museum Drop in between 1 and 4pm for family crafts or follow the Alice and Rabbit trails around the museum. Join the Mad Hatter's tea party between 3 and 5.30pm for some eat-me cake.
Blackwell's Bookshop Another great location for family crafting, face painting and balloons.
Christchurch Cathedral & Church Exhibitions of Lewis Carroll's nonsense works and some nonsense poetry from local children.
Oxford Town Hall How would you like to see a life size Dodo and listen to some stories? Well, this is the place to go.
The Story Museum As you would expect from the organisers of this amazing event, there will be lots on offer at the Story Museum for Alice's Day. Try croquet, listen to some stories and treat yourself to an evening performance of Adventures in Wonderland.
This is just a small snapshot of the Alice madness on offer with lots to interest families with kids of all ages. It's also a great opportunity to see inside and enjoy many of Oxford's historic venues and locations. Many of the events are free but check the website for specific details as some activities have charges.