Boswells Blog

1st July 2019

Alice's Day 2019

It is said that in the summer of 1862 a girl named Alice was sitting in a rowing boat in Oxford with her siblings and family friend, Charles Dodgson. She asked the man if he could tell them a story, which the man did. Today we know this man as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland. The story was inspired by the little girl but the reader can follow Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world, which is populated by strange creatures.

The story, loved by both adults and children, is to be celebrated throughout Oxford on Saturday 6th July 2019 on Alice Day.

There are many Alice in Wonderland inspired events taking place at museums and venues around the city; from the Queen of Hearts riding a Dodo around the Natural History Museum to storytellers reading parts of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. White Rabbits will be bouncing through the city centre which you might spot on an Alice Walking Tour or you could take the chance to dress up as your favourite characters at the Story Museum. Plus workshops, talks, croquet, tea parties and many more activities to bring the book to life and inspire people of all ages to discover Wonderland.

If you need a rest amongst all the busyness then make sure to head to our 1738 Tearoom for an Alice Tea; a scone with jam and clotted cream or butter, little cakes and treats and a pot of your choice of tea for £8.95. Yum! And whilst you’re here under 14 year olds can join in our colouring competition to design the mad hatter a new hat for the chance to win a £10 Boswells Gift Voucher. We’re looking forward to it all so much we’re running our celebrations from Friday to Sunday.

Make sure you head into town and join us for lots of fun and a touch of madness!

Call 01865 241244 or email tearoom@boswellsltd.com to book your 1738 Tearoom table today.

For more information about events, locations and booking activities that are not hosted at Boswells please visit https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/alices-day/

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