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By Ross Logan , Reporter
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
CHILDREN went mad as a hatter for a fun-packed Easter weekend at Knebworth House.
The stately home threw an Alice in Wonderland-themed Easter tea party, featuring all the favourite characters from Lewis Carrol’s famous tale.
Activities included learning circus skills, face painting, decorating tea pots and making their own Mad Hatter’s hats.
Vistors were also treated to a performance by Alice and friends such as the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit and Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
An Easter market stall also sold a variety of gifts, toys and food.
Knebworth House managing director Martha Lytton Cobbold said talks would soon be under way to make the tea party an annual event.
“We’ll be meeting with the organisers this week and that will be our intention,” she said.
“It was a new event, smaller than our more established events, but was well attended.
“There were all sorts of activities, and the stage had characters performing scenes from the story.
“It was a lot of fun. Overall the feedback has been positive – we’ve had a few people who have said they would like the event to have been bigger, but with a brand new event it’s right to start small.
“This was all included within park and garden entrance, so was an additional extra.”