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Hats off to a ‘great’ tea Party in Valentines Park, Ilford

PUBLISHED: 16:33 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:07 12 April 2017

Twins Aisha and Ashvin Kotecha, eight. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Twins Aisha and Ashvin Kotecha, eight. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

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Mini Alice in Wonderland fans took a leap down the rabbit hole and ventured to Valentines Mansion at the weekend for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

Children aged five and over got into the spirit of the day at Valentines Park, Emerson Road, Ilford, by donning colourful wigs and eclectic clothing.

From outdoor chess and croquet to swirling tea cup rides, the Lewis Carroll enthusiasts were kept entertained with a variety of different activities.

Gavin Peters, Valentines Mansion assistant manager said he was really happy with how the day went.

“The children had a great time and joined in with lots of games,” he said.

“There were also live activities and actors dressed up as characters from the book.”

The inside of the mansion was not left out of proceedings and received a sprinkle of “Alice magic”.

A room was transformed into a wonderland complete with balloon flowers strung from the ceiling and little mushroom cushions which had sprouted up on the floor.

When the hot midday sun got too much, little ones could take shelter indoors and carry the party on by watching the Alice in Wonderland film on a projected screen.

“There was also food stalls to promote healthy eating and children could power a blender by cycling and then drink the smoothie they made,” added Gavin.

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