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Step into Wonderland at Maghera Walled Garden!

26 August 2016

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and life-size games, including snakes and ladders and connect 4, are among the activities now confirmed for the Wonderland-themed event at Maghera Walled Garden this Saturday. (10 September).

The garden will be transformed for the day, with the famous storybook character Alice and her friends waiting behind the white wooden trellis to greet their guests.

Alice herself will be hosting various life-size games including Jenga, Connect Four and Snakes and Ladders.

There will also be Jam Tart Decorating, a Mad Hatter’s tea party, pin the tail on the Cheshire Cat, a Queen of Heart’s Crown Making class, and a Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum make your own bow tie station.

Prizes will be up for grabs for the winners of the Bunny Hopping Races and for those who find the Golden Keys hidden around the garden.

Mr Bloom from CBeebies will also be there bringing his practical gardening tips and delivering fun workshops throughout the afternoon.

Food stalls selling a range of options including, BBQ, coffee, donuts and a chocolate fountain and plenty of live music complete the line-up for the event.

The event takes place on Saturday 10 September from 12noon to 5pm and is free of charge. A park and ride facility will operate from the former Maghera High School site on the Tobermore Road.

Speaking about the event at the Walled Garden, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Trevor Wilson, said: “We are extremely fortunate to have such a beautiful and breath-taking facility located in our Council area. The garden has recently been awarded a Green Flag Award by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful because it boasts the highest possible standards and is so beautifully maintained.

“I am delighted to see the Walled Garden being used to host such fun, family oriented events. With Alice and all her friends coming to join us, the day promises to be one not to be missed with activities to keep the whole family entertained. Special guest Mr Bloom from Cbeebies will certainly add a magic touch to the day and I look forward to welcoming him to our fabulous garden and taking on board any gardening tips he has to share.”

For more information on the event visit http://www.midulstercouncil.org/magherawalledgarden or email events@midulstercouncil.org

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