There’s a new girl in town, and she’s brought along some friends.
Fans of the classic tale Alice in Wonderland should definitely get themselves over to Alice In Winterland Southwark Park to catch the story in a different, ahem, light. That’s right, you’ll find Alice, and the white rabbit, and the Queen of Hearts, and even the Jabberwock, all in giant lit up lantern form. Follow the pathway through the park and not only will you be taken through the tale of Alice in Wonderland, but also Through the Looking Glass where you’ll get to walk across a huge chessboard.
As you approach each scene, be sure to press the red button to hear it narrated by children from some of the local schools. I love that the lights don’t just sit there looking pretty, oh no. Some of them move, others hiss out smoke, and there’s even a slide built into another! It makes for a great family evening out, though make sure all the kiddies are wrapped up warm as it’s all outside and takes around an hour to walk through the entire installation. There’s also an extra surprise once you get to the end. SANTA!!
That’s right, you can even meet Santa! You’ll find a colouring station to keep the little ones occupied whilst you queue to meet the big man himself, and you can have some photo fun in the green screen corner. By now you’re probably feeling a little peckish, but luckily you’ll find a couple of food stalls and bars located around the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. You might even be lucky enough to catch a live performance from a local musician.
Tickets start at £15 for adults, £9 for children and £43 for a family of 4. Depending on the day of your visit, prices may be slightly higher.
* I was invited to Alice in Winterland for free & given free food and drink vouchers for my visit through Love Pop Ups – London, but rest assured, all words and opinions are my own 🙂