Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure with children from Julia’s House

Children from Julia’s House follow Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure

Caption: Area damaged by fire and sand lizard on affected area at Upton Heath © Simon Cripps

Charity, Poole | Posted: Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 2:57 pm | return to news

Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure with children from Julia's House

Children from Julia’s House have celebrated Afternoon Tea Week at Compton Acres on an Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure.

Children from Julia’s House follow Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure

Caption: Area damaged by fire and sand lizard on affected area at Upton Heath © Simon Cripps

Alongside their families and carers, children from Julia’s House have followed in the footsteps of Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter at Compton Acres in Poole. They took part in the Compton Acres’ Alice in Wonderland Children’s Garden Challenge during Afternoon Tea Week, and were treated to their very own Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Compton Acres Café & Tearooms.

Escaping into the magical world of Lewis Carol’s famous fantasy novel, the children from Julia’s House were challenged to help Alice find the Cheshire Cat. This led them through 10 acres of wonderland that took them into the Italian garden, wooded valley, rock and water garden, heather and Japanese gardens. Spending quality time with their loved ones, the group was also provided with afternoon tea.

Situated near Poole, Julia’s House is an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing care and support to families with life-limited children across Dorset and Wiltshire.

The garden adventure idea came about as a means for Compton Acres to connect with the national Afternoon Tea Week campaign and provide fun memories to those using the services of one of their favourite local charities.

Kaye Merna, owner of Compton Acres said, “This year we have embraced the world of Alice in Wonderland, decorating our café, putting on a special garden challenge and creating a themed flower display featuring famous characters from the tale. We wanted children from Julia’s House to experience this and enjoy a ‘mini adventure’. Creating fond memories, which can be cherished forever, we were also pleased to put on a spot of afternoon tea in our café.’’

And Community Fundraiser at Julia’s House, Sarah Agnew, said, “We had an amazing day exploring Compton Acres and taking part in their Alice in Wonderland inspired activities. We would like to thank all the staff for the warm welcome. Our team, the families and children really appreciated the fun time we shared together.’’

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