Alice in Shropshire

Blists Hill Victorian Town, in Ironbridge, Shropshire, U.K., will be hosting a fun-themed weekend on July 26 and 27, 2008, based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Visitors will be able to meet costumed characters from the book as they act out various well known scenes around the town. They can join the Hatter at the Mad Tea Party, play croquet with the Queen of Hearts, and attend the trial of the Knave of Hearts who is accused of stealing the jam tarts. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the book and all youngsters arriving in costume will receive a small prize. Families can also have a go at painting white plaster roses red, playing with Victorian toys, or following a trail in search of the Cheshire Cat. Further details at