Alice in Warrington at Time Square

In celebration of Lewis Carroll’s famous book, Time Square is being turned into a whimsical wonderland as Alice comes to Warrington.

Taking place this weekend – Saturday 15 April and Sunday 16 April, 11am to 4pm – follow Alice down the rabbit hole, join the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, meet the caterpillar, and cure your curiosity about Alice’s adventures in Warrington.

This special event, which has been set up in partnership with the council, Time Square, Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) and Culture Warrington, provides a range of free, immersive activities. Across the weekend, it includes:

Down the Rabbit Hole – Easter egg hunt

Join Alice and the white rabbit in the search for a golden egg in four trails taking place on Saturday with three prizes be won, including a Cineworld unlimited card, Gravity vouchers for all the family, £50 to spend at Parlour, and a £30 tab at Costello’s Bar.

Challenge the Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts will be creating chaos on Saturday with giant chess and flamingo croquet. Will you dare to take her on? Play against the Queen, or team up with your friends in this interactive activity. The giant chess board will remain in place all day on Sunday.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – immersive theatre from Barb Wire

This immersive performance has been created especially for this event by local theatre group Barb Wire. Five performances will be take place throughout Saturday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Advanced booking for performances was available and all times are now full, however, if there is space on the day, walk-ins will be accepted.

Fairground rides

Take a ride on the bumper cars and whizz around on the toy carrousel at the fairground rides which will be on site all weekend (pay per ride).

Meet the characters

Everyone’s favourite fantastical story characters from the book will be available for photos and as part of the activities, provided by The Bookworm Players.

In addition, Time Square retailers Parlour, Costello’s Bar, and Gravity will have various offers available throughout the weekend. Warrington Market will be open for business as usual, with Cookhouse traders serving up a range of tasty treats.

Cllr Tom Jennings, cabinet member for economic development and innovation, said: “Come along and immerse yourself in fun for the whole family, where children can meet their favourite characters, and there will be plenty of props and selfie stations for you to capture magical moments throughout the day.

“It’s great to see another exciting event come to Time Square. It’s vital that we continue to work with our partners to provide a diverse programme of events and activities in Warrington to help create a thriving town centre that is alive with music, colour and activity.”

Smooth Radio is the media partner for this event, with coverage on their breakfast, lunch and drive time shows.

For more information about the Alice in Warrington event, and to find out more about what’s on at Time Square, visit timesquarewarrington.co.uk.

Don’t be late for this very important date!

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Alice in Warrington at Time Square