During Afternoon Tea Week we were pleased to invite children from Julia’s House and their families to Compton Acres to join us in celebrating this great British tradition. Taking on our Alice in Wonderland Summer Garden Challenge, the children set off in search of the Cheshire Cat into a world of whimsical wonders, recreated in our gardens. We then surprised them with their very own Mad Hatters Tea Party!
The little ones explored our 10 acres of gardens, meandering through the Italian Garden, the Wooded Valley, the Rock & Water Garden, the Heather Garden and the Japanese Garden finding hidden Cheshire Cats and letters to spell out a secret word and win a sweet surprise! On completing the challenge, our visitors were then greeted in our Café & Tearooms with a cream tea freshly prepared by our team.
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 for them in our Café.’’
Sarah Agnew, Community Fundraiser at Julia’s House, 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.’’
For more information about Julia’s House, visit www.juliashouse.org.