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Easter Holidays

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Fall down the rabbit hole at the Russell-Cotes this Easter!

Celebrating the magic of Victorian nonsense, the Russell-Cotes has a jam packed schedule of Alice in Wonderland themed activities including crafts, trails, workshops, and competitions. Come for a tea party, fight with a Jabberwocky, play croquet with flamingos – join in the madness at Bournemouth’s most decadent address, just don’t lost your head!


Daily Activities

Follow an Alice in Wonderland themed trail around the house and garden, dress up as your favourite character, take part in our competition to win art and craft supplies and play a game of flamingo croquet in the garden.


Scheduled Activities

Saturday 8th April – Help paint the roses red before the Red Queen arrives. Drop in 10.00am – 13.00pm, cost £2.00

Tuesday 11th April – Make a Mad Hatter’s Hat or Wonderland themed Fascinator. Drop in 10.00am – 13.00pm, cost £2.50

Wednesday 12th April – Make a heart decoration fit for a Queen or a framed Wonderland picture. Drop in 10.00am – 13.00pm, cost £3

Thursday 13th April – Sew a Cheshire Cat mini cushion or a White Rabbit decoration. Drop in 10.00am – 12.30pm, cost £2.50

Tuesday 18th April – Make a sword and shield fit to fight a Jabberwocky or a Crown and sceptre for the Queen or King of Hearts. Drop in 10.00am – 13.00pm, cost £2.50

Wednesday 19th April – Design a T-shirt or make a no-sew tutu for a Modern day Alice, Hatter, Queen or Cheshire Cat. 10.30am – 12.30pm, cost £4, please pre-book ( call 01202 451820)

Thursday 20th April – Make a Wonderland creature or playing card character. Drop in 10am – 13.00pm, cost £2.50


For under 5’s we’ll be offering alternative, easier craft activities at each session with an Alice in Wonderland theme, £1.50.


Prices are for crafts only, if you wish to visit the historic house and galleries standard admission charges apply.



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08th April 17 - 23rd April 17

Additional Information

Seperate admission charges apply to visit to historic house.