WEYMOUTH BID will pay tribute to Alice in Wonderland this Easter by hosting a series of themed activities.
The Mad Hatter will appear at St Mary Street at the crossing with St Alban Street at 11am on Saturday April 19, providing street entertainment and balloon making.
Visitors will be directed to the new Weymouth BID office where tickets can be purchased for a series of Mad Hatter Tea Parties, taking place the following Saturday.
Tickets cost £3.50 per child and are restricted to children aged between 3 and 10 years old.
A brand new activity called ‘Alice’s Weymouth Adventure Trail’ will also be launched on April 26, which will run throughout the summer until September 6.
Nigel Reed, Weymouth BID manager, revealed ‘Alice’s Weymouth Adventure Trail’ had been designed and written by local company Treasure Trails Dorset.
He said: “To take part in the Adventure trail families will follow clues that will lead them around the town to find hidden answers.
“By answering all of the clues and returning your completed entry form by September 6, you will stand a chance of winning a brand new iPad Air.”
Visitors to the Mad Hatter Tea Parties will be invited to take selfies with Alice in Wonderland characters.
Mr Reed said: “We have many characters coming to town on MAD Saturday on April 26, including Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, Dormouse and a walking table.
“It promises to be a fun event and many of the local shops and businesses are putting on special events, so don’t be late.”